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by Avon
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Damian Le Bas, Radio 4 Book of the Week
Replies: 14
Views: 494

Re: Damian Le Bas, Radio 4 Book of the Week

jhopgood wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:57 am
I feel sure that in the past, especially in the so called "lower classes", prejudices were not as rampant as they now seem to be.
You've used the 'c' word. Someone will be along shortly to tell you how wrong you are, but also how preposterous it is that you are wrong...
by Avon
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 376
Views: 27945

Re: Politics

There have been a couple of occasions in the past when I've deleted my own stuff but usually when I've put something up after two or three glasses of wine and then thought: "Um, I'm not sure that was a good idea." Mind you, considering some of the rambling, incoherent old cobblers that turns up on ...
by Avon
Mon May 07, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Hello! I'm back! Is there anybody here?
Replies: 33
Views: 1123

Re: Hello! I'm back! Is there anybody here?

The cool kids don’t join facebook and my generation is slowly drifting away from it too. Even instagram is levelling off.
by Avon
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal
Replies: 53
Views: 2443

Re: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal

Corporal punishment may have been par for the course at that time but I agree with Michael Scuffil that some housemasters seemed to take a vicarious pleasure in laying it on while others hardly beat at all. I date from an age when many people in authority seemed to subscribe to the Christian doctri...
by Avon
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ajaz Karim found guilty
Replies: 68
Views: 2369

Re: Ajaz Karim found guilty

rockfreak wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:39 pm
...and unwordly doziness from some of the pupils.
Is that what you think of the victims of Karim?
by Avon
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ajaz Karim found guilty
Replies: 68
Views: 2369

Re: Ajaz Karim found guilty

I remember Karim. He was a vain and arrogant man, but ultimately a weak one - he sided with the cooler kids against the weaker ones and was swift to belittle those others didn’t like. In such regards he wasn’t unique - but he made significant capital of his refugee status. In retrospect and now havi...
by Avon
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ajaz Karim found guilty
Replies: 68
Views: 2369

Re: Ajaz Karim found guilty

I for one am not remotely surprised.
by Avon
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal
Replies: 53
Views: 2443

Re: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal

I think Karim was an ‘unofficial’ house tutor of LHB under Sillett.
by Avon
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal
Replies: 53
Views: 2443

Re: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal

Ah, don’t get me wrong - I think the merger was a great idea. What I think was poorly handled was the transition; three headmasters, one disinterested, one ancient and stentorian, and one weak and vaccilating. There was also a tranche of sneering or arkward staff who couldn’t handle the girls being ...
by Avon
Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal
Replies: 53
Views: 2443

Re: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal

Excuse my ignorance Avon, but what's an SMC? Also, you say insufficient thought was given to the merger leading to some of what we are seeing here, but surely Webb and Burr at least, committed their crimes some time before the merger took place. Ah, sorry - typo. I meant SMT - which was senior mana...
by Avon
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal
Replies: 53
Views: 2443

Re: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal

I tried to get the Police interested in a certain ex-Master for his over-zealous use of corporal punishment/assault when as a junior house master, yet the b*stard has got away with it as corporal punishment wasn't illegal until 1998. How the hell he was rewarded in a New Years Honours for "his work...
by Avon
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Reading to the dormitory
Replies: 74
Views: 4984

Re: Reading to the dormitory

As I remember, the two Joneses in Prep A were always known as Jonah Senior and Jonah Junior (although neither eaten by whales). As to Lady Chatterley, Michael, I've always believed that the jury in that trial correctly saw that this was a book about class rather than sex. Clifford Chatterley is the...
by Avon
Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: HOUSEY SLANG
Replies: 76
Views: 5022

Re: HOUSEY SLANG

Yes, I'm of your vintage Keith. Crug and Flab. Although when I went up into the senior school I got haughtily told off for calling it Crug. It was apparently Bread in the Upper. How typical of the English boarding school. Thus do those above us seek to put us down with sneering pedantic corrections...
by Avon
Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal
Replies: 53
Views: 2443

Re: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal

Good. That’s raised the bar.
by Avon
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: UK’s Top Schools - where’s CH?
Replies: 10
Views: 817

Re: UK’s Top Schools - where’s CH?

Unfortunately these league tables never seem to measure how many decent, responsible, socially concerned people may emerge from particular schools. But I imagine that sort of measurement would horrify today's Tory party and particularly the likes of Michael "Gradgrind" Gove. How do you propose to m...