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


Norman Francis Borrett (S31-36)
Just before Christmas 2008, BBC Essex interviewed Norman’s widow Mullie about his distinguished sporting career. This was to mark the 60th anniversary of him winning a silver medal at the 1948 London Olympics in the Great Britain Hockey team.

You can listen to this interview, which also features our Hon Sec Norman Porter (K50-57) and see a large number of photos recently taken of Norman’s mementoes, by clicking here.

Richard Sayer (S56-61) tells me that his much anticipated book on Norman’s life is progressing well and he’s aiming to complete it in a few months time.

Multiple Marathon Runner
Stephen Young (K2001-06) writes: I am an OF who also currently still has a brother studying in his last year at the College (Chris). Since leaving the College, I spent some time in Italy playing rugby for a side called Olimpic Roma Rugby, and am now currently in my second year at Cardiff University reading Spanish and Italian.

Recently, I was offered a Golden Bond place to run for a charity called Task Brasil, to run in this year's London Marathon. I will also be running two other events (The Llanelli Half Marathon and the Reading Half Marathon) in March, in order to fundraise more for the charity. If any OF would be interested in sponsoring me please click here

I have been set the target of raising £1,000 by Task Brasil. This charity aims to improve the lives of street children and teenagers who live and work on the streets of Brazil by motivating them towards education, professional training, music, arts and sports, encouraging social skills and emotional bonds by teaching ethical, moral and civic ideals. Having lived in Brazil for 3 years before starting at the College, this charity is a very personal one to me.

If you have any queries or wish to find out more information about the events I will be running in, please email me.

OF Prince Remembered in College Chapel
On 6 January 2009, just over 100 years since he left, the College held a Remembrance Service in the Chapel for one our most remarkable OFs - Prince Constantin Karadja (1906-08). During World War 2 he is believed to have saved more 51,000 Jews from deportation to Auschwitz.

Read the full story of his amazing life, including the recent East Anglian Daily Times article by clicking here. This article was originally put together with the kind help of his great grandson.

Update from Lizi Baker
Lizi Baker (P99-04) writes : since finishing my degree in Sport and Coaching Studies at Oxford Brookes University I have started working voluntarily as part of an internship programme at St Aldate’s Church. Our biggest challenge of the year lies ahead of us this Easter when we will be going to Mozambique to work alongside Iris Ministries at their Zimpeto site in Maputo, the capital city. Iris Ministries care for the orphans of Mozambique, giving them food, shelter and medical treatment they would never be able to receive otherwise.

You can read more about her work with Iris Ministries and see some pictures by clicking here.

Annual Dinner to Honour Gwen Randall
The 2009 Annual Dinner is arranged for Saturday 21st March at 7-15 for 8-00 pm. (Black tie) It will once again be held at The East India Club, St James's Square, London W1. The location is particularly apt, in that this will be Gwen Randall's last OF Dinner as Head of the College, and this is her favourite venue.

Special arrangements are being made to ensure a full turn-out of OFs, particularly younger ones - please click on Read More for further details.

***Stop Press - 5th March - *** There are currently just 19 full-price £50 tickets left with orders arriving every other day - so buy now to avoid disappointment. There are no £25 under-30s tickets left, but Michael Holden is maintaining a waiting-list in case of late cancellations.

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New Year Honour for Adnam's Chairman
Congratulations to Jonathan Adnams (S 65-73), executive Chairman of Adnams brewery, who was awarded an OBE in the 2009 New Year Honours List. Click here to read the BBC News website.

Another honour for a distinguished OF
Chris Essex writes : in my continuing task of researching and documenting distinguished OFs I have just come across the following announcement on 15 December 2008 for Sir Jeremy Sullivan (R59-63):

“Her Majesty The Queen has been pleased to approve that The Honourable Mr Justice Jeremy Mirth Sullivan be appointed as a Lord Justice of Appeal on the retirement of Lord Justice Tuckey, with effect from 12 January 2009.”

You can read more about his distinguished career by clicking here. The Society has lost touch with him, so if anyone keeps in contact with him can they let us know.

Musings on Mumbai, post the recent terrorist attack
Richard Gould (K66-71) has lived in North Goa, India for the last two and half years. Following the recent terrorist attacks in Mumbai, he got in touch to give his reflections on these events. I hope they are of interest to others.


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John Melsom (Hon OF)
Three decades of Old Framlinghamians will be saddened to learn that John Melsom (Hon OF) died on 11th December 2008 aged 92. John came to Framlingham in 1948 and retired 32 years later in 1980. He will be remembered for his coaching of the 1st XV for many years, holding the post of Housemaster to Kerrison for ten years, and supervising the Young Farmers Club. All this in addition to teaching biology and encouraging many an OF into a science based career. We extend our deepest sympathy to John’s son Richard (G 59-68) and his family.

Royal Geographical Society lecture by Simon Harby OF
Simon Harby (S 78-81) and his wife Suzi lectured at the Royal Geographical Society on December 1st 2008.

James Ruddock-Broyd reports:
The Ondaatje Theatre at the RGS was full. Simon is a Fellow and regularly attends meetings. The expedition had taken place from 2003 to 2005. Both Harbys are from Norfolk. It is thought this may be the first time an OF has given a lecture at the RGS.

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STOP PRESS : There is another opportunity to hear Simon speak about his amazing travels. He will be speaking at the College Geographical Society meeting on Tuesday 10th March 2009, in the Heaadmaster Porter Theatre at 6.45 p.m. The title given is '360° by Motorbike – Bringing Maps to Life'. The College expects a good attendance by current pupils and some parents. Any OFs will be most welcome. If you would like to attend, then please email or leave a message at reception, so that they have an idea of numbers re seating / light refreshments.

To read the Distinguished article on Simon click here.

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