Distinguished Old Framlinghamians

Framlingham is rooted in the county of Suffolk, but Framlinghamians have spanned the world from the age of Empire, through times of conflict and into the modern era, in pursuit of trade and adventure. There are those who have made their mark in business, sports, academics, as artists and writers, in agriculture, in the services, the media and in the world of entertainment. You can learn about them here, and you can nominate additions.

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Professor Arthur John Schofield

Professor Arthur John Schofield (Ziegele 1978-1981)

After university he started working for English Heritage, remaining there for 21 years before leaving in 2010 to take up the post... Read more

After university he started working for English Heritage, remaining there for 21 years before leaving in 2010 to take up the post of Director of Studies in Cultural Heritage Management at the University of York. In October 2012 he took over as Head of Department and in July 2015 was appointed Professor with effect from October 2015.

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Professor David Matthew Hansell

Professor David Matthew Hansell (Garrett 1966-1975)

He went to King’s College, London and then trained to be a doctor at Westminster Medical School. Royal Brompton Hospital appointed him... Read more

He went to King’s College, London and then trained to be a doctor at Westminster Medical School. Royal Brompton Hospital appointed him consultant radiologist in 1989, where he developed one of the first ‘filmless’ radiology departments in the UK in the mid-1990s. He was appointed Professor of Thoracic Imaging, Imperial College, London in 1998. His primary specialty is radiology of the lungs. He has been President of the European Society of Thoracic Imaging. He is the senior author of a highly acclaimed textbook “Imaging of Diseases of the Chest” (2005), the Editor of Clinical Radiology from 2002-2006 and the author or co-author of more than 200 papers listed on the PubMed database.

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Professor Thomas Matthew Story Wolever

Professor Thomas Matthew Story Wolever (Rendlesham 1971-1972)

After attending the College as an English Speaking Exchange Student, he received his medical training in Oxford University, followed by a PhD... Read more

After attending the College as an English Speaking Exchange Student, he received his medical training in Oxford University, followed by a PhD from the University of Toronto and a Doctorate in Medicine from Oxford University. He is presently Professor and Acting Chair of the Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. He is a recognized national and international expert in the area of dietary carbohydrates. He has written and co-written a number of books on the subject.

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Professor Robert Michael Ker Fox

Professor Robert Michael Ker Fox (Rendlesham 1966-1971)

He has had a distinguished academic career around the world. In 2013 he was appointed Professor and Deputy Director of Learning and... Read more

He has had a distinguished academic career around the world. In 2013 he was appointed Professor and Deputy Director of Learning and Teaching Unit at The University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia. He also holds concurrent appointments as Honorary Professor, Faculty of Education, HKU and Adjunct Professor of Innovation in Higher Education, School of Education, UNSW. His research interests focus on technological practice and change; teacher professional development; innovative use of new technology; blended learning and MOOCs; and the impact of technology on physical learning environments.

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Air Vice-Marshal Simon Robert Charles Dougherty MBE

Air Vice-Marshal Simon Robert Charles Dougherty MBE (Garrett 1960-1967)

Promoted to Air Vice-Marshal on appointment as Director-General of Medical Services (Royal Air Force) in September 2004. He served as an Honorary... Read more

Promoted to Air Vice-Marshal on appointment as Director-General of Medical Services (Royal Air Force) in September 2004. He served as an Honorary Physician to Her Majesty the Queen from 2002 to 2009. From 2009 to 2019, he was Honorary Air Commodore of No 4626 Squadron Royal Auxiliary Air Force. He was appointed Officer Brother of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem in 1991. He was awarded an MBE (Civilian) in 2020 in recognition of his voluntary service with the RAF Benevolent Fund. He has served as a Trustee of the Headley Court Charity and the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund and as a Governor of Royal Star and Garter Charity.

He was a Governor of Framlingham College from 2008-2022 and was President of the Society of Old Framlinghamians from 2011-2013 and again from 2019-2021.

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Professor Nicholas Rutter

Professor Nicholas Rutter (Stradbroke 1955-1963)

He has published over 100 research and teaching papers and book chapters in the field of paediatrics. In 1994 he was made... Read more

He has published over 100 research and teaching papers and book chapters in the field of paediatrics. In 1994 he was made Professor of Paediatric Medicine. He is an honorary life member of the British Association of Perinatal Medicine and the Neonatal Society. He retired in 2005, remaining an Emeritus Professor. He died on 8 June 2019 and you can read a great tribute to him by Professor Sir Terence Stephenson.

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Professor Allan Charles Dayler Brown (Stradbroke 1957-1962)

After leaving the College went to Birmingham University to study medicine and went on to become a member of the Royal College... Read more

After leaving the College went to Birmingham University to study medicine and went on to become a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists. He is currently Associate Professor Emeritus, Department of Anaesthesiology and Associate Professor Emeritus, Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Michigan.

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Professor Neville Alexander Marsh (Stradbroke 1953-1961)

He qualified at Kings College London and the Royal London Hospital before going to Australia as Head of the Anatomy and Physiology... Read more

He qualified at Kings College London and the Royal London Hospital before going to Australia as Head of the Anatomy and Physiology Department in Brisbane. He then moved to Adelaide University where he became acting Vice Chancellor. His background is cardiovascular physiology and his research interest is bleeding disorders cause by snake bite! In his home town of Watford, he founded in the 1970s an amateur arts centre in a Victorian pumping station and the Pump House continues to thrive after over 40 years.

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Professor John Iliffe (Garrett 1952-1957)

He had a distinguished academic career and publish a number of books. He was appointed Professor of African History at St John’s... Read more

He had a distinguished academic career and publish a number of books. He was appointed Professor of African History at St John’s College, Cambridge in 1990.

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Professor Charles Edward Rossiter

Professor Charles Edward Rossiter (Stradbroke 1949-1955)

From 1989 till 2015 he has been Emeritus Professor of Occupational Health at the University of London and Chairman of the Joint... Read more

From 1989 till 2015 he has been Emeritus Professor of Occupational Health at the University of London and Chairman of the Joint European Medical Research Board. In 1990 he obtained a Doctor of Science in Medicine at the University of London, followed by a Batchelor of Science from the Open University in 1996. He was author or co-author of some 120 research papers, primarily on occupational health and on pregnancy outcome in Nigeria. He died in 2017 in South Africa.

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Professor Gareth Lloyd Williams

Professor Gareth Lloyd Williams (Kerrison 1946-1954)

He established an international reputation for analysis of the impact of government funding on universities.  His research with future Education Minister, Tessa... Read more

He established an international reputation for analysis of the impact of government funding on universities.  His research with future Education Minister, Tessa Blackstone, for the Leverholm Trust and the Society for Research into Higher Education resulted in Response to Adversity: Higher Education in a harsh climate. (1983).  As Professional of Educational Administration, University of London, he was Founding Director, Centre of Higher Education Studies. He was acclaimed as an “inspirational teacher”, and as someone who had “made a huge contribution to educational research and policy analysis”.

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Mr Michael Leon Mullender MBE (Garrett 1942-1950)

He was a physicist with the UK Atomic Energy Authority at Aldermaston and was awarded the MBE in 1983 for services to... Read more

He was a physicist with the UK Atomic Energy Authority at Aldermaston and was awarded the MBE in 1983 for services to the Ministry of Defence and for voluntary work with young people, having been involved in scouting for over 60 years.  He died in 2016.

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Mr Paul Griffin MBE, MA(Cantab)

Mr Paul Griffin MBE, MA(Cantab) (Garrett 1935-1940)

He had a distinguished teaching career and winner of numerous literary prizes. Was awarded the MBE in 1961.

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Air Vice-Marshal Peter Francis King CB OBE

Air Vice-Marshal Peter Francis King CB OBE (Stradbroke 1936-1939)

Rose to the rank of Air Vice-Marshal in the RAF Medical Branch, specialising in Otorhinolaryngology. In 1964 he was appointed OBE and... Read more

Rose to the rank of Air Vice-Marshal in the RAF Medical Branch, specialising in Otorhinolaryngology. In 1964 he was appointed OBE and in 1987 was created a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) and Commander of the Order of St John. From 1979 to 1987 he was an Honorary Surgeon to HM the Queen. Is recognised as the co-descriptor of the “King-Kopetzky Syndrome”. Also past Vice-President of the Royal National Institute for the Deaf. Also taught Simon Dougherty (G60-67) – see below.

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Mr Benjamin William Fickling CBE FRCS FDS (Garrett 1924-1927)

He has had a distinguished career in the dental world – Honorary Consultant Dental Surgeon since 1974, Dental Surgeon to Royal Dental... Read more

He has had a distinguished career in the dental world – Honorary Consultant Dental Surgeon since 1974, Dental Surgeon to Royal Dental Hospital 1935-74, to St George’s Hospital 1936-74 and to the Maxello-Facial Unit at Hill End Hospital 1941-53, when it became the Department of Jaw Surgery at Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood, where he served until 1974. He was awarded the CBE in 1973. He was born on 14 July 1909 and when he died on 27 January 2007 at the age of 97 was 2nd oldest living OF.

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Professor Herbert John Garnham Hines

Professor Herbert John Garnham Hines (1912-1921)

He founded the biochemistry department at the University of Queensland, where he was elected Emeritus Professor in 1972. He died in 1975... Read more

He founded the biochemistry department at the University of Queensland, where he was elected Emeritus Professor in 1972. He died in 1975 and the biochemistry building at the University was re-named the John Hines Building in July 1978 to honour his work at the University.

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Nominate a Framlinghamian

We have no hard and fast rules about who should be recognised as a “Distinguished Old Framlinghamian”, and are always interested to hear about people who are exceptional in all sorts of ways – so please feel free to click on the link below, and complete a nomination form.