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by sejintenej
Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 2241

Re: RESEARCH

Katherine, Ref Ascension Day. In 1952 that fell on Thursday 22 May. It is simply marked in the Horsham calendar as 'Ascension Day' without any mention of a holiday. On the other hand, Horsham always had a whole holiday (of blessed memory), which always fell in late June/earl;y July - in 1952 it was...
by sejintenej
Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 2241

Re: RESEARCH

Topic 2. A Jewish boy arrived in Col B ca. 1950. Allegedly his mother asked Matron if he could have an extra blanket - Gosh, that would have marked his card. However next day he was gone. Maybe the idea of a separate diet did for that but there was no explanation to the rest of us. I was unaware of...
by sejintenej
Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 2241

Re: RESEARCH

There is indeed one. Nick Duffell, ex boarder and afterwards a psychiatrist who treats "boarding school survivor syndrome", has written two books on the subject - "The Making of Them" and "Wounded Leaders" in which he explores, among other things, the tendency of ex boarders from all-male instituti...
by sejintenej
Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 2241

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 weighi...
by sejintenej
Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 2241

Re: RESEARCH

About 10/15 years ago, CH via a University did a health and statistics survey on consenting OB's. As the OB's parent statistics were included in the survey, I declined to complete it, being adopted. That was Bristol University. The conclusion was that on average we would survive longerthan the ordi...
by sejintenej
Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 2241

Re: RESEARCH

[rockfreak post_id=138738 time=1496260042 user_id=2156] Of course there were no females. This was a Protestant school. All stern male disciples and martyrs. Virgins? Annunciations? Pietas? Gettaway! David, oh David! Where did you go to school? Not CH Horsham by the sound of it! We had all those deli...
by sejintenej
Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 152
Views: 12590

A few Interesting thoughts;

Signs on storefronts’ No senior citizen discounts! You had twice as long to get the money. No we do not have WiFi, talk to each other! Push if that doesn’t work, pull if that doesn’t work, we must be closed. Teach your kids about taxes eat 30% of their ice cream. Today’s offer by any two drinks and ...
by sejintenej
Wed May 31, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: American soldiers at CH during the War
Replies: 12
Views: 607

Re: American soldiers at CH during the War

There were at least two good reasons why US servicemen’s wives (there were no ‘partners’ in the early 1960s) preferred to shop on base, at their PX store (Post Exchange). Richard; it was not a question of preferences - it was a blanket ban on leaving the base even to visit sisters and a brother who...
by sejintenej
Wed May 31, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 2241

Re: RESEARCH

To take it a step further, can anyone remember any standard disruptions to the teaching timetable? My only recollections are: the Whole Holiday and CCF Field Day (both during Summer Term) and St Matthew's Day (Michaelmas Term). Not sure if it was the Prep only but we had a day at Climping (the seas...
by sejintenej
Tue May 30, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 152
Views: 12590

A classic Physics exam question.

The real question; should this be at O or A level or even at Uni.? Hell Explained This genius is probably building something in his garage that will change the world as we know it. Read on. The following is an actual question given on a University of Arizona chemistry mid term, and an actual answer ...
by sejintenej
Mon May 29, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: American soldiers at CH during the War
Replies: 12
Views: 607

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 b...
by sejintenej
Mon May 29, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Michael Cherniavsky
Replies: 82
Views: 9718

Re: Michael Cherniavsky

Going back to the question of equivalents, in the late 1950's it was reckoned that a pass at Alevel (at least in the sciences) was the same standard as after a year and a half at Harvard or Yale. That said there is a major difference between UK education at this level and that in the USA. Wespeciali...
by sejintenej
Thu May 25, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: School scarf
Replies: 28
Views: 3979

Moon landings were faked!

I saw an entry on Facebook that said the moon landings were fakes, and were directed by John Cameron. But they were very expensive because he insisted they be filmed on location.
by sejintenej
Tue May 23, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: School scarf
Replies: 28
Views: 3979

Re:Alzheimers puzzle

Answers: 1.The third room. Lions that haven’t eaten in three years are dead. That one was easy, right? 2.The woman was a photographer. She shot a picture of her husband, developed it, and hung it up to dry (shot; held under water; and hung). 3.Charcoal, as it is used in barbecuing. 4.Sure you can na...
by sejintenej
Mon May 22, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: School scarf
Replies: 28
Views: 3979

Bye bye Alzheimers

IT SHARPENS THOSE GENES IN YOUR BRAIN AND STALLS ALZHEIMER’S FOR YEARS. 1.A murderer is condemned to death. He has to choose between three rooms. The first is full of raging fires, the second is full of assassins with loaded guns and the third is full of lions that haven’t eaten in 3 years. Which ro...