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


College Art Department News
Old Framlinghamian Gallery

Caroline Mallett reports:

"Two paintings by former student, Yuri Higashikokubaru (M2008-12), have been on display at the Hostry at Norwich Cathedral over half term, in an exhibition of A-Level work by students in East Anglian schools, sponsored by NADFAS Young Artists award. Yuri will receive a cheque in recognition of her achievements.

Following a chance encounter in a London gallery on the last weekend of half term with OFs, Yoshiko Marutani (M2000-04) and Yohei Horiuchi (S1999-2003) both of whom are studying and working now in arts related areas. It was good to hear about a number of students who had left the College over a decade ago. It is now some years since a note went into the Yearbook requesting news of creative OFs, and so it seems timely to repeat it. I am keen to hear from other former students working as artists, designers, architects, photographers or indeed in any area of the creative arts, because in 2015 we would like to feature something of their work, here at the College. I can be contacted at cemallett@framcollege.co.uk."

Christina Excels in International Mozart Competition

Further Update : She has now been chosen to also play the part of Adele in Die Fledermaus at The State Opera from January to March 2013. She has lots to learn now as she is also playing the part of Pamina in Die Zauberflöte for another Opera Company in Germany!

Update : Christina tells us that she will be debuting as Queen of the Night in Prague on 22 December 2012 and she then starts a tour around Germany from 26 December through to 3rd January 2013.

ORIGINAL: Christina Johnston-Myachin (V 01-06), whose stage name is Christina Myachina, took part in the 2012 International Mozart Singing Competition held in Prague this August. Mozart had a strong connection with Prague, and many of his compositions were written there.

She got through two preliminary rounds into the final, which was held at the Estates Theatre in Prague, where the judges were directors and conductors from various Opera houses around Europe, and the head conductor from The National Theatre, Prague, who conducted the orchestra in the final.

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Overseas Bags - Two for the price of one!

Chris Shaw & Mike Garnett in Cairns - cropped
Chris Essex (K69-75) writes: With the deadline for the 2012 Yearbook now passed I have belatedly got round to publishing the full versions of the Overseas Bags for both Spring 2012 and Autumn 2012 in the People section. My sincere apologies to all contributors.

As always it’s been great to get so much correspondence from OFs overseas - in total around 35 pages! Space considerations will always mean that both the Newsletter and Yearbook can only contain a very edited version of this news, so I strongly encourage you to read in full about your former contemporaries.

As well as hearing from my regular corresponders, I’m always particularly delighted to hear from any overseas OFs for the first time. So why not get in touch with me and tell your contemporaries what you’ve been up to.  Email Chris Essex

Recent Appointment/Honours for OFs

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Sir Jeremy Sullivan (R59-63) or to give him his correct title Lord Justice Sullivan, has been appointed Senior President of Tribunals. Read his updated distinguished article here.
Brian Potter (R55-58) (pictured) was awarded the MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in June 2012. Read his updated distinguished article here.
James Paice (G60-66) was awarded a knighthood when he stepped down as Minister of State for Agriculture and Food in September 2012. Read his updated distinguished article here.

Last but not least, our very own website wizard Tim Mitchell (R67-77) was on the TV coverage of the Olympic/Paralympic parade through London in September 2012. As a Westminster Councillor Tim was the Lord Mayor of Westminster’s Escort as she officially greeted the athletes when they entered the City of Westminster at Temple Bar.

OF artist Bruce Pearson to have major exhibition in London

Bruce Pearson - picture painting
Bruce Pearson (G62-67) is to have a major exhibition entitled “Troubled Waters – Trailing the Albatross, An Artist’s Journey”. The exhibition will take place at Art Galleries Europe, 18 Maddox Street, London from 26 November to 1 December 2012. Doors are open each day from 10am till 5pm.

Click here to see more details and explore Bruce’s website.

Tarka the Otter

Peter Talbot - picture
Many of you will remember this marvellous film but how many of you know the role played by Pete Talbot (R71-74)? In 1976 he was invited by film producers David Cobham and Bill Travers to hand rear a baby otter called Spade for the title role in Tarka the Otter. Pete has recently created a Facebook page called “Tarka and Me” and has written a book about this experience. See his Facebook page here.

OF given editorial promotion

Terry Hunt (K68-75) was promoted at the end of September 2012 to the position of Editor-in-Chief of Archant's Suffolk Daily titles and is now editing both the East Anglian Daily Times and the Ipswich Star. With respect to the East Anglian Daily Times, he is now Britain's longest serving daily newspaper editor.

Click here to see a full report.

OFGS v The College
Golf Society

David Turnbull, OFGS Secretary writes: “The sixth match in the annual series took place at Aldeburgh Golf Club on Friday, 5th October.

Our thanks are due to Robin Anderton and Simon Sinclair, the new Sports Master, for organizing the teams and, of course, we are once again extremely grateful to the Club for allowing those who played in the match to enjoy the courtesy of the course."

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From Kerrison to Kandahar

Wing Commander Howie Edwards RAF (K85-90) visited Framlingham College on 10 October 2012 to give a presentation to the 6th Form entitled ‘From Kerrison to Kandahar’, illustrated by stunning images and operational videos which highlighted the contribution of Air Power to current operations. Air Vice-Marshal Simon Dougherty, President SOF, introduced Wing Commander Edwards. The lecture was linked to the Society’s  initiative to provide insights into future careers for students and was well received!

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New Moreau Scholars at First OF Council Meeting

The Society's latest Moreau Leaving Scholars, Mimi O'Neill and Lewis Myers-Allen, became members of Council when they received their Scholarship awards from Dame Marjorie Scardino on Speech Day, and took the first opportunity to attend a meeting before joining a hundred or so OFs and guests at the recent Suffolk Supper.

If either of them had been  nervous beforehand, they would have been pleased to find that Ed Binder (Scholar 2009) and Jenny Binder (Scholar 2011) were also there. Both Lewis and Mimi were warmly welcomed by Simon Dougherty, Society President, and the rest of the membership - and were left in no doubt of the value that is placed on the contribution made by our Moreau Scholars in maintaining contact with their year-groups, and in organising social and sporting events on their behalf.

You can read more about Mimi and Lewis on the Moreau Scholars page of the website.