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


A busy week for OF Visitors to Cairns Australia

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Chris Shaw (K50-56) our man in Cairns Australia, is always happy to welcome OFs to his part of the world and at the end of August 2019 he and Rebecca were delighted to welcome to OFs and their wives to Cairns in the space of a week.

Read Chris's full report and photos by clicking here

Chris was also delighted to send me a review of his first full length book, which you can read here

SOF Suffolk Supper - 19 October 2019

College Crest
The Suffolk gathering will revert to a supper and will take place at the College on Saturday 19th October 2019. We are pleased to announce that Louise North, the new Principal of Framlingham College and Head of the Senior School will be joining us, with her husband as our guests for the evening.

As usual, there will be a meeting of the SOF Council, commencing at 5.30pm in the Chapel. While it is being held, partners and guests are welcome to relax in the Paul’s Court Bar and Lounge from 5.30pm, with pre supper drinks from 7.00pm and the Supper at 7.30pm.

The cost of the meal is £20 each for Old Framlinghamians, their partners and guests, excluding dinner drinks, payable in advance. Concessions are available to current Moreau Scholars and the first 10, under 30s to apply, need only pay £10 per person.

Booking for the supper is essential, as we need to know numbers. Lists will be closed on October 15th.

Click here for more detail and here for the application form or contact Kate Jackson on 01728 727227 or on e-mail

Memories from 1958 and "starring with" a young Michael Crawford

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Bill Collard (S55-58) writes to tell us of a long lost telegram which he recently found while clearing his loft prior to substantial roof repairs.  The telegram is dated 18th June 1958 and concerns four college pupils who were performing as part of the Aldeburgh Festival.

To read the full story click here.

As a result of posting this story we have heard from Bill Payne (R55-59) who lead the recorder group and Bob Munro (R54-60), David Newson (S54-63) and Nigel Burnip (R58-65) and the story link above has been updated to reflect this.

Sudbury OF Gathering - 16 July 2019

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James Ruddock-Broyd (G46-52) reports on this rare get-together of Sudburian OFs which had a  special significance for him. Three OFs all of four score years and more gathered at the Angel Inn at Sudbury on 16 July 2019 for a most convivial evening.  Read the full report and see larger picture by clicking here.

SOF Appoints New Moreau Leaving Scholars

Duo First
The Moreau Leaving Scholarships programme has been running for fourteen years, now, and the Society was delighted to welcome its two latest Scholars at Speech Day on 6th July 2019 – when Joe Lipman and Amy de Selincourt were presented with their first-year cheques by Paul Taylor, in one of his final public appearances as Head of the College. You can read more about Joe and Amy by following this Link.


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OF soldier is Commanding Officer at medal presentation

Lieutenant Colonel Phillip Moxey MBE (R91-95), was Commanding Officer of the 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment (“The Vikings”), when 280 troops were honoured with operational medals for their part in the Army's latest missions in Afghanistan and South Sudan. Phillip was awarded the MBE on 31 December 2015 for his Army service,

You can read his distinguished entry by clicking here

Paul Taylor's final Speech Day address

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Framlingham College Headmaster, Paul Taylor, gave on Friday 5th July 2019 his final Speech Day address before standing down from the role later this summer after 10 hugely successful years.

Read his full speech here

OF marks third generation family connection to The Order of St John

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Following his Investiture as an Esquire last year, Benjie Fairbanks Weston (K10-13) followed in his father’s footsteps by carrying the Priory Banner of the US Priory of The Order of St John at the Annual Service of Commemoration and Rededication held in St Paul’s Cathedral on Saturday 22nd June. The US Priory was set up by Benjie’s Great Grandfather, the Hollywood star Douglas Fairbanks Jr KBE KStJ DSC and Benjie’s father first carried the US Priory Banner as an Esquire himself back in 1984.

Pictured (L to R) in this photos are Benjie’s father, Colonel Anthony Fairbanks Weston CStJ, the current US Prior, Palmer Hamilton KStJ, and Benjie Fairbanks Weston (K10-13).

SOF London Supper Report - 16 July 2019

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President Simon Dougherty reports :  24 Old Framlinghamians met for the summer London Supper at The Farmers Club (kindly booked by member Richard Sayer).  Following the meal and speech by President, Rosie Bullen (M05-11), currently studying in New York at the Manhattan School of Music, ‘sang for her supper’ by singing 2 songs unaccompanied. 

You can read full report and see more photos by clicking here.

OF to run London 10K on 21 July 2019, to raise money for Petals

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Rhys Pearson-Shaul (G13-18) was in touch to let us know that Stuart Hill (R93-02) is to run the ASICS London 10K on the 21st July, to raise money for Petals, a charity which provides support for parents who have lost babies during pregnancy or birth amongst other related traumas. This charity has a personal relevance for both Stuart and his wife Kerry, who have sadly lost two babies during pregnancy in the last three years.

It’s very short notice but if anyone can support then here is the link to their justgiving page below: