Margaret Points

We are sorry to announce the passing of Margaret Points, wife of former Headmaster Peter Points, on Monday 23 January in Hampshire. During his 19 years at Pangbourne, Margaret was a constant source of support to Peter and a familiar figure around the College to many OPs. Messages of condolence can be sent to the…

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2017 OP Magazine published

                    The 47th issue of the OP Magazine, The Pangbournian, has been published. All OPs on the OP data base held at the College will be receiving their copies in the next few weeks.    The latest issue, designed and distributed by Lavenham Press and edited…

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New Year’s Honour for OP

              Michael Keigwin (86-93) has been awarded an MBE for his ‘Services to African Wildlife and Conservation and the setting up of the Uganda Conservation Foundation’ (www.ugandacf.org).   In 1998, helped by the Royal Geographical Society and Expedition Advisory Centre, Michael set up the project Elephants, Crops and People…

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College marks Remembrance Sunday

“Remembrance Sunday is always a very special occasion at Pangbourne College,” writes Development Director Karen Hartshorn, “and in the village of Pangbourne. As one new member of staff was heard to say: ‘At Pangbourne they do it properly’. Over 1,000 people, including parents, grandparents, Old Pangbournians, Parents of Old Pangbournians and former members of staff, joined…

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OP makes debut as film director

                      The Road to Sparta Premiers in Athens   Barney Spender (76-81) was in Greece in October for the premier of his first feature length documentary film The Road to Sparta at the Athens Adventure Film Festival. The film tells the story of four runners…

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Two OPs nominated for same literary award

Two OPs, Ian Dear (49-52) and Victor Gibson (56-59), were nominated for the 2016 Mountbatten Maritime Literary Award for books they have written that were published earlier in the year.                       Ian Dear’s The Tattie Lads (reviewed elsewhere on this website) tells the story of the…

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Mrs June Mitchell

  We have been informed by Lady Farrar-Hockley of the death of Mrs. June Mitchell who was Deputy Matron at the College in the 1970s and 1980s.   OPs who were at Pangbourne in that era  might like to pay their respects at June’s funeral on Monday  October 31 (3pm) at the Old Vicarage in…

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Tony Morrow (58-62)

            (C) PA from the Daily Telegraph     Commodore A.J.C. Morrow (58-62), the last commander of the Royal Yacht Britannia  shown in the picture above as the vessel sailed down the Thames in 1997 on her way to being decommmissioned,  has joined a campaign started by The Daily Telegraph…

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Nelson appeal on Tenerife

John Lucas (60-64), a leading light in the business community in Tenerife, is part of a charity appeal trying to raise funds for a monument to Lord Nelson to be placed in the grounds of a church on the island. He writes:   “I belong to a local Spanish historical society calling itself  ‘The Friends…

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