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by Ever Bluer
Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Prince Charles, Bernard Levin and Shakespeare
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Re: Prince Charles, Bernard Levin and Shakespeare

In OB circles we don’t hear much about him, possibly because he chose to distance himself from CH. Levin certainly refused to join the CH Club - ostensibly on the grounds that he was ‘not the clubbable type’ - but he didn’t cold-shoulder CH entirely. According to his obituary in The Blue (Summer 20...
by Ever Bluer
Sun Jan 31, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Prince Charles, Bernard Levin and Shakespeare
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Re: Prince Charles, Bernard Levin and Shakespeare

I came after Levin's time, but I was slightly junior to one of the actors who went on to be in the cast of Levin's 'Oh Calcutta' (and Hair). I feel there may be a mix-up here. The man behind Oh! Calcutta! was surely Kenneth Tynan. I've never heard Levin mentioned in connection with it, though of co...
by Ever Bluer
Tue Jan 26, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Philip Briggs reaches his century
Replies: 0
Views: 370

Philip Briggs reaches his century

He was in Middleton A from 1932 to 1936 and later became a Governor:

https://www.wilmslow.co.uk/news/article ... lebrations
by Ever Bluer
Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Death of Catherine Ennis
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Death of Catherine Ennis

Sorry to learn of the death from cancer of the distinguished organist Catherine Ennis (6's 1965-71; later a member of the music staff at CH Horsham until 1985), President of the Royal College of Organists from 2013 to 2015: https://www.rco.org.uk/news_displaystory.php?newsid=340 There's a Telegraph ...
by Ever Bluer
Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Bruce Grindlay off to Thailand
Replies: 0
Views: 414

Bruce Grindlay off to Thailand

Our former director of music, now "one of England's outstanding headmasters", will become principal of Rugby School Thailand next year:

https://ie-today.co.uk/news/staff-appoi ... uary-2021/
by Ever Bluer
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Obituary of Brian Harmsworth
Replies: 0
Views: 666

Obituary of Brian Harmsworth

…who taught the piano at CH for three decades or more, bowing out in 1991:

https://www.wscountytimes.co.uk/news/pe ... th-3042205
by Ever Bluer
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Independent obituary of Mark Cousins (Maine A 1957-66)
Replies: 8
Views: 931

Re: Independent obituary of Mark Cousins (Maine A 1957-66)

I have a feeling that his CH dates are incorrect. I remember the name and according to his dates, he would have been on my year, but he was not in any of my forms. Given that he received a First in 1968, he must have been at least one or two years before me, probably one as I will be 73 later this ...
by Ever Bluer
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Independent obituary of Mark Cousins (Maine A 1957-66)
Replies: 8
Views: 931

Independent obituary of Mark Cousins (Maine A 1957-66)

"Widely recognised as one of the best minds amongst his contemporaries":

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/obit ... 02833.html
by Ever Bluer
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Coronavirus: David Norgrove gives 'em both barrels
Replies: 7
Views: 1533

Coronavirus: David Norgrove gives 'em both barrels

Sir David Norgrove (Thornton B 1959-67, Senior Grecian) , chairman of the UK Statistics Authority, omits to mince his words in a letter to the Health Secretary about the inadequacy of the government’s stats on coronavirus testing: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-52889103 Hugh Pym of the BBC write...
by Ever Bluer
Fri May 29, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Article about the Tube
Replies: 11
Views: 1243

Article about the Tube

Judging by the small print on the cover, it looks as though last month this magazine included an illustrated write-up of the Tube, in its various ramifications: https://scontent-lhr8-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/100545174_3136589733051272_1466330602545348608_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_o...
by Ever Bluer
Fri May 15, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Sad news of Colin Somerville
Replies: 3
Views: 1078

Sad news of Colin Somerville

…who was in Leigh Hunt B and Lamb A between 1968 and 1975:

https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/ ... er-2854343
by Ever Bluer
Thu May 14, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The CCF Signals Section
Replies: 19
Views: 2776

Re: The CCF Signals Section

ZeroDeConduite wrote: Thu May 14, 2020 3:18 pmOne summer camp was held at Shorncliffe near Folkstone. The whole school CCF had the mission to march to Canterbury to 'capture the Red Dean'...
…little dreaming that his daughter, Kezia Noël-Paton, would one day become the last resident Medical Officer at CH Horsham.
by Ever Bluer
Thu May 14, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: New job for Buster Howes
Replies: 2
Views: 857

New job for Buster Howes

An Old Blue (Coleridge A 1971-78) takes charge of the Edinburgh Tattoo:

https://news.stv.tv/east-central/major- ... tattoo?top