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by rockfreak
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: GRACE
Replies: 20
Views: 620

Re: GRACE

Grace seems to centre on God.
But suppose it was some other bod?
Dawkins and Darwin
Said his role was non-starrin'
And the law was just down to old Sod.
by rockfreak
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: GRACE
Replies: 20
Views: 620

Re: GRACE

If you were an atheist, what sort of a grace would you compose? And would it include thanks for skiffage pie?
by rockfreak
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: How was it for you? (CH, not sex)
Replies: 13
Views: 643

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

Loringa mentions being taught to hill climb in the Lake District. Does one need to learn this at school? I was afraid of heights when I was younger yet at around forty I discovered hill walking (the Wainwright routes) and then rock climbing, going on to snow and ice in Scotland. I'd done most sports...
by rockfreak
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: How was it for you? (CH, not sex)
Replies: 13
Views: 643

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

...although of course some have managed to combine the two. I've often pondered how I felt at CH, and after many decades I decided that it was like living underwater for eight years. You could see a shaft of light above and thought that if you could only swim upwards and break surface there might be...
by rockfreak
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH, Degrees and PPE (not the Coronavirus sort)
Replies: 44
Views: 2231

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

I do agree with Scrub that CH has perhaps got locked into an unwinnable race with the posh schools. I would like to think that all schools could have a shot at the non-core subjects (if only in order to enrich their lives) but Michael Gradgrind Gove and his successors have decreed that the state sch...
by rockfreak
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH, Degrees and PPE (not the Coronavirus sort)
Replies: 44
Views: 2231

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

Mr Ingledew must have been something of an athlete because he used to take those who were considered good enough out on training runs when the school steeplechase was looming. This seems to relate to a previous post of mine when I questioned the state-of-the-art facilities that CH is currently bankr...
by rockfreak
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH, Degrees and PPE (not the Coronavirus sort)
Replies: 44
Views: 2231

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

Loringa remembers being taught by Phallic. I never was but his lab was next to Pop B's so we out via Phal's lab. I just remember this apparently myopic figure wearing the perennial ginger sports jacket with the elbow patches, and the dangling fag. He never seemed to look at you. It was difficult to ...
by rockfreak
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH, Degrees and PPE (not the Coronavirus sort)
Replies: 44
Views: 2231

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

Loringa mentions the days when we were brought up with forges, lathes and band-saws. I have fond memories of those days when I made some items of woodwork and metalwork that my parents treasured. But what I mainly remember is when Mr Henderson was briefly out of the forge and we would heat up pokers...
by rockfreak
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT
Replies: 73
Views: 7027

Re: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT

I suppose that in any industry a freemasonry develops in which people are unwilling to rat on a colleague with whom they may have become friends. The problems of trying to prove what they think they've seen or heard. Oi! headmaster! I believe that Mr Jones is spending suspiciously long hanging aroun...
by rockfreak
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT
Replies: 73
Views: 7027

Re: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT

These Christian camps sound more camp than Christian.
by rockfreak
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH, Degrees and PPE (not the Coronavirus sort)
Replies: 44
Views: 2231

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

Mr Ed has actually struck on the broader point that I was trying to make. I note that I put the STEM subjects at the end of my list. Perhaps in Germany for instance they would been at the front. I'm not trying to decry PPE, ancient languages, classics, HUMS (as they're quaintly called these days) - ...
by rockfreak
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH, Degrees and PPE (not the Coronavirus sort)
Replies: 44
Views: 2231

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

Well come on guys (and one gal - well done Katharine for hanging in there after all this time). How does CH split up as regards degrees? Is there a pattern here? Arts, Literature, Humanities, Classics, Modern Languages or the STEM disciplines? This was my original question. I had hoped that CH was a...
by rockfreak
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH, Degrees and PPE (not the Coronavirus sort)
Replies: 44
Views: 2231

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

I'm not sure how media studies (as opposed to say a journalism course) stacks up academically. Many moons ago local papers were in the habit of taking on bright sixth formers rather than uni graduates because, it was said, they were keener and happy to start at the bottom. I blundered into magazine ...
by rockfreak
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH, Degrees and PPE (not the Coronavirus sort)
Replies: 44
Views: 2231

CH, Degrees and PPE (not the Coronavirus sort)

I'm currently reading Robert Verkaik's fascinating book 'Posh Boys - How English Public Schools Ruin Britain'. In it he details how many people have kicked off their lucrative public careers by getting a degree in the proverbial Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxbridge or some similar grand an...
by rockfreak
Sat May 30, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Now it reaches Eton
Replies: 51
Views: 5964

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...