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by michael scuffil
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford
Replies: 76
Views: 3693

Re: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford

That tribute, while praising him as a teacher, also hints at why he should not have been given a job with headmasterly responsibilities. I also knew Alan Barker, the headmaster of The Leys mentioned here. While very reactionary, he was a man of integrity and good sense. The CH Council presumably did...
by michael scuffil
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Hammer blows to CH finances
Replies: 39
Views: 1914

Re: Hammer blows to CH finances

Someone who charges VAT can also reclaim VAT. I don't know how much VAT CH pays (most of its expenditure is presumably on non-VATable items such as salaries).
by michael scuffil
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: A letter from the CHOBA board
Replies: 40
Views: 2800

Re: A letter from the CHOBA board

Golfer wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:34 pm
Notwithstanding the above, I do think that justice is the supreme value.
Yes, if we could agree what it was. But we can't, except in a very few open-and-shut cases.
Law, while subject to continuous development, has the advantage of being objective at any given time (and *reasonably* certain).
by michael scuffil
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: A letter from the CHOBA board
Replies: 40
Views: 2800

Re: A letter from the CHOBA board

postwarblue wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:43 am
I think CHOBA's not publishing the names is wrong. A criminal conviction is a public event.
I agree.
by michael scuffil
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Vegetarians
Replies: 12
Views: 476

Re: Vegetarians

Two thoughts for vegetarians: 1. If you are vegetarian but not vegan, what should be done with male animals? 2. If you are vegan, what is your motive, bearing in mind that growing vegetable foodstuffs results in far more animal deaths than livestock farming? (Mainly insects and slugs, but also pigeo...
by michael scuffil
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Vegetarians
Replies: 12
Views: 476

Re: Vegetarians

Day 1, 1988, a fellow secondformer says to the master on duty in dining hall "Sir, I'm Vegetarian" master replies "OK, well, don't eat the meat" I think it gradually improved from then on That, incidentally, was basically what Hitler's cook said to Hitler. There is plenty of evidence that no vegeta...
by michael scuffil
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: A letter from the CHOBA board
Replies: 40
Views: 2800

Re: A letter from the CHOBA board

Law and justice are not the same thing, of course. But we have the rule of law, not the rule of justice. Thank heavens. That is because 'justice' is a subjective term (some people doubtless think Jimmy Savile's body should be dug up and given the Oliver Cromwell treatment), and law (at least theoret...
by michael scuffil
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: KEITH MACKNESS
Replies: 3
Views: 343

Re: KEITH MACKNESS

My predecessor as Thornton B 27, I believe...
by michael scuffil
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Seen in passing
Replies: 18
Views: 758

Re: Seen in passing

A question to ponder. Why is the Housey lad leaving church on his own, as it seems ? Adoring Mum and aunt immediately behind him ? Big possibility. Sorry Great Plum, but as you have already suggested about me, I do love a great conspiracy theory. Perhaps he was passing through a post-Confirmation p...
by michael scuffil
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford
Replies: 76
Views: 3693

Re: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford

Well the school became a mixed school under his headship! Probably the biggest change in the history of CH. Yes, but that was not part of the plan. The change had been planned for some time, and the notion that it would have to go ahead under a stopgap HM would have given the planners shivers. Even...
by michael scuffil
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Seen in passing
Replies: 18
Views: 758

Re: Seen in passing

I lived in The Netherlands (not 'Holland', please note)

When I say Holland I mean Holland. I have no idea whether what I observed in Delft and Haarlem and Leiden would also be observable in Catholic Brabant or the wilds of Gelderland or the mountains of Limburg.
by michael scuffil
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff
Replies: 98
Views: 11747

Re: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff

Not sure where I stand these days on corporal punishment. It never did me any harm at Horsham.

No, but it corrupted those who administered it. That is the main argument against it.
by michael scuffil
Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Seen in passing
Replies: 18
Views: 758

Re: Seen in passing

The ladies' fashions are out of this world - those hats! I agree. But you can still see a similar spectacle, as regards the hats at least, if you go to Holland and stand outside a (protestant) church any Sunday. I have a splendid snapshot: a young woman with a very extravagant hat being picked up o...
by michael scuffil
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Seen in passing
Replies: 18
Views: 758

Re: Seen in passing

Katharine wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:58 pm
How did you come across the film, Michael?
I tend to look at old footage and old photographs on youtube, so when I go to youtube, the program recommends a selection. I idly clicked on this one, and happened to notice the boy.
by michael scuffil
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Seen in passing
Replies: 18
Views: 758

Re: Seen in passing

Interesting that it is the only thing that hasn't changed, apart from the building. The building is St James's Church, Hessle Road, Hull. It was demolished in 1957. This looks like summer. No one's wearing an overcoat. So I suppose the boy spent the summer term in Newgate St and then returned after...