OP Society remembers

Wreaths laid by OP Society in memory of OPs who gave their lives for their country Remembrance Sunday 2009 was a notable occasion. A packed congregation in the Falklands chapel took part in the service which was coloured in many minds by the ongoing war in Afghanistan. At least three OPs were known to be…

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OPs help raise money for Falklands chapel

Golf quartet among winners in golf competition in aid of Falklands Islands Memorial Chapel Trust A fourball made up of chairman of governors Michael Allsop, governor David Herbert, OP Society president Robin Knight and OP Society chairman Mark Dumas was among the winners in a golf competition held over the summer to generate funds for…

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Book contract signed

Illustrated History of Pangbourne to be published in 2016 A contract to publish a coffee table style illustrated hsitory of Pangbourne College in 2016 ahead of the school’s centenary was signed on October 21. The book will be published by James & James which has produced many similar histories and will be written and compiled…

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Royal Yacht Squadron OP Dinner

Fifteen OPs and two ex-Conways (OC) gather for dinner at the Royal Yacht Squadron (RYS) in Cowes. The Royal Yacht Squadron (RYS) in Cowes was the venue for an OP Dinner hosted and organised by Roly Franks (OP).  The RYS in Cowes is a magnificent building known to the sailing fraternity as ‘The Castle’.  It…

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Brave act by OP leads to his death

OP John Faber (38-41) dies after trying to save a 13-year old girl from drowning.  John Faber, 84, has died shortly after going to the help of a 13-year-old girl in difficulties off Littlehampton’s West Beach in Sussex. The girl, Madeline Swan, was visiting the Fabers with her grandmother from the United States. The couple were standing…

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Lionel Stephens honoured by OP Society

Portrait of Lionel Stephens presented to the College At a ceremony at the College on September 6th hosted by OP Society chairman Ian Williams a full length portrait of Lionel Stephens commissioned by the Society was unveiled by the subject, to spontaneous applause from a 60-strong audience including all of Steve’s family. Completed by the well known…

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OP Society 76th AGM

The 76th Annual General Meeting of the OP Society was held at the College on Sunday September 6th. The AGM was held in the Peter Points Library following lunch in the Mess Hall generously provided by the College. About 25 OPs attended including, most felicitously, Honorary OP Peter Points.  In his report outgoing Chairman Ian Williams…

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Another Simpson victory

European championship win for Percy & Simpson Andrew Simpson (90-95) has notched up another Star class triumph with Iain Percy, beating Sweden and winning the Star class European championship in Kiel, Germany, in July. According to a report in The Times August 6, the Olympic gold medalists were not aquite at their peak and lost…

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Victory for ‘Battle of the Nile’ team

Through their outstanding efforts in the Triathlon Sprint Relay, the Battle of the Nile team raised over £2500 for the Alzheimer’s Society.   Twenty teams took part in the Triathlon Sprint Relay held at Eton Boat Club at Dorney Lake.  The combined skill and experience of the intrepid trio (Anthony Fenwick-Wilson ‘Tug’ (53-57), Jeremy Hodgson…

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