Centenary book is launched at the College

  The illustrated history of the College published in connection with the centenary of the College was launched at a reception in Drake on March 22. About 150 members of the Pangbourne community including current parents, governors, members of staff, retired governors, retired members of staff and a number of OPs attended.   In a…

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Centenary book published

    An illustrated history of Pangbourne College 1917 – 2016 has now been published by Third Millennium Information, an imprint of Profile Books Ltd.   Authored by OP Robin Knight (56-61), with more than 60 contemporary images taken by OP Angus Thomas (77-81),  an award-winning Getty photographer,  the book consists of 12 chronological chapters, 192…

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Invitation to see pianist Leslie Howard

Leslie Howard, one of the world’s finest pianists will take to the stage at Pangbourne College on Thursday 31 March to perform a virtuoso recital of music by Beethoven, Grieg and Liszt. Director of Music, Mr Roy Raby, is delighted to invite all Old Pangbournians and their guests to join him for what promises to be a…

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Patrick Derham in The New York Times

  Patrick Derham (73-78) – in the photo above centre with Peter Points (l) and Lionel Stephens (r) on Founders’ Day, 2015 –  has been featured in an article in The New York Times on March 6 titled “Britain’s Exclusive Schools Try to Be a Little Less So.”   Derham, who came from a troubled home…

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Successful Reunion in New Zealand

    Fourteen OPs and partners attended the annual lunch at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron in Auckland on Thursday 25th February, reports Robin Paine (Hesperus 1955-58). After drinks on the balcony, in glorious summer sunshine, the party went into the Quarterdeck Restaurant (where the Centenary gala dinner will be held next year), for…

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Calling all Classic Car Enthusiasts!

College pupils are currently restoring a 1970 Bond Equipe classic car, donated to the College by the Grandparent of a pupil.  So far they have been supported in the restoration with a small budget from the College and a kind donation from Richard (Sam) Strachen (58-62), who is based in Australia.  Leading on from this initiative, on Saturday 4th June…

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OP appears on BBC TV’s The Voice

    Actor Tom Read Wilson (98-03) made a memorable appearance on BBC TV’s The Voice programme on February 13th performing Accentuate The Positive, a song written in 1944.   In a striking black ensemble with flowing dark locks, Tom camped it up for the audience who responded enthusiastically. The mostly young judges, facing the…

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