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by michael scuffil
Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 3182

Re: RESEARCH

Busy little bees, weren’t we? You could have added: 1st prep 7.30 -- 8.00 pm; 2nd prep. 8.30 -- 9.00 pm. 3rd prep 9.15 -- 9.45 pm In his autobiography, Bryan Magee (CH late 40s) relates how as a grecian he spent a term at a French boarding school. He totted up the time they spent on academic activi...
by michael scuffil
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 3182

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. In that case, perhaps senior and junior chapels were...
by michael scuffil
Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 3182

Re: RESEARCH

1) weighing This was a practice started by Dr Friend, Scott's predecessor. I remember it much as Alex does. But occasionally (beginning of each school year?) the regular weighing and height measurements were supplemented by other measurements: chest, biceps. (In those days, the main point of weighin...
by michael scuffil
Mon May 29, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Michael Cherniavsky
Replies: 82
Views: 11024

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: 846

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: 4445

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: 11024

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: 28
Views: 3895

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: 601

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: 344
Views: 22308

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: 1522

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: 344
Views: 22308

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: 1522

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: 617

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: 11024

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...