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by Fidésien
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Reading to the dormitory
Replies: 74
Views: 5835

Re: Reading to the dormitory

Although I don’t remember much of what happened fifty plus years ago, unlike most contributors to this site, I am pretty sure that no-one read Lady Chatterley’s Lover to us ! Not in Lamb A dorm. The only books that I remember being read to us were PC Wren’s Beau Geste and John Buchan’s Greenmantle; ...
by Fidésien
Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: God in the Quad ?
Replies: 25
Views: 2557

Re: God in the Quad ?

What have the Romans ever done for us? A book that came out last year, The Evolution of the West, by Nick Spencer (published in 2016 by SPCK) addresses very much this question. Although I found the opening chapters a bit turgid, Spencer's basic thesis is that when you look at the big ideas that char...
by Fidésien
Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: God in the Quad ?
Replies: 25
Views: 2557

Re: God in the Quad ?

Returning five days later, I was interested to see some of this stuff. The knee-jerk reaction 'Look at Bishop Peter Ball' (or more news-worthily John Smythe, see Channel 4 News) simply won't do. Sadly, as we all know, church ministry attracts some very unattractive people for all the wrong reasons. ...
by Fidésien
Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: God in the Quad ?
Replies: 25
Views: 2557

God in the Quad ?

I'm venturing cautiously onto this site for the third time in half a dozen years. After reading various threads yesterday evening, I was staggered by the wealth of memories and investment of time that the Forum displays. So, walking round Chantilly racecourse on a wet Saturday morning (we are here t...
by Fidésien
Tue Nov 08, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Howard Davies
Replies: 8
Views: 1242

Re: Howard Davies

After a few years away … I too was sorry to learn of Howard's death, to which I was only alerted by my brother who was at Durham with him. I kind of think that very few English Grecians of that era were awarded their Buttons. Though my Lamb A contemporary Ian Christie, also without Buttons, read Eng...
by Fidésien
Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blues Day, 2012
Replies: 17
Views: 4543

Re: Old Blues Day, 2012

Many thanks for putting me right about the date ! We shall be coming direct from the Dover ferry,
but would hope to arrive in time for chapel service, lunch parade (if there is one), and whatever.
And, incidentally, … I can think of hundreds of things worse than going to church.
by Fidésien
Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blues Day, 2012
Replies: 17
Views: 4543

Old Blues Day, 2012

Salut les gars (et les filles) I am tiptoeing rather cautiously onto this forum, indeed any forum, for the first time. It feels a bit like gate-crashing a south-coast, midweek afternoon bridge club. Or possibly entering a small country church during a Sunday morning service. Thus risking disturbing ...