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by Katharine
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH fundraising - a bit of a rant
Replies: 12
Views: 649

Re: CH fundraising - a bit of a rant

Certainly food for thought there, Julian.
by Katharine
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH fundraising - a bit of a rant
Replies: 12
Views: 649

Re: CH fundraising - a bit of a rant

I have had similar thoughts, myself. My thoughts should possibly be read in the context that I am a committed speaker for the charity WaterAid, passionate about increasing access to schooling for girls around the world, and passionate about their having proper provision for coping with periods so th...
by Katharine
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Matrons
Replies: 21
Views: 893

Re: Matrons

I was in touch with him during Petition 1552, we discussed Sarawak where he had served. His experiences of VSO were very different from mine, but both left lasting memories!
by Katharine
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Matrons
Replies: 21
Views: 893

Re: Matrons

Matrons seem to have come from the same stock as our Housemistresses. Remember, our were NOT teachers, they were very definitely second class citizens in the staff hierarchy. Did your matrons have responsibility for your uniform and overseeing laundry? Ours lived in just two rooms in the boarding ho...
by Katharine
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What Steve Hilton is doing these days
Replies: 23
Views: 1346

Re: What Steve Hilton is doing these days

This is his Wiki page https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Hilton a lot more can be found by a bit of googling.
by Katharine
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford
Replies: 76
Views: 4077

Re: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford

Thank you Robert, for coming to tell us about it, I am sure that many of us have been thinking about you and wondering how it went. I could say trite things such as hoping the experience has been a healing process and that you will be able to move on, but that would be wholly inappropriate. What I s...
by Katharine
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Teaching staff
Replies: 35
Views: 1901

Re: Teaching staff

I did Maths A level in the mid 60s, (for obvious reasons can't say I was a Maths Grecian!) and there was never any mention of computing as a career. I don't think it was seen as 'real' mathematics. It was seen as a tool, just as log tables were. All praise to Mr Bullard for taking you. Leo is well k...
by Katharine
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What Steve Hilton is doing these days
Replies: 23
Views: 1346

Re: What Steve Hilton is doing these days

You know I agree with you, Freaky.

It was a genuine question about donations to CH, some wealthy people are also philanthropists, some for tax reasons no doubt.
by Katharine
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What Steve Hilton is doing these days
Replies: 23
Views: 1346

Re: What Steve Hilton is doing these days

Thanks for that, his politics aren’t mine! When I read he’d gone to CH after graduating from High School, I assumed he’d entered after GCSE, but that doesn’t tie in with his dates. Financially he has obviously done well for himself, has he given any back? Has he remembered the Charge? These are genu...
by Katharine
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford
Replies: 76
Views: 4077

Re: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford

Sorry for not responding to all of this sooner (almost wish that I hadn't asked the question). My Address to the Council is on the 2nd November so have been concentrating on that, but... So today is the day. Good luck Rob! I'm thinking of you Rob! Love your new avatar, marty! I like the idea of CH ...
by Katharine
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Old Blue 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2492

Re: The Old Blue 2018

Today I saw a combined Celtic Nations Flag see https://www.google.co.uk/search?safe=active&hl=en&authuser=1&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1324&bih=1041&ei=EazQW_mhINLXkwXRkKyICA&q=celtic+nations+flag&oq=Celtic+nations&gs_l=img.1.2.0l3.2226.6456.0.9023.15.11.0.4.4.0.56.523.10.10.0....0...1ac.1.64.img..1.14....
by Katharine
Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford
Replies: 76
Views: 4077

Re: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford

I've been thinking about you as you prepare for your meeting with the Council, Robert. I'm sure all the readers of this Forum will be wishing you the strength to say what must be said.
by Katharine
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Old Blue 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2492

Re: The Old Blue 2018

Here in this part of Wales we see a lot of flags, the Red Dragon, of course and in recent years that has been joined by St David’s Cross, yellow upright cross in black, and also Owain Glyndwr’s banner see https://l7.alamy.com/zooms/6efa74a090dc40679abbff457d52fa80/flying-the-owain-glyndr-banner-outs...
by Katharine
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 436
Views: 37311

Re: Politics

Would more of the young people vote this time? The ones who presumed that Remain would win so there was no need for their vote.

In this corner of North West Wales I didn’t see a single leave poster. Gwynedd voted to remain.
by Katharine
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Old Blue 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2492

Re: The Old Blue 2018

Reflecting on (returning to?) the topic “Old Blue 2018” the "school like no other" claim has already been discussed. I would take issue with almost the very first claim in the brochure, “Christ’s Hospital is the most diverse boarding school in the UK.” I can think of at least one school (e.g. https...