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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.

Opportunities to get involved

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Ruth Elwood (P80-84) SOF Hon Sec writes :  We have 2 opportunities for OFs to get more involved in the running of the Society and neither will take up a vast amount of regular time.  The opportunities are for :



Full details of each can be found by clicking on the above links.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Death of former Brandeston teacher

Bob Williams (Hon OF) writes : Alumni passing through Framlingham College Prep School in the 1980’s will be saddened to learn of the death, on 11 June, 2019, of Robin V Williams, former Head of the Maths Department at Brandeston Hall. An inspired teacher and a cricket coach par excellence, he will be fondly remembered by those under his wing as having a bark infinitely worse than his bite - but one was left in no doubt when Robin was nearby and in full flow! Likewise, he was much loved as a Common Room colleague. Veteran staff member from that era, Brian Rosen, O.F., remarked to me in a recent communication - 'I used to say that every common room needs a Robin – but only one or the system would collapse!’. In his retirement he continued to live nearby, in Aldringham, claiming that he would wish to live in no other county than Suffolk

Centenary of Augustus Agar (02-03) being awarded VC

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Richard Sayer writes :  Having established contact with the descendants of OF Gus Agar, VC, DSO, the SOF proposed, and both Paul Taylor and the Agar family agreed, to commemorate Agar’s heroism on the centenary of his VC action, Monday 17th June, with a short service in the College Chapel.

Headmaster Paul Taylor welcomed a full chapel of over 250 pupils, six members of the Agar family, members of College staff, Governors, and a dozen OFs. Following a stirring rendition of I Vow To Thee My Country, Jonathan Agar, great nephew, narrated the story of his ancestor’s virtually single-handed attack, whilst acting under-cover for the Secret Service, on the Russian fleet seized by the Bolsheviks in Kronstadt, Russia. He torpedoed and sank a cruiser, and two months later led another attack which sank two battleships. In WWII his command HMS Dorsetshire was sunk within 8 minutes by a Japanese bomber. Agar kept his 650 crew treading water, warding off sharks, with the injured in the centre and the rest in the outer ring, for 30 hours until rescue arrived.

Lt. Colonel Martin Myers-Allen laid a wreath on the Agar memorial in the Chapel, and College Chaplain Brynn Bayman closed the service by quoting the eternal lines from R.L.Binyon’s poem. After the service two interviews were conducted on Radio Suffolk, one aired before the service with Paul Taylor, followed by a longer interview with the family at 2.40pm on the Leslie Dolphin Show. Coffee was provided in Paul’s Court for guests after the service.

Before and after the special chapel service there were features on BBC Radio Suffolk.  The prior article can be heard at 1.25.18 and the article afterwards can be heard at 1.40.08.. His distinguished article can be read here.

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.