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by Avon
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 476
Views: 43047

Re: Politics

Will Jezza go down with his ship AND his red flag ?? One can only hope. No more or less than the Maybot will go down with her ship and her blue flag. Brexit aside, which party is more likely to deal with homelessness, food banks, inequality, sky-high rents, a dysfunctional social security system an...
by Avon
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 476
Views: 43047

Re: Politics

Totally wasted. No other country seems to need them. What's special about them? You tell me - you’re the one trying to put words in our collective mouth by implying everybody on this site save you is in support of the public school system. Another flaw of yours, twisting a topic to a favourite agen...
by Avon
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 476
Views: 43047

Re: Politics

Unless I've got this wrong I do seem to remember that Richard B left this site shortly after showing some exasperation with the flak he was getting, so perhaps I'm not the only one dishing it out on this site. Boarding schools and their supporters? As Alan Bennett observed in his BBC lecture: "The ...
by Avon
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 476
Views: 43047

Re: Politics

You snotty, aggravating, pompous, insulting boarding school prigs drove him off the site in exasperation. If I’m to be labelled as insulting, I might as well enjoy myself... Your style on this site is bewildering; both leveraging and eschewing your scholastic past to the point that’s frankly bi-pol...
by Avon
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Science teaching in the 50's
Replies: 41
Views: 6211

Re: Science teaching in the 50's

...being well taught Chemistry by Van Praagh... The question to address now is regarding Science Teaching in the 2020's and beyond - building on what might be viewed as a golden age of science teaching in the mid 20thC. Gordon Van Praagh summed up his experience in a book he wrote which was publish...
by Avon
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH 1552 Project
Replies: 1
Views: 318

Re: CH 1552 Project

So... it’s being produced 32 years early?
by Avon
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Vikki Askew
Replies: 52
Views: 3707

Re: Vikki Askew

If the state sector is failing it's because it's underfunded and because it has, by definition, to take in the most difficult youngsters and cannot exclude. them. The immensely snooty private sector (including Christ's Hospital) doesn't have to take in the very bottom layer of society and can in an...
by Avon
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Vikki Askew
Replies: 52
Views: 3707

Re: Vikki Askew

michael scuffil wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:03 pm
...and none have pernicious private-school networks.
Really?
by Avon
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 476
Views: 43047

Re: Politics

A situation devoutly to be desired, in my view. It might concentrate the minds of both sides if the EU or UN were patrolling the streets. That post is NOT helpful. I was home a few months ago and could well judge the mood about any influence from outside Stormont and London. It is still a city divi...
by Avon
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 476
Views: 43047

Re: Politics

Don't forget that effectively Brussels is demanding that we give up sovereinty over Ulster which is what the RCs have been bloodily fighting for since 1925 or so. This could cause a bl**dy backlash from the Protestants and with Unster no longer under UK full legal control .......... Brussels would ...
by Avon
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH fundraising - a bit of a rant
Replies: 12
Views: 1017

Re: CH fundraising - a bit of a rant

I seem to recall that in the late 80's there was the idea of a CH satellite somewhere in the EU - an odd notion considering that at the time CH was investing prodigiously in things like the Sports Centre whilst sliding into further debt. Another wacky scheme from Poulton that was a further distracti...
by Avon
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Management knowledge of the Husband/Dobbie cases
Replies: 75
Views: 7246

Re: Management knowledge of the Husband/Dobbie cases

AMP wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:03 pm
I believe the school has petitioned to be included
I wonder if it would care to verify that fact?
by Avon
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Wendy Fryer
Replies: 19
Views: 1875

Re: Wendy Fryer

Fertii wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:10 pm
michael scuffil wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:34 am
Tom Keeley married dietician Belinda.
*Snigger*..... DIETICIAN??????????????
Dietician in the same way that Jim Jones was a cocktail mixer.
by Avon
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What Steve Hilton is doing these days
Replies: 23
Views: 1858

Re: What Steve Hilton is doing these days

rockfreak wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:27 pm
...menaced by taig gangs in his youth.
A dated and highly offensive term that’s beneath you. Just come out with that in the vicinity of the border you’re describing and see how far that gets you.

What is this site coming to?
by Avon
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Hammer blows to CH finances
Replies: 39
Views: 2814

Re: Hammer blows to CH finances

Phew. Poetry to the rescue again.