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by coliemore
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Disabilities 50s, 60s
Replies: 10
Views: 1033

Re: Disabilities 50s, 60s

Lamb B (and CH as a whole) was indeed a very tolerant community of diversity in ability, religion, origins but one soon was teased out of one's regional accent (mine strong northern) towards a "PS" accent - so that on my first vacation back to the wonders of the great town of Chesterfield ...
by coliemore
Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH 1552 Project
Replies: 3
Views: 1252

Re: CH 1552 Project

The first of a series of quadrennial books through to the quincentenary asking questions perhaps coupled to open quadrennial "Governor's Conferences" in Big School. One idea being the establishment of a "Christ's Hospital Group" of state and independent schools with a mission to ...
by coliemore
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Gaia Week at Christ's Hospital
Replies: 21
Views: 3492

Re: Gaia Week at Christ's Hospital

This initiative can be evolved into a new environmental policy for CH based on hard science.
by coliemore
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Strange old man dressed in WW1 army gear / dog named lobster
Replies: 131
Views: 40206

Re: Strange old man dressed in WW1 army gear / dog named lobster

I did Chemistry and Biology via heuristics memorably with Bill Kirby; he called me Gubbins. This was pre-Seaman and Seaman's major reforms and sackings - plus Seaman's introduction of school-wide illustrated lectures on sex by the charismatic, psychiatrist Dr Matthews ("homosexuality is an adol...
by coliemore
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Science teaching in the 50's
Replies: 41
Views: 13332

Re: Science teaching in the 50's

http://doras.dcu.ie/16978/1/julieanne_g ... 163553.pdf I benefited from metallrgy/chemistry teaching via heuristics significantly - and became a copper research metallurgist building on research on heating/oxidizing copper in Kirby's lab in ~ 1954 also being well taught Maths by Rae/Bullard, Physics...
by coliemore
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH 1552 Project
Replies: 3
Views: 1252

CH 1552 Project

PROJECT SCOPE: “Christ’s Hospital 1552-2052” The quest of the British Columbia Old Blues (BCOB) Christ’s Hospital 1552-2052 (“CH1552”) book project is to pose philosophical and pragmatic questions about the future of Christ's Hospital so that the principles and ethos of the boy-king in 1552 are endu...
by coliemore
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Hammer blows to CH finances
Replies: 39
Views: 7741

Re: Hammer blows to CH finances

Letter to Sir John Daniel Dear John Thank you for your ongoing engagement. Your highly committed input is appreciated. This project concerns the debate within the Christ's Hospital community about the appropriate level of Full-Fee-Paying (FFP) Blues in the context of the "Sui Generis" etho...
by coliemore
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH 1552 Project
Replies: 0
Views: 4693

CH 1552 Project

Open Letter to John Daniel Dear John Thank you for your ongoing engagement. Your highly committed input is appreciated. This project concerns the debate within the Christ's Hospital community about the appropriate level of Full-Fee-Paying (FFP) Blues in the context of the "Sui Generis" eth...
by coliemore
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: What was the food chain?
Replies: 70
Views: 14064

Re: What was the food chain?

I arrived to find the food at Housie in 1950, at a time of heavy post-war rationing, to be good - compared to the rest of the country; remembering plump herrings, large kippers, liver, duff & custard, eggs, porridge, housie mutton stew, rabbit stew, sweet milky kiff - with plenty of fresh bread ...
by coliemore
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: A post on behalf of one of the Dobbie/Husband victims
Replies: 39
Views: 9183

Re: A post on behalf of one of the Dobbie/Husband victims

This is to endorse all the compassionate messages in response to this courageous post by someone horribly abused who now indeed warrants full compensation without ado. I join those who would like to see those who have been abused suitably compensated without protracted legal proceedings. This could ...
by coliemore
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: "Petition 2018" to Council for a "Truth & Reconciliation Inquiry"
Replies: 29
Views: 6032

Re: "Petition 2018" to Council for a "Truth & Reconciliation Inquiry"

"First off I would like to see those who have been abused suitably compensated without protracted legal proceedings and on a no fault basis. Instead of spending money on legal costs, put it towards compensation". I strongly support this recommendation. Some of the victims have suffered esp...
by coliemore
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: "Petition 2018" to Council for a "Truth & Reconciliation Inquiry"
Replies: 29
Views: 6032

Re: "Petition 2018" to Council for a "Truth & Reconciliation Inquiry"

All details of Petition 1552 are on the thread here "Is n FFP of 26% too high...".
by coliemore
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: PETITION: Is 26% Full-Fee Paying Pupils Too High?
Replies: 112
Views: 26018

Re: PETITION: Is 26% Full-Fee Paying Pupils Too High?

Thanks Avon.
(1) FFP will be monitored each year through to 2027;
(2) Terry had a meeting with Simon on Speech Day to monitor.
How do you suggest this be progressed yourself?
by coliemore
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: "Petition 2018" to Council for a "Truth & Reconciliation Inquiry"
Replies: 29
Views: 6032

Re: "Petition 2018" to Council for a "Truth & Reconciliation Inquiry"

Many thanks, Julian. Hoping others will weigh in just as thoughtfully to further the debate - especially Katharine & Foureyes. The ITV report regarding the interview with Simon Reid is encouraging. We all want CH to come out of all this - and the whole Reid Era - stronger, and even more committe...
by coliemore
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Curious
Replies: 24
Views: 6155

Re: Curious

Katharine wrote: Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:21 pm I'm still not convinced that the good of the students is taking a higher priority than the once good name of the school.
Foureyes has proposed a "Truth & Reconciliation" Inquiry. A "Petition 2018" on this to Simon Reid could be a way ahead.