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


SOF Council Meeting goes ahead

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SOF President, Simon Dougherty, writes : The Autumn SOF Council Meeting was held on Zoom on Tuesday 13 October 2020 as the COVID-19 Pandemic prevented it being held at Framlingham College in conjunction with the Suffolk Supper, which has been cancelled. Simon Dougherty, SOF President , took the chair and 19 attended.  Provisional arrangements have been made for the next meeting of the SOF Council to be held in London on 26 January 2021, but this is completely dependant on the COVID-19 situation nearer the time.

SOF Suffolk Supper - CANCELLED

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SOF President, Simon Dougherty, writes : The SOF Suffolk Supper and its associated meetings planned for 17 October 2020 have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Virtual meetings will be held on Zoom on 13 October 2020 for Trustees, the Finance Committee and Council.  The SOF Members involved have been notified by email.

Chris Shaw publishes 2nd novel

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Chris Shaw (K51-56), not content with one successful novel The Imposter he has released on 17 August his new book titled Counterpunch. It’s the story of a young, London boxer who makes it to World Champion. There are lots of twist and turns that include the FBI, SAS, and police officers on two continents. Chris says “It packs a real punch from the first page (sorry!) and every competitive sportsperson will enjoy this book.”

Its available on Amazon via this link and see the attached sheet.

He now has a huge promotion job ahead of him to all the gyms and boxing establishments around the world to promote the book from his desk in Cairns Australia and he wonders how Charles Dickens got on with quill pens and no email/internet?

Peter Rodulfo (R70-75) is staging another exhibition of his art

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Peter will be having an exhibition of his recent work entitled ‘From Trinidad to Great Yarmouth’ at the Chappel Galleries in Great Yarmouth from 5th September to 4th October, 2020 on Wednesday to Sundays 10am to 5pm or by appointment.

Here is a link to the exhibition with details of his paintings and prices http://www.chappelgalleries.co.uk/exhibitions-11/peter-rodulfo/peter-rodulfo.htm

Virtual Speech Day 2020 at the College

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We thought you might be interested to see the unique virtual Speech Days on 3 July 2020. 

Please click this link for the College Speech Day

Please click this link for the FCPS Speech Day

The Framlinghamian 2020 - Call for Video Clips

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SOF President – Simon Dougherty writes:  Framlingham College have understandably decided that The Framlinghamian 2020 will now be published in digital format only in September, following the COVID-19 lockdown and adjustment to on line schooling, initiated since March.

The digital format provides an opportunity to include video content suitable for publication in a school magazine alongside the usual editorial text and images.  All OFs are invited to address any questions and to send short video clips to for consideration to: president@oldframlinghamian.com.  

Any textural content and jpeg images that have not already been forwarded to a section editor should be sent to gensec@oldframlinghamian.com.  Please note that the NEW deadline for all contributions is 31st July 2020 – but the sooner material is received, the better! The OF section editors and other regular contributors have already been notified of the changes to the publication date and format by email. 

SOF Council & Supper - July 2020

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SOF President writes : The SOF London Supper and its associated meetings planned for 21 July 2020 have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation.  Virtual meetings will be held on Zoom on 21 July 2020 for Trustees, the Finance Committee and Council.  The SOF Members involved have been notified by email.

John Pemberton (Hon OF) 100th Birthday

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UPDATE : We are sad to report that Mike has been in touch to let us know that his father died on 11 May 2020. We believe he may have been the last of the original teachers at Brandeston when it opened in 1948.

ORIGINAL : Michael Pemberton (G57-68) was in touch to let us know that his father had a great time on 14 August 2019, celebrating his 100th birthday.  John was at Brandeston from its opening in 1948 through to 1971 and now lives in Yorkshire.

Click here to see a full report and some wonderful photos including a couple contributed by good friend Norman Porter (K50-57).

Death of Michael Spencer (R51-58)

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It is with great sadness that we have to inform you of the sudden death of Michael Anthony Gordon Spencer (R51-58) who died suddenly on 22 April 2020 aged 80. He was a retired export director for Dunlop and Tenza.

He had been a fine all round sportsman, a stalwart of OFGS for many years, a regular member of the Halford Hewitt team and Captain of the Society in 1996.  He was still a regular attendee at OFGS meetings and matches and was always a joy to play with.

He was a member of Ipswich Golf Club at Purdis Heath and had recently been Club Captain. He will be sorely missed.

Here’s a link to a notice in the Times.

College interviews

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During this period of lockdown and the College being closed, there are a series of interviews been done with OFs and others by Principal Louise North and Mark Robinson.  Four have been done and recorded so far and 2 of these were with OFs Imogen Slaughter (V92-94) and Dr David Bull (Z80-87).

If OFs are interested in watching these interviews then click here for the College Youtube channel.  More interviews will be added over the coming weeks.