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by LongGone
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Strange old man dressed in WW1 army gear / dog named lobster
Replies: 128
Views: 22245

Re: Strange old man dressed in WW1 army gear / dog named lobster

“it's alright as long as you're both laughing".
Clearly he never anticipated the combination of pot and sex!
by LongGone
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Gaia Week at Christ's Hospital
Replies: 21
Views: 907

Re: Gaia Week at Christ's Hospital

I have to be honest, and say I find this a very disappointing choice. At a time when we may be facing one of the greatest choices we will ever have to make, regarding our behaviour with respect to the environment, it is a great pity that the decision was made to invite Rupert Sheldrake as the expert...
by LongGone
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 484
Views: 44764

Re: Politics

rockfreak wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:17 pm
Totally wasted. No other country seems to need them. What's special about them?
Actually, quite common in the US. Unlike the UK they make sure to stay out of the limelight as far as possible.
by LongGone
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Coleridge Photos
Topic: Col A - is this 1960?
Replies: 19
Views: 3043

Re: Col A - is this 1960?

I think what it was, that sometimes I am browsing these sites and decide to see if I can still remember names to faces, or vice versa. It's a kind of mental exercise as I get older, rather like doing crosswords every day. And this time I spotted Banker Brown, top row, and this prompted me to launch...
by LongGone
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Science teaching in the 50's
Replies: 41
Views: 6498

Re: Science teaching in the 50's

That was very true at Hertford too. I may have said it before, I left school with a place at Oxford for maths on a closed scholarship, a Queen's Guide and a DofE Gold Award holder yet was made to feel a failure as I was unmusical and not athletic. A direct parallel at Horsham. I had the Queens Scou...
by LongGone
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Vikki Askew
Replies: 52
Views: 4092

Re: Vikki Askew

And while most countries have private schools, none have a system whereby it is almost self-evident for the rich to send their children to them, and none have pernicious private-school networks. The US has a very strong private school network that mainly involves schools in New England (like Choate...
by LongGone
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Revamping of Christ Church Newgate St
Replies: 19
Views: 3013

Re: Revamping of Christ Church Newgate St

On the subject of revamping, planning permission for the new sports facilities has been turned down. A case of the nuisance neighbour? https://www.wscountytimes.co.uk/news/politics/christ-s-hospital-new-sports-facilities-turned-down-by-councillors-1-8763465 [/quote “Simon Reid, headmaster of Christ...
by LongGone
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Identification.
Replies: 17
Views: 1221

Re: Identification.

"Hang on a minute. I haven't lived in the UK for 14 years now, but are you all saying that there is still no such thing as a government issued ID card? When I first moved to the US, I didn't drive but it was incredibly easy to stroll to the local Department of Motor Vehicles and wait several hours (...
by LongGone
Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Matrons
Replies: 21
Views: 1512

Re: Matrons

“I understand that in one area (at least) of the USA the whole neighbourhood brings food for the wake and ensures that the bereaved and neighbours are looked after” Certainly in small towns in New England this is still the norm, as is showing up with food when people move into the neighborhood. Mind...
by LongGone
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Matrons
Replies: 21
Views: 1512

Matrons

Back in the day (50's) what qualifications, if any, were needed to become a house matron?
by LongGone
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 175
Views: 25637

Re: A simple question ?

sejintenej wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:26 pm
Who wrote:

Give me the child and I will mould him into anything"

I have heard "Hitler" "Nietszche" "Skinner"

Does anyone actually know?
Supposedly, Aristotle.
Give me a child until he is 7 and I will show you the man
by LongGone
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff
Replies: 98
Views: 14807

Re: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff

A recent study has looked at rates of violent behaviour by adolescents in those countries that have banned corporal punishment of students vs those that haven't. https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/8/9/e021616?int_source=trendmd&int_medium=trendmd&int_campaign=trendmd The results are pretty dramatic: ma...
by LongGone
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sometimes I forget
Replies: 10
Views: 915

Re: Sometimes I forget

Horsham in the fifties allowed one bath a week, though showers after sports were common. Truth is, that was probably more than I got at home. The building I lived in had just one bath for four flats, in an unheated room, so not much incentive in the winter. I agree, I just accepted everything as nor...
by LongGone
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Vegetarians
Replies: 12
Views: 939

Re: Vegetarians

“I still dislike most meat but enjoy bacon for breakfast.” Ahhh, bacon: the gateway drug for vegans and vegetarians.
by LongGone
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Explanation of the 'Tube'
Replies: 47
Views: 9254

Re: Explanation of the 'Tube'

Tunnel running (crawling) was a lot of fun. I think we found all the accessible areas others have mentioned, plus there were a couple of storage rooms that were full of junk. As it happened, many years later I worked at The Rockefeller University in NYC, and it also had an extensive tunnel system an...