Search found 3314 matches

by sejintenej
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 83
Views: 2352

Re: All this is incredibly sad

"JR may recall exactly when it was when the entire school rebelled silently in chapel against the changes Seaman instituted" Good heaves - what was that about? Do tell, David :shock: During a pre-chosen hymn apart from the choir everyone remained silent. The organisers reckoned that if the choir wa...
by sejintenej
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 83
Views: 2352

Re: All this is incredibly sad

graham wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:55 am

It was instigated by the Grecians and we were all just caught up in the rush of rebelliousness.
JR may recall exactly when it was when the entire school rebelled silently in chapel against the changes Seaman instituted
by sejintenej
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Attitudes to sports
Replies: 9
Views: 157

Re: Attitudes to sports

. It was only much later in life that I discovered rock climbing and snow and ice climbing, the activity that I was physically designed to do. That wasn't on the menu then. Do they have an indoor climbing wall these days? We used to climb at Stone Farm Rocks every couple of weekends - difficult san...
by sejintenej
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 83
Views: 2352

Re: All this is incredibly sad

For heaven's sake. Bullying isn't like smallpox. It doesn't decline as medical science and progressivity increases. Bullying is a function of leadership; poor leadership lets bullying in. Bullying isn't being outmoded as practices change, it just changes itself. CH in the 80s (that I experienced) w...
by sejintenej
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Attitudes to sports
Replies: 9
Views: 157

Re: Attitudes to sports

To expand on Michael's post and for the education of younger OBs our choice (?) was rugby (compulsory), cricket (compulsory), stoolball in the prep (compulsory but avoidable), cross country (compulsory), swimming (compulsory), athletics (compulsory) and for a short period basketball (optional) and f...
by sejintenej
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 83
Views: 2352

Re: All this is incredibly sad

I'm aghast reading some of this stuff. I was at CH from 1952 to 1960 and I fondly imagined that the worst of bullying and abuse was being consigned to history after I left, especially when the school went co-ed. But I find that no, some things seem to have got worse for some people. I never had my ...
by sejintenej
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Can we get transcripts?
Replies: 8
Views: 341

Re: Can we get transcripts?

As far as I remember richardb has said it's unlikely we'll be able to obtain transcripts, due to various privacy restrictions (?) and apparently court records are very sloppy, incomplete and untransparent in England (compared to the US) so the best chance would be to rely on a journalist or other c...
by sejintenej
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: REMOVAL OF CHOBA MEMBERSHIP
Replies: 34
Views: 1575

Re: REMOVAL OF CHOBA MEMBERSHIP

Very true - if this it to become a "remove CHOBA membership for all old blues with a criminal conviction" thread, naming them all, it will become very long thread That is between CHOBA and the criminal concerned or, as you write, half the OBs would be included . IMHO off topic Given our looooong li...
by sejintenej
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Academic jargon
Replies: 9
Views: 372

Re: Academic jargon

Most of the time I say nothing, but there are cases where the resultant misunderstanding can have unfortunate policy decisions. Certainly. My company had a case of this where London used a technical term and our New York office had a very different understanding of it. We were lucky in that we spot...
by sejintenej
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 83
Views: 2352

Re: All this is incredibly sad

I pondered TMFs comment about non-foundationers living in a gilded cage. On the face of it it makes sense but in lots of ways I think it is actually the opposite; at least I got to be away from the school in the holidays. I see what you're saying but I think I'm more inclined to agree with TMF. The...
by sejintenej
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Academic jargon
Replies: 9
Views: 372

Re: Academic jargon

When I was writing for the music papers in the 70s we were mostly influenced by the "new journalism" coming from America, particularly in Rolling Stone and Creem magazine from Detroit. Whether it was new journalism, postmodern, or just a load of fevered old cobblers off the top of our heads stoked ...
by sejintenej
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 83
Views: 2352

Re: All this is incredibly sad

Well in my view a good education is a universal human right, expensive holidays and flash cars are not. Nor televisions, mobile phones, flash trainers, three pairs of shoes, dishwashers, central heating .......... Your education should not depend on who your parents happen to be or how much money t...
by sejintenej
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 83
Views: 2352

Re: All this is incredibly sad

Personally I would ban these private schools altogether. That would force all the MPs who send curently send their kids to private school to fund state schools properly. Imagine if these parents who spend 30K a year sending there kids to CH, sent their kids to a public school and donated that money...
by sejintenej
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Looking for....
Topic: Old Blue Scientists???
Replies: 10
Views: 1637

Re: Old Blue Scientists???

Michael Seakins PA1945-54 was a scientist. When I last heard of him he was living in Barbados. He did researh in physical chemistry, and was senior lecturer in Univesity of West Indies. another scientist Douglas M. Ruthven Col A, 1950-1957 Ph.D., Sc.D. (University of Cambridge, 1966, 1988) Professo...
by sejintenej
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: The Governorship Of CH
Replies: 7
Views: 457

Re: The Governorship Of CH

The point about diversity is I believe critical as when writing this of the 15 Governors on the Council representing a 50/50 gender pupil split, only two were women. Of the balance, in background, one had a legal background, one had an interest in music but both that one and all of the others were ...