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by graham
Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH Closed. COVID19
Replies: 35
Views: 2506

Re: CH Closed. COVID19

Will the extent of the lockdown prove to have been worth it...? 17,000 people die every year from complications related to seasonal Flu in England alone. A few years ago, when the vaccine didn't match up with that year's strain it was over 35,000. bear in mind that current best-estimates place the ...
by graham
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Elizabeth Cairncross
Replies: 47
Views: 4559

Re: Elizabeth Cairncross

I have recently heard that some boy squits were deliberately withheld food and had to go begging from girls' tables. I can confirm this. It happened to me as well as at least one other poster on this forum. I lived on milk and toast. I would enter weird dreamlike states every evening before bedtime...
by graham
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Now it reaches Eton
Replies: 52
Views: 4992

Re: Now it reaches Eton

I’m thick, so I don’t understand Sejintenej’s aphorism at the end of his contribution. Please explain? Thanks. TB I think I'll leave it to David to explain !! :rock: a collection of crows is called a murder. Don't ask me why https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/d4/grahamslater/5nGbfHL-7HTQywdAAuj...
by graham
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Maine Photos
Topic: Maine B - a selection of photos
Replies: 1
Views: 455

Re: Maine B - a selection of photos

First one is definitely 1990/91 (my second form yr). From KHG, I presume?!
by graham
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 36
Views: 2911

Re: COVID19

Just as a red herring, my son in Lulea has read an article which suggests that the COVID 19 virus has things common to SARS and AIDS viruses, which are unlikely to appear naturally, leading to the suspicion that the virus is man made. COVID actually is a type of SARS-corona virus (SARS standing for...
by graham
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Absenteeism
Replies: 52
Views: 7136

Re: Absenteeism

The original topic and talk of School Sergeant reminds me of the so-called School Marshall we had in the 1990s. I think his name might have been Smith but I could be completely mistaken. To be honest I'm not sure what his role was except standing outside Dining Hall most of the day, making sure pup...
by graham
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 154
Views: 20837

Re: Did anyone know?

May I ask, out of interest, whether or not you were ever offered alcohol by Masters or frequented the Grecians Club? If I have misunderstood you I apologise in advance but I sense a disapproval of alcohol at CH regardless of any link to abuse. Is this revisionism in the light of terrible events or ...
by graham
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 154
Views: 20837

Re: Did anyone know?

Agree that all of that seems sensible measured approach now. Back in the day though, the accepted standards were very different - and I seem to recall parents literally signed over parental responsibility to the school, pretty much unconditionally. So more freedom (for good and ill) for the staff.....
by graham
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 154
Views: 20837

Re: Did anyone know?

I disagree with some of Graham’s words, “A clip round the ear, even a hard one, does not do this. The ear drum is housed within some of the densest bone in the human body, It requires direct, forceful contact. A hard fall can do it, as can very loud music (because of excessive vibration), but it te...
by graham
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 154
Views: 20837

Re: Did anyone know?

Maybe I'm misreading things here but there appear to be two sets of arguments that are not in conflict. A light introduction to alcohol - a beer or two watching tv or during a group meal - with 17-18 year olds is deemed to be ok by most, so long as parental consent is obtained. Drinking to the point...
by graham
Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 154
Views: 20837

Re: Did anyone know?

You seem to be referring to a case that was brought against Durrant and of which he was subsequently cleared by a jury, which seems irrelevant to bring up (?) Well, no, I deliberately didn't mention the case because of the fact that he was acquitted. I referred to comments that he made himself duri...
by graham
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 154
Views: 20837

Re: Did anyone know?

You seem to be referring to a case that was brought against Durrant and of which he was subsequently cleared by a jury, which seems irrelevant to bring up (?) Well, no, I deliberately didn't mention the case because of the fact that he was acquitted. I referred to comments that he made himself duri...
by graham
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 154
Views: 20837

Re: Did anyone know?

Given by what sounds like a successful career post CH for Mr Durrant teaching and stewarding children, would you say that your own career as a barrister has left you less accommodating of the idea of rehabilitation rather than punishment...? If, by a successful post-CH career, you are referring to ...
by graham
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 609
Views: 72278

Re: Politics

By the way, why is the CH Unofficial website suddenly getting lots of ads for exotic eastern ladies looking for husbands? Do they suspect that the English boarding school turns out loads of repressed, inhibited chaps who would welcome a bit of oriental fun and games? I'm no expert, but I've always ...
by graham
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: CH Letter re support for abuse survivors
Replies: 28
Views: 3014

Re: CH Letter re support for abuse survivors

The teachers had too much to do to look after children properly. Corporal punishment and other forms of violence were used as a quick fix. Bullying was used by the boys as a means of control (and as a general hobby because there were some troubled children). A fair amount of this site discusses bul...