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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Miss Daisy Cooper MP

Miss Daisy Cooper MP (Pembroke 1997-1999)

In 2019 she stood again in St Albans, winning the seat from the sitting Conservative MP.  She became the first Liberal Democrat... Read more

In 2019 she stood again in St Albans, winning the seat from the sitting Conservative MP.  She became the first Liberal Democrat MP for the constituency. She was named as the party’s justice, culture, media and sport spokesperson in January 2020.

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Dr David Richard Bull

Dr David Richard Bull (Ziegele 1980-1987)

Qualified as a doctor, before transitioning into broadcasting by joining the BBC. Became the first person to broadcast to Children about their... Read more

Qualified as a doctor, before transitioning into broadcasting by joining the BBC. Became the first person to broadcast to Children about their health issues on Newsround. Has also presented a number of high-profile TV shows and written two health books. In 2000, he co founded the creative communication agency Incredibull Ideas. In December 2006, he was selected as the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Brighton Pavilion but stood down before the election. He has made numerous TV appearances. In May 2019 he was elected an MEP for the Brexit Party.

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Baron Fuller of Gorleston-On-Sea OBE

Baron Fuller of Gorleston-On-Sea OBE (Stradbroke 1978-1986)

He has been leader of South Norfolk Council since 2007 and the lead Conservative member and vice-chairman of the local government’s resources... Read more

He has been leader of South Norfolk Council since 2007 and the lead Conservative member and vice-chairman of the local government’s resources panel, which is concerned with finance for councils. He was made an OBE for his public and political service in the Queen’s Birthday Honour 2019.  He was made a Life Peer in February 2024.

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Sir James Edward Thornton Paice PC

Sir James Edward Thornton Paice PC (Garrett 1960-1966)

He was elected the MP for South East Cambridgeshire in the 1987 General Election. In May 2010, he was appointed Minister of... Read more

He was elected the MP for South East Cambridgeshire in the 1987 General Election. In May 2010, he was appointed Minister of State for Agriculture and Food, but stood down in September 2012, when he was given a knighthood.

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Baron Alistair Basil Lexden OBE (Kerrison 1955-1963)

He is a political historian who has spent most of his career in the central organisation of the Conservative Party. He was... Read more

He is a political historian who has spent most of his career in the central organisation of the Conservative Party. He was first Assistant, and then Deputy, Director of the Conservative Research Department from 1983 to 1997 and Director of the Conservative Political Centre, the Party’s educational wing responsible for coordinating political discussion in constituencies, from 1988 to 1997. He was awarded his OBE on 31 December 1987 and his peerage on 17 November 2010 for his career in education, authorship and politics. He becomes only 3rd OF to be awarded a peerage.

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His Excellency The Honorable Hkun Hkio Sao

His Excellency The Honorable Hkun Hkio Sao (1927-1930)

In February 1937 he succeeded his father as hereditary ruler of Mongmit, which is now part of Myanmar (formerly known as Burma).... Read more

In February 1937 he succeeded his father as hereditary ruler of Mongmit, which is now part of Myanmar (formerly known as Burma). He reigned as ruler until 1952, when it ceased to be a separate province. He was Foreign Minister for Myanmar 3 times in all – firstly in 1948, then between 1950 and 1958 and finally between 1960 and 1962. He died in 1990.

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Lord Arthur Vere Harvey of Prestbury

Lord Arthur Vere Harvey of Prestbury (Rendlesham 1917-1920)

RAF pilot who came 4th in King’s Cup air race in 1937. In 1945 he became a Conservative MP, before becoming Baron... Read more

RAF pilot who came 4th in King’s Cup air race in 1937. In 1945 he became a Conservative MP, before becoming Baron Prestbury in 1971. He was also chairman and director of a number of companies including Ciba-Giegy.

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Prince Constantine Karadja

Prince Constantine Karadja (1906-1908)

After leaving the College he qualified as a barrister. He then became Romanian Consul at Budapest from 1920-25, followed by Consul General... Read more

After leaving the College he qualified as a barrister. He then became Romanian Consul at Budapest from 1920-25, followed by Consul General of Romania in Berlin from 1931-41 and director of the Konsularabteilung in the State Department of Romania from 1941-44. It was his role during WW2 that brought him to prominence, as he issued hundreds of Romanian visas to German Jews in Berlin, France and Hungary during this period. A Rememberance Service was held in the College Chapel on 6 January 2009, just after the centenary of him leaving the College.

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The Hon William Robertson Warren KC

The Hon William Robertson Warren KC (1892-1899)

Prime Minister of Newfoundland (1923-24). Died in 1927. His biography also includes an amazing story about a letter he wrote in 1919... Read more

Prime Minister of Newfoundland (1923-24). Died in 1927. His biography also includes an amazing story about a letter he wrote in 1919 to the Headmaster at the time, F W Stocks, which was carried by Alcock and Brown on the first ever transatlantic flight.

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Baron Valentine Braintree (1895-1898)

1st OF to become an MP. Built model village of Silver End in Essex for his workers. Was knighted in 1930 and... Read more

1st OF to become an MP. Built model village of Silver End in Essex for his workers. Was knighted in 1930 and elevated to the peerage in 1948. Died in 1961.

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Sir George Sampson Elliston KGStJ MC MA DL JP (1890-1892)

Became a barrister and had a distinguished career in WW1, winning the Military Cross in 1918. Went on to become Chief Commoner... Read more

Became a barrister and had a distinguished career in WW1, winning the Military Cross in 1918. Went on to become Chief Commoner in the City of London and Conservative MP for Blackburn fro 15 years. He was also first OF to be Chairman of the Governors at the College from 1946 to 1949.

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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.