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by Fitzsadou
Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ernest Christopher "Kit" Aitken
Replies: 19
Views: 934

Re: Ernest Christopher "Kit" Aitken

Here’s some more about Kit Aitken. In the mid 50s he coached the Colts rugby team and for a while his co-coach was (surprisingly) Gad Malins. I believe that Kit had played for some prestigious rugby team before the war. He normally only taught junior forms and I understand his subjects were mainly E...
by Fitzsadou
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: School Chaplains
Replies: 92
Views: 19771

Re: School Chaplains

The Chaplain’s teaching of divinity (Christian religious studies) was almost as important a duty as the conducting of Chapel Services. Before the appointment of the first Assistant Chaplain (Rev L. Whitfield, or ‘Windy’ Whitfield) there were non-clerical teachers of divinity. In about 1950 they incl...
by Fitzsadou
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What Doesn't Happen At CH These Days?
Replies: 87
Views: 17525

Re: What Doesn't Happen At CH These Days?

Another of Tush’s (Sgt Usher’s) duties was to visit every classroom in second period with two lists, one on which the teacher would write the names of those absent and the other (it may have been on yellow paper) which was for the names of those to report for a punishment drill, held on Lamb asphalt...
by Fitzsadou
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: GRACE
Replies: 71
Views: 7424

Re: GRACE

Mr Ed has told us that In my time, 1978-85, the 'academic' Button Grecians did read Grace, In my days, some 30 years before Mr Ed’s time at CH, button grecians were so designated (and clothed) only for academic reasons. In the remote past (when university scholarships did not exist, except at Oxbrid...
by Fitzsadou
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH, Degrees and PPE (not the Coronavirus sort)
Replies: 44
Views: 6124

Re: CH, Degrees and PPE (not the Coronavirus sort)

An original, and most prestigious, Oxford degree used to be Lit Hum or Mods* and Greats (Ancient Greek and Latin Literature followed by Ancient Greek and Latin History and [I think mainly Greek, but also some more modern] Philosophy). It has been a four year BA course, even in the days when almost a...
by Fitzsadou
Fri May 08, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: R Rae
Replies: 23
Views: 4199

Re: R Rae

Excuse my ignorance but what are
The bits in the classroom he called a 'work break'
and
CWN's 'fish' periods

According to the Oxford online dictionary (https://www.lexico.com/), polymathic is fine and I was previously unaware of this.
by Fitzsadou
Fri May 08, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: R Rae
Replies: 23
Views: 4199

R Rae

Perhaps Bob Rae deserves his own thread in the Forum. Here’s a start. He was a Cambridge graduate in maths, who had attended Solihull Grammar School. He came CH as a junior housemaster and finally became senior housemaster of Col B, after the departure of AH Buck, but with a term of so of CF Kirby a...
by Fitzsadou
Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Now it reaches Eton
Replies: 51
Views: 10090

Re: Now it reaches Eton

Thanks. To quote the late Duke of Windsor, while he was an undergraduate at Oxford, “The knowledge I lack would fill volumes.” TB
by Fitzsadou
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Now it reaches Eton
Replies: 51
Views: 10090

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
by Fitzsadou
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: W.P.C. Davies
Replies: 10
Views: 2430

Re: W.P.C. Davies

Beaky Davies was certainly an excellent teacher and a very pleasant man, who left CH to become the headmaster of various prep schools in turn. One item about him while at CH was an occurrence during a Harlequins match, in about 1954, when somehow he lost his shorts. The Daily Mirror published a pict...
by Fitzsadou
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blue Rugby 'Blues'
Replies: 28
Views: 5791

Re: Old Blue Rugby 'Blues'

In spite of the recent event at Twickenham, why limit this thread to Rugby? So then we could have mention of Cricket (and DRW Silk). Why stop there? There are Rowing, etc (and even Tiddly Winks) to consider.
by Fitzsadou
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Did You Learn to Swear at CH? And Do You Still Eff It Today?
Replies: 17
Views: 7311

Re: Did You Learn to Swear at CH? And Do You Still Eff It Today?

I’m clearly missing something, but quite apart from me there are surely others who don’t know Tucker’s Law. Please enlighten us?
by Fitzsadou
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Did You Learn to Swear at CH? And Do You Still Eff It Today?
Replies: 17
Views: 7311

Re: Did You Learn to Swear at CH? And Do You Still Eff It Today?

Of course I know what a ‘bum’ is, though I’m not sure if I learned it CH or not. What sort of strange question is that?

It’s an Americanism, someone who’s worthless, a hobo, tramp or vagrant.
by Fitzsadou
Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Michael Cherniavsky
Replies: 86
Views: 29346

Re: Michael Cherniavsky

Since the election of Harold Macmillan as Chancellor of the University of Oxford has been mentioned again, there is an important additional comment that has also been made previously. Macmillan was chosen purposely not because of who he was (although there was some degree of ‘payback’), but as a pro...
by Fitzsadou
Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH
Replies: 60
Views: 12284

Re: RESEARCH

I think that you omitted Thursday from your list of lesson times. You wrote
MICHAELMAS AND LENT TERMS.
Monday, Tuesday, Friday.

Presumably Thursday should have been included here.