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by Oliver
Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Did You Learn to Swear at CH? And Do You Still Eff It Today?
Replies: 15
Views: 588

Re: Did You Learn to Swear at CH? And Do You Still Eff It Today?

Thanks for this informative posting. For those interested in Occitan there are films in that language; most recently a 2017 film with French subtitles. It is entitled, “Dins la votz dels segles” or in French, “Dans la voix des siècles.”
by Oliver
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Did You Learn to Swear at CH? And Do You Still Eff It Today?
Replies: 15
Views: 588

Re: Did You Learn to Swear at CH? And Do You Still Eff It Today?

The above sort of language divergence also occurred between French-French and Canadian-French. Both languages were identical in the 18th century, when “catin“ (= poupée) meant a child’s female doll in both countries. But their forms of language diverged until radio, films, TV, etc slowed such drifti...
by Oliver
Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH, Assisted Boarders and the TES
Replies: 7
Views: 459

CH, Assisted Boarders and the TES

There is an article of interest to forum members in the Times Educational Supplement (TES), published on 9 June 2017, available at https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-views/when-exclusive-inclusive Don’t read the article for nostalgic reasons only, but to learn that CH is a pioneer in this...
by Oliver
Sun May 28, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Michael Cherniavsky
Replies: 82
Views: 9590

Re: Michael Cherniavsky

I’m pleased, Katharine, your software could understand the three dots and got straight to the correct web page. I presume this is true for all other forum readers, for there have been no further comments. However I have tried many times, always with the same result. Using the abbreviated (3 dots) ve...
by Oliver
Tue May 23, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Michael Cherniavsky
Replies: 82
Views: 9590

Re: Michael Cherniavsky

Thanks Michael, for your diligent research and informing us of its results. I was wrong and clearly the Michael Cherniavsky of the book review (named simply Michael Cherniavsky and not Michael Theodore Cherniavsky) was not ours. They do look alike and have similar glasses. Perhaps they are related. ...
by Oliver
Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Michael Cherniavsky
Replies: 82
Views: 9590

Re: Michael Cherniavsky

Although I haven’t read the Kantorowicz book, nor even the extracts on the internet, I am sure the photo is of our MTC. Also Cherniavsky is a very unusual name and I have never come across it (apart from MTC, his father and his brother, a few years younger who was also at Oxford). The MTC of the rev...
by Oliver
Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Michael Cherniavsky
Replies: 82
Views: 9590

Re: Michael Cherniavsky

In the Times Literary Supplement of 24 Feb 2017 there is a book review containing a prominent photo of a young Michael Cherniavsky, with another medieval historian. However don’t rush to read it to learn more about the Chern, for the review is of Ernest Kantorowicz: a Life, (by Robert E Lerner and p...
by Oliver
Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:06 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Housey Coat 'badge'
Replies: 25
Views: 1983

Re: Housey Coat 'badge'

Yes John, that was quite correct. It arose from a donation given by the UK government to Sir Barnes Wallis for his meritorious war effort. These contributions went far beyond the Dam Busters’ bombs which destroyed the Mohne and Eder dams. Barnes Wallis gave all this money to CH and so the RAF Founda...
by Oliver
Sat Jun 25, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH featured in London Financial Times newspaper last weekend
Replies: 14
Views: 1178

Re: CH featured in London Financial Times newspaper last weekend

Thanks Michael. I am aware that Seaman made big changes and that my memory is not perfect.
by Oliver
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:04 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH featured in London Financial Times newspaper last weekend
Replies: 14
Views: 1178

Re: CH featured in London Financial Times newspaper last weekend

Thanks for mentioning the criteria for buttons. Things have changed since my days, well over 50 years ago, as they should. Then Grecians were also those in the sixth form. Up to three years could be spent there with designations third, second and first parting Grecians, as one aged. The year before ...
by Oliver
Thu Jun 23, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH featured in London Financial Times newspaper last weekend
Replies: 14
Views: 1178

Re: CH featured in London Financial Times newspaper last weekend

It seems surprising to me that the vast majority of the Grecians East house have no buttons and that there is a very small member in the right hand file of the next-to-last row. But perhaps deps are included in this house and for there to be a very small (and young?) dep; why not? I have little know...
by Oliver
Mon Dec 28, 2015 7:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sergeant- Major Carter
Replies: 9
Views: 711

Re: Sergeant- Major Carter

I thought it was Sgt Fielder, the Headmaster's gofer and chapel warden, who ran the Post Office?
On reflection, I think you are correct. Thanks. OU
by Oliver
Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:33 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sergeant- Major Carter
Replies: 9
Views: 711

Re: Sergeant- Major Carter

I remember Sagger Magger Carter, whose explosive speech delivery was certainly easily to imitate. I cannot offer any anecdotes or background information (his regiment, etc). I recall he did his full-time job efficiently and also with his wife ran the CH Post Office. His son (Peele A?) could produce ...
by Oliver
Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: CHLF
Replies: 8
Views: 2975

Re: CHLF

Could you post Caulkin’s poem? Its title quoted a pre-WW2 poem called Slough by John Betjeman (1906 - 1984) with a first line “Come friendly bombs and fall on Slough!” The entire poem can be found at http://www-cdr.stanford.edu/intuition/Slough.html The following describes Betjeman’s poem and is tak...
by Oliver
Fri Sep 25, 2015 7:36 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH and Psychiatry
Replies: 6
Views: 588

Re: CH and Psychiatry

The check on "male attributes" also looked for the absence of a hernia. (Do you remember that you were asked to cough?) Agreed that some psychiatric disorders could not be recognised during the short medical. There is another thread about Bed-wetting, which describes how it caused at least two pupil...