OP chairs roundtable on banking ethics

OP Michael Smith (60-65) organises forum on banking ethics in London A forum on banking ethics hosted by OP Mike Smith (60-65) was held on March 23 as part of the Caux Initiatives for Business held at the London centre of Initiatives for Change. The meeting was the fourth in a series being sponsored by…

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PangbourneAfrica expedition in Ethiopia

OPs reach Ethiopia in late March The PangbourneAfrica expedition reached Ethiopia March 22 having driven south through Egypt to Aswan, crossed the Nile by ferry, stopped over in Khartoum in Sudan and crossed into Ethiopia at Gallabat on March 22. Since then the team (including three OPs – Geoff Popple, Nicholas Vaudrey & David Keith-Welsh) has…

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PangAf expedition reaches Luxor

Five weeks after departure from Pangbourne, the PangAf expedition has reached Luxor in southern Egypt. Having visited the Commonwealth War Memorial at El Alamein, seen the Pyramids and the Sphinx, endured the first sleet storm in Giza in 20 years and collected visas for Sudan, the Pangbourne Africa expedition left the Cairo area March 1.…

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New Editor of OP magazine appointed

Barney Spender (76-81) agrees to edit OP magazine Barney Spender, a freelance sports journalist and radio presenter who has reported for The Independent, The Times and The Sunday Times, has been appointed to edit the OP magazine. He takes over from the OP president Robin Knight (56-61) who edited the magazine 1987-98 and also oversaw the…

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PangbourneAfrica expedition update

OPs reach Egypt safely The Pangbourne Africa expedition, which left the College parade ground on January 31st, crossed into Egypt from Libya on February 19 and was overnighting at the Ahmed Safari Camp and Hotel at the El Bahariya Oasis February 21. The five person team including three OPs who left the NCP in 1962…

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GIRLS OP HOCKEY MATCH VS THE COLLEGE

Lucy Hamblin-Rooke provides an update   Girls OP Hockey has been in the balance for many years, however, this year we finally organised a date and played a match against the current 1st X1. We managed to drag along a few old faces, from leavers of 2005 through to 2009, of which a few of…

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PangbourneAfrica expedition departs

Three OPs and two friends set out on 11,000 mile journey to raise money for charity. Three OPs in their mid-60s – Geoff Popple, Nicholas Vaudrey and David Keith-Welsh (all of whom left the NCP in 1962) – together with Jonathan Vaudrey from Melbourne, Australia, and Anthony Kent from Cape Town, South Africa, set off on an…

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57TH OP DINNER SET FOR APRIL 16

Invitations to the 2010 OP Dinner being despatched in January Details of the 57th OP Dinner are now being sent out to more than 2,700 OPs on the Society’s data base. The event will be held on Friday evening, April 16, at the College. It will be a black tie affair involving a four course meal, speeches and…

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Another great win for Bart Simpson

Iain Percy and OP Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson (90-95) win the Star class world title in Rio de Janeiro Iain Percy and his crewman Bart Simpson have been crowned the 2010 Star World Champions, adding to the Olympic crown that they claimed in Beijing in 2008. The 33-year-old best mates won the world title despite coming in…

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