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


Tom Jarrold - Fram's Winter-Olympics Prospect
Tom Joined Framlingham College last September, having already completed a successful introductory season with the British Ski Academy at Chamonix. The thirteen-year-old's now well into his second season, and has just returned from his first race meeting, where he confirmed his position amongst the top group in the country for his age.

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Two OFs in the News
The Sunday Telegraph dated 25th February 2007 had an article about the "Cock-up Club" based in the Folly Wine Bar, Petersfield, Hampshire. The club celebrates "curiosity, passion and cock-up". Two OFs, Richard Vaughan-Griffith K60-64 and Charles Blackmore K65-75, were founder members. As both of these are also listed in the Distinguished OFs, you might expect them to have some extreme passion for adventure to qualify. Perhaps they exemplify the description of another great adventurer, Miles Smeeton, who was once described by his commanding officer as "having enormous capacity for getting out of very difficult situations ....... that he perhaps should not have got into in the first place".

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Anthony Rosen publishes autobiography for charity
Anthony Rosen (S40-48) has written his autobiography - "An Unordinary Life - Memoirs of Anthony Rosen". The book is available from www.amazon.co.uk or the publisher www.roundtuitpublishing.co.uk, with all profits going to the Naomi House Children's Hospice.

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Hammer of the Scots - Hancock's try remembered
The Daily Telegraph dated 1st February 2007 featured an article named "Hammer of the Scots" that recalled the five greatest tries scored against Scotland by the England Rugby team. Of course, the famous 1965 try by Andy Hancock S52-57 was amongst these. See our article on Hancock from February 2005 and listen to the commentary of the try!

Brian Aldiss on Desert Island Discs
Brian Aldiss (36-39), the famous science-fiction writer who was awarded the OBE in June 2005, was a guest on Radio 4 Desert Island Discs on Sunday morning 28 January 2007 11:15-12:00 and repeated on Friday morning 2 February 2007 9:00-9:45.

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Kenneth Kester Knight K32-38 : 1921-2007
All Old Framlinghamians, particularly the Officers and Council Members of the Society, will be much saddened to hear of the death of Kenneth Knight (K32-38), Governor of the College (73-92), Past President (68), Trustee of the Society (68-91), Council Member since 1951 and Finance Committee (55-91). He was a wonderful supporter of all things Framlinghamian. Ken's grandson, Simon Stacpoole (90-02), informed us that he died on Saturday 20th January.

The funeral was at St Margaret’s Church, Bolton Lane, Ipswich at 12-00 midday on Thursday 1st February. Donations if desired may be made to the Motor Neurone Disease Association - Ken’s son, Tony K63-72, died of this disease in 2002. It was only about a year ago that Ken’s wife Pat died. Ken’s funeral was held in the same church. The Funeral Directors are Farthing, Singleton and Hastings, 644- 650, Woodbridge Rd., Ipswich. 01473 272711.

An obituary will follow later.

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New Civil Engineer Graduate of the Year Runner-Up - Appeal for Support
Robin Campbell (K 1993-2000), now employed by Arup, was runner-up at the New Civil Engineer Graduate 2006 Awards.

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Bob Courtice former College Maths master dies
Lt. Col. Bob Courtice, a College Maths master for fourteen years from 1968 to 1982, died at home after a short illness, on November 24, 2006.

His funeral service was at St. Michael's Church, Framlingham, on Monday, December 4, at 2.00 p.m., followed by private cremation.

Notice in East Anglian Daily Times said:

Family flowers only please. Donations if desired to R.N.L.I. c/o. Moore Bros., 13 Station Road, Framlingham, Suffolk IP13 9EA.

Stylish Opening for Headmaster Porter Theatre
A good handful of Old Framlinghamians, local dignitaries, College and Brandeston students packed into the new Headmaster Porter theatre in the Athlone Hall on Tuesday 14th November to see the Earl of Wessex unveil a plaque commemorating the event.

Update 26th November - Registered Members can view one of the Scenes via the associated story on Les Miserables - but only after logging in.

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Searching for 1967 Green Book Register for Research into Distinguished OFs
Update 11 Nov 2006 - In a tribute to Remembrance Day, Chis has substantially completed a section in the Distinguished OFs to "Those Who Made The Ultimate Sacrifice".

Update 31 Oct 2006 - Many thanks to everyone who offered a copy of the Green Book Register (and for pointing out that it is 1968 not 1967 - oops!). We still need feedback for potential names for inclusion in the Distinguished OFs - the list is growing, thanks to some fantastic research by Chris Essex.

Original News - 30 Sept 2006 Does anyone have a spare copy of the 1967 Green Book SOF Register? Chris Essex has joined the website team and is doing some fabulous research into Distinguished OFs
(Follow the link or go to "People" on the banner above and then select the "Distinguished OF" tab to see Chris' initial list). However, his research is hampered by lack of access to the 1967 Green Book Register.

If anyone has a spare copy to give or lend, and Chris says he will happily collect, then please email the Website Team..

There is a lot of work to do in searching out and researching Distinguished OFs, so if you can spare a bit of time to take on a project, then please email Chris Essex at the Website Team.