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


SOF Norfolk Supper - Thursday 10th November 2016

College Crest
The supper is once again being jointly organised by Colin Wigg and Norman Porter.

As an additional attraction this year we have invited along a recent leaver, Charlotte Findlay (P09- 011), to talk about her experiences on the British Antarctic Expedition. The SOF contributed to the funding which enabled Charlotte to go on this memorable adventure.

Click here to see the invitation and here to see the response form.

Please contact Norman or Colin if you would like further details.

Two OFs to walk a quarter of the way round the world!

Kathmandu on foot
LATEST VIDEO POSTED FROM NORTHERN TURKEY : Click here to see what they have been going through recently with rain and blisters! They have now left Sinup and are 3 weeks away from border with Georgia. We remembered their amazing walk on Saturday at the Suffolk lunch at the College. They also featured on Look East on 26 October 2016 - see 2:59 minutes in.

SIGNIFICANT MILESTONE REACHED : Henry and Sam have just completed the crossing on foot of the EU. 1700 miles or 3.8m steps! They still have an awfully long way to go to get to Kathmandu but they have taken a moment to remind us why they are doing this - see their latest view here . The music is sung by OF Christina Johnston recorded by The City of Prague Philharmonic orchestra.

ORIGINAL STORY : Intrepid OFs Henry Dunham (S01-06) and Sam Crimp (K02-12), are undertaking a truly amazing challenge.  They write "On Tuesday the 26th January, we had the privilege of addressing the OF society at their London dinner at the RAF Club. It was a fantastic evening full of great anecdotes and wonderful memories. For our part, we would encourage anyone and everyone to get involved in future events, both young and old!

The reason why we were invited to come along is that later this year we are walking from the UK to Kathmandu. Yes, you read that right! Kathmandu, Nepal. It’s 6,500 miles, 13 million steps, or in other words a quarter of the way round the world. Now, it’s not because we are looking for an extended holiday - this will take us the better part of a year - but instead it’s because in July Henry’s sister, Annie, was diagnosed with a brain tumour. This trek is a fund raiser for a Framingham based charity, Annie’s Challenge, designed to fund research into brain cancer.

Together we are funding the majority of the trip with our savings, but we are still a little short and are in the process of looking for some corporate sponsorship. It’s a fantastic opportunity for any company to get on board with an adventure that is already garnering global interest. So here is a, not so subtle, plea to anybody who thinks they might be able to help to get in touch!!

We have produced a short promotional video - 2 minutes long - that we encourage you all to take a look at - click here "

You can read much more about this trip and how to get involved at the website they have set up www.kathmandu-it.uk

Suffolk Lunch - Saturday 22nd October

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LUNCH REPORT :  Please click here to see a report by Norman Porter.

ORIGINAL INVITATION : This year’s Suffolk gathering will be a Lunch rather than a supper and will take place at the College on Saturday 22nd October. We hope this change in procedure will encourage those who might otherwise find it difficult to arrange accommodation for the night to join us for the day instead. It also keeps the evening free for those who want to organise their own get-togethers. The lunch will be preceded by meetings of the Finance Committee, Young OFs and Council. The Young OF Committee Meeting will start at 10:00am and for all those young OFs attending the meeting the lunch will be free.

Lunch tickets are priced £10 per head - excellent value for a delicious 2-course lunch and coffee served in the College Dining-hall. A pay bar will be open from 12pm with the drinks reception starting at 12:30pm and lunch being served at 1pm.

Advance booking is essential - even if you qualify for a free place.

For more details about the event and how to book a ticket please click here 

Mike Garnett OAM ASM (R53-55) gets additional award in Australia

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In 2001 Mike's contribution to tennis in Australia was recognised by the awarding of the Australian Sports Medal (ASM).

On 13 June 2016 in the Queen's Birthday Honours List he was additionally awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division (OAM) "for service to veterans, to tennis and to the community".

On 19 October 2016 he received the award from the Governor of Victoria and if you click here to see Mike's entry in the Distinguished section of the website, this gives more details and photos including one of Mike proudly wearing his OF tie at the award ceremony.

Victories OFs at Haileybury 6s

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Huge congratulations to the OF team at the Haileybury 6s. They won overall with an amazing set of results throughout the tournament, scoring 22 goals and conceding just 2 over 6 matches.

The team comprised Sean Collins, Oliver Cutting, Josh Cutting (C), Andy Cutting, Ben Gowing, Tom Dunnett, Ben Wright, Luke Quartermaine (GK)

Read the full report and see photo here.

The Sparkle Sevens Tournament

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A huge thank you to Luke Quartermaine and Cam Greenhall for organising a group of seven 2016 leavers to take part in The Sparkle Sevens Tournament at Felsted School on the 11th September.  Also playing were Will Ponty, Andrew Denham, Richard Denham, Mile Fiddes and Ollie Yeatts.

The Sparkle Foundation is currently changing the lives of over 200 young people in Malawi.

Read the full report and see photos here.

OF exhibits artwork at Aldeburgh Gallery

John Wood - ALdeburgh Gallery (120x170)
Richard Sayer reports "Nearing the end of a successful career as a London solicitor OF John Wood (S56-61) has started a second career as a painter.

His work is currently on exhibition at the Aldeburgh Gallery, High Street, Aldeburgh. The exhibition blurb describes John’s work as follows:

Most weeks for the past twenty years he has studied at Central St Martin’s School of Art and The Royal Drawing School. John has used various mediums and now mostly paints in oils. His inspiration can come from anywhere and he has the ability to tackle any genre. After a stunningly successful solo exhibition in London this summer, John joins us with landscapes of the countryside around his part-time home here in Suffolk.”

Be quick as current exhibition of his work ends on 19 October 2016.

OF Golf Team win the Dick Watson Trophy

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 Congratulations to the Old Framlinghamian team of Jonny Newton, Mike Schneidau, John Wybar and Matt Low who won the Dick Watson Trophy over the weekend of the 8th and 9th October. The trophy is an alumni, inter-school foursome competition played at Aldeburgh Golf Club.

Read the full report here, together with pictures.

FramSoc Event: 'Documentaries and Me' Min Clough and Todd Austin, Bohemia Films

OF Min Clough FramSoc 2016
 FramSoc invites you to their next event in the HPT at the College: Documentaries and Me on Wednesday 19th October£5 for non-members. An illustrated exploration of documentary film-making presented by OF Min Clough and her partner Todd Austin. 

BAFTA award winners Min Clough and her partner Todd Austin will deliver an entertaining and enlightening presentation about their work as documentary TV film makers, with extracts from their highly acclaimed portfolio of films, including, Lager, Mum and Me, directed by Min with Todd as Executive Producer, which won the BAFTA Flaherty Award for Best Documentary. It was also nominated for Best Documentary at the Broadcast Awards. Using highly innovative camera techniques, the film was shot from the perspective of a 12 year old girl, who was able to tell her story in her own words as she lived alongside her alcoholic mother who was attempting to dry out. The critically acclaimed My Life on A Post-It Note for BBC 1 was shortlisted for a Grierson award and nominated for an RTS Education Award and the film The Boy Can’t Help It was winner of Best Documentary at the Mental Health Media Awards and nominated for Best Documentary at the Grierson Awards.

Min and Todd are co-founders of Bohemia Films, which they recently set up after moving back to Suffolk from London in 2014. They have produced films for all the major television channels here in the UK and their output includes many social documentaries including films about alcoholism, egg-donation, early onset Alzheimer’s and adoption. Films also include a full-length feature film on the British Gymnastic team and a 3D cinema film of Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake. Bohemia’s latest film, EMI – The Inside Story tells the story of the great British music label, and was broadcast by the BBC in May.

Min went to Brandeston Hall, and then onto Framingham College. After studying Drama and English at Lancaster University she began her career in television on the The Late Show at the BBC. She also worked on Omnibus, Blue Peter, Book Worm, and Tomorrow’s World as part of her work on the BBC’s graduate training course. After finishing her traineeship Min specialised in directing social documentaries for the BBC. With Bohemia films Min and Todd are currently making an up-date of a film first made for BBC 1 following two young men with Tourette Syndrome. We look forward to welcoming you to what will be a fascinating presentation by two of the country’s finest documentary makers.

OF Golf Society v College 2016

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Jonny Newton writes : The OF’s welcomed Dougal Lyon and 14 pupils from Framlingham College for the annual match at Aldeburgh Golf Club. Dougal brought an impressive squad, including two new girls, Lottie Riley and Leonie Heidger. Accompanied by the ever-present Tom Huggins, who has been on formidable form of late, and the new Director of Sport, Nick Gandy.

Both squads mingled and swapped stories of the old days and the new days. Dougal said he could have brought 19 pupils for the match, which shows how far the golf team at Framlingham has come. An excellent Aldeburgh lunch, kindly paid for by the College,  was followed by a foursomes match. The old boys came out on top, but there was impressive performances from Harry Dorber,  Archie Winter, Harvey Finbow and Ben Swinburn. Jonny Newton, the new first team captain, saw at close range how all of these could be challenging for a Halford Hewitt spot when they leave school. Although OFGS won 5 ½ - 1 ½ the main objective of the occasion is to foster relations with young golfers at the College and to encourage them to join the Society when they leave.

Our thanks go to Dougal and Nick for committing to golf at the College and the OF team all commented on enjoying the company of the pupils, who were in great form. There was another match playing that  day, The Army v The Navy, and it was reported back how great it was to see the school at the club and the relationship with the old boys. Long may it continue.

Click here to see the full report