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


SOF Appoints Our Latest Moreau Leaving Scholars

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The fifteenth year of the Moreau Leaving Scholarships programme has, like so much else, been much affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The selectors had just got to the point of shortlisting five candidates from the thirteen applicants, when the first lockdown came into effect.

After hopes of face-to-face selection interviews were dashed, over the summer, interviews were recently held via Zoom, and we’re very pleased to welcome Sam Ponty and Amelia Slater as our latest Moreau Leaving Scholars.

They’ve already been in action, setting up a Facebook Group for their leaving-group and are looking forward to taking up their SOF Council Membership.

Sam is presently at Keele University, where he’s started his degree in medicine – though he’s had to spend far too much time rather isolated in his halls of residence. Amelia should have been in Fiji, by now, where she would have joined “Think Pacific”, which runs volunteer programmes in conjunction with the Government of Fiji. Instead, she’s currently working two jobs from home, and hopes to go to University next year, and pursue a career in a creative design business.

Remembrance Sunday 2020 - join on YouTube

Remembrance Sunday 2020
Framlingham College would be delighted if you would join us for our Service of Remembrance on Sunday 8th November at 10.30am.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the service will be streamed live on our YouTube channel from the Chapel.

General The Lord Richard Dannatt GCB, CBE, MC, DL will be our guest preacher.

Please see the Order of Service by clicking here.

Click this link to join us: https://youtu.be/p4eBEuqvLTw

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).