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


5th OF Germany Reunion - Save The Date

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Kim Dickel (M97-98) has once again started planning an OF reunion in Germany in 2021.  It will be on Saturday 4 September 2021 in Heidelberg.

Please click here to read the full Save the Date that Kim has sent out to all OFs in Germany.

Huge thanks to Kim for organising this again and lets hope after this challenging year that many OF Reunions occur again in the UK and around the world.

Anyone interested please email Kim.

OF published memoirs during lockdown in Spain

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Ian Foster (K46-53) writes from Mallorca in Spain saying that during Lockdown he has written and published his memoirs.  These include his thoughts about his time at the College from being a new boy in 1946.

The book can be read online for free or purchased (no profit for Ian) via Blurb and here is the link.  The chapter on his time at the College starts at page 29


The front cover of the book, shown here, is a picture of his current waterfront home in Mallorca.

OF opens virtual print fair

Jack Bullen - photo
Jack Bullen (G03-08) has been in touch about the Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair which he set up in November 2016 with his wife.   He is a printmaker and keen to promote a medium that is very often overlooked and miss-understood. This annual fair showcases how rich, dynamic and innovative the printmaking scene is.

This year, like lots of other events, the physical fair had to be cancelled, but instead it has been launched from 12 November 2020 as a completely virtual entity until 13th December.

You can view the fair for free here.

Anyone interested can please email him.

SOF Appoints Our Latest Moreau Leaving Scholars

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The fifteenth year of the Moreau Leaving Scholarships programme has, like so much else, been much affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The selectors had just got to the point of shortlisting five candidates from the thirteen applicants, when the first lockdown came into effect.

After hopes of face-to-face selection interviews were dashed, over the summer, interviews were recently held via Zoom, and we’re very pleased to welcome Sam Ponty and Amelia Slater as our latest Moreau Leaving Scholars.

They’ve already been in action, setting up a Facebook Group for their leaving-group and are looking forward to taking up their SOF Council Membership.

Sam is presently at Keele University, where he’s started his degree in medicine – though he’s had to spend far too much time rather isolated in his halls of residence. Amelia should have been in Fiji, by now, where she would have joined “Think Pacific”, which runs volunteer programmes in conjunction with the Government of Fiji. Instead, she’s currently working two jobs from home, and hopes to go to University next year, and pursue a career in a creative design business.

Remembrance Sunday 2020 - join on YouTube

Remembrance Sunday 2020
Framlingham College would be delighted if you would join us for our Service of Remembrance on Sunday 8th November at 10.30am.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the service will be streamed live on our YouTube channel from the Chapel.

General The Lord Richard Dannatt GCB, CBE, MC, DL will be our guest preacher.

Please see the Order of Service by clicking here.

Click this link to join us: https://youtu.be/p4eBEuqvLTw

SOF Council Meeting goes ahead

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SOF President, Simon Dougherty, writes : The Autumn SOF Council Meeting was held on Zoom on Tuesday 13 October 2020 as the COVID-19 Pandemic prevented it being held at Framlingham College in conjunction with the Suffolk Supper, which has been cancelled. Simon Dougherty, SOF President , took the chair and 19 attended.  Provisional arrangements have been made for the next meeting of the SOF Council to be held in London on 26 January 2021, but this is completely dependant on the COVID-19 situation nearer the time.

SOF Suffolk Supper - CANCELLED

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SOF President, Simon Dougherty, writes : The SOF Suffolk Supper and its associated meetings planned for 17 October 2020 have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Virtual meetings will be held on Zoom on 13 October 2020 for Trustees, the Finance Committee and Council.  The SOF Members involved have been notified by email.

Chris Shaw publishes 2nd novel

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Chris Shaw (K51-56), not content with one successful novel The Imposter he has released on 17 August his new book titled Counterpunch. It’s the story of a young, London boxer who makes it to World Champion. There are lots of twist and turns that include the FBI, SAS, and police officers on two continents. Chris says “It packs a real punch from the first page (sorry!) and every competitive sportsperson will enjoy this book.”

Its available on Amazon via this link and see the attached sheet.

He now has a huge promotion job ahead of him to all the gyms and boxing establishments around the world to promote the book from his desk in Cairns Australia and he wonders how Charles Dickens got on with quill pens and no email/internet?

Peter Rodulfo (R70-75) is staging another exhibition of his art

Peter Rodulfo
Peter will be having an exhibition of his recent work entitled ‘From Trinidad to Great Yarmouth’ at the Chappel Galleries in Great Yarmouth from 5th September to 4th October, 2020 on Wednesday to Sundays 10am to 5pm or by appointment.

Here is a link to the exhibition with details of his paintings and prices http://www.chappelgalleries.co.uk/exhibitions-11/peter-rodulfo/peter-rodulfo.htm

Virtual Speech Day 2020 at the College

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We thought you might be interested to see the unique virtual Speech Days on 3 July 2020. 

Please click this link for the College Speech Day

Please click this link for the FCPS Speech Day