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by Avon
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Going nuts at CH
Replies: 25
Views: 1391

Re: Going nuts at CH

rockfreak wrote: Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:07 pm But who will win the contest for most psychologically damaged? Yahs or oiks?
I guess it depends on how you class yourself, seeing as you are Exhibit A?
by Avon
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Morton Peto
Replies: 9
Views: 1404

Re: Morton Peto

My post was most definitely 'of the moment' and seeing that this has passed I've deleted it to avoid confusion. This may mean some thread tidying. Apologies.
by Avon
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 5673

Re: Black Lives Matter

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by Avon
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: GRACE
Replies: 71
Views: 4179

Re: GRACE

rockfreak wrote: Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:55 pm Explain your own position.
A surprising use of the imperative from someone who seldom enters a second phase of discussion about their own ‘position’.
by Avon
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: How was it for you? (CH, not sex)
Replies: 14
Views: 1326

Re: How was it for you? (CH, not sex)

Are you on a commission for that bl00dy book?
by Avon
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Now it reaches Eton
Replies: 51
Views: 7732

Re: Now it reaches Eton

Just to track back a bit regarding the debate about how we perceive people's characters, and with reference to the character witnesses for Karim. Back in Prep B in the 1950s you wouldn't have thought that our housemaster Gordon Pink was anything other than a caring guy. Even his slipperings were ha...
by Avon
Sat May 23, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What is CH for these days?
Replies: 32
Views: 3105

Re: What is CH for these days?

Pe.A wrote: Sat May 23, 2020 12:55 pm Would your criticism include all school trips? What exactly was this 14 day 'jolly' for...?
As it was to Australia we can safely assume that it was not a cultural exchange.
by Avon
Fri May 22, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What is CH for these days?
Replies: 32
Views: 3105

Re: What is CH for these days?

Well on track for 10% by 2027 then, which is the commitment secured by Taplin?
by Avon
Thu May 14, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Aiglon College
Replies: 16
Views: 5050

Re: Aiglon College

Somehow my post this morning disappeared into the yonder ether With the following CV I suggest that people would be "careful" in dealing with Mrs Cairncross Former member of the HMC Inspection Steering Group on the editorial committee of the HMC magazine “Conference & Common Room”. Trustee of Bulke...
by Avon
Sat May 09, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: R Rae
Replies: 23
Views: 2864

Re: R Rae

He was Fourth Master in my day, behind THK and HFS. Moved up to Third when THK retired. They must have been bewildered having to sit next to Cairncross in Chapel. What a pygmy. Who? It’s worth remembering that THK and Rae were in the senior management team during the period of endemic child abuse. ...
by Avon
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH Official site: a plethora of pomposity and pedantry
Replies: 7
Views: 1601

Re: CH Official site: a plethora of pomposity and pedantry

I like free speech, I like a good debate, I like heated debates. I like at times in a debate to provoke. I like the fact that in debating occasionally one gets a ' I had not thought of that' experience. I like the fact that listening to other people increases my knowledge. What I do not like are pe...
by Avon
Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Elizabeth Cairncross
Replies: 75
Views: 10294

Re: Elizabeth Cairncross

marty wrote: Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:14 am There was one senior house (again I don’t recall which) that would loudly vocalise their displeasure in unison at being served the same unimaginative dish, usually the phrase: “Oh no! Not sponge again!”
There was a similar refrain about fruit, in which case it was Pe. A.
by Avon
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Elizabeth Cairncross
Replies: 75
Views: 10294

Re: Elizabeth Cairncross

An indicative story. Sometime in the mid 80’s rice pudding was served to the school. Almost in unison there was a groan of surprise from the tables. The reason? Salt had been used instead of sugar. It was inedible. For 850 people. No form of tasting or quality control had been done between pantry an...
by Avon
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Elizabeth Cairncross
Replies: 75
Views: 10294

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 Avon
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Obituary Old Blue Ted Kenney – and his Fufu test for college applicants
Replies: 6
Views: 2431

Re: Obituary Old Blue Ted Kenney – and his Fufu test for college applicants

Well, if I was the Dean and learned that one or my tutors was selecting students on the basis of their response to a cat on a chair, I'd have sacked him. It was the treasurers of this period that nearly bankrupted the school. Seeing as we chose to hire cat-loving classicists I find it hard to unders...