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by brian walling
Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Scholarships to CH -- and beyond
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Scholarships to CH -- and beyond

What has happened to the various old "scholarships" that existed as means of entry to CH in my time (1950s)? Maybe somebody who visits this forum has an understanding of how these old arrangements have evolved. I got to CH in 1953 at age 11 because I won one of the two places offered that year to th...
by brian walling
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 2290

Re: RESEARCH

I was at CH 1953-60 and (like David, last post but one) I have absolutely no memory of anything such as divided chapel. This may have been an experiment up to 1952 only. If indeed it continued thereafter, it doesn't seem to have had great impact.
by brian walling
Tue Jun 21, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH featured in London Financial Times newspaper last weekend
Replies: 14
Views: 1187

Re: CH featured in London Financial Times newspaper last weekend

It occurs to me that it might be easier for readers if I posted a copy of the photo in question from the Financial Times. Here it is. (It is copyrighted to Harry Mitchell.)

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by brian walling
Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH featured in London Financial Times newspaper last weekend
Replies: 14
Views: 1187

CH featured in London Financial Times newspaper last weekend

I was delighted on reading last weekend's Financial Times (the UK newspaper) to see an iconic picture of CH prominent on the front page of the Life and Arts section. Those who have not seen the article (which contains a few words about CH besides the photo) and who are interested can probably find i...
by brian walling
Tue May 10, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Art School
Replies: 12
Views: 1159

Re: The Art School

Another less well known CH artist, broadly contemporaneous with B Rubbra, was WA (Bill) Riseboro, MaA 49-57. He left CH for a distinguished career in architecture and town planning, but at CH he was quite active in painting and there were several of his works in the Art School. Perhaps his best know...
by brian walling
Mon Mar 21, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Council of Almoners statement in response to petition
Replies: 2
Views: 424

What does the Council of Almoners statement really mean?

Please, could somebody closer to this complex subject than I am give a balanced assessment of how far/how well this formal statement responds to the concerns of the petitioners? It is tempting, on the surface, to see it as evasive and not really addressing the issues raised, but I remain open to a m...
by brian walling
Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: PETITION: Is 26% Full-Fee Paying Pupils Too High?
Replies: 104
Views: 6744

Re: Is 26% Full-Fee Paying Pupils Too High?

I agree whole-heartedly with David -- both his observation and his suggested general solution. I have myself for some time been uneasy about the School's apparent increasing movement away from its original ethos. I overlapped for about four years with David at CH and I imagine that he and I share ma...
by brian walling
Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:46 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What Keith Douglas got up to at CH
Replies: 66
Views: 2896

Re: What Keith Douglas got up to at CH

I'm not familiar with his poetry at all, but if he's as good as suggested it's a pity that he has not been recognised more at CH. I can connect with much of what is aired in the post and I had a fairly literary time at CH (1953-60), not long after the 2nd WW, but there was definitely no mention of K...
by brian walling
Sun Nov 15, 2009 5:28 am
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Swine flu - school closing for a week
Replies: 361
Views: 12705

Re: Swine flu - school closing for a week

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1227889/Top-public-school-closed-swine-flu-strikes-100-pupils.html ... not sure where how they came up with those fees! I too got the news from the Daily Mail as I did my daily read of the UK papers on-line. Sorry about the news itself and I'm out of touch wi...
by brian walling
Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:58 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Rob Gauntlett RIP
Replies: 61
Views: 3309

Re: Rob Gauntlett RIP

To Old Blues of an earlier generation, people like Rob Gauntlett and their achievements have made us proud of our associations with CH -- no matter how stretched these associations may have become through time or distance. I live now in Penang, Malaysia, and was enjoying my breakfast as usual in a l...
by brian walling
Sun Nov 28, 2004 11:04 pm
Forum: FIRST TIME VISITORS & Feedback
Topic: Example of an excellent, highly productive forum...
Replies: 7
Views: 3349

A great idea

For a community that is scattered world wide (even though its centre of gravity is in the UK) a bulletin board like this could work wonders. I have used bulletin boards for almost a quarter of a century, since the emergence of the first PCs (I worked for a very large oil company then and the employe...
by brian walling
Sun Nov 28, 2004 10:22 pm
Forum: WebSites, Publications, Books and Literature
Topic: OFFICIAL CH Website
Replies: 6
Views: 2582

School Web site - standard of English

Yes, the school Web site is useful, but it damages its credibility with the poor standard of its English. There is even a glaring grammatical error in the first paragraph of the home page! If I was a parent, considering the school for my children, this would worry me. Doesn't anybody at the school w...