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

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SOF London Supper - The Farmers Club - Tuesday 16th July 2019

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OF Coordinator Kate Jackson writes: The next SOF London Supper will be held at The Farmers Club, 3 Whitehall Court, London SW1A 2EL on Tuesday 16 July 2019. Pre-supper drinks from 6.30pm with Supper at 7.30pm.  As usual, there will be a meeting of the SOF Council commencing at 5.30pm.

The meal will cost £40 each, excluding drinks, payable in advance.  Concessions are available to current Moreau Scholars and the first 10 under-30s to apply. Payment can be made either by cheque payable to the “Society of Old Framlinghamians” and sent to me, Kate Jackson​, OF Co‑Ordinator, Framlingham College, Framlingham, Suffolk. IP13 9EY or online to the SOF account at HSBC, Sort Code 40-25-31, Account Number 72346451.  Please identify your payment by LDN SUP and your Surname.  If making an online payment, please email confirmation of payment to me at kjackson@framcollege.co.uk.

There are a finite number of supper tickets available. Last date for booking is Tuesday 9th July.

Please notify me of any dietary requirements by 9 July 2019.



Augustus Agar VC Centenary

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On the Centenary of him being awarded his VC, Monday 17 June, the Headmaster and Chaplain will dedicate the College’s usual 20 minute 0830 morning chapel service to a commemoration of Agar, a narrative of his life, a tribute, a hymn and the laying of a wreath by a banner party.

Jonathan Agar will be present and will talk briefly about his ancestor. It will good if some Old Framlinghamians, Governors and College friends are able to make it.  It will be small and intimate, and suitably low key. It has to be over in 20 minutes but will be memorable.

It would help logistics if you would kindly indicate to Richard Sayer OF if you intend to be present.

You can read his full distinguished entry here and listen to the great man personally describing his exploits that led to his VC



Exciting new SOF Merchandise available

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We are excited to announce the availability of 2 new items of SOF merchandise, both of which have been designed by OFs.

Bella Singleton (V05-09) has designed ladies scarves in Red & Pink or in Blue & Grey – click here for picture.  They are 67cm square, made from 100% silk and cost £32 each.

Chris Keeble (S53-59) has designed and SOF lapel pin badge.  It is made from bronze metal with presentation box – click here for picture.  They cost £6 each.

Both of these are available to purchase online on the College website by clicking here.



Chrissy Johnston to sing with Jose Carreras in London

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Jose Carreras, the legendary tenor is saying farewell to London on June 16th and Chrissy Johnston (V01-06) has been chosen personally by Jose to feature with him and The Royal Philharmonic orchestra at Kenwood House this summer!  Chrissy writes “It will be the most spectacular concert and the wonderful Sheku Kanneh-Mason,who was the cellist at Meghan and Harry’s Wedding last year, will be the warm up act. It will be everyone’s last opportunity to hear the beautiful sound of Jose and the beginning of hearing me, as Jose hands over the baton to me.”

Jose and Chrissy will be singing many diets together and Chrissy will be debuting her beautiful soprano solo pieces! Click here to see poster and tickets can be found here.

Chrissy will also be singing at Ascot this summer as she has been chosen to be the voice and face of The War Horse Memorial Charity. They have a beautiful statue of Poppy the horse in Ascot and Purple Poppy Day launched in the UK last summer August 23rd.

Chrissy, a keen horse rider herself, is honoured to be an Ambassador for the charity.  “We forget how much these beautiful animals did for us during the war, over 8 million died in effort to save us. They laid their lives down for us heroically. I am honoured to be able to honour them with the songs written by Warwick, Young and Maclean.”



OF Golf Society News - Spring Meeting & Grafton Morrish reports

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David Turnbull reports that the OF Golf Society has been busy again with golf competititions.

Click here to read the report and photo from the Grafton Morrish Tournament.

Click here to read the report and photo  from the Spring Meeting at Frinton.



A history of Snape Maltings

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OFs will be aware of the Snape Maltings and the connection of the Gooderham family, many of whom went to the College.  Click here to read a fascinating article in the East Anglian Daily Times on 11 May 2019, that Simon Dougherty spotted.



OF Shooting Report - May 2019

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Steve McDowell latest report can be read  here.



Newmarket OF Supper - 10 May 2019

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The Newmarket Supper will be held on Friday 10 May at Bedford Lodge Hotel, Bury Road, Newmarket CB8 7BX.

Stephen Mynard (K 71-78) is a lawyer with an interest in politics. He will be speaking about Brexit with a wry insider’s perspective in an attempt to extract some humour from the wreckage.

The hotel did an extremely good meal for us last year, and the facilities create a very comfortable, relaxed atmosphere. This year dinner will cost £34. The bar will be open from 6pm in the Oaks & St Leger Room and supper will be served at 7:30. Concessions are available to Moreau Scholars and the first 10 under-30s to apply.

The hotel has plenty of free car parking. Please see BedfordLodgeHotel.co.uk for more details.

To book, please reply to Ian Fulcher at Ian@Fulcher.uk, 07703 200803 or The Lodge, Church Lane, Exning, Newmarket CB8 7HF. Payment should be by online banking to 20-60-38 90146803. Cheques payable to Ian at the above address are equally welcome.

Trustee and Council meetings will precede supper in the Derby Room.



OF Sports Weekend

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Regrettably the College is not able to host an OF Sports Day this Summer term. The final weekend of term, 29th and 30th June, has a full cricket fixture list on the Saturday and there is a Senior School and Prep School Staff and Family Farewell Barbecue for the departing Headmaster Paul Taylor and his wife Amanda on the Sunday. The College recognises that OFs normally come back for the whole weekend rather than one day and didn’t feel that this year it could offer the level of warm welcome expected to its alumni, alongside these major school commitments.

The College is keen to emphasise that this is very much a one-off and look forward to running the OF Sports Weekend again in 2020.



Lawsons Take On London Marathon for MS

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Charlotte (V98-12), Sophie (V01-15), India (V03-16) and their Dad are running the London Marathon on 28 April 2019 to raise money on behalf of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society, in memory of their Mum Patricia.

Charlotte writes "Mum was diagnosed with MS when I was 11. As we grew up, her symptoms began to worsen but she would always make light of her situation and be brave when she was hurting. She was so proud of us girls and would always make her best effort to come and support all four of us at matches, concerts and events - even when she wasn’t in the best of health. Mum was determined not to let her disability define her. Sadly she passed on the 20th January 2017. We miss her everyday and we know that she’ll be on the sidelines cheering us on while we run. "

Please help them raise funds and find a cure.
#icansupport #icanmakeadifference

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/4patricia
https://www.facebook.com/4patricia/