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

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Important Update

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We’re making it easier for you to find out how we handle your personal data:

A new data privacy law, under the direction of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), comes into effect in the UK on 25th May 2018. In preparation for this, we’re publishing a new Privacy Notice to make it easier for individual Framlinghamians to find out how the Society of Old Framlinghamians (SOF) uses and protects their data.

We also want to make you aware that the SOF has, since the inception of the Data Protection Act 1998, acted as the data controller for your information. The data controller is responsible for deciding how your information is used and for ensuring it is secure.

We won’t significantly change the ways we use your personal data, but the new Notice will provide you with additional details, such as:

  • Your increased rights in relation to the data we hold about you
  • How we keep your data secure
  • The types of personal data we collect about you, and how we use it
  • The legal grounds for how we obtain and use your data

How to find out more:

You can view the Notice at: www.oldframlinghamian.com/privacy



SOF London Supper - The Farmers Club - Tuesday 24th July

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New London Supper Organiser Abid Hamid writes: This year's SOF London Supper will once again be held on Tuesday 24th July at The Farmers Club, 3 Whitehall Court , London SW1A 2EL. Pre-meal drinks from 6:30pm and Dinner served at 7:30pm. 

Supper ticket price £39 each payable in advance. Payment either by cheque to “Society of Old Framlinghamians” and sent to me at 3rd Floor, 60 Sloane Avenue, London, SW3 3DD, or use the online/BACS system to pay to SOF account at HSBC : Sort code 40-25-31, account 72346451 Please identify your payment by LDN SUP and then your Surname.  Please email confirmation of payment to me at londonsupper@oldframlinghamian.com.

There are a finite number of supper tickets available. Last date for booking is Tuesday 4th July and is on a first come first allocated basis.



Former Moreau Scholar is Doing a Charity Skydive

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On 5th August 2018, Ted Harrington (S05-10) and his team will taking part in a skydive to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society, taking their bravery to new heights (literally) as they jump from 10,000 feet.  The Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity and their target is to raise £4,000 – they will be jumping for joy if they reach this target!

If you would like to support Ted and his team then please go to their Just Giving page.

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Stephen Sayer (S58-63) Thanksgiving Service Announced

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Stephen Thomas Sayer (S58-63) died peacefully on 14th March 2018, aged 72, after a 20 year battle with cancer. He was the much-loved brother of Richard Sayer (S56-61). There was a family only funeral at the start of April 2018 but all OFs who knew Stephen are welcome to a service of thanksgiving at 2.30pm, Tuesday 5th June, at Southwark Cathedral.  If you can attend then please drop Richard an email by clicking here.

Richard has written the following tribute to Stephen.  The picture is of Stephen playing Real Tennis with OF Mike Garnett in 2013.



Death of former College Chaplain Richard Law

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We are sad to announce that Rev'd Richard Law, Chaplain at Framingham College 1972-1983 (known as Wag) passed away on Sunday 14 January 2018 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. He died peacefully with his immediate family around him.

His funeral was held on Wednesday 7th February 2018 at Manormead Supported Housing Chapel, Tilford Road, Hindhead, Surrey, GU26 6RA at 11am. A Celebration of Richard's Life will be held at St Michael's Parish Church,Framingham on Saturday 9 June 2018 starting at 11am  - click here for details. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

SOF President John Ellerby and OF Adrian Orchard were present at the Requiem Eucharist on 7 February 2018 - click here to see the front cover.



OF Golf Spring 2018 Meeting

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David Turnbull reports that the OF Golf Society has held their Spring Meeting on 10 May 2018 at Frinton GC. 

Click here to read the Spring Meeting report.



OF Graduates from New York University

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In 2014 the SOF Trustees provided some financial support to enable Sadiq Keshwani (R09-13) to go to Kings College New York to study Finance. He had no family in the UK but a brother in New York.  We are delighted to report that Sadiq has just graduated and is very grateful to the SOF for the help they provided "None of this would have been possible without the help the Society has provided me."

You can read his full letter to Martin Myers-Allen (Hon OF) by clicking here.

He tells us that he plans to stay in the US and has started job hunting in the Fin-tech space.



Garden Party to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Brandeston Hall

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We are delighted to share with you an invitation to a Garden Party to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Brandeston Hall. We look forward to welcoming former pupils and teachers to this special event. RSVP to kjackson@framcollege.co.uk. #70thanniversaryofbrandestonhall



OF Rifle Club Success

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Read another classic Steve McDowell report on their first win of the season here.



OF undertaking amazing canoe trip - the wrong way!

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Five years ago Peter Macfarlane (Z73-81) who lives in Vermont USA, completed an amazing challenge, that very few have ever completed solo before, to canoe the entire 740 miles of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, from Old Forge New York State to Fort Kent in Maine State. What made the achievement possibly unique was that he completed it in a boat he designed and built - see previous story.

So how do you better that? On Monday 14 May he will be repeating this trip but doing it the wrong way round and using the same canoe he built 5 years ago for the first trip.  You can follow his trip via this link and see his canoe website here. He hopes to complete the trip on 10 June.