Yesterday evening the boarding community and staff filled the chapel, and spent a quiet period of reflection and prayer together. It was a very moving moment of profound sadness and respect. Further details will go out to parents and the wider FC community once we have finalised plans for the period of mourning, the funeral itself and any further acts of memorial.
The Senior School will be in chapel this morning at 0845 to formally acknowledge the death of the Queen. Anyone wishing to join will be very welcome.
Here is a link sent to parent last night - click here
With tables accommodating 12 people – please contact your peer group and let’s all have a party!
Please save the date for the SOF Suffolk Supper, to be held at Framlingham College on Saturday 22nd October. Supper tickets are exceptional value at £22 per person, with a discounted rate for those under 30; to include a reception drink and essential ‘catch up’ time in the bar, followed by a fabulous, sit down, 3 course buffet meal. Please be aware accommodation is NOT available at the College, so why not book into a local hostelry now, to avoid disappointment! More details will follow in September.
With plenty of time to plan ahead, we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible, in October 2022.
As reported in the EADT, Joe Lipman (R12-19) is hoping to change the way we scroll with his new sustainable shopping app. 'Name' is a platform which allows users to watch short videos, shop and earn, but all with a focus on social and environmental sustainability. Joe said: "We're looking to make scrolling more purposeful and meaningful. All the products and brands on Name are verified and rated in accordance with their sustainability."
While at Fram he first became interested in sustainable alternatives. He said lots of people "dig around the subject" but he believes the access and ease of engagement is a key factor missing from the market.
Joe will be returning to Edinburgh for his third year at university in September, but has decided to take his studies part-time in order to concentrate on his new business.
Martin Lamb reports: On a very hot afternoon at a very dry Purdis Heath (Ipswich Golf Club) a match, not particularly well supported by OF golfers, was played against Old Ipswichian golfers, the match largely organised by OI Steve Runnacles. Indeed many thanks to Steve and to the staff of Ipswich Golf Club who looked after us so very well - the meal after golf was excellent!
We ended with just 9 players against 11 OI’s. However it was a delight to have Kate Chapman - Lady Vice-Captain this year at Thorpeness GC - playing with the OF’s - her first outing with us, and the first of many we all hope! It was great, too, to have George Jackson playing and singularly representing our many young, talented OF golfers who, regrettably, were unable to play . . .
1. Kate Chapman and Hugh Curle - Won (a resounding victory!!)
2. George Jackson and Mike Schneidau - Lost
3. Kevin Hambling and Chris Milner-Moore - Lost
4. Neil Jackson and Peter Howard-Dobson - Won (well done the President and thank you Neil - Hon OF and PGA)
5. Martin Lamb - Lost (playing two OI’s - one of whom, the aforementioned Steve Runnacles, played ‘out of his socks’!!)
The match was thoroughly enjoyed by all who played - my grateful thanks to you all. We lost the match 3 – 2, although our ‘hosts’ (8 of their 11 are Ipswich GC members) suggested an honourable draw in view of the imbalance in the last match. I declined on the grounds that if the match is better supported and is played again next year, the OF’s will undoubtedly ‘turn the tables’ . . . ?!
Chris Shaw (K50-56) has published another book but this is not your average paperback. “Echoes of Gallipoli: For those left behind” is a story about a young Australian going off to WW1 with a couple of mates, being sent to Gallipoli, and being killed there - as happened to thousands in real life.
Whilst Chris could have published via e-books or as a paperback book he was inspired to publish very differently. Read Chris's full story of the book by clicking here. Chris has kindly donated a copy to the College Library.
Alex Henney (Z84-95) writes "On Friday, 15th July 2022, 23 Old Framlinghamians attended the first London supper for over 2 years at the Lansdowne Club. The Lansdowne hosted the society well with a fantastic supper with an unobtrusive and efficient service."
Read the full story and see lots of photos taken by our Hon Sec Ruth by clicking here.
The Society's Moreau Leaving Scholarships, now in their seventeenth year, are as hotly contested as ever, and the selection panellists, under the chairmanship of David Mallett, were hard-pressed but ultimately unanimous in selecting Satine Margaryan and Tamsin Holmes as this year's winners. Satine and Tamsin received their awards from Susan Wessels at Speech Day on 2nd July.
You can learn more about Satine and Tamsin on the Scholars Page of the Moreau Scholarships section of the website.
After receiving their awards, Satine and Tamsin joined Richard Sayer, David Mallett, Norman Porter, Tony Martin and Martin Myers-Allen for this photograph (taken by Peter Howard-Dobson, who runs the Scholarships Mentoring Programme).
David Turnbull reports that the OF Golf Society has been busy again with Cyril Gray in late June 2022.
We were paired against St Bees in first rounds and lost 1:2. Then in the afternoon, we were drawn against Dulwich in the 1st round of the plate competition and again lost 1:2. Read the full report and photos by clicking here.
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