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by alterblau
Thu Nov 26, 2015 5:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What Keith Douglas got up to at CH
Replies: 66
Views: 2902

Re: What Keith Douglas got up to at CH

I agree with Kit Bartlett but, unlike those OBs mentioned by him, KD was much more nuanced in his attitude to CH. He had a life long close friend, Norman Ilett, who was his housecaptain (and KD the second monitor). Their paths crossed in Egypt during their military service and they socialised freque...
by alterblau
Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What Keith Douglas got up to at CH
Replies: 66
Views: 2902

Re: What Keith Douglas got up to at CH

Although I was at CH before Brian Walling, I also heard no mention of KD at Housey. The masters mentioned in the biography include, Hon DS Roberts, Messrs AH Buck, ACW Edwards, HLO Flecker, DS Macnutt, EG Malins and GW Newberry, all of whom I knew somewhat and most of whom were still there after 195...
by alterblau
Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:34 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What Keith Douglas got up to at CH
Replies: 66
Views: 2902

What Keith Douglas got up to at CH

Keith Douglas (1920-44), OB and poet is considered by many to be the best war poet of World War 2. He was a most unusual character, a highly talented poet (certainly thought so by TS Eliot and Edmund Blunden, amongst many others), horseman, rebel, sportsman (especially rugby), a gifted, skilled arti...
by alterblau
Sat Oct 31, 2015 6:56 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Foraging
Replies: 6
Views: 656

Re: Foraging

During rationing, which lasted long after WW2, I remember two other ways of foraging. At an appropriate season there were boxes containing apples at the entrances of some nearby farms, with the welcome invitation, WINDFALLS, HELP YOURSELF . Also in some nearby fields there were wild strawberries. Th...
by alterblau
Fri Sep 25, 2015 10:50 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH and Psychiatry
Replies: 6
Views: 593

Re: CH and Psychiatry

Can this thread include comments on OBs who become psychiatrists? I know of only one, Peter Agulnik (Ba A, 1948-56) who had a very distinguished career in Oxford, ending with a psychiatric facility being named after him. Few OBs ever attain that. At CH he won the Lamb Essay prize. This was another v...
by alterblau
Mon Sep 21, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: School Debates
Replies: 25
Views: 2137

Re: School Debates

I don’t remember any House Debating Competition in the 1950s. Then MT Cherniavsky was the master in charge of debating and took a keen interest in it. Meetings were popular and held in the Dominions’ Library on the few Saturday evenings when there were no other events. Occasionally there were debate...
by alterblau
Sat Jul 11, 2015 9:59 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: An early 20th century CH puzzle
Replies: 6
Views: 694

Re: An early 20th century CH puzzle

Thanks to all, who read this posting and commented or made suggestions. It appears that Hood-Phillips was not the right master, for I have been told the years under consideration went up to 1924 (not 1925). So further suggestions are welcome.
by alterblau
Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:04 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: An early 20th century CH puzzle
Replies: 6
Views: 694

An early 20th century CH puzzle

I have a puzzle for those Blues who may know the names of CH masters in the years 1917-25 approximately, or who may have lists of their names. A friend researching an aspect of Housiana heard a taped interview in which this master’s name is mentioned. But at the same time there was a noise on the ta...
by alterblau
Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:54 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Art School
Replies: 12
Views: 1159

Re: The Art School

I too recollect one of Rubbra’s works. It was a superb portrait of ACW Edwards (in turn “Canterbury Lamb”, staff officer, housemaster and finally school librarian and always in his later years most photogenic). However it was displayed in an almost finished state, at the request/command of Nell Todd...
by alterblau
Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Arthur Rider
Replies: 17
Views: 1687

Re: Arthur Rider

In recounting Arthur’s organisational abilities, there has been no mention of his tenure as Second Master. This was a job that he did very well.
by alterblau
Mon Feb 16, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Best place for 1920-1940 Memories, Anecdotes, Reminiscence
Replies: 5
Views: 1154

Re: Best place for 1920-1940 Memories, Anecdotes, Reminiscence

I know of two books which may be of use, but unfortunately I do not own copies. Perhaps some other readers do. They are probably available at CH, in either the Museum or Library. Or can they be obtained through your local public library, via Interlibrary Loans? The books are, THE BEST OF ALL POSSIBL...
by alterblau
Fri Dec 26, 2014 3:02 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: WHICH OF BRANGWYN’S PAINTINGS WERE YOU OPPOSITE AND IN WHICH YEARS?
Replies: 14
Views: 1167

Re: WHICH OF BRANGWYN’S PAINTINGS WERE YOU OPPOSITE AND IN WHICH YEARS?

A very warm "Thank you" to all who contributed to this thread or who read it and thought about the questions it posed. This is much appreciated, even though (so far) a deduction of Keith Douglas's place in Chapel cannot be made.

Every good wish for 2015 (and for long beyond). Alter Blau
by alterblau
Wed Dec 03, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: WHICH OF BRANGWYN’S PAINTINGS WERE YOU OPPOSITE AND IN WHICH YEARS?
Replies: 14
Views: 1167

WHICH OF BRANGWYN’S PAINTINGS WERE YOU OPPOSITE AND IN WHICH YEARS?

Keith Douglas (La A 1931-5 and Mid B 1936-8) was an OB and World War 2 poet, who survived the North African campaign, but most regrettably he was killed in action just after the Normandy landings at the age of 24. So he has left relatively little work, yet it is of a very high standard. (Edmund Blun...
by alterblau
Sat May 10, 2014 11:04 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Edward Malins
Replies: 20
Views: 3291

Re: Edward Malins

In the writings about EG Malins so far, only his military, equestrian, pedagogic and intellectual qualities have been mentioned. There is more to add!

I was in the school Colts (under 16 rugby team) in 1954 and 1955 and our coaches then were Kit Aitken and Gad Malins.
by alterblau
Sat May 10, 2014 11:03 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Edward Malins
Replies: 20
Views: 3291

Re: Edward Malins

In the writings about EG Malins so far, only his military, equestrian and intellectual qualities have been mentioned. There is more to add! I was in the school Colts (under 16 rugby team) in 1954 and 1955 and our coaches then were Kit Aitken and Gad Malins.