Excellent Founders’ Day!

                              The 99th celebration of Pangbourne College’s prize-giving event, known as Founders’ Day in memory of Sir Thomas and Sir Philip Devitt, took place on Saturday 9 July, 2016. The Guest of Honour was The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of…

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Founders’ Day 2016 schedule

Founders’ Day 2016 – OPs from the 1970s and 2000s are the focus this year but ALL OPs will be most welcome. The programme for the day is as follows:   12.15pm:  Lunch on Big Side for OPs – bring your own picnic!   1300 – 1600:   T20 match between an OP X1 and the…

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A good day all round

OP Golf Society Secretary Charlie Parry (81-85) reports:   “Twentytwo OP’s met up on June 10th to take on the challenge of New Zealand golf course in Addlestone, Surrey.  It was a fine, still morning and the air was full of excitement.  We were welcomed by the incredibly friendly and relaxed Secretary of the club…

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The O.P. Record is published

    As part of its contribution to the 2016-17 College centenary and exhibition, the OP Society has sponsored the publication of a 271-page book containing OP obituaries and death notices issued in various forms and places between 1921 and 2016.   Collected and edited by Robin Knight (56-61), the book consists of  1,250 entries,…

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Successful Summer Rally for OP Yacht Club

Peter Kewish (84-89) reports: “The OPYC Summer Rally was held at Yarmouth the weekend of 20-22 May, 2016. Yarmouth is a delightful little town offering everything a boatman could possibly want, a sheltered harbour overlooked by the historic castle, boutique shopping, pubs and eateries galore. First to arrive was TIWANA (Ian Williams; 61-63), whose maiden voyage…

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Rowing successes by young OPs

At the recent British University rowing championships at Nottingham, four OPs went away with medals:   * Georgia Francis (08-13) won the women’s championship single sculls. She is a student at St. Mary’s University, Twickenham. * Emily Wilks (09-12) won bronze in the women’s Championship V111s rowing for London University. * Isabel Metcalfe (09-14) won…

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