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by sejintenej
Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Less flamboyant CH teachers
Replies: 34
Views: 1815

Re: Less flamboyant CH teachers

certain restrictions on publishing such information less than 100 years after death You can publish what you like about someone who's dead. . So if you wanted to add to the potted biography something like 'lazy and incompetent' or 'notorious paedophile' or 'Common Room Romeo' or 'frequently drunk',...
by sejintenej
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Less flamboyant CH teachers
Replies: 34
Views: 1815

Re: Less flamboyant CH teachers

. My problem was having to sit on the left of a left hander leading to inevitable collisions Very typical and the reason why in earlier days left handers were not allowed because they couldn't work in offices because of that same problem. I was a natural left hander but repeated application of the ...
by sejintenej
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 154
Views: 13219

ouch; centipedes

“What do you get if you cross a centipede and a chicken?” “Enough drumsticks to feed an army.” , “My centipede just died. I’m not surprised, it was on its last legs.” “What’s worse than a giraffe with a sore neck?” “A centipede with athlete’s foot.” “What did the boy centipede say to the girl centip...
by sejintenej
Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Strange old man dressed in WW1 army gear / dog named lobster
Replies: 116
Views: 13257

Re: Strange old man dressed in WW1 army gear / dog named lobster

I haven’t seen any these “very public open air urinals” here, but I admit I haven’t been looking for them, so I’ll ask a local. I wonder if they have vanished as did the elegant Parisian “Pissoirs” some years ago. But at least there seem to be no unisex toilets in The Hague. I first saw them in 201...
by sejintenej
Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 341
Views: 20626

Re: Politics

......a friend the other day, he mentioned that Putin is the major threat to the world these days. Apparently, Putin wants to make Russia great again by destabilising western democracies. Looking at the US and UK, he has had a certain amount of success so far. My friend considers that the Balkans a...
by sejintenej
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Strange old man dressed in WW1 army gear / dog named lobster
Replies: 116
Views: 13257

Re: Strange old man dressed in WW1 army gear / dog named lobster

I haven’t seen any these “very public open air urinals” here, . I wonder if they have vanished as did the elegant Parisian “Pissoirs” some years ago. The pissoirs in some French Aires are pretty open to the air (but not the rain). Otherwise I think most trees, earth banks, grass, weeds are used as ...
by sejintenej
Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 154
Views: 13219

Barack Obama - on the jury

Yes, the ex-president has been called for jury duty in Cook County and confirms that he will attend. A judge writes: As a judge, I’m required to refrain from partisan politics, but I can’t deny that it would be pretty cool to have President Obama in my jury pool. “Is there anyone here with strong fe...
by sejintenej
Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blues Chamber Orchestra
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Re: Old Blues Chamber Orchestra

I have to regret the dearth of such recitals in the UK. The mother of my next door neighbour arranges one such recital in or beside the local cathedral about every two weeks but we normally learn only the name of the performer in advance but that is all I hear about. Surprisingly the five item organ...
by sejintenej
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Boys’ favourite books (& their pages) in the CH Library
Replies: 17
Views: 598

Re: Boys’ favourite books (& their pages) in the CH Library

but his reply was that he [Kit Aitken] would wait for the film For an English-language film, he would have had to wait until 1981. Did he live that long? In fact, a film was made in French long before the novel was published in Britain. But in those days, there was no video. (Actually, Lady Chatter...
by sejintenej
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Boys’ favourite books (& their pages) in the CH Library
Replies: 17
Views: 598

Re: Boys’ favourite books (& their pages) in the CH Library

Foureyes wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:38 am
Sentinej,
Could that have been 'Bhowani Junction' by John Masters, which was about the last days of the Raj and considered rather 'racy' at the time?
David :shock:
I have been away and just now saw the thread title and remembered the book name; yes, it was Bohwani Junction as you write
by sejintenej
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Boys’ favourite books (& their pages) in the CH Library
Replies: 17
Views: 598

Re: Boys’ favourite books (& their pages) in the CH Library

I recall one book at school (probably from the ColA collection) about an English "gentleman" in India during the days of the Raj. Long detailed (for those days) description of the man and a local girl in a sleeper compartment on a train early one morning after a night .... My ears never having been ...
by sejintenej
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Boys’ favourite books (& their pages) in the CH Library
Replies: 17
Views: 598

Re: Boys’ favourite books (& their pages) in the CH Library

I was part of the team to classify the books according to the Dewey Decimal System. For my first job I lived in the Brighton YMCA (note the M) where there were two or more females for every male. The majority were librarian students and we were constantly hearing about the tribulations of learning ...
by sejintenej
Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Boys’ favourite books (& their pages) in the CH Library
Replies: 17
Views: 598

Re: Boys’ favourite books (& their pages) in the CH Library

Certainly NOT in the CH library at the time, as THAT court case was in progress, but someone, somehow managed to get a copy of 'Lady Chatterly's Lover' into school. Now that WAS an eye opener at such a tender age !! Immediately after the court case there was talk that a copy would be in the school ...
by sejintenej
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Should Christ's Hospital Stop Being a Faith School?
Replies: 132
Views: 9187

Re: Should Christ's Hospital Stop Being a Faith School?

rockfreak wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:20 pm

Several members of my family were religious as well as my sponsor to CH, so at 13 or 14 I felt some pressure to get confirmed.
Please check your inbox, David
by sejintenej
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH San
Replies: 17
Views: 503

Re: CH San

Just done a search and found two items of interest. The Ofsted Report on a visit on 24/9/2009 refers to the "health centre" which contains an isolation room but the report mentions that the records are kept in the sanatorium. It looks to me that they refer to the Health centre as the sanatorium. Thj...