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by Oliver
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Should the forum be behind a registration wall?
Replies: 51
Views: 1384

Re: Should the forum be behind a registration wall?

… it's my understanding that member-only groups don't tend to get scraped by Google etc. and thus provide a minor level of privacy compared to completely open groups.
Question – What does “scraped” mean here?
by Oliver
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Hello! I'm back! Is there anybody here?
Replies: 33
Views: 1274

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

It seems highly, highly unlikely, but one never knows.

Was the Peter Knight mentioned above, Peter Luke Knight, Barnes A, 1948-54, who left CH for a distinguished career in the services?
by Oliver
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Damian Le Bas, Radio 4 Book of the Week
Replies: 14
Views: 584

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

In the late 40s and the 50s the ‘swill bins’ were simply called ‘pig bins’ where I lived and they mainly contained potato peelings. These bins were emptied by the usual garbage collectors (called ‘dustmen’ then, in a less elegant town than Farnham, Surrey), for behind their lorry there was an open t...
by Oliver
Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: UK’s Top Schools - where’s CH?
Replies: 10
Views: 860

UK’s Top Schools - where’s CH?

Friends have chosen Tonbridge School for their son, assuring me that it is an old and excellent school. (I was surprised to learn it’s one year younger than Housey with the same founder.) Together we looked up one of the (many) internet sites which rate UK schools. These sites use different criteria...
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: 16
Views: 2198

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: 16
Views: 2198

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: 10
Views: 1402

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: 14000

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: 14000

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: 14000

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: 14000

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: 2784

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: 1738

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: 1738

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: 1738

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...