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College & OF History: 1975-2000
Into the Third Millennium
Framlingham College...
By John Maulden


OFGS Autumn Meeting 2022

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David Turnbull reports: "The meeting was held in windy, but mainly sunny conditions on Friday, 16th September at Aldeburgh Golf Club. We were pleased to welcome Nick Gandy who joined us for the morning’s play and lunch.  The picture shows Andrew Wright (R48-57) with a brace of trophies.  He last achieved this in 2005.

Click here for the full report.

OFGC vs Aldeburgh GC - 17 September 2022

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Martin Lamb reports: "On a crisp and, as it turned out, beautiful sunny early Autumn morning the OF’s assembled at Aldeburgh Golf Club for coffee and a quite disorganised team ‘get-together’ before the match. The Captain, James Brocks, had departed Suffolk and the Vice Captain, James Blyth, had spent the night in Ipswich Hospital, firstly with Hugh Curle who had suffered a serious golf-ball blow of some force to his head the previous day, and then with his own mother. Unsurprisingly the Vice Captain pulled out of the match and we wish all concerned a speedy recovery. "

You can read his full report by clicking here.

Fundraising Ball for College South Africa Sports Tour

 Nick Gandy, Director of Sport, is organising a Fundraising Ball for the South Africa Sports Tour on Saturday 1st October 2022. The evening includes a Champagne Reception, Dinner, Auction and Disco.  The live auction on the evening includes lots such as international rugby tickets, a 7 night stay in an apartment in Spain and holiday breaks in Thorpeness and Fritton Lake.

The link to buy tickets is https://buy.stripe.com/00g3fQ5I7czw5FK001.  Please email southafricatour2023@outlook.com if you would like to request your own table or if you have seating preferences.

Read the full details by clicking here.

Laura's historic performance

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As reported in the EADT, Laura Wright (M02-08) performed a historic rendition of the national anthem ahead of the resumption of the third Test between England and South Africa.  She sang God Save The King on Saturday, September 10, at the Oval after crowds observed a minute's silence in a tribute to Queen Elizabeth II.

Read the full article by clicking here.

Death of the Queen

Death of Queen - Lousie North message

Yesterday evening the boarding community and staff filled the chapel, and spent a quiet period of reflection and prayer together. It was a very moving moment of profound sadness and respect.  Further details will go out to parents and the wider FC community once we have finalised plans for the period of mourning, the funeral itself and any further acts of memorial.

The Senior School will be in chapel this morning at 0845 to formally acknowledge the death of the Queen. Anyone wishing to join will be very welcome.

Here is a link sent to parent last night - click here

Save the Date: The SOF Suffolk Supper is on Saturday 22nd October 2022

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With tables accommodating 12 people – please contact your peer group and let’s all have a party!  

Please save the date for the SOF Suffolk Supper, to be held at Framlingham College on Saturday 22nd October.  Supper tickets are exceptional value at £22 per person, with a discounted rate for those under 30; to include a reception drink and essential ‘catch up’ time in the bar, followed by a fabulous, sit down, 3 course buffet meal. Please be aware accommodation is NOT available at the College, so why not book into a local hostelry now, to avoid disappointment!  More details will follow in September.

With plenty of time to plan ahead, we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible, in October 2022.

OF offers sustainable shopping experience

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As reported in the EADT, Joe Lipman (R12-19) is hoping to change the way we scroll with his new sustainable shopping app.  'Name' is a platform which allows users to watch short videos, shop and earn, but all with a focus on social and environmental sustainability. Joe said: "We're looking to make scrolling more purposeful and meaningful. All the products and brands on Name are verified and rated in accordance with their sustainability."

While at Fram he first became interested in sustainable alternatives. He said lots of people "dig around the subject" but he believes the access and ease of engagement is a key factor missing from the market.

Joe will be returning to Edinburgh for his third year at university in September, but has decided to take his studies part-time in order to concentrate on his new business.

Click here for EADT article and pictures.

OFGS v Old Ipswichians at Ipswich GC on 9 August 2022

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Martin Lamb reports: On a very hot afternoon at a very dry Purdis Heath (Ipswich Golf Club) a match, not particularly well supported by OF golfers, was played against Old Ipswichian golfers, the match largely organised by OI Steve Runnacles. Indeed many thanks to Steve and to the staff of Ipswich Golf Club who looked after us so very well - the meal after golf was excellent!

We ended with just 9 players against 11 OI’s. However it was a delight to have Kate Chapman - Lady Vice-Captain this year at Thorpeness GC - playing with the OF’s - her first outing with us, and the first of many we all hope! It was great, too, to have George Jackson playing and singularly representing our many young, talented OF golfers who, regrettably, were unable to play . . .

1.     Kate Chapman and Hugh Curle - Won (a resounding victory!!)
2.     George Jackson and Mike Schneidau - Lost
3.     Kevin Hambling and Chris Milner-Moore - Lost
4.     Neil Jackson and Peter Howard-Dobson - Won (well done the President and thank you Neil - Hon OF and PGA)
5.     Martin Lamb - Lost (playing two OI’s - one of whom, the aforementioned Steve Runnacles, played ‘out of his socks’!!)

The match was thoroughly enjoyed by all who played - my grateful thanks to you all. We lost the match 3 – 2, although our ‘hosts’ (8 of their 11 are Ipswich GC members) suggested an honourable draw in view of the imbalance in the last match. I declined on the grounds that if the match is better supported and is played again next year, the OF’s will undoubtedly ‘turn the tables’ . . . ?!

Publication of a very special book by OF

Gallipoli book cover
Chris Shaw (K50-56) has published another book but this is not your average paperback.  “Echoes of Gallipoli: For those left behind” is a story about a young Australian going off to WW1 with a couple of mates, being sent to Gallipoli, and being killed there - as happened to thousands in real life.

Whilst Chris could have published via e-books or as a paperback book he was inspired to publish very differently.  Read Chris's full story of the book by clicking here.  Chris has kindly donated a copy to the College Library.

SOF London Supper - Friday 15th July 2022

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Alex Henney (Z84-95) writes "On Friday, 15th July 2022, 23 Old Framlinghamians attended the first London supper for over 2 years at the Lansdowne Club. The Lansdowne hosted the society well with a fantastic supper with an unobtrusive and efficient service."

Read the full story and see lots of photos taken by our Hon Sec Ruth by clicking here.