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by LongGone
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Vikki Askew
Replies: 46
Views: 2830

Re: Vikki Askew

And while most countries have private schools, none have a system whereby it is almost self-evident for the rich to send their children to them, and none have pernicious private-school networks. The US has a very strong private school network that mainly involves schools in New England (like Choate...
by LongGone
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Revamping of Christ Church Newgate St
Replies: 19
Views: 2625

Re: Revamping of Christ Church Newgate St

On the subject of revamping, planning permission for the new sports facilities has been turned down. A case of the nuisance neighbour? [/quote “Simon Reid, headmaster of Christ...
by LongGone
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Identification.
Replies: 17
Views: 871

Re: Identification.

"Hang on a minute. I haven't lived in the UK for 14 years now, but are you all saying that there is still no such thing as a government issued ID card? When I first moved to the US, I didn't drive but it was incredibly easy to stroll to the local Department of Motor Vehicles and wait several hours (...
by LongGone
Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Matrons
Replies: 21
Views: 1122

Re: Matrons

“I understand that in one area (at least) of the USA the whole neighbourhood brings food for the wake and ensures that the bereaved and neighbours are looked after” Certainly in small towns in New England this is still the norm, as is showing up with food when people move into the neighborhood. Mind...
by LongGone
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Matrons
Replies: 21
Views: 1122


Back in the day (50's) what qualifications, if any, were needed to become a house matron?
by LongGone
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 174
Views: 23480

Re: A simple question ?

sejintenej wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:26 pm
Who wrote:

Give me the child and I will mould him into anything"

I have heard "Hitler" "Nietszche" "Skinner"

Does anyone actually know?
Supposedly, Aristotle.
Give me a child until he is 7 and I will show you the man
by LongGone
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff
Replies: 98
Views: 13319

Re: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff

A recent study has looked at rates of violent behaviour by adolescents in those countries that have banned corporal punishment of students vs those that haven't. The results are pretty dramatic: ma...
by LongGone
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sometimes I forget
Replies: 10
Views: 704

Re: Sometimes I forget

Horsham in the fifties allowed one bath a week, though showers after sports were common. Truth is, that was probably more than I got at home. The building I lived in had just one bath for four flats, in an unheated room, so not much incentive in the winter. I agree, I just accepted everything as nor...
by LongGone
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Vegetarians
Replies: 12
Views: 690

Re: Vegetarians

“I still dislike most meat but enjoy bacon for breakfast.” Ahhh, bacon: the gateway drug for vegans and vegetarians.
by LongGone
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Explanation of the 'Tube'
Replies: 47
Views: 8496

Re: Explanation of the 'Tube'

Tunnel running (crawling) was a lot of fun. I think we found all the accessible areas others have mentioned, plus there were a couple of storage rooms that were full of junk. As it happened, many years later I worked at The Rockefeller University in NYC, and it also had an extensive tunnel system an...
by LongGone
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Attitudes to sports
Replies: 51
Views: 2698

Re: Attitudes to sports

As others have pointed out, in the 50s sports were elevated to an almost religious level. So, for people like me, it didn't work out so well. I was the classic 'weed': I couldn't run, had no coordination, was very weak and really disliked getting hit. So, it quickly became apparent that I was of no ...
by LongGone
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Academic jargon
Replies: 9
Views: 838

Re: Academic jargon

I would point out that ‘jargon’, academic or otherwise; is usually intended for internal use by a group that often use it either as shorthand for a complex concept or as a precise term. As such, jargon often becomes abused and misunderstood when used outside its intended area. As a geneticist I am a...
by LongGone
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Looking for....
Topic: David WICKS
Replies: 1
Views: 223


My brother-in-law is an avid ham radio user and wonders if David WICKS (born 1953) was at CH, and maybe active in signals. If anyone from the 64-71 era recognizes the name.
by LongGone
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Phone boxes
Replies: 27
Views: 1715

Re: Phone boxes

We have device that learns spam numbers and blocks them (including entire county and area codes)
by LongGone
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 67
Views: 3865

Re: Did anyone know?

My view is almost identical to Michael's above. Our CH dates being very similar. There was only one master who ever raised a slight suspicion in my mind. His name hasn't appeared on these threads, so I won't elaborate. . Also in the same time period. I certainly was unaware of any 'goings on', but ...