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


Christina Johnston sings live on BBC RADIO 3
Christina Johnson - Photo
Christina Johnston (V01-06) broadcast live on BBC RADIO 3 on 29 March 2015 from the Czech Republic for Jakub Ryba's Stabat Mater. Here is a link to the performance on Radio 3 . Her performance is right at the start.

See this earlier story about her performance coming up near Norwich on 18 April 2015.

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150th anniversary dinner in Hong Kong
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Chris Hall (G62-69) reports as follows: The 150th anniversary dinner in Hong Kong was held on Wednesday 25 March, 2015, at the Windsor Room of the Hong Hong Club. The occasion brought together the following 10 OFs: Standing - Robert Holland (Penang) (K57-65), Henry Tang Shiu-yuen (K03-10), John Ting Yu-hin (G02-09), Chris Hall (G62-69), Richard Rowe (S65-74), Keith Williams (R63-67), Ian Tsang Cheuk-hei (K02-09). Sitting - Jacqueline Lam (V97-01), Moira Theulier (M91-93), Athena Choi (V02-03). Richard Rowe made a great effort to travel from China in spite of many difficulties including being drenched in water by a faulty hose and waiting for his clothes to dry! Nevertheless he made it! Ian Howard (S57-62) had to be in the UK at the time and managed to attend the 150th dinner at Pembroke College Cambridge instead.

Click here to see a larger version of the photos taken at the dinner and back at Chris's flat.

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Only OF Test Cricketer visits College
JOHNDAVIDLARTERR51-57 - presentation - David only
David Larter (R51-57), former Northants and England cricketer, currently living in Wales, was Guest of Honour at a special lunch-time gathering at the College on Monday March 23rd. David had very generously offered to donate various items of memorabilia to the College for display and safe-keeping. Those present were Paul Taylor, Headmaster, Mark Robinson, Deputy Head Co-curriculum, Marcus Marvel, Master i/c Cricket, Richard Sayer, President SOF and Norman Porter, Hon Sec SOF.

For more details on his career and the donation of his memorabilia click here .

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First of many 150th anniversary overseas events held in Mallorca
Mallorcan Gathering - 15 March 2015 - small
The first of many 150th anniversary overseas events was held in Mallorca on 15 March 2015 and we have a selfie from our President to prove it. From left to right - Michael Evans (S45-48), Ian Foster (S46-53) and SOF President Richard Sayer ( S56-61). A very relaxed affair with not an OF tie or pair of socks in sight!

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Christina Johnston - Opera star comes to East Anglia
Christina Johnson - Photo
Christina Johnston (V01-06)writes “I will be performing for one time in East Anglia in 2015. I will be singing on the 18th April in Norwich at St Peter Mancroft Church at 7:30pm. I was asked by Robert Goodrich and Wymondham Choral Society who I will be performing with. We will perform Schubert's mass in G, Robert Goodrich's Requiem and also Laudate Dominum, Mozart (which will be on my debut album). It will be so lovely to sing on home turf again!”.

For more details click here .

Click Read More to read more about Christina’s busy 2015.

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OF is President of Women’s Cambridge crew
Caroline Reid - 2015 boat race picture - cropped
Sporting history will be made on Saturday 11 April 2015 when The BNY Mellon Boat Race is joined on the Tideway for the first time by The Newton Women’s Boat Race. The Women’s Cambridge crew President is OF Caroline Reid (V03-09).

Click here to see photo of Caroline (right) holding the cup with the Oxford President.

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OF in winning U20 England Rugby Team
Will Owen (G2006-11) - photo 2015
Will Owen (G2006-11) made his debut for the England U20 rugby team in February 2014 (click Read More to see original article) In March 2015 he was a member of the team that regained the U20 Six Nations title after securing a 24-11 victory over France in a winner-takes-all clash in Brighton.

Click here to see team photo with Will 2nd from left at front.

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Quilibets Cricket Week 2015
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Tom Huggins (Marketing Officer at the College) writes “As the sun is finally out, I would like to draw your attention to the annual Quilibets Cricket Week (w/c Monday 13th July 2015). I am currently looking for players to play in the following matches against the teams below"

Monday 13th July - Old Ipswichians
Tuesday 14th July – Gentlemen of Cambridge [Captained by Will Earl (R87-92)]
Wednesday 15th July – College Invitation XI [Captained by Ben France]
Thursday 16th July – Bedouins CC from Highgate
Friday 17th July – Emeriti CC from Hertfordshire

Format: 11.30am start / Buffet Lunch / Buffet Tea / Cash Bar
Match Fee: £17.50

Please email Tom (thuggins@framcollege.co.uk) to confirm your availability.

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Murder Mystery production by FADS at the College
College Crest
The Framlingham Amateur Dramatic Society present ‘Houseguest’ as their spring production, from Wednesday 15 – Saturday 18 April 2015 in the Headmaster Porter Theatre.

For the first time in several years the FADS play is a murder mystery. House Guest is written by Francis Durbridge, famous for his nerve jangling thrillers in the 1950s and 1960s on the BBC. And this is no exception! House Guest will take you on a journey, which twists and turns, as you try to work out why a man, who for initially unexplained reasons, wants to stay with the owners of the house. Before long there are two or three dead bodies on stage and so it continues with intrigue and mystery, for you to solve.

Tony Lawrence (Hon OF) is directing with some well-known members of FADS taking lead roles.

Click here to see full details and how to get tickets.

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Overseas OFs celebrate 150th Anniversary in style
College Crest
As well as all the events in the UK to celebrate 150th anniversary of the first boys going to the College in April 1865, OFs around the world have come forward to organise events. We thank them hugely for taking on this task which some have likened to “herding cats”! In March they are gathering in Mallorca Spain and in Hong Kong China . In April they are gathering in Johannesburg South Africa , in Dubai , in Sydney Australia and in San Diego USA . In July they are meeting in Hamburg Germany and Toronto Canada . Click on any of the links for more details.

In addition to these events we are still hopeful of announcing OF gatherings in Vancouver Canada, Brussels Belgium, Cayman Islands and Kuala Lumpur Malaysia (May). If any OF is interested in organising an event in their country to mark 150th anniversary then please get in touch with the Overseas Bag Editor Chris Essex who will supply all the help he can. We hope these initial events will lead to regular events being held in these countries in the future.

Finally if there are any OFs in the UK and around the world who may be able to attend one of these events, then please get in touch with the organiser who I’m sure would be delighted for you to join them.

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