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by LongGone
Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Mr Clippy
Replies: 11
Views: 403

Re: Mr Clippy

We suffered (Oh, how we suffered!) with attempts at home-made beer and wine; even distilled liquors. We had neither the money or opportunity to buy the real stuff. Probably my worst memory was a ginger-infused concoction that was the accompaniment to a wild mushroom and bird egg omelet, cooked in a ...
by LongGone
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: House structure
Replies: 41
Views: 1317

Re: House structure

This has probably been covered before but here we go. Talking to JR on Friday, he is a throwback to the old prep days whereas I was a pupil of the 70s. When I started boys usually joined at 11 and went through to 18. The first three years were spent at the junior end (11-14) and the rest of the tim...
by LongGone
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Brexit electoral commision report
Replies: 6
Views: 416

Brexit electoral commision report

Having lived in N. America since the 60s I am not up on the legal ramifications of the report. The responses seem to range from “Ah, well” to “Exceeding the spending cap should nullify the vote” Could forum members provide input on just what the law says, and what possible penalties might apply.
by LongGone
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Underachieving at CH
Replies: 16
Views: 729

Re: Underachieving at CH

I can be added to the list of underachievers: "Could do better" was the report card mantra, except Archbold's "Shows no aptitude for this subject" in Biology. In fairness, they were probably a pretty accurate of my achievements at that time. The key for me was waiting 10 years! After decades of teac...
by LongGone
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Science teaching in the 50's
Replies: 37
Views: 4270

Re: Science teaching in the 50's

Having taught for ~50 years at every level from 14-years-olds to training Ph.D. students, I believe the 'hands-on' approach in the sciences is not for every student (and certainly not for every teacher), but it is a very effective way of identifying and nurturing those who have the necessary 'spark....
by LongGone
Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ajaz Karim found guilty
Replies: 68
Views: 2680

Re: Ajaz Karim found guilty

jhopgood wrote:
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:00 pm
Uruguayo
Meh! Close enough. :-)
by LongGone
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ajaz Karim found guilty
Replies: 68
Views: 2680

Re: Ajaz Karim found guilty

As for me, I once offered a prize to anyone on the internet who could nominate a politician of any country and of any time period who was undoubtedly ans incontroversially honest. The prize has not been earned. Maybe at least an honorable mention to President of Ecuador José Alberto "Pepe" Mujica C...
by LongGone
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Reading to the dormitory
Replies: 74
Views: 5145

Re: Reading to the dormitory

What an unexpected, and delightful, contribution from AliLiz! Back to reading in the dorm: When I was, I guess, still only 11 or 12, we were having Dracula read to us, and it must have given me a nightmare, and I must have foolishly mentioned this my mother, who promptly contacted the housemaster (...
by LongGone
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Reading to the dormitory
Replies: 74
Views: 5145

Re: Reading to the dormitory

What an unexpected, and delightful, contribution from AliLiz! Back to reading in the dorm: When I was, I guess, still only 11 or 12, we were having Dracula read to us, and it must have given me a nightmare, and I must have foolishly mentioned this my mother, who promptly contacted the housemaster (...
by LongGone
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Lamb Photos
Topic: Lamb House Photos
Replies: 42
Views: 22882

Re: Lamb House Photos

3078260061 wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:23 pm
.For his subsequent career (and notoriety) see his obituary in the Guardian of 25 November 2998
The inventor of the first time travel apparatus.
by LongGone
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Story of Old Blues in North America - BCOB Book Project
Replies: 30
Views: 1246

Re: The Story of Old Blues in North America - BCOB Book Project

I remember Jim Bell trying, unsuccessfully, to teach us the art of a forward pass using a rugby ball. Alas the aerodynamics are sufficiently different from the US football that he could never obtain needed spin. Since moving Connecticut, he and I communicated several times, but circumstances never l...
by LongGone
Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: English is from England, not elsewhere
Replies: 2
Views: 292

Re: English is from England, not elsewhere

Considering this was in reference to the British Columbia Old Blues it seems a bit parochial to find it hard to associate OC with something Canadian as a first guess.
by LongGone
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blue Rugby 'Blues'
Replies: 28
Views: 1363

Re: Old Blue Rugby 'Blues'

In spite of the recent event at Twickenham, why limit this thread to Rugby? So then we could have mention of Cricket (and DRW Silk). Why stop there? There are Rowing, etc (and even Tiddly Winks) to consider. What do you mean “even Tiddly Winks(sic)”. As a member of a team that made it to the second...
by LongGone
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Less flamboyant CH teachers
Replies: 36
Views: 3802

Re: Less flamboyant CH teachers

The least flamboyant master I can remember was RW Crosland, who taught physics. He would come to chapel on Sunday evenings, with his wife, who wore strange hats (or maybe, a strange hat -- I can only remember one). He ran the Scout Troop, it was joked he did it because no one was less scout-like th...