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by michael scuffil
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Who Knew What?
Replies: 197
Views: 14327

Re: Who Knew What?

Otter's post suggests that life at CH in the 90s was very much worse, in certain respects at least, than ca. 1960, which gives food for thought.
by michael scuffil
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: How will CH cope with Brexit?
Replies: 13
Views: 408

Re: How will CH cope with Brexit?

No one* will cope with Brexit, so CH will be in the same boat as everyone else. But when rockfreak and I were at CH, we still had Empire Day services on May 24 (a good thing too, it meant there was no time for PT that morning). Perhaps these could be reintroduced to indoctrinate the young with the n...
by michael scuffil
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Michael Cherniavsky
Replies: 86
Views: 17830

Re: Michael Cherniavsky

Browsing this site and remembering the posts from and about Geoffrey Cannon relating to The Listener and the Radio Times, is there an equivalent of The Listener these days? A more, erm, intellectual version of the Radio Times? I used to enjoy The Listener way back then. It was unashamed to be, erm,...
by michael scuffil
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Bishop Peter Ball and Christ's Hospital
Replies: 15
Views: 1823

Re: Bishop Peter Ball and Christ's Hospital

Peter Ball originally was a monk of his and his brothers own order, down in Sussex. He became Bishop of Lewis. He was not 'a favourite of the later Bishop of Chichester' although he had been with the previous. He ran a strange institution (with his brother (twin)) and various schools (public) used ...
by michael scuffil
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Coleridge Photos
Topic: Col A - is this 1960?
Replies: 19
Views: 2904

Re: Col A - is this 1960?

Incidentally, re the date: my exact contemporary Hitchcock was house captain (and a third-year Grecian) in 1962/63. In this photo he is not even in the back row (he's the guy with his mouth wide open in the 2nd row down) and so presumably still a dep. Same goes for Peter Hiner (another exact contemp...
by michael scuffil
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Should Christ's Hospital Stop Being a Faith School?
Replies: 135
Views: 15302

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

Christ's Hospital chapel c. 1960 used to be very 'low church'. Not evangelical, but without any ceremony, and certainly without vestments or incense. I believe this changed in the late 60s, largely I think under the influence of Robson, and became really quite Anglo-Catholic. Perhaps someone can fil...
by michael scuffil
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Vikki Askew
Replies: 52
Views: 3713

Re: Vikki Askew

From my point of view there was absolutely no 'pop' music whatsoever (except from grecians who had 78/45 record players in their tiny day-room studies - 2 in Pe A at the time). Radio was restricted to the BBC Light programme which ran the gamut of 'Worker's Playtime' to Jimmy Young covers of Franki...
by michael scuffil
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Vikki Askew
Replies: 52
Views: 3713

Re: Vikki Askew

...and none have pernicious private-school networks. Really? In Europe, not that I can think of. Private schools are largely for state-school failuresand misfits, and that doesn't carry much clout. Of course there are powerful networks based on university attendance. The ENA and Polytechnique in Fr...
by michael scuffil
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Vikki Askew
Replies: 52
Views: 3713

Re: Vikki Askew

An individual school in the state sector can 'exclude' pupils by reason of their behaviour at the school, but the state sector as such cannot exclude pupils, as a local authority has a duty to see that a child is receiving an education. And while most countries have private schools, none have a syst...
by michael scuffil
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Looking for....
Topic: Joe Horwood
Replies: 4
Views: 718

Re: Joe Horwood

I can't give you an update on Horwood but I remember him from Col B in the 1950s. He was one of those superior, sarcastic, monitors who had little time for us younger boys and who typified the snotty, hierarchical system at the time. I've said some adverse things about Fryer on this site but in fai...
by michael scuffil
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH Non-Achievers at Cambridge,
Replies: 2
Views: 460

Re: CH Non-Achievers at Cambridge,

But Steel and Coward (successive house captains of ThB and both mathematicians) were not given an early push from CH... I imagine the most famous early-pushee who went on to enjoy if not an academic, but an intellectual career was Bernard Levin (who didn't go to Cambridge, though, but to LSE). Someo...
by michael scuffil
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Visiting the Tower in uniform
Replies: 12
Views: 2021

Re: Visiting the Tower in uniform

The Tower of London is not in the City of London (as any map of the City will show you), and never has been. It was situated within the 'Liberties of the Tower', which were neither in the City nor in the surrounding county of Middlesex (analogous to Westminster Abbey not being within the jurisdictio...
by michael scuffil
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: HUSBAND APPEAL ??
Replies: 32
Views: 3617

Re: HUSBAND APPEAL ??

I think the answer is 'Formally, no.'

Courts ask for a 'victim impact report', I believe. Better than nothing, but not the same thing.
by michael scuffil
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 476
Views: 43075

Re: Politics

The UK as a member of the EU is not ruled from 'outside' any more than Kent is ruled by the West Midlands. In practice, about 1% of EU directives were opposed by the UK. Membership of NATO involves a far greater surrender of sovereignty, as it commits us to sending British service personnel to their...
by michael scuffil
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Identification.
Replies: 17
Views: 1071

Re: Identification.

I live in a country where you have to have either an official ID card or a passport. Most Germans think they have to have an official ID (but they don't, if they have a passport) and that they have to carry it (but they don't, or a passport either). Foreigners like me don't have ID cards. (The ID al...