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by rockfreak
Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:06 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Edward Malins
Replies: 20
Views: 3230

Re: Edward Malins

He told me I could write at age 13 when I turned in an essay on some mundane subject or other and it stayed in my mind when I made a rather belated entry into magazine journalism many years later. I too remember his lessons as being pleasantly unstructured. On one occasion we had a debate in which w...
by rockfreak
Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:07 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Politics at CH
Replies: 13
Views: 1526

Re: Politics at CH

I vividly remember Newsome warning us all in a Big School assembly one morning in about 1973 that our school's very existence was being threatened by a dangerous left wing labour radical called Roy Hattersley. This was at the time when the law was being changed to allow 18 year olds to vote for the...
by rockfreak
Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:52 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: PRIVATE EYE
Replies: 14
Views: 1800

Re: PRIVATE EYE

Interesting letter in latest issue of Private Eye (4 April 2014; p15). There has been some discussion in the rag about the tax affairs of the John Laing Construction Co. The letter-writer, one David Briggs, is upset by the criticism of a company renowned for its charitable activities and goes on to...
by rockfreak
Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 338
Views: 19691

Re: Politics

Thanks for your support Ann. I think we war babies and baby boomers are perhaps more aware than some that it wasn't just the good education that we were privileged to get from Christ's Hospital, it was also the building blocks put in place by the 1945 Labour government that built a better society - ...
by rockfreak
Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:54 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Confirmation Service
Replies: 7
Views: 1031

Re: Confirmation Service

I got confirmed at around 14 due to parental pressure (later becoming a confirmed atheist). My favourite bit at communion services in the chapel was where Rev Pullen (the Chain) drained the remnants of the communion wine in one gulp. I used to watch eagerly to see if he fell down the altar steps but...
by rockfreak
Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Confirmation Service
Replies: 7
Views: 1031

Re: Confirmation Service

J.R. wrote:On the subject of The Bishop of Chichester, I re-call a band trip to Chichester Cathedral gardens where I'm sure we were introduced to Dama Anna Neagle and her actor husband.

John H might have a better recollection than me !
An actress and a bishop in one go!
by rockfreak
Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 338
Views: 19691

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 rockfreak
Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Politics at CH
Replies: 13
Views: 1526

Re: Politics at CH

CH always seemed to me to be a remarkably non-political place, with most people following the principle: 'Politics: (if none, write Conservative)'. I also have the impression that interest in politics declined between the interwar years and the 1950s. In my lifetime there have, if I can count, been...
by rockfreak
Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 338
Views: 19691

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 rockfreak
Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 338
Views: 19691

Re: Politics

Actually I wasn't advocating violent revolution - all social change in this country be it human rights, workers rights, franchise etc, has started with movements outside parliament and, assuming it has public support, it gets onto the statute books sometime later (when the politicians have finished ...
by rockfreak
Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:40 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 338
Views: 19691

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 rockfreak
Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:34 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Masters' Nicknames
Replies: 76
Views: 4562

Re: Masters' Nicknames

Were we more inventive at Horsham with masters' nicknames in the 50s and 60s or were the masters more eccentric (not to say stark staring in some cases) back then, and rather invited it?
by rockfreak
Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury
Replies: 73
Views: 14835

Re: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury

Now that he is in final 23 for the game against Fiji we are all hoping that the game goes well and that he will rise from the bench in the second half to become the first CH boy to gain a full England cap ... unless anyone can correct me....... Am I way off or did Geoff Hines (Lamb B), forward, get...
by rockfreak
Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:06 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 338
Views: 19691

Politics

I sometimes do direct action with UK Uncut in London. Are there any other OB Uncutters out there (apart from Mark Thomas)? All great fun - occupying premises and blocking the traffic in central London. Bring on the revolution
Rockfreak (aged 70)