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by sejintenej
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Boys’ favourite books (& their pages) in the CH Library
Replies: 17
Views: 967

Re: Boys’ favourite books (& their pages) in the CH Library

but his reply was that he [Kit Aitken] would wait for the film For an English-language film, he would have had to wait until 1981. Did he live that long? In fact, a film was made in French long before the novel was published in Britain. But in those days, there was no video. (Actually, Lady Chatter...
by sejintenej
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Boys’ favourite books (& their pages) in the CH Library
Replies: 17
Views: 967

Re: Boys’ favourite books (& their pages) in the CH Library

Foureyes wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:38 am
Sentinej,
Could that have been 'Bhowani Junction' by John Masters, which was about the last days of the Raj and considered rather 'racy' at the time?
David :shock:
I have been away and just now saw the thread title and remembered the book name; yes, it was Bohwani Junction as you write
by sejintenej
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Boys’ favourite books (& their pages) in the CH Library
Replies: 17
Views: 967

Re: Boys’ favourite books (& their pages) in the CH Library

I recall one book at school (probably from the ColA collection) about an English "gentleman" in India during the days of the Raj. Long detailed (for those days) description of the man and a local girl in a sleeper compartment on a train early one morning after a night .... My ears never having been ...
by sejintenej
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Boys’ favourite books (& their pages) in the CH Library
Replies: 17
Views: 967

Re: Boys’ favourite books (& their pages) in the CH Library

I was part of the team to classify the books according to the Dewey Decimal System. For my first job I lived in the Brighton YMCA (note the M) where there were two or more females for every male. The majority were librarian students and we were constantly hearing about the tribulations of learning ...
by sejintenej
Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Boys’ favourite books (& their pages) in the CH Library
Replies: 17
Views: 967

Re: Boys’ favourite books (& their pages) in the CH Library

Certainly NOT in the CH library at the time, as THAT court case was in progress, but someone, somehow managed to get a copy of 'Lady Chatterly's Lover' into school. Now that WAS an eye opener at such a tender age !! Immediately after the court case there was talk that a copy would be in the school ...
by sejintenej
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Should Christ's Hospital Stop Being a Faith School?
Replies: 132
Views: 10121

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

rockfreak wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:20 pm

Several members of my family were religious as well as my sponsor to CH, so at 13 or 14 I felt some pressure to get confirmed.
Please check your inbox, David
by sejintenej
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH San
Replies: 17
Views: 835

Re: CH San

Just done a search and found two items of interest. The Ofsted Report on a visit on 24/9/2009 refers to the "health centre" which contains an isolation room but the report mentions that the records are kept in the sanatorium. It looks to me that they refer to the Health centre as the sanatorium. Thj...
by sejintenej
Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH San
Replies: 17
Views: 835

Re: CH San

Surely "sanatorium" has a meaning very close to hospital which could be translated as our "sicker". Might be worth exploring from that angle. Otherwise what about the museum (which is now housed in that very building.) Hopefully they have a copy of that very OB which you saw and could investigate th...
by sejintenej
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Should Christ's Hospital Stop Being a Faith School?
Replies: 132
Views: 10121

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

I don’t know what the situation is like today. I suspect the %s have hardly changed, although there are now clearly some Muslims and Hindus at CH and probably many fewer Jews. Do any/many members of these small minorities convert to become C of E? They didn’t (to my knowledge) in my days. In the mi...
by sejintenej
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Should Christ's Hospital Stop Being a Faith School?
Replies: 132
Views: 10121

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

Oh, , golly. golly, golly. If influences had any effect I would have been Cantuar 30 years ago. Godfather and household on par with the Archbishop, server, then Christs Hospital. Then I spoiled it all and got disowned by the family when I married an RC Calling CH a faith school, even in my day, is l...
by sejintenej
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Should Christ's Hospital Stop Being a Faith School?
Replies: 132
Views: 10121

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

I know that there is all sorts of guff about the planning of Washington DC, US bank notes etc etc ad infinitum but surely the real background makes sense. Many if not all the founding fathers of the US of A were Masons and they chose other Masons as succesors, senior state officers etc. The reason w...
by sejintenej
Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Did You Learn to Swear at CH? And Do You Still Eff It Today?
Replies: 15
Views: 1322

Re: Did You Learn to Swear at CH? And Do You Still Eff It Today?

The above sort of language divergence also occurred between French-French and Canadian-French. Both languages were identical in the 18th century, when “catin“ (= poupée) meant a child’s female doll in both countries. But their forms of language diverged until radio, films, TV, etc slowed such drift...
by sejintenej
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Did You Learn to Swear at CH? And Do You Still Eff It Today?
Replies: 15
Views: 1322

Re: Did You Learn to Swear at CH? And Do You Still Eff It Today?

I actually got ejected from a language laboratory since I didn't realise that the teacher could listen in. She complained that I was not speaking Spanish nor acceptable English Reminds me; at work I had to learn Llanito which is pretty close to Andaluz Spanish. However I was warned never ever to us...
by sejintenej
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 352
Views: 23419

Re: Politics

whilst having a drink with a friend the other day, he mentioned that Putin is the major threat to the world these days. Apparently, Putin wants to make Russia great again by destabilising western democracies. Looking at the US and UK, he has had a certain amount of success so far. My friend conside...
by sejintenej
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 155
Views: 14707

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Money Alert Please, I repeat, please, DO NOT use the $1, $20, $50 or the $100 bills as they have pictures of former slave owners on them! Send them all to me and I will dispose of in the proper manner!!! Do not just throw them away as they need to be disposed of properly and I am certified to do so....