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

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Out of the Ashes: The OF finding a ski-holiday silver lining between Brexit and Covid

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Nikki White (V91-98) and a friend decided to change their luck. Watching as the ‘perfect storm’ of COVID-19 and Brexit ripped through their home ski resort of Tignes, they saw the ski industry they had been part of for decades come to a halt. Tour operators no longer had rights; British tourists couldn’t travel due to border restrictions; bars and restaurants in the area were forced to close; and the usual atmosphere of the winter resort was reduced to a no man’s land.

If you’d like to read more about how Nikki founded Peak Feeling out of the ashes of a troubled industry, then click here.



OF Rifle Club - some shooting finally underway

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They were at Bisley at last to shoot competitively, in the annual Q-Match against four teams of Old Boys, for the first time since we thought Covid-19 was a character in Dr Who.  The excitement was tangible but would the results match?

Click here for the full report and more photos.



David Bellamy (G51-60) Memorial Service

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 David died on 9 April 2020 and Michael Smy has just advised that a Memorial Service has been arranged for 3 pm Sunday 5th September 2021 at St Michael's Church, Mount Road, Theydon Mount, Epping, CM16 7PP with refreshments afterwards at Theydon Bois Golf Club, CM16 4EH.



OFGS vs Old Ipswichians - July 2021

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Barry Hitchcock writes : A resumption of the fixture against the OIs took place at Ipswich Golf Club on Monday, 26th July 2021 and despite a near perfect day, on a near perfect golf course, we lost the match lost 2-4

Click here to see the full report.

 

 



OF Golf Society News - Cyril Gray 2021 report

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David Turnbull reports that the OF Golf Society has been busy again with Cyril Gray in late June 2021.

We were paired against Trent in first rounds and lost 1/2 : 2 1/2.  The following morning, we were drawn against Dulwich in the 1st round of the plate competition and lost 1:2. Read the full report and photos by clicking here.



Society Welcomes Its Latest Moreau Leaving Scholars

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As usual, the Scholarship Selection Panel was faced with a tough challenge in selecting just two young people from a very impressive short-list of applicants for this year’s scholarships. However, the final interviews left them in no doubt that they should select Georgie Cantrell and Oscar Endean as winners of this prestigious and important Society role.

Apart from the financial aspect of the award, Georgie and Oscar have already become members of our SOF Council and join Luke Quartermaine on the Young OFs committee. Ele Williamson (M 2013-15) and Rob Norman (S 2002-07) – both of them former Moreau Scholars – have kindly agreed to be mentors to Georgie and Oscar.

You can read all about the Moreau Leaving Scholarships by following this link.



David Larter biography now available

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Richard Sayer (S56-61) has complete a wonderful biography on OF David Larter (R51-57), the only OF so far to play test cricket for England

The story is told through the observations of David and of those who knew him, 24 of them being cricketers who played with or against him, including five England captains. Beautifully designed by OF Chris Keeble (S53-59), the book is enhanced by numerous photographs, including 280 colour pages- click here for flyer.

The book has now been published at £20 including postage. To reserve a copy signed by David, please email Richard Sayer at Sayer@suffolkskies15.co.uk



5th OF Germany Reunion - 4 September 2021 - CANCELLED

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Sadly the Covid sitation in Germany has meant this reunion has had to be cancelled, our thanks to Kim for all her work in trying to organise this event.

Kim Dickel (M97-98) and her co-organiser Johannes Troger (R96-98) would be delighted to welcome OFs to Germany on Saturday 4 September 2021 in Heidelberg.

Please click here to read the full invitation that has been sent out to all OFs in Germany and is open to any OF around the world who fancies joining.

Huge thanks to Kim and Johannes for organising this again and lets hope after this challenging 18 months a face to face OF reunion can take place for the first time since January 2020!

Anyone interested please email Kim.



OF Golfers meet up at last in 2021

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David Turnbull reports that the OF Golf Society has at last managed to meet with a field of 20 players at their Spring Meeting.

Click here to read the report.



OF London Supper is latest event to be cancelled

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Alex Henney, organiser, writes: Following the delay in going to Step 4 and the continuing uncertainty over meeting indoors in a Covid secure way, we have decided to cancel the planned London Supper on 22 July 2021.  All those who have paid for places will receive a full refund from Kate in due course.

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