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

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Christina Johnston - Opera star comes to East Anglia
Christina Johnson - Photo
Christina Johnston (V01-06)writes “I will be performing for one time in East Anglia in 2015. I will be singing on the 18th April in Norwich at St Peter Mancroft Church at 7:30pm. I was asked by Robert Goodrich and Wymondham Choral Society who I will be performing with. We will perform Schubert's mass in G, Robert Goodrich's Requiem and also Laudate Dominum, Mozart (which will be on my debut album). It will be so lovely to sing on home turf again!”.

For more details click here .

Click Read More to read more about Christina’s busy 2015.

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OF is President of Women’s Cambridge crew
Caroline Reid - 2015 boat race picture - cropped
Sporting history will be made on Saturday 11 April 2015 when The BNY Mellon Boat Race is joined on the Tideway for the first time by The Newton Women’s Boat Race. The Women’s Cambridge crew President is OF Caroline Reid (V03-09).

Click here to see photo of Caroline (right) holding the cup with the Oxford President.

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OF in winning U20 England Rugby Team
Will Owen (G2006-11) - photo 2015
Will Owen (G2006-11) made his debut for the England U20 rugby team in February 2014 (click Read More to see original article) In March 2015 he was a member of the team that regained the U20 Six Nations title after securing a 24-11 victory over France in a winner-takes-all clash in Brighton.

Click here to see team photo with Will 2nd from left at front.





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Quilibets Cricket Week 2015
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Tom Huggins (Marketing Officer at the College) writes “As the sun is finally out, I would like to draw your attention to the annual Quilibets Cricket Week (w/c Monday 13th July 2015). I am currently looking for players to play in the following matches against the teams below"

Monday 13th July - Old Ipswichians
Tuesday 14th July – Gentlemen of Cambridge [Captained by Will Earl (R87-92)]
Wednesday 15th July – College Invitation XI [Captained by Ben France]
Thursday 16th July – Bedouins CC from Highgate
Friday 17th July – Emeriti CC from Hertfordshire


Format: 11.30am start / Buffet Lunch / Buffet Tea / Cash Bar
Match Fee: £17.50

Please email Tom (thuggins@framcollege.co.uk) to confirm your availability.

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Murder Mystery production by FADS at the College
College Crest
The Framlingham Amateur Dramatic Society present ‘Houseguest’ as their spring production, from Wednesday 15 – Saturday 18 April 2015 in the Headmaster Porter Theatre.

For the first time in several years the FADS play is a murder mystery. House Guest is written by Francis Durbridge, famous for his nerve jangling thrillers in the 1950s and 1960s on the BBC. And this is no exception! House Guest will take you on a journey, which twists and turns, as you try to work out why a man, who for initially unexplained reasons, wants to stay with the owners of the house. Before long there are two or three dead bodies on stage and so it continues with intrigue and mystery, for you to solve.

Tony Lawrence (Hon OF) is directing with some well-known members of FADS taking lead roles.

Click here to see full details and how to get tickets.

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Overseas OFs celebrate 150th Anniversary in style
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As well as all the events in the UK to celebrate 150th anniversary of the first boys going to the College in April 1865, OFs around the world have come forward to organise events. We thank them hugely for taking on this task which some have likened to “herding cats”! In March they are gathering in Mallorca Spain and in Hong Kong China . In April they are gathering in Johannesburg South Africa , in Dubai , in Sydney Australia and in San Diego USA . In July they are meeting in Hamburg Germany and Toronto Canada . Click on any of the links for more details.

In addition to these events we are still hopeful of announcing OF gatherings in Vancouver Canada, Brussels Belgium, Cayman Islands and Kuala Lumpur Malaysia (May). If any OF is interested in organising an event in their country to mark 150th anniversary then please get in touch with the Overseas Bag Editor Chris Essex who will supply all the help he can. We hope these initial events will lead to regular events being held in these countries in the future.

Finally if there are any OFs in the UK and around the world who may be able to attend one of these events, then please get in touch with the organiser who I’m sure would be delighted for you to join them.

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150th Merchandise - more items added
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To mark 150th anniversary, the College have a number of items that are available to purchase.

Firstly copies of On an Eminence are available at just £35 plus £4.50 p&p or free collection. While also looking at the early history of the College, much of the book focusses on the last fifty years, right up to the present day.

Secondly the College has cases of Albert Memorial Ale - so popular they're now on the second batch! This beer has been specially brewed by Earl Soham Breweries to again commemorate the 150th anniversary. A case of 12 is available for £30 - collection only.

Next the College has umbrellas for sale at £25 plus £3.98 p&p or free collection from either the College or Brandeston Hall.

Finally there are also 150 pairs of cufflinks being made, designed and ordered by a current student, to celebrate the 150thanniversary. They are available at a cost of £50 plus £3.98 p&p or free collection from either the College or Brandeston Hall.

If you would like any of these items please follow the link to the College website framlinghambrandeston.fluencycms.co.uk/school-shop.

and if you require delivery contact Reception at the College by emailing reception@framcollege.co.uk or ringing (+44) (0)1728 727256

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Inaugural Devon & Cornwall OF Supper

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After some cajoling by the President, James Liell (S53-60) and Colin Mickelwright (S55-59), were persuaded to try and organise a Devon and Cornwall OF gathering. Both had had little idea how many OF's of any generation lived that far south west and probably as far away from Framlingham as anywhere in England.

Click here to read of a highly successful and enjoyable evening, that will be repeated again next year in Cornwall. The article finishes with a group photo taken at the end of the evening.

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Group Captain Percy Pickard DSO** DFC (G26-32)
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UPDATE :As a result of the article appearing, Brian Rosen contacted France’s English-Language Newspaper “The Connexion” and on 27 February 2015 they published this story to tie in with a TV programme that night on French channel RMC.

ORIGINAL ARTICLE : For those of you interested in the amazing exploits of Group Captain Percy Pickard DSO** DFC (G26-32) and in particular the raid on Amiens Jail, might like to read an article written by Bill Collard (S55-58) and published by editor Brian Rosen (S40-46) in the Royal Air Force Association Newsletter - Lyon Branch. You will read that a campaign is underway for Pickard to be posthumously awarded the French Legion d'Honneur and the Croix due Guerre and perhaps one day the VC that was denied him at the time.

You can read the [g2bridge:12111 downloadLink:article] on pages 29-32 of the full distinguished biography on Pickard’s amazing life.

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Moreau Scholars: Just Doing Their Thing

Keen observers of the Moreau Leaving Scholarships programme may recall that, in 2013, the Society awarded three scholarships rather than the more usual two, because the selectors were so impressed by the qualities of the short-listed candidates, they found they couldn't reasonably exclude any one of them. Eighteen months later, Jasper Maberly, Charlotte Gower and Alex Myers-Allen have each been extraordinarily busy developing their future careers, but have always found time to keep in touch with each other and the rest of their year group.

Just after the new year, they had a great response from a host of 2013 leavers (and a good few others) for an impromptu gatheriing at The Crown Hotel, Framlingham.

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