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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Angus Fair in Afghanistan

Lt. Col Angus Fair, CCCC in 1989 and now commanding officer of The Light Dragoons battle group in Afghanistan, writes of his experiences in The Times (July 28, page 8) In the piece Angus (or Gus, as he is now known) describes how his battle group broke through a bridgehead and fought its way south…

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OPs & Founders’ Day 2009

Strong OP element in 2009 Founders’ Day A strong OP flavour was evident throughout a highly successful Founders’ Day 2009 held at the College on Saturday July 4. Five OP-generated prizes were awarded including the Marcus Graham Art prize and the Austin Anderson prize to an extraordinarily talented student from Estonia, Polina Kalentsits. The Keith…

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OP Golf Society meeting July 1

The OPGS held its 50th anniversary meeting at Hankley Common GC July 1 in 30 degree heat About 30 OPs and guests took part in the 50th anniversary meeting of the OP Golf Society at Hankley Common GC on July 1st. The day proved to be a resounding success. despite 30 degree heat. The 2009 captain…

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Sir Robin Gillett (39-43) honoured

Lord Mayor of City of London attends memorial service At a memorial service at St. Lawrence Jewry-Next-Guildhall in the City of London June 12, the life of Sir Robin Gillett Bt, GBE, RD was remembered by a large congregation headed by his widow Lady Gillett, the Lord Mayor of the City of London and many…

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Mike Hailwood (54-56) recalled

30th anniversary of Mike Hailwood’s last win in the Isle of Man TT festival remembered by the current MotoGP world champion Today’s (June 8) start of the Isle of Man TT festival is being marked by a visit by MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi to the island where Mike Hailwood, the four-time 500cc grand prix…

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Hong Kong Dinner 2009

Old Pangbournians join the Headmaster, Thomas Garnier, for dinner in Hong Kong. OPs Michael Duck (69-74), Simon Brock (70-74), Matt Denness (82-88) and Justin Lee (03-08) were among the guests who joined the Headmaster and existing parents for dinner at the Hong Kong Club. Grateful thanks are extended to Michael Duck for organising a truly…

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