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Turf Club Luncheon - 23 November 2021

On Tuesday 23 November, around 50 gathered at the Turf Club in London for an Over 60s Luncheon. Generously hosted by Mark Dumas, those gathered enjoyed a delicious lunch and excellent company.
24 Nov 2021
Written by Timothy Hamilton
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On Tuesday 23 November, around 50 gathered at the Turf Club in London
On Tuesday 23 November, around 50 gathered at the Turf Club in London

On Tuesday 23 November, around 50 gathered at the Turf Club, Carlton Terrace in London for an Over 60s Luncheon.

Generously hosted by Mark Dumas, those gathered enjoyed a delicious lunch and some fine wines. It is the second such gathering since the pandemic hit in 2020, and it was noted that more had gathered together, which is heartening.

After a brief introduction from our host, the Head Thomas Garnier gave an update on the College and introduced some early thinking on the School's Development Plan, which the Head and Governors are currently working on. Those gathered were very grateful that no references to Peppa Pig World were included in his short address.

Lunch was a convivial affair, and having recently attended the OP Falklands Reunion and the launch of Leaders: Profiles in Courage and Bravery by Robin Knight, there was much conversation about the esxtraordinary contribution that Old Pangbournians have made over the generations.

Phillip Plato, Chairman of the Old Pangbournian Society, closed the luncheon by giving warm thanks to our host and sharing a number of exciting updates from the Society, including news of the purchase of the Edward VIII Gold Medal earlier in the year.

The author of this piece sadly had to return to the College with the Head, but I am reliably informed that drinks continued at the Army & Navy Club long into the evening.

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