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

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Quilibets Week - July 2014
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Tom Huggins (Marketing Officer at the College) writes that Quilibets week was held from Monday 14th – Friday 18th July on The Back at the College. Tom has been team manager for the last four years and has been thrilled with the numbers available for selection, which have included many Old Framlinghamians. Read his full report by clicking here.

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Former pupil exhibiting at Snape
Sophie Martin (BH94-98)
Sophie Martin (BH1994-98) is currently exhibiting at Snape Maltings – see this recent article in the EADT for more details .

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OF Northern Gathering
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Douglas Thompson writes : OFs and their spouses had lunch together at The Royal Scots Club in Edinburgh for the biennial Northern Gathering. The Royal Scots again did us proud. The private room was ideal, the food excellent, the wine flowed and even the president’s speech was good. After the convivial lunch most went on to Festival shows and the Tattoo. The only disappointment being that yet again the Gathering failed to attract a female OF. Perhaps this can be corrected in 2016. OFs attending were Michael Thomson, Jim Butchart, Norman Porter, James Rudddock-Broyd, Douglas Thomson, Simon Dougherty, Trevor Trevethick, Richard Sayer, John Vincent and Ian McLeish.

For photos of those attending click Read More

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Frambag at the Edinburgh Fringe
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Douglas Thompson writes : Six OFs and wives filled the front row at Frambag‘s production of Hamlet at the Edinburgh Fringe. The College’s theatrical group enthralled and surprised the capacity audience with scenes that included water torture and selfies on mobile phones along with energetic choreography on a relatively small stage. It is difficult to know what Shakespeare would have thought of the performance but the rapturous applause at the end indicated the audience certainly enjoyed it! Those attending were joined by more OFs on the following day when the OF Northern Gathering was held at the Royal Scots Club.

For photo of those attending click Read More.

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LIEUTENANT GORDON MURIEL FLOWERDEW VC (1894-99)
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Following the visit to northern France and Belgium in April 2014 we have put together a much updated biography on Gordon Flowerdew VC. This is with the considerable help of Neil Flowerdew (his great nephew) who came along on the trip in April 2014 and includes a more detailed description of the events on 30 March 1918 as well as much treasured family photos. Read the updated biography here .

Our sincere thanks to Neil for his help and support .

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Moreau Leaving Scholarships: Awards for 2014

Now in their ninth year, the Society's Moreau Leaving Scholarships are as hotly contested as ever, and the selection panellists, under the chairmanship of David Mallett, were hard-pressed but ultimately unanimous in selecting Kat Twentyman and Charlie Bullen as this year's winners. Kat and Charlie received their awards from Judge Rupert Overbury at Speech Day on 4th July.

You can learn more about Kat and Charlie on the Scholars Page of the Moreau Scholarships section of the website.

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Cyril Gray 26th – 28th June 2014
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David Turnbull, OFGS Hon. Sec. writes: “The Cyril Gray is a knockout tournament involving 3 pairs playing foursomes off scratch. All players must be over 50 years of age and the competition is held at Worplesdon Golf Club in Surrey. We had two new players in Richard Graves and Hugh Curle and the team was completed by Robin Anderton, Martin Lamb, Michael Spencer and Barry Hitchcock.

Unfortunately we were not as successful as last year and lost 2 1/2-1/2 to our East Anglian rivals, Gresham’s. Later in the day in the Plate we played a very strong Wrekin team, winners in 2011and 2013, and lost all 3 matches. The winners were Fettes who beat Whitgift 2/1 and the Plate winners were Ampleforth who beat Rossall 2/1.

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Australian/NZ 150th Anniversary Dinner
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UPDATE : As you will all hopefully be aware there are big plans afoot in Australia & NZ to jointly celebrate 150th anniversary of first pupils arriving at the College and 100th anniversary of ANZACs being involved in Gallipoli in 1915. This event will take place on 19 April 2015 and further details can be found by clicking Read More or by contacting Chris Shaw or Mike Garnett.

Nearly 60 are already committed to going, including some from the UK, Thailand and the Middle East. It therefore only seemed right to invite a currently serving Royal to come along. A letter was therefore dispatched by Chris to Prince Harry at Kensington Palace. Unfortunately he doesn’t at present have plans to be in Australia at that time, but Chris has received this reply from his Private Secretary.

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Any OFs interested in becoming a wizard?
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This might seem an unusual request but it's genuine from a fellow OF. The official, yes we mean official, Wizard of New Zealand (Ian Channell QSM (42-45) is looking to recruit new wizards and is preparing a handbook for potential applicants. To quote “we see the future of the movement depends on recruiting the bearded non-conformists of mature years (over 60s ideally) who want to annoy the apparatchiks whose obsession with controlling everybody and everything for childish reasons are bringing civilisation to a grinding halt. Not much else is required except to grow a beard, grab a staff, put on the distinctive pointy hat and gown and go on weekly outings in unexpected places. I am casting a special Old Framlinghamian spell for a good turnout.”

You can read all about Ian here

We very much hope that Ian will be joining us at the 150th event in the Hunter Valley in April 2015, of course in his official uniform.

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Caspar Zafer in Winning Team: Great Pacific Race of 2014
Caspar Zafer (S 89-92) is an actor and commercial producer living "between LA and New York"! He'd rowed at university and had long thought about some sort of endurance event - and so, when he spotted an article about a rowing race across the Pacific, he decided to investigate further.

The rest is history. Put together in a scratch crew of four, he and his team "Uniting Nations" won the first 2,400 mile Great Pacific Race, crossing the Pacific in a world record time of 43 days, 5 hours and 30 minutes.

You can watch a TV report of their arrival in Hawii here:

Best of all, click this link to read Caspar's own compelling and very personal story of this extraordinary voyage.

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