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


Suffolk Supper 2015
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The Suffolk Supper will take place at the College on Saturday 17 October 2015. As in recent years this will be in a buffet format. The cost will be £10 per head, payable in advance by cheque or BACS. For those attending the Young OFs Committee Meeting at 3:30pm the dinner will be free. There will be a cash bar in the annex to the Dining Room from 6pm, followed by the buffet from 7pm.

Please click here to see further details.

SOF Norfolk Supper 2015
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This is a preliminary invitation, inviting you to give an indication of your intention to join us at Bawburgh Golf Club, near Norwich. (For directions see below). This is being jointly organised by Colin Wigg and Norman Porter. We have to do this, as the Golf Club has set a minimum of 30 people for making the event viable, and we need to know this well in advance – by October 14th at the latest, please, but the sooner the better. If we fail to meet this requirement we will be happy to seek out an alternative venue for fewer numbers – recommendations welcome. All that you need to do at this stage is to email Colin or Norman, stating your intention to attend. In recent years Suffolk OFs have outnumbered their Norfolk counterparts, so we would like to rectify this.
If you are in touch with other local OFs, please encourage them to sign up too. Details of the supper: exact cost (last year just under £25), timing, menu and payment method will be circulated nearer the time. We are hoping to invite a guest to speak to us, alongside a representative from the College. We cannot do this until the event is secure!
The Golf Club is just outside Bawburgh, close to the A47. It is part of Glen Lodge, a conference centre. Take the B1108 off the A47 and the turning to Bawburgh is shortly on the right. On arrival in Bawburgh, turn left after the bridge. The telephone number is: 016033 740404. Golf is normally available earlier in the day at discounted rates.

Any queries – or further suggestions re. alternative venues, or speakers - please contact us:

Norman Porter Tel: 01473 735565 Email: nhp@rillcott.co.uk
Colin Wigg Tel: 01953 483159 Email: lizandcolin.wigg@btinternet.com

OFs Running the Great Eastern Run Half Marathon

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Ben (R96-06) and Will Hayes (R93-03) write : "We thought it might be of interest to the OF Society to let you know that a large group of OFs are running together in a half marathon called 'The Perkins Great Eastern Run' for charity on Sunday 11 October in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. We would also like to ask if you could help us gain awareness amongst other OFs."

Their father died of prostate cancer in April 2015. Click Read more for further details if you would like to support them.

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Inaugural OF event in the Northants/Leicestershire area

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SOF President Chris Essex (K69-75) says ďIím delighted to invite you to the inaugural OF event in the Northants/Leicestershire area. Charles Micklewright (S67-77) and his wife have generously offered to host us at their wonderful home, Lilford Hall, just south of Oundle.

Please see the attached invite for full details and to ensure your presence at this event please get back to me as soon as possible as numbers are strictly limited."

Laura Wright sings at the opening of Rugby World Cup
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Laura has sung in front of some amazing audiences, including the Queen on a number of occasions but she described her singing at the opening ceremony of the Rugby World Cup as the highlight of her career. You can read a report in the Telegraph by clicking here .

OF Golfers busy at Aldeburgh
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David Turnbull, OFGS Hon. Sec. writes: ďThe day following the Autumn meeting at Aldeburgh there was the annual match against Aldeburgh Golf Club. It was keenly contested with our hosts Aldeburgh once again coming out on top. Clearly home advantage had told once more, but the match was much closer than the result suggests with three games being decided in home favour by a single hole. Click here to read my report on the match again Aldeburgh."

OFGS Autumn Meeting 2015
The meeting was held in bright sunny conditions on Friday, 11th September at Aldeburgh Golf Club. They were looked after superbly as usual by the host club and enjoyed playing on a course in excellent condition. The lunch was even more enjoyable than usual as Norman Porter, organiser of the winning Runyard Trophy team, had brought along a double magnum of fine claret which had been presented to them on the previous Monday at Thetford GC.

Read the full story on who won what and who just enjoyed a great day out here along with lots of pictures taken in glorious weather.

Christina Johnston sings for Chinese Vice President in Shanghai
After a successful and busy summer, Christina (V01-06) and the famous Boni Pueri, Czech Boy's Choir were invited by the President of Czech Republic, Miloö Zeman and the Chinese government to sing in China for the 70th Anniversary of the end of World War II.

Read her full update and photos here .

Paul Taylorís son launches debut EP
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Read about the launch of Ralph Taylorís (2009-12) debut EP in this EADT report . Ralph says his earliest music inspiration came from his dad playing the likes of Supertramp and Eric Clapton.

GB Selection Crowns Best Ever Year for OFRC
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Our Bisley Correspondent Steve McDowell (G82-86) has sent in this report of a remarkable year.