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by LongGone
Thu May 02, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Anyone else who hated being at CH ?
Replies: 97
Views: 5714

Re: Anyone else who hated being at CH ?

[quote=Pe.A post_id=144886 time=1556695348 user_id It is not just rich people; when the state school refused to give my dyslexic son any help ("He'll never be anything so I'm not going to waste resources. I can just sit at the back of the class and do nothing") we had to pay for private schooling. ...
by LongGone
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Favourite teacher
Replies: 238
Views: 50992

Re: Favourite teacher

“No material passes from any animal into its gut; the movement is entirely the other way round”
Professor Pedant wakes!
In fact a significant amount of mucous is secreted into the intestine and intestinal epithelial cells are constantly sloughed off.
Professor Pedant goes back to sleep.
by LongGone
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Anyone else who hated being at CH ?
Replies: 97
Views: 5714

Re: Anyone else who hated being at CH ?

Another good post, David . I was fortunate in the CCF to become trained as a 'Bren gunner' by RSM ' Cookie ' Cooke. There were two Bren squads in my time and I still have fond affections for the weapon. Q.E.D. So, you will be able to answer the password: which part of a Bren was 'the dog's delight?...
by LongGone
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Anyone else who hated being at CH ?
Replies: 97
Views: 5714

Re: Anyone else who hated being at CH ?

Another good post, David . I was fortunate in the CCF to become trained as a 'Bren gunner' by RSM ' Cookie ' Cooke. There were two Bren squads in my time and I still have fond affections for the weapon. Q.E.D. So, you will be able to answer the password: which part of a Bren was 'the dog's delight?'
by LongGone
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Drugs in sport
Replies: 14
Views: 1393

Re: Drugs in sport

michael scuffil wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:18 pm
In the 1920s through to the 50s, training for more than 2-3 hours a day would have been regarded as cheating.

Ah, Flanders and Swan

They've simply no notion of playing the game
They argue with umpires, they cheer when they've won
And they practice beforehand which ruins the fun!
by LongGone
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Last night antics
Replies: 39
Views: 8909

Re: Last night antics

So, the thread on hanging, drawing and quartering may have been prescient?
by LongGone
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Historic methods of punishment
Replies: 12
Views: 516

Re: Historic methods of punishment

When I started reading this thread I was freaking out, as I assumed it was talking about the old days at CH.
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: 130
Views: 23321

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: 1055

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: 486
Views: 47400

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: 3302

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: 6732

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: 56
Views: 4491

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: 3109

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: 1315

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 (...