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by Avon
Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:37 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Victoria Cross for Old Blue
Replies: 10
Views: 1477

Re: Victoria Cross for Old Blue

Fantastic news! Someone should update the VC wiki.
by Avon
Sun Jul 13, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Should Christ's Hospital Stop Being a Faith School?
Replies: 132
Views: 11883

Re: Should Christ's Hospital Stop Being a Faith School?

LongGone wrote:While no one would ever accuse me of supporting religion, the idea that the 'religious' component in the original charter should be ignored leaves it open to ignore the 'charitable' charge as well.
Well that's going down the Swanee too. CH is going to become like Cranleigh.
by Avon
Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:05 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Should Christ's Hospital Stop Being a Faith School?
Replies: 132
Views: 11883

Re: Should Christ's Hospital Stop Being a Faith School?

If CH is going to stop being 'religious' it could also cash in the 'royal' nonsense too. That just leaves 'ancient' which is pretty inescapable.
by Avon
Thu Apr 10, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 390
Views: 29533

Re: Politics

Name the subtlety you're more capable of? Pick a cause you don't like. Then: Define the discussion so you can control it. Dominate the main media channels. Marginalise and belittle the views of the unwanted: apply logic; rhetoric and satire. Create false associations with other unpopular causes. Ta...
by Avon
Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:26 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 390
Views: 29533

Re: Politics

Blocking the traffic? Ooooh how radical. Are you sure UK Uncut isn't a typo? No. Is Ed Bell a typo? I was being partly facetious in case you hadn't guessed. Numbers in the street bringing things to a halt is better than doing nothing. I'm interested to see what OBs think about politics these days. ...
by Avon
Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 390
Views: 29533

Re: Politics

Blocking the traffic? Ooooh how radical.

Are you sure UK Uncut isn't a typo?
by Avon
Sat Apr 05, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: School Dinners In Present Times.
Replies: 17
Views: 4637

Re: School Dinners In Present Times.

In the days of Mrs Keeley, the food was absolutely dire. I vividly remember the whole school served rice pudding which had been cooked with salt, not sugar. Nobody noticed until it was served to tables - no checking, no quality control.
by Avon
Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Allam in Radio Times
Replies: 2
Views: 783

Re: Roger Allam in Radio Times

fra828 wrote:CH is described as a charity school.
Well, when he was there - it was.
by Avon
Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:45 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Storm
Replies: 6
Views: 1001

Re: The Storm

Probably no massive, unkempt limes left to fall over.

I do recall the schadenfreude of seeing all the trashed cars in the morning,
by Avon
Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Hello
Replies: 12
Views: 2290

Re: Hello

jtaylor wrote:...bringing the reputation of CH into disrepute.
Isn't it doing a good enough job of that itself?
by Avon
Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:45 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: WORLD WAR ONE GUNS
Replies: 6
Views: 1020

Re: WORLD WAR ONE GUNS

Melted down for the second fixture?
by Avon
Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:07 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: THE FUTURE OF CH
Replies: 17
Views: 3342

Re: THE FUTURE OF CH

Some OBs, who do not contribute to this Forum, are working against CH’s present trend to move upmarket and attract children from richer families. In the words of one such OB, “Housie … seems to be going from strength to strength. … [We] have been fighting a losing battle to keep it for the poor, bu...
by Avon
Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: THE FUTURE OF CH
Replies: 17
Views: 3342

Re: THE FUTURE OF CH

Something deeply, deeply wrong here. I learn that children are also being withdrawn because of affordability. This entire process also lacks transparency.

Where is the open discussion about this happening?
by Avon
Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:05 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Birthday Honours
Replies: 1
Views: 656

Re: Birthday Honours

Good bloke and widely respected - good to see some rare cause-and-effect in the honours system.
by Avon
Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:03 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: THE FUTURE OF CH
Replies: 17
Views: 3342

Re: THE FUTURE OF CH

I'm surprised this thread hasn't attracted more attention. Insofar as I care about CH it's the core ethos, not the fabric or some of the very dated mottoes and thinking. That core ethos seems to be under threat if it's feasible that a child be withdrawn because the parents previously satisfied the c...