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



SD photo - December 2020
Simon Dougherty, SOF President writes:  As Christmas approaches, I write to wish all Old Framlinghamians a Happy Christmas and a safe and secure New Year!

Please read my Christmas Message and update by clicking here.

OFGS Autumn Golf Activity

Golf Society Logo
David Turnbull has provided news about some OFGS golf that was played in the Autumn 2020 after a most frustrating six months of inactivity :

Report on 18 September 2020 meeting

Report on OFGS vs Aldeburgh Golf Club 2020

Report on OFGS vs College in autumn 2020

Framlingham College Virtual Service of Lessons and Carols

Carol Concert 2020
Kate Jackson writes:  Please join us for our Framlingham College Virtual Service of Lessons and Carols which will be live-streamed from The College Chapel, on Wednesday 16th December at 14.30pm.

Click here for the link which will be available to watch afterwards as well, if you can't make it live.

Click here for the link to the order of service.


College Crest
Simon Dougherty, SOF President writes:  After taking into account the latest Government advice and speaking with the RAF Club, it has been decided to hold the London Council Meeting (and the associated Trustee and Finance Committee Meetings) planned for 26 January 2021 virtually using ZOOM.  The associated London Supper at the RAF Club has been cancelled.

Full details for the meetings, including joining instructions, will be sent to those involved in the New Year.

5th OF Germany Reunion - Save The Date

2021 German OF Dinner Save the Date - Heidelberg Schloss - photo - small
Kim Dickel (M97-98) has once again started planning an OF reunion in Germany in 2021.  It will be on Saturday 4 September 2021 in Heidelberg.

Please click here to read the full Save the Date that Kim has sent out to all OFs in Germany.

Huge thanks to Kim for organising this again and lets hope after this challenging year that many OF Reunions occur again in the UK and around the world.

Anyone interested please email Kim.

OF published memoirs during lockdown in Spain

Ian Foster - front cover - small
Ian Foster (K46-53) writes from Mallorca in Spain saying that during Lockdown he has written and published his memoirs.  These include his thoughts about his time at the College from being a new boy in 1946.

The book can be read online for free or purchased (no profit for Ian) via Blurb and here is the link.  The chapter on his time at the College starts at page 29


The front cover of the book, shown here, is a picture of his current waterfront home in Mallorca.

OF opens virtual print fair

Jack Bullen - photo
Jack Bullen (G03-08) has been in touch about the Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair which he set up in November 2016 with his wife.   He is a printmaker and keen to promote a medium that is very often overlooked and miss-understood. This annual fair showcases how rich, dynamic and innovative the printmaking scene is.

This year, like lots of other events, the physical fair had to be cancelled, but instead it has been launched from 12 November 2020 as a completely virtual entity until 13th December.

You can view the fair for free here.

Anyone interested can please email him.

SOF Appoints Our Latest Moreau Leaving Scholars

Moreau 2020 - Sam and Amelia - small
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.