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by MrEd
Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford
Replies: 82
Views: 16434

Re: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford

Fertii wrote: Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:54 am I have a newspaper cutting but don't know how to upload it here...my bad. Says it was about money and admission procedures...
Yes, money, the cost to the School of owning up to a few of its employees' deeds (tarnishing the rest) and admitting what had gone on.
by MrEd
Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Obituary in DT for OB Tim Clark, medical pioneer
Replies: 0
Views: 1196

Obituary in DT for OB Tim Clark, medical pioneer

I have just seen this obit in the DT for an Old Blue of whom I am ashamed to say I had not heard, he pioneered work on steroids for treating asthma, quite appropriate really given the role CH had in developing my and a fair few fellow pupils asthma with its horsehair mattresses, but at least CH had ...
by MrEd
Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: GRACE
Replies: 71
Views: 7492

Re: GRACE

In my time, 1978-85, the 'academic' Button Grecians did read Grace, but thinking back less frequently than Monitors. There never seemed to be any particular order to it, and it should be noted that anyone getting their buttons and reading grace for the first time was always greeted with a cheer, an ...
by MrEd
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: GRACE
Replies: 71
Views: 7492

Re: GRACE

I remember a Sikh chap in my year, who I shall not name in the age of traceability as he had quite a distinctive name and he got a lot of stick whilst at CH, although he was generally liked and respected for his intellect, when he got his buttons once in place of the grace pronounced something that ...
by MrEd
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH - FLYING BOMB
Replies: 19
Views: 2592

Re: RESEARCH - FLYING BOMB

It is a certain irony that the predominant German terror weapon, which although directed was not guided and had an element of randomness (understood to be part of the terror effect) would land relatively harmlessly on the former school of Barnes Wallis, whilst his Tallboys and Grand Slams were bring...
by MrEd
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH - FLYING BOMB
Replies: 19
Views: 2592

Re: RESEARCH - FLYING BOMB

I have never heard of this, having been at CH 1978-85, when some at the school (e.g. Mr Kirby) would have been WW2 veterans and might well have had tales to tell or re-tell. I am suprised it wasn't more of a story, it must have left some form of crater visible even today.
by MrEd
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: GRACE
Replies: 71
Views: 7492

Re: GRACE

From memory, and I have wracked my brains over the years without success, but seeing this reminds me, I would remove 'that' after 'table'. I could recite the one for before without even thinking, but got a bit stuck half way through the second! I found this after a search here, but I'm not certain o...
by MrEd
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH, Degrees and PPE (not the Coronavirus sort)
Replies: 44
Views: 6142

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

How does CH split up as regards degrees? Is there a pattern here? Arts, Literature, Humanities, Classics, Modern Languages or the STEM disciplines? From my time, mid-1980s, I certainly felt that CH regarded the science A-levels (and science degrees) as rather unworthy, despite there being two scien...
by MrEd
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH, Degrees and PPE (not the Coronavirus sort)
Replies: 44
Views: 6142

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

PPE is the original 'Media Studies' degree, it's just got Oxford's branding. If the author of the book you cite has a theory that rewrites economic science I'd be happy to see an elaboration of it. Does he deny that taxation and regulation, the soundness of money, private property and the rule of la...
by MrEd
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Coronavirus: David Norgrove gives 'em both barrels
Replies: 7
Views: 1541

Re: Coronavirus: David Norgrove gives 'em both barrels

A few weeks ago there was a Matt cartoon in the Telegraph, a civil servant in the corridor is grabbed as he goes past an office and is told that to meet the target, he's going to be tested 37,000 times (or so). This is called the gross output indicator approach, beloved of Stalin's 5-year plans: Hav...
by MrEd
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Leave Days in Horsham
Replies: 20
Views: 3401

Re: Leave Days in Horsham

Leave Days, early 1980s. A mix, mainly a chance to see my father who lived in London, and going up to London by train, or down to Brighton with him, the occasional day trip home to south east London, leaving home around 5.30 to get to CH via London Bridge/East Croydon. Not always possible to see a p...
by MrEd
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Charles Hazlewood
Replies: 17
Views: 2181

Re: Charles Hazlewood

I was in Charles Hazlewood's year, never in his house and I think I only shared one class with him, iirc Willie Lough OBE's LE German. My only interaction with Charles in 7 years was, iirc, being on the receiving end of a minor gratuitous insult whilst waiting outside Willie Lough's classroom, waiti...
by MrEd
Tue May 26, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What is CH for these days?
Replies: 32
Views: 4846

Re: What is CH for these days?

Foureyes invites a debate as to why the international megarich would want to send their children to this country what with Coronavirus, etc. I would submit that the answer is heritage and tradition. The universality of the English language, our well-publicised but now defunct empire, our traditions...
by MrEd
Fri May 15, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Milk
Replies: 28
Views: 6274

Re: Milk

In my time, late 70s, big yellow buckets of the stuff, which always had a whiff of stale milk (inevitably) and up to LE, drinking lots of it. There was some blurb about its high fat content, comparable to Jersey and Guernsey cows. It often had a sour edge. Once when we shared the Dining Room annexe ...
by MrEd
Fri May 15, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Ken Grimshaw
Replies: 12
Views: 5036

Re: Ken Grimshaw

My main memory of you (from my time in LHB) is reports that you would roam Big Side with your dog which was trained to sniff out juvenile smokers. Nice to hear positive comments about the place from your time, and good to hear that it stood you in good stead. Squash was never really pushed at CH, th...