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by Mid A 15
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr
Replies: 68
Views: 2814

Re: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr

My view is that historic cases of any sort ought not to be prosecutable. Seriously? Yes, seriously. I live in a country where the right not to be tried after a certain period is regarded with the same sort of reverence as the British regard trial by jury. Britain and Ireland are, I think, the only ...
by Mid A 15
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr
Replies: 68
Views: 2814

Re: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr

My query is to do with a point of law, rather than to do with Messrs. Burr & Webb. But self-evidently my query relates to a type of offence somewhat different from theirs, which is why I've chosen my words so carefully. My apologies for misunderstanding your point. I wrongly interpreted it as speci...
by Mid A 15
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr
Replies: 68
Views: 2814

Re: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr

Many thanks for the rapid response, Richard. Much appreciated. I suppose what I was thinking was that there's a certain type of (generally young) person - male and female - who, having had a sexual encounter, enthusiastically relates all the details to his or her closest friends, partly for the sak...
by Mid A 15
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 353
Views: 23640

Re: Politics

I see Michael Scuffil's old housemate has rerimanded Mrs May:

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/t ... e74aef0ac4
by Mid A 15
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 353
Views: 23640

Re: Politics

doublethink 'is the act of holding, simultaneously, two opposite, individually exclusive ideas or opinions and believing in both simultaneously and absolutely'. Mrs May is giving us a splendid example at the moment. You may think leaving the EU Customs Union and Mrs Thatcher's Single Market is a go...
by Mid A 15
Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: W.P.C. Davies
Replies: 10
Views: 301

W.P.C. Davies

He taught at CH well before my time but regular posters here were taught by him from what I have read.

Sadly it appears he passed away last month at the age of 89.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._P._C._Davies
by Mid A 15
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Siegfried Sassoon & Dennis Silk
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: Siegfried Sassoon & Dennis Silk

I was reading some of Siegfried Sassoon’s works and looked him up in Wikipedia. There I was most surprised to see the following. For those interested the context is explained in the article. “One of his closest friends was the cricketer, Dennis Silk who later became Warden (headmaster) of Radley Co...
by Mid A 15
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Story of Old Blues in North America - BCOB Book Project
Replies: 30
Views: 660

Re: The Story of Old Blues in North America - BCOB Book Project

I remember an American called Michael Schmidt (? spelling) spending a full academic year at CH during my own first academic year of 1965/1966 but do not recall any others during the remainder of my time. I stand to be corrected by other contemporaries! I am therefore surmising that Schmidt was the l...
by Mid A 15
Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Happy Birthday John Hopgood.
Replies: 11
Views: 316

Re: Happy Birthday John Hopgood.

Hope you had a good one John!
by Mid A 15
Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

to all on here.
by Mid A 15
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blue Rugby 'Blues'
Replies: 11
Views: 572

Re: Old Blue Rugby 'Blues'

Fitzsadou wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:18 am
In spite of the recent event at Twickenham, why limit this thread to Rugby? So then we could have mention of Cricket (and DRW Silk). Why stop there? There are Rowing, etc (and even Tiddly Winks) to consider.
Feel free to elaborate.
by Mid A 15
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blue Rugby 'Blues'
Replies: 11
Views: 572

Re: Old Blue Rugby 'Blues'

I am sure John Cullen and Bill Biddell were Cambridge blues in the early 80s. Well remembered! I should have thought of those particularly Cullen who I believe wasn't that far away from an England trial as a scrum half. I think he played for London and South East back in the days divisional sides p...
by Mid A 15
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blue Rugby 'Blues'
Replies: 11
Views: 572

Old Blue Rugby 'Blues'

On the day of the Oxford v Cambridge varsity match I wondered how many we have had and how recently. I cannot think of any Old Blue male pupils within the past 50 years or so. The late Geoff Hines being the most recent to my knowledge. I am aware of some Rugby Blue CH Masters: TGR Davies, WPC Davies...
by Mid A 15
Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH in Art
Replies: 11
Views: 641

Re: CH in Art

Checking out the website for the "Impressionists in London" exhibition which has just opened at Tate Britain, I note that it includes a painting by James Tissot called "London Visitors" which depicts some important looking members of the bourgeoisie plus a couple of Housey boys. Do CH pupils crop u...