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by rockfreak
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: A party favourite
Replies: 13
Views: 587

Re: A party favourite

Sejintenej is disparaging about many things and there is little rhyme or reason. I suspect he would be a good case for Nick Duffell to examine.
by rockfreak
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Brexit electoral commision report
Replies: 6
Views: 543

Re: Brexit electoral commision report

You'll have a front row seat as the UK walks off a cliff next March and consigns itself to third world status. The trouble is that the majority of MPs are for Remain but they fear upsetting their constituents if they represent a constituency which voted Leave. This particularly applies to Labour MPs...
by rockfreak
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: A post on behalf of one of the Dobbie/Husband victims
Replies: 39
Views: 3124

Re: A post on behalf of one of the Dobbie/Husband victims

Has any of this stuff appeared in the national press?
by rockfreak
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The trial of Husband and Dobbie
Replies: 40
Views: 2267

Re: The trial of Husband and Dobbie

The prison food can't be any worse than at CH.
by rockfreak
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: REV PULLIN & THE OLD BLUE
Replies: 22
Views: 2578

Re: REV PULLIN & THE OLD BLUE

I had a vague idea that "Windy" as he was known was with Maine A for a while but I could be wrong about that. I've known one or two people over the years who have converted to Catholicism because of the lure of the bells and smells and general razzmatazz. I suppose it's understandable when you consi...
by rockfreak
Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Deputy Head Writes...
Replies: 29
Views: 1301

Re: The Deputy Head Writes...

Certainly by NTF.
by rockfreak
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Should the forum be behind a registration wall?
Replies: 51
Views: 1681

Re: Should the forum be behind a registration wall?

Just recently on another thread someone posted claiming that this sort of abuse goes on just as much at day schools. Really? I can only speak from my own experience but when my three daughters were at their local day schools (variously comprehensive and grammar) over a span of about twelve years the...
by rockfreak
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Here we go again
Replies: 4
Views: 452

Re: Here we go again

No-one's been prosecuted yet for Spoony's erotic leg massage by the swimming pool.
by rockfreak
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: PETITION: Is 26% Full-Fee Paying Pupils Too High?
Replies: 111
Views: 9905

Re: PETITION: Is 26% Full-Fee Paying Pupils Too High?

Replying to Iguana's post: if the full fee payers can afford thirty one grand to send their kids to CH then they can afford to pay a lot more tax to help fund a proper one-tier state system like they have in other developed European countries. Anything else is outdated (by about a century) Victorian...
by rockfreak
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Underachieving at CH
Replies: 20
Views: 1083

Re: Underachieving at CH

I have been posting on Nick Duffell's sites ever since I read his books 'The Making of Them' and 'Wounded Leaders'. I sent him emails about my experiences at Christ's Hospital and in later life and he asked if I would put these up on his sites. His late co-worker Rob Bland happened to be at CH in th...
by rockfreak
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Underachieving at CH
Replies: 20
Views: 1083

Re: Underachieving at CH

Janey Jam-Jar is a wonderful moniker. How did she come by it? Everyone should be required to post and explain how they dreamed up their moniker.
by rockfreak
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Deputy Head Writes...
Replies: 29
Views: 1301

Re: The Deputy Head Writes...

I haven't always found myself in agreement with Sejintenej but I do agree that the vague and modern-day jargon-esque language used is what you might expect from a politician asked by a newspaper for a quote. Or even from a Deputy Headmistress asked to justify an educational system that only seven pe...
by rockfreak
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Science teaching in the 50's
Replies: 37
Views: 4611

Re: Science teaching in the 50's

Drinking is a thoroughly worthwhile academic discipline and there should be a PhD in it.
by rockfreak
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Underachieving at CH
Replies: 20
Views: 1083

Underachieving at CH

The minute my mother knew that I was going to CH she was on the phone to everyone she knew telling them the good news. It was the chance of a lifetime. Especially in 1952. To make matters worse my sponsor was an old boy of the school and a senior governor. The weight of expectation was on my shoulde...
by rockfreak
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 400
Views: 31540

Re: Politics

Steve Hilton gets a good slagging off from Nick Cohen in this Sunday's Observer. Hilto now appears to have completed a journey from left to right. Starting off by claiming to endorse old-fashioned one-nation conservatism in the Tory party he is now a regular on Murdoch's Fox News, hosting all sorts ...