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

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Two former pupils launch magazine

Cressi Sowerbutts and Georgie Clarke Gifford - magazine - small
Two former pupils have recently launched the first edition of a new specialist print publication. Get A Life magazine aims to provide creative and relatable material to people who have been diagnosed with cancer. The publication is also aimed at people who have suffered with coronavirus, either through the illness itself or the impact of confinement on their mental health. The publication came about after Cressi Sowerbutts (P02-15) was treated for leukaemia a few years ago and found there was an absence of engaging reading materials, which represented her situation, when she was undergoing treatment. 

Cressie asked Georgie Clarke-Gifford (V01-15), who have been friends since childhood, to help with the design aspects of the magazine.

Click here to see the full story on the FC website.



Booklet produced on importance of 22 August

James Ruddock-Broyd - A Grindelwald-Belvedere Story - front cover
Some OFs may be amused to read a small booklet put together by James Ruddock-Broyd (G46-52) on the significance of 22 August to his family.   Click here to have a read.

The book has been beautifully designed and put together by fellow OF Chris Keeble (S53-59) for which James is very grateful.



CANCELLATION OF ANNUAL DINNER 2021 AND ARRANGEMENTS FOR AGM - 27 MARCH 2021

College Crest
Simon Dougherty, SOF President writes:  Due to the current COVID-19 situation, it has been decided to cancel the Society of Old Framlinghamians Annual Dinner which had been planned to take place at Framlingham College on 27 March 2021.

The Annual General Meeting will take place on 27 March 2021 commencing at 6.15pm as previously published in The Framlinghamian.  It will be held on ZOOM.  Full details, including an invitation to join the meeting, have been sent to all members with an email address.  Please click here to see Event page for the various accompanying documents, including the signed off accounts.



Hobbies during lockdown

Mike Bullock - model cars - small
We received a great story from Mike Bullock (R55-59) in South Africa.  He has kept busy with his hobby of making model cars out of wood.  He made a model of a Model T Ford from pieces of scrap Tambootie, which is a Lowveld hardwood.  Click here for a photo.

He then made a model of the first petrol driven motor vehicle by Daimler Benz, also from scrap tambootie timber, which you will see has a lovely grain but is apparently toxic when burnt. Click here for a photo. 

The “plans” came from images off the internet and they are not to the same scale. He also made a model of his first car an MGTC so he now has 3 model cars, one for each of his grandsons.

We would love to hear what other hobbies have flourished during lockdown.



OF making a name for himself in the fashion industry

GEORGE LUARD FYSON GOODIN - photo
Eagle eyed Bryan Pearson (S45-47) in Hawaii spotted an article in the EADT in January 2021 featuring the amazing modelling career of George Goodin (G02-16).  Known in the industry by his middle names 'Luard Fyson', he has travelled all over the world while walking for some of the fashion world's biggest designers. After the College he studied fashion journalism at the University for the Creative Arts in London.

Click here for a link to the full article.



OF featured on the soundtrack to a new Hollywood movie

Wonder Woman 1984 - photo - small
Internationally acclaimed classical singer Christina Johnston (V01-06), who has graced opera stages all over the world, is performing on the soundtrack of Wonder Woman 1984 which stars Gal Gadot in the title role. Christina is featured in a piece called Voi Che Sapete from Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro. While cinemas are shut you will be able to hear her performance in the film on demand from various platforms from 13 January 2021. 

Christina’s success in getting this role follows a year in which she has held a series of weekly virtual shows online.  Click here for her YouTube channel which contains all the online concerts she has performed. 

Click here to see recent article in the East Anglian Daily Times



2020 Framlinghamian is digitally published

Framlinghamian 2020 - front cover - small
 We are delighted to provide a link to this year's The Framlinghamian - click here!

Due to historic year we have had, this will only be available digitally and not in printed format so enjoy some good reading over the Christmas period.  We would recommend that once you have clicked on the link that you view in "full screen" mode and click once to magnify.  If you prefer there is the option to download a full copy as a pdf, but be aware it's 145Mb.



CHRISTMAS MESSAGE AND UPDATE

SD photo - December 2020
Simon Dougherty, SOF President writes:  As Christmas approaches, I write to wish all Old Framlinghamians a Happy Christmas and a safe and secure New Year!

Please read my Christmas Message and update by clicking here.



OFGS Autumn Golf Activity

Golf Society Logo
David Turnbull has provided news about some OFGS golf that was played in the Autumn 2020 after a most frustrating six months of inactivity :

Report on 18 September 2020 meeting

Report on OFGS vs Aldeburgh Golf Club 2020

Report on OFGS vs College in autumn 2020



Framlingham College Virtual Service of Lessons and Carols

Carol Concert 2020
Kate Jackson writes:  Please join us for our Framlingham College Virtual Service of Lessons and Carols which will be live-streamed from The College Chapel, on Wednesday 16th December at 14.30pm.

Click here for the link which will be available to watch afterwards as well, if you can't make it live.

Click here for the link to the order of service.