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


OF involved with England U-20 Lacrosse team

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Ian Guyah-Low (R91-96) was the sports psychologist of the gold medal winning U-20 England Lacrosse team at the inaugural European Championships in Prague, Czech Rep., on Saturday July 6th 2019.

Read the full report here of how they beat the Germany team in the final.

OFRC Win back the Long Range Trophy

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OFRC has amazing tournament over 900 yds and Jim Mehta gives a fascinating insight into the challenges of shooting over the long distance in wind.  Read his report here.

Death of Ruby Graham

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UPDATED : OFs who were at the College in 1970s and 1980s will remember with fondness Ruby Graham, who was domestic bursar from 1971-1988.  She was very well loved & respected by students and staff alike.  Sadly Ruby had died aged 92 on 15 June 2019. 

Clich here to read the eulogy Hugh Kennon (Hon OF 73-96) read out at her funeral.

Chris Essex writes : I personally remember playing bridge frequently at her house in Pembroke Road and she would always slip us a drink or two. A lovely lady I kept in touch with at Christmas for over 40 years.

Peter Liell (S52-58)

UPDATE:  Following Peter's funeral last Friday, click here for a wonderful eulogy by his brother James (S53-60).

ORIGINAL ANNOUNCEMENT : We are very sad to announce that Peter has lost his long battle with Parkinsons.   He died on 10 June 2019 and his funeral will be at 10:30am on Friday 5th July at St Ethelreda’s Church, Old Hatfield AL9 5HX.  Afterwards we will gather at Riding School, Hatfield House. No flowers are requested and any donations should be to Parkinson’s UK. 

His brother James said "Just to let you know that dear Peter passed away yesterday afternoon, very comfortably; he was finally at peace, methinks. He was moved from the Hertford care home 3 weeks ago, with a weakening heart condition, to Harlow hospital, where it deteriorated. You will understand that, really, Peter’s passing is a blessing in disguise, as he had suffered so much for many years."

Peter was for many years a SOF Trustee and this report written Peter Howard-Dobson  at the time of his retirement may be of interest.

OF Golf Society News - Cyril Gray & Halford Hewitt reports

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

Halford Hewitt : In the first round Framlingham triumph against Eastbourne at Royal Cinque Ports, Deal, winning by a margin of 3–2.  Two rookie players, Archie Winter and Jake Swinburn made their debut this year, both having left school the previous summer.  In round Two we lost 3.5 v 1.5 against Loretto, who went on to reach the semi-finals. Read the full report and photos by clicking here.

Cyril Gray :  Framlingham were paired against Ampleforth and an extremely close match ensued.  Ampleforth moved into the next round as 2:1 winners.  The following morning, we were drawn against Brighton in the 1st round of the plate competition and won 2:1. In the afternoon we were drawn against a strong Canford team in the 2nd round of the Plate and lost 3-0. Read the full report and photos by clicking here.

Former Music Master awarded Hon OF

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Deryck Cox, music master at the College 1959-1972, had a surprise visit in June 2019 from OF Douglas Thomson (K53-61) who presented him honorary membership of the OF Society.

Deryck left the College before the awarding of honorary OF membership to staff came into being and you can read the full story here.

You can read the full citation here.

Death of distinguished OF Professor

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His brother John Rutter (S57-67) sadly reports the death of his brother Professor Nick Rutter (S55-63) on 8 June 2019.

As his distinguished biography states, he was eminent in the field of paediatrics and in 1994 he was made Professor of Paediatric Medicine.  He retired in 2005, remaining an Emeritus Professor.

Framlingham College Business Club meeting

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Martin Myers-Allen writes : On 21st June, Framlingham College Business Club gathered for their breakfast meeting. The College's Head of Careers, Catherine Cranmer opened the formal proceedings.  The highlight of the morning was an inspiring and thought-provoking talk by Philippa Cartmell, an Executive Director at Willis Towers Watson who spoke passionately on the topic of ‘Women in the City’ and broadened it to include issues with gender pay gap and the numbers of women in the boardroom. 

See full report and photos by clicking here.

Tony Meggs (K63-70) awarded CB in Queen's Birthday Honours

Have spent his career in the petroleum industry, Tony more lately has been a civil servant.  He was appointed as Chief Executive of the Major Projects Authority in the Cabinet Office in mid-2015, before becoming the Infrastructure and Projects Authority from 1 January 2016, reporting to both Cabinet Office and HM Treasury, and Head of the Government’s Project Delivery Function.

He became Chairman of Crossrail Limited on 14th January 2019 and was awarded a CB in the 2019 Queen's Birthday Honours in recognition for his commitment to public service.

Click here to see his distinguished biography.

Terry Hunt (K68-75) is first recipient of new Suffolk Medal

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Terry was the first recipient of the Suffolk Medal which has been created as the most prestigious accolade that can be made to an individual in the county of Suffolk.  "Suffolk's own Nobel Prize".

Terry Hunt was editor of the East Anglian Daily Times for more than 20 years until he retired in September 2017 and is now involved in many local organisations.

Click here to read the full article on Terry, with thanks to the EADT.