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by michael scuffil
Mon May 29, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Michael Cherniavsky
Replies: 82
Views: 9779

Re: Michael Cherniavsky

One might note the case of our own dear David Newsome. For almost all of his time at Cambridge, including when he was my Director of Studies, and Senior Tutor of Emmanuel College, he was plain Mr Newsome. He got his Litt.D on the strength of his published work at quite a late stage (as is usual) and...
by michael scuffil
Mon May 29, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: American soldiers at CH during the War
Replies: 12
Views: 623

Re: American soldiers at CH during the War

Re segregation of US forces (though this has nothing to do with CH): We used to spend our holidays in the 1950s at Ramsgate. This was close to the US air-base at Manston. In the evenings, the fairground which in those days spread out all along the sea-front was full of American airmen -- but only bl...
by michael scuffil
Fri May 26, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: School scarf
Replies: 28
Views: 4002

Re: School scarf

5.The letter “e” which is the most common letter used in the English language does not appear even once in the paragraph.


There is a 50,000 word novel, called 'Gadsby' (by one Ernest Vincent Wright, 1939) which does not contain the letter 'e'. Imagin...
by michael scuffil
Fri May 26, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Michael Cherniavsky
Replies: 82
Views: 9779

Re: Michael Cherniavsky

Our Chern reported that the standard at the university in Canada was nowhere near as high as the History Grecians at Christ's Hospital. (That is to say, Chern reported it to X, and X reported it to me. I forget who X was, it could have been one of three or four people.) In those days, you didn't nee...
by michael scuffil
Mon May 22, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Chapel Music
Replies: 27
Views: 3423

Re: Chapel Music

I remember settings by Walmisley and Stanford, but I'm sure there were others. (Though mostly we used the chant, or rather, one of the chants, because there were a number. The one used at the Leaving Service was particularly lugubrious.)
by michael scuffil
Sat May 13, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Official lists at CH Horsham
Replies: 4
Views: 456

Re: Official lists at CH Horsham

The house lists also included cryptic letters that baffled me at first, but they indicated what sort of grecian or dep you were, like 'pcg' (probationary classics grecian), 'dmlg' (deputy modern language grecian). Writing out house lists was a common punishment.
by michael scuffil
Mon May 08, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 338
Views: 19975

Re: Politics

Anyway, today is VE Day -- Victory for Europe.
by michael scuffil
Mon May 08, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Threads being moved
Replies: 19
Views: 1167

Re: Threads being moved

and he forgot the circumflex ê as in la tête

Yep. As Arthur Rider said, hats have heads, phantoms have hoods and hotels have roofs.
by michael scuffil
Sun May 07, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 338
Views: 19975

Re: Politics

So the Maybot is still on the TV news every night spouting strong and stable platitudes. Getting on for a year after the referendum and she and the Three Musketeers still haven't got down to serious negotiation with the EU. I'm currently sticking my neck out by questioning whether Brexit is actuall...
by michael scuffil
Sun May 07, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Threads being moved
Replies: 19
Views: 1167

Re: Threads being moved

Have I got the gender of "tete" right

Seeing you ask, no. :)
by michael scuffil
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: A CURIOUS PHOTOGRAPH
Replies: 2
Views: 484

Re: A CURIOUS PHOTOGRAPH

Renton wrote an article in the Guardian on the subject here: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/apr/08/school-boarding-secrets-crimes-alex-renton-kipling-rowling-dahl-churchill CH, as we know, was not immune. These schools were a magnet for paedophiles who got their kicks from an activity that w...
by michael scuffil
Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Michael Cherniavsky
Replies: 82
Views: 9779

Re: Michael Cherniavsky

Although I haven’t read the Kantorowicz book, nor even the extracts on the internet, I am sure the photo is of our MTC. Also Cherniavsky is a very unusual name and I have never come across it (apart from MTC, his father and his brother, a few years younger who was also at Oxford). The MTC of the re...
by michael scuffil
Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Michael Cherniavsky
Replies: 82
Views: 9779

Re: Michael Cherniavsky

In the Times Literary Supplement of 24 Feb 2017 there is a book review containing a prominent photo of a young Michael Cherniavsky, with another medieval historian. However don’t rush to read it to learn more about the Chern, for the review is of Ernest Kantorowicz: a Life, (by Robert E Lerner and ...
by michael scuffil
Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Strange old man dressed in WW1 army gear / dog named lobster
Replies: 106
Views: 12852

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

Someone in this long thread suggested that he was a “failed medical student.”

Plead guilty as charged, m'lud, and withdraw the comment unreservedly. I knew he had studied medicine, because he told us so, but manifestly he wasn't a doctor. So I jumped to a totally unwarranted conclusion.
by michael scuffil
Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Less flamboyant CH teachers
Replies: 19
Views: 1400

Re: Less flamboyant CH teachers

Ivor R Maconnell [...] Bachelor for a long time and senior housemaster of BaB. Thereafter married. Known as 'Slim'. By 1955 he was married and senior housemaster of ThA (which had married quarters attached). He retired from there in 1961, and later became 2nd Master (I think). But was he Chern's pr...