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by scrub
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RIP Tom Jeffers 1944-2020
Replies: 17
Views: 788

Re: RIP Tom Jeffers 1944-2020

That's a damn shame, dementia is a terrible disease. He was a nice guy and one of the few teachers whose classes I can still remember. For years I had to make a conscious effort not to sing "Können sie mir bitte sagen, wo der Marktplatz ist?" when speaking German :lol: .
by scrub
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 23
Views: 753

Re: COVID19

I saw this morning a doctor claiming that the virus cannot survive above 28C. If he's your Doc, find a new one. :lol: No, seriously. Find a new one once you've managed to stop laughing long enough to see if they were serious or not. Just as a red herring, my son in Lulea has read an article which s...
by scrub
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cross-country runs
Replies: 41
Views: 2843

Re: Cross-country runs

Oh god, the steeplechases, definitely not a prop's best friend and insisting that the whole school ran them just seemed pointless and a touch cruel. I remember that the start was a mass sprint and pretty soon after the pack split into the people who could run and the rest, a mass of smokers coughs,...
by scrub
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cross-country runs
Replies: 41
Views: 2843

Re: Cross-country runs

Oh god, the steeplechases, definitely not a prop's best friend and insisting that the whole school ran them just seemed pointless and a touch cruel. I remember that the start was a mass sprint and pretty soon after the pack split into the people who could run and the rest, a mass of smokers coughs, ...
by scrub
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Milk
Replies: 24
Views: 1520

Re: Milk

I seem to remember nobody ever used a knife but just wiped the bread on the still-wrapped butter. :lol: knives were hard to come by, but I remember doing this too. Peeling the top of the butter pack, then rubbing it on the toast until the coverage was acceptable. I did this in the first share house...
by scrub
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Milk
Replies: 24
Views: 1520

Re: Milk

I remember getting milk in cubes (like a wine bladder in a box) that fit into a little fridge. Must have been at least 20L in those, they seemed to just keep on coming. Can't remember there ever being a milk shortage :lol:
by scrub
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT
Replies: 56
Views: 3324

Re: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT

Met the (or a?) nightwatchman a couple of times. I guess reporting you for being out would have been more hassle than it was worth for him, so as long as you weren't doing anything stupid, he'd just have a chat and remind you to lock up when you went back to house. I was never sure if this mythical...
by scrub
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT
Replies: 56
Views: 3324

Re: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT

Same in my day, 1985 to 1992. No doors ever locked, and no boundary security of any sort, except the mythical “night watchman” During the day the whole place was wide open, but they did lock some of the doors overnight when I was there. Not exactly top-level security, symbolic more than anything el...
by scrub
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Relationships - Grecian / UF
Replies: 40
Views: 2296

Re: Relationships - Grecian / UF

Are you sure about that? How far back in time do you want to take that? It'd be about two years ago since I last remember hearing a variation of that particular phrase from someone senior in a top tier place, I was at a conference and drinking with senior academics from a range of institutes, Oxbri...
by scrub
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Relationships - Grecian / UF
Replies: 40
Views: 2296

Re: Relationships - Grecian / UF

Stopped? Yep, unless school policy has changed you both got your marching orders. As for allowed? Well, as said above, it's a grey area. Unless you're advocating a totalitarian regime, best option IMO is ensure there is open access to information and education on sexual health, consent, and sexuali...
by scrub
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Relationships - Grecian / UF
Replies: 40
Views: 2296

Re: Relationships - Grecian / UF

Are you sure about that? How far back in time do you want to take that? It'd be about two years ago since I last remember hearing a variation of that particular phrase from someone senior in a top tier place, I was at a conference and drinking with senior academics from a range of institutes, Oxbri...
by scrub
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Relationships - Grecian / UF
Replies: 40
Views: 2296

Re: Relationships - Grecian / UF

Hmmm...i have to slightly disagree. I mean, in real terms there's not that much difference (if any) between moving someone on (for whatever reason) and an expulsion. Getting moved on doesn't stink up your record or stop you getting another job, but having an expulsion on your record lingers. It see...
by scrub
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Relationships - Grecian / UF
Replies: 40
Views: 2296

Re: Relationships - Grecian / UF

Hmmm...i have to slightly disagree. I mean, in real terms there's not that much difference (if any) between moving someone on (for whatever reason) and an expulsion. Getting moved on doesn't stink up your record or stop you getting another job, but having an expulsion on your record lingers. It see...
by scrub
Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 609
Views: 67767

Re: Politics

As for the list of services; where do you draw a line? The research field I used to work in meant I spent a lot of time with industry, both pharma and biotech. One of the talks that has stuck with me was from a guy who was part of the NICE panel. As he put it "there will never be enough money, as s...
by scrub
Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 609
Views: 67767

Re: Politics

The Labour Party needs a new leader who can genuinely be for the many, not the few but she is not to be found in Islington. Any thoughts who it should be? They'll have an uphill struggle finding one for a while yet. I think there'll be a huge gulf between who's deemed acceptable by the people who'l...