Search found 3015 matches

by Katharine
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Hammer blows to CH finances
Replies: 36
Views: 1151

Re: Hammer blows to CH finances

Michael, I would hope that you would approve of one more exemption from VAT, sanitary products. It’s a disgrace there should be VAT on such essential items for women.
by Katharine
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Vegetarians
Replies: 12
Views: 300

Re: Vegetarians

Don't think such ideas would have been tolerated at Hertford in my day! Seriously I can't remember it happening but who knows whether there were any in other houses!
by Katharine
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Seen in passing
Replies: 18
Views: 524

Re: Seen in passing

How did you come across the film, Michael?
by Katharine
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Seen in passing
Replies: 18
Views: 524

Re: Seen in passing

What a wonderful piece of film, I love all the clothes shown. Not many churches would have such a large congregation now! The little Housey boy (Prep surely?) seems to have a ribbon attached to one of his buttons. I know my grandfather had to sign that my father (born 1914) had worn the uniform in t...
by Katharine
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: New deputy head
Replies: 10
Views: 512

Re: New deputy head

We had a few Roman Catholics, who were taken to Mass every so often. Baroness Ruth Deech, nee Ruth Frankel, is Jewish and famously did not get a leaving bible. The first Moslem girl joined in my last year.

The chapels were consecrated as Anglican, so no wonder the denomination is Anglican!
by Katharine
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: A letter from the CHOBA board
Replies: 36
Views: 1861

Re: A letter from the CHOBA board

There is a link in the CHOBA newsletter, John.

I’d come here to post about it!
by Katharine
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: When You Left CH, Did You Cease to Have Access to the Musical Instrument You'd Learned How to Play?
Replies: 42
Views: 2835

Re: When You Left CH, Did You Cease to Have Access to the Musical Instrument You'd Learned How to Play?

Life at Hertford sounds absolutely gruesome back then Katharine. Culturally and in other ways. Was this due to the Headmistress Formerly Known as DR? Or That Woman as some refer to her? I don't really know the answer to that David. It probably was a lot to do with DR. One thing I have been aware of...
by Katharine
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: When You Left CH, Did You Cease to Have Access to the Musical Instrument You'd Learned How to Play?
Replies: 42
Views: 2835

Re: When You Left CH, Did You Cease to Have Access to the Musical Instrument You'd Learned How to Play?

I can't speak for the other houses at Hertford, but we were very restricted. When I started there was a wind up gramophone in the house, later replaces with an electric one. We weren't allowed to play ANY music on it during Lent. The more I read this Forum the more differences I find between the two...
by Katharine
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations to this year's Grecians and their new Headmaster
Replies: 32
Views: 1224

Re: Congratulations to this year's Grecians and their new Headmaster

I've an idea that in my time girls could apply to both Oxford and Cambridge, but boys only one of them, this was before co-ed colleges of course. I certainly applied to both, but didn't get an interview at Cambridge. I was applying after A levels, I would love to know whether I would have got into I...
by Katharine
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations to this year's Grecians and their new Headmaster
Replies: 32
Views: 1224

Re: Congratulations to this year's Grecians and their new Headmaster

Yamaha, have you a link to the ISC list? You still seem to think that CH achieved a pass rate of 53%, they achieved far higher than that. Please look at https://www.christs-hospital.org.uk/school-life/school-news/excellent-a-level-results-for-christs-hospital-pupils/ where it says the average grades...
by Katharine
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations to this year's Grecians and their new Headmaster
Replies: 32
Views: 1224

Re: Congratulations to this year's Grecians and their new Headmaster

Surely 53% A and A* does not equate to a pass rate of 53%?
by Katharine
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Should there be a separate sub-forum for the “historic abuse” threads?
Replies: 14
Views: 612

Re: Should there be a separate sub-forum for the “historic abuse” threads?

It may have bordered on abuse, but it was all of us, nobody was singled out for squizzing. I can't remember it happening when I was a Senior but that may be just that I had become inured to it, it just happened. I didn't become a rebel until after I had left school!
by Katharine
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Should there be a separate sub-forum for the “historic abuse” threads?
Replies: 14
Views: 612

Re: Should there be a separate sub-forum for the “historic abuse” threads?

I was not aware of any sexual abuse in my time, but sadistic abuse certainly. There have been several stories told on this forum when the Hertford section was active. As to anything more, it may have happened, posters here who were in the same houses at Horsham at the same time as the known victims ...
by Katharine
Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Help the newbie!
Replies: 18
Views: 1387

Re: Help the newbie!

Having had three different sessions on GDPR training for my various voluntary activities, I should have thought of that!