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


Our man in Cairns launches first novel

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UPDATE : Chris's book has recently been reviewed in the US by Charles Remington and you can read his brilliant review by clicking here.  Watch out for Chris's next book which will contain more references to OFs!


ORIGINAL STORY : Chris Shaw (K50-56) has just published his 7th book, which is his first novel and called The Imposter.

It’s based on a true story and is set in Norfolk and France/Belgium in WW1. It starts in the year 1914 in central Norfolk, England, when young farmer Frank Matthews meets his all-time love, Gwen Bell, just before volunteering as a sniper in WW1. And just who is the mysterious discharged soldier Ken Bullen, appearing in Norfolk in 1917, intent on reclaiming his lost life and love? What happened to these two men fighting for their country in a bygone era of romance, violence, shell-shock and fragile new beginnings? The Imposter: A Norfolk Romance will reveal all…

It took Chris ten weeks to write but ten years to publish, but that’s another story.  It’s available from Amazon and Book Depository and is coming to Waterstones.


SOF supports talented hockey player

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 The SOF Trustees are pleased to have been able to support OF Taylor Ball (V02-16) in her hockey career.  Taylor is a talented hockey player currently studying at Leeds Beckett University for a BSc in Exercise and Sports Therapy.

She has provided an update on her time since leaving the College which you can read by clicking here.

We wish her all the best for the future.

OF gathering in Auckland New Zealand

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Richard Bearne (K59-62) writes :  We eventually got to meet up in Auckland with Mike Green (K60-63) visiting from the UK and Katherine Jackson (P86-91). Mike Green‘s brother was unable to come as he had to return to the UK, however there was much laughter telling tales of our time at Fram! Lovely to meet Katherine, who had much in common with my wife both being teachers. 

Katherine is in favour of having a proper OF meeting later in the year, perhaps in Rotorua or Taupo.

Click here to see a group photo and click here to see one taken at the waterfront restaurant.

OF looking for funding help with masters project

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Cam Goodhead (G10-15) writes :  For my masters degree, I will be heading out to Borneo in March, to analyse the use of drones as a new method for surveying wild orangutan populations. If you are interested in a brief overview of the project, I have created a small video talking about the project as part of a crowdfunder I set up: https://exeter.hubbub.net/p/OrangutanDroneProject/pitch/

Any help you can provide will be much appreciated.

OF Hockey Report - January 2020

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Luke Quartermaine (K11-16) reports that alongside the netball match the SOF fielded a hockey side against the recently highly acclaimed 1st XI. After a strong few days of pre-season the College must have felt somewhat confident about our less than athletic looking team.

However, read the full report here.

OF Netball Report - January 2020

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Rene Bahar (M12-17) reports that on Friday 3rd January the College 1st VII took on the Old Framlinghamians in a tightly contested netball match. The College girls, fresh from an intense day of pre-season training, started the game strongly by taking an early lead. However, not to be outdone by the youngsters, the OF’s battled their way back into the game.

Read the full report here.

Another honour for 103 year old Ken Mayhew (R29-34)

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Thanks to Colin Wigg (G48-54), we have the following based on an article in The Eastern Daily Press:

Normandy veteran, Ken Mayhew, now aged 103, has long been a keen supporter of Norwich City Football Club. The Norwich City goalkeeper during the 2019/20 season is Tim Krul, a Dutchman. In January 2020 Ken was invited as guest of honour to the away match versus Tottenham Hotspur, at the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium. And a special event ensued. 

Click here to read more.

Click here to see video of the presentation  (You will need a Twitter account to watch)

SOF London Supper Report - 23 January 2020

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Alex Henney (Z84-95) organised a great first SOF London Supper at The Lansdowne Club.  34 attended and as well as enjoying good food and good company also enjoyed some excellent speakers, particularly distinguished OF Nigel Parson (R64-68).

You can read the full report and see lots of photos taken by Ruth Elwood by clicking here.

Daisy Cooper (P97-99) becomes 4th ever OF MP

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Congratulations to OF Daisy Cooper who was elected as a Lib Dem MP for St Albans in the recent general election and in January 2020 has been appointed their spokesperson on justice, culture, media and sport .  

Click here to read a brief biography of her life, which has now been added to the Distinguished section of this website.

SOF London Supper - The Lansdowne Club - 23 January 2020

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Alex Henney (Z84-95) has kindly taken over the organisation of future London Suppers and has found a fabulous new location at The Lansdowne Club, 9 Fitzmaurice Place, London. W1J 5JD on Thursday, January 23rd 2020.

The meal will cost £45 each, excluding drinks, payable in advance.  The first 10 to apply and pay who are under 30 will only pay 50% of their Supper cost. There are a finite number of supper tickets available. Last date for booking is Thursday, 16th January 2020.

For more information please visit the Events page or click here.