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Lionel Stephens

Lionel Stephens, Second Master of Pangbourne College 1967-86 and Honorary Secretary of the Old Pangbournian Society 1975-2009, died of sepsis in the Royal Berkshire Hospital on August 16th 2021, aged 95. He joined the academic staff at the Nautical College in 1954 and devoted his entire life subsequently to the well-being of the school and its former pupils. He leaves a son Nick (80-87) and a daughter Jenny and three grand-children.

Book Owner: Old Pangbournian Society
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James Edgerton

– Mr Stephens thankfully chose to teach my history class WW1 and 2. He helped me to O level and my project on Verdun, which I visited years later; the old forts are still there to be remembered – as is Basil. …

Richard (Sam) Strachan 58-62

By chance, Steve never taught me at the NCP, but did teach my late elder brother at Radley who remembered him – as do we all – with both respect and affection. As the OP Rep in Victoria at the time, it was a huge pleasure to welcome Steve here during his two visits, …

michael tambling

Dear Mr Stephen’s.  Thankyou for the early years of teaching me history at Pangbourne. I will treasure my reports card where you said my hand writing was difficult to decipher !  You were a great teacher and so highly respected by all cadets at the college.   Rest in peace sir.  Best regards.  Mike …

Geoff Rae 1953-1956

My sincere condolences to Steve’s extended family. He was a stalwart supporter of the OP Society, extremely knowledgeable about our members and a tremendous communicator. The Queensland members of the society had the privilege of entertaining him at my home in Brisbane, whilst he was on his Grand Tour of Australia and New Zealand …

A.D.M Duke (1964-1969) Illawarra

To you all, I am sending my condolences. You will be in my thoughts on the 14th September 2021.   …

Chris Howgego

Lionel, THANK YOU .. you were very special, caring man for so many of us. Chris Howgego (62/67) …

CHARLES RICHARD SCUDAMORE

I last communicated with ‘Basil’ in the 1990swhen I ordered a copy of his book on the history of the college. He rememered meeting my mother and myself on the first day that I joined the college in Port Jackson division in September 1963. What a memory! He later taught me history and I …

Julian Owen

Steve was at Bedford school with my uncle and subsequently my housemater at Port Jackson. Later he taught me history A level. A truly inspirational man and a great teacher. RIP Steve …

Thomas Roskill 1951-1956

He saw me through Pangbourne but I rarely saw him after I left but he was greatly respected for the work he did for Old Pangbournians and keeping them in touch with each other. …

Brian Macdonald Staff 1979-1994

I became very fond of ‘Steve’ from the moment in his book when he referred to me as ‘the bearded Macdonald coming to add stability to the Geography Dept and coach on the river’.  He was a wonderful teaching mentor and a very good neighbour.  We lived side-by-side on Bowden, where I remember Pat …
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