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Re: Edward Malins

Posted: Sat May 10, 2014 11:04 pm
by alterblau
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.

Re: Edward Malins

Posted: Sun May 11, 2014 7:50 pm
by rockfreak
alterblau wrote: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.
If Kit was coaching you I imagine you may have turned out like a rugby version of the Monty Python Long John Silver Impersonators Eleven.

Re: Edward Malins

Posted: Mon May 12, 2014 7:22 am
by michael scuffil
The thought of Gad and Kit demonstrating rugby tackles. The mind boggles somewhat...

Re: Edward Malins

Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:17 am
by PeteC
Gad Malins was a pretty mean pianist: I remember him playing the virtuoso piano part in Constant Lambert's "Rio Grande"
We used to satirise his somewhat detached aristocratic manner: when he played Xylophone in something the Orchestra were playing, a neighbour muttered to me "Gad looks like he's putting sugarlumps into cups of tea". As someone else has said, his harpsichord used to appear for concerts too: I remember it in Chapel when we did the St John Passion.

Re: Edward Malins

Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:36 pm
by Phil
Gad Malins taught me English when I was in the UF and then history the following GE year. I believe his degree was in history, although he was head of the English Department.

We were taught to write two sorts of notes. One formal sort comprised full complete sentences, with paragraphs, etc. He called them “history notes.” The less formal sort was written in incomplete sentences, using clauses, phrases, etc. But I have forgotten what he called them. Can anyone else tell me? (This unnecessary detail is remembered because once I had prep to write notes on something, but produced the wrong sort. He was very reasonable about my error.)

I always found him a good teacher (in spite of some others’ comments in earlier postings) and often imaginative.

Re: Edward Malins

Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:00 pm
by sejintenej
michael scuffil wrote:The thought of Gad and Kit demonstrating rugby tackles. The mind boggles somewhat...
Thank goodness alterblau kept Kit so busy thay he never trieds to coach Col A teams (and nor did anyone else).

I think we must have been a fairly placid team compared to some; I remember one game getting kicked in the head and being sent home immediately after the game for a week - no trip to the sicker, just gggggooooo