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


OFRC v College & Prep School Rifle Club

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Roy Witham writes: Old Framlinghamians Rifle Club (OFRC) v Framlingham College & Prep School Rifle Club 

On Saturday 26th November 2016 saw the annual shooting competition against the OFRC. First port of call for the OFRC was to the Framlingham Prep School. The competition there was firstly a “Grouping Shoot” and then the “Rat Shoot”.

Results from these competitions saw a point a piece as the OFRC took the Grouping Shoot and the Prep School the Rat Shoot.

Top Shot for the Prep School      Henry Jackson

As the formidable OFRC team moved to the College and after a quick lunch battle commenced on the CCF Range. Firers had to shoot two “10 Bull Targets and the grand total determined the winning team.

As most of the College had shot the previous week it was literally down to the last firer of the OFRC. Could he produce a card, the scores were in,

                OFRC                                                   1810

                College                                                1813

                Top Shot for the College              Jonathan Thorp

The College wins over all retaining the prestige “Podd Trophy”.

Norfolk Supper Report - November 2016

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Colin Wigg (G48-54) writes : A total of 42 diners attended the Norfolk Supper which was held at Bawburgh Golf Club near Norwich. The evening included speeches from President Chris Essex and Senior Master Martin Myers-Allen, but the highight of the evening was a presentation by Charlotte Findlay (P09 - 011) who had travelled to the Antarctic Peninsula partly funded by the Society.

Click here to see full report and photos.

Southern Supper Report - October 2016

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Andrew Wright (R48-57) writes : On a mild October evening, 11 OFs and their guests (20 in total) enjoyed an excellent dinner and listened to an entertaining talk on the subject of Norman Borrett OF (schoolmaster and sportsman extraordinary) given by Richard Sayer OF.

Click here to see full report and photos.

Suffolk Lunch - Saturday 22nd October

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LUNCH REPORT :  Please click here to see a report by Norman Porter.

ORIGINAL INVITATION : This year’s Suffolk gathering will be a Lunch rather than a supper and will take place at the College on Saturday 22nd October. We hope this change in procedure will encourage those who might otherwise find it difficult to arrange accommodation for the night to join us for the day instead. It also keeps the evening free for those who want to organise their own get-togethers. The lunch will be preceded by meetings of the Finance Committee, Young OFs and Council. The Young OF Committee Meeting will start at 10:00am and for all those young OFs attending the meeting the lunch will be free.

Lunch tickets are priced £10 per head - excellent value for a delicious 2-course lunch and coffee served in the College Dining-hall. A pay bar will be open from 12pm with the drinks reception starting at 12:30pm and lunch being served at 1pm.

Advance booking is essential - even if you qualify for a free place.

For more details about the event and how to book a ticket please click here 

Mike Garnett OAM ASM (R53-55) gets additional award in Australia

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In 2001 Mike's contribution to tennis in Australia was recognised by the awarding of the Australian Sports Medal (ASM).

On 13 June 2016 in the Queen's Birthday Honours List he was additionally awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division (OAM) "for service to veterans, to tennis and to the community".

On 19 October 2016 he received the award from the Governor of Victoria and if you click here to see Mike's entry in the Distinguished section of the website, this gives more details and photos including one of Mike proudly wearing his OF tie at the award ceremony.

Victorious OFs at Haileybury 6s

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Huge congratulations to the OF team at the Haileybury 6s. They won overall with an amazing set of results throughout the tournament, scoring 22 goals and conceding just 2 over 6 matches.

The team comprised Sean Collins, Oliver Cutting, Josh Cutting (C), Andy Cutting, Ben Gowing, Tom Dunnett, Ben Wright, Luke Quartermaine (GK)

Read the full report and see photo here.

The Sparkle Sevens Tournament

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A huge thank you to Luke Quartermaine and Cam Greenhall for organising a group of seven 2016 leavers to take part in The Sparkle Sevens Tournament at Felsted School on the 11th September.  Also playing were Will Ponty, Andrew Denham, Richard Denham, Mile Fiddes and Ollie Yeatts.

The Sparkle Foundation is currently changing the lives of over 200 young people in Malawi.

Read the full report and see photos here.

OF exhibits artwork at Aldeburgh Gallery

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Richard Sayer reports "Nearing the end of a successful career as a London solicitor OF John Wood (S56-61) has started a second career as a painter.

His work is currently on exhibition at the Aldeburgh Gallery, High Street, Aldeburgh. The exhibition blurb describes John’s work as follows:

Most weeks for the past twenty years he has studied at Central St Martin’s School of Art and The Royal Drawing School. John has used various mediums and now mostly paints in oils. His inspiration can come from anywhere and he has the ability to tackle any genre. After a stunningly successful solo exhibition in London this summer, John joins us with landscapes of the countryside around his part-time home here in Suffolk.”

Be quick as current exhibition of his work ends on 19 October 2016.

OF Golf Team win the Dick Watson Trophy

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 Congratulations to the Old Framlinghamian team of Jonny Newton, Mike Schneidau, John Wybar and Matt Low who won the Dick Watson Trophy over the weekend of the 8th and 9th October. The trophy is an alumni, inter-school foursome competition played at Aldeburgh Golf Club.

Read the full report here, together with pictures.

FramSoc Event: 'Documentaries and Me' Min Clough and Todd Austin, Bohemia Films

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 FramSoc invites you to their next event in the HPT at the College: Documentaries and Me on Wednesday 19th October£5 for non-members. An illustrated exploration of documentary film-making presented by OF Min Clough and her partner Todd Austin. 

BAFTA award winners Min Clough and her partner Todd Austin will deliver an entertaining and enlightening presentation about their work as documentary TV film makers, with extracts from their highly acclaimed portfolio of films, including, Lager, Mum and Me, directed by Min with Todd as Executive Producer, which won the BAFTA Flaherty Award for Best Documentary. It was also nominated for Best Documentary at the Broadcast Awards. Using highly innovative camera techniques, the film was shot from the perspective of a 12 year old girl, who was able to tell her story in her own words as she lived alongside her alcoholic mother who was attempting to dry out. The critically acclaimed My Life on A Post-It Note for BBC 1 was shortlisted for a Grierson award and nominated for an RTS Education Award and the film The Boy Can’t Help It was winner of Best Documentary at the Mental Health Media Awards and nominated for Best Documentary at the Grierson Awards.

Min and Todd are co-founders of Bohemia Films, which they recently set up after moving back to Suffolk from London in 2014. They have produced films for all the major television channels here in the UK and their output includes many social documentaries including films about alcoholism, egg-donation, early onset Alzheimer’s and adoption. Films also include a full-length feature film on the British Gymnastic team and a 3D cinema film of Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake. Bohemia’s latest film, EMI – The Inside Story tells the story of the great British music label, and was broadcast by the BBC in May.

Min went to Brandeston Hall, and then onto Framingham College. After studying Drama and English at Lancaster University she began her career in television on the The Late Show at the BBC. She also worked on Omnibus, Blue Peter, Book Worm, and Tomorrow’s World as part of her work on the BBC’s graduate training course. After finishing her traineeship Min specialised in directing social documentaries for the BBC. With Bohemia films Min and Todd are currently making an up-date of a film first made for BBC 1 following two young men with Tourette Syndrome. We look forward to welcoming you to what will be a fascinating presentation by two of the country’s finest documentary makers.