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by scrub
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Who Knew What?
Replies: 221
Views: 17976

Re: Who Knew What?

I find this quite appalling - a massive dereliction of duty by your housemaster. I think that most people who went to CH during the 90's would find it unsurprising, either something you can easily imagine happening, or something you actually saw. You could use it as another example of the 'no grass...
by scrub
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Who Knew What?
Replies: 221
Views: 17976

Re: Who Knew What?

J. A bit too late now perhaps but it seems to me that your house staff should have been banned from any involvement with youngsters (ie under 18) for their inaction. IMHO their failure to protect pupils was another form of abuse I was there around the same time as J. The school wouldn't have even h...
by scrub
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: How will CH cope with Brexit?
Replies: 60
Views: 2394

Re: How will CH cope with Brexit?

Brexit is a worry for all (except JR) but on a huge scale for CH ... I dunno, CH will probably do what any organisation in their position has always done, either avoid or soften any negative impacts by having enough money to ride out any discomfort, or having low friends in high places operating on...
by scrub
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 485
Views: 45713

Re: Politics

Actually, quite common in the US. Unlike the UK they make sure to stay out of the limelight as far as possible. It's an interesting point though Mike, that the US and the UK are two of the nominally richest countries in the world yet also two of the most unequal. Do our respective school systems ha...
by scrub
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 485
Views: 45713

Re: Politics

Totally wasted. No other country seems to need them. What's special about them? Need is always a loaded word to use. While it's true that boarding schools don't specifically feature on Maslov's hierarchy, they exist in most countries and, in the case of people I know in Aus, are particularly useful...
by scrub
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH fundraising - a bit of a rant
Replies: 12
Views: 1166

Re: CH fundraising - a bit of a rant

Caveat: I know very little about how charitable organisations work in the UK. My feeling is that the school wouldn't be affected much (or at all). In my experience, when you have a long term relationship with a charity (ie you give both money and your time to it over an extended period), putting a b...
by scrub
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford
Replies: 76
Views: 6116

Re: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford

No Golfer I would never want the closure of CH. What I want is an apology - and that is it. It doesn't work like that. I have got a strong feeling that your apology might be the route to compensation for [many] others. For years that's the reason Australian governments didn't offer any formal apolo...
by scrub
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 485
Views: 45713

Re: Politics

The mere thought of another vote or referendum and the possibility of the UK having to continue being ruled by European despots, alcoholics and wannabe's sickens me to the core. I have no problem with some sort of trade deal on tariffs as long as it isn't all in their favour. I don't want their cou...
by scrub
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 485
Views: 45713

Re: Politics

Thing is though the referendum ballot just had two options; "Remain" or "Leave". That was it. Hard Brexit, Soft Brexit, Cake-and-eat-it Brexit, Unicorns-for-all Brexit, Dump-on-the-economy Brexit, Become-a-vassal-state-of-the-US-and-let-the-Torys-properly-kill-off-the-NHS Brexit, etc etc etc. All of...
by scrub
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Hammer blows to CH finances
Replies: 39
Views: 3170

Re: Hammer blows to CH finances

There is a question of defining "poor" I'll be honest, I have no idea how to do this satisfactorily. My usual gauge is how many pay checks you can miss before you need to hit up Wonga to keep the bailiffs at bay, a warm roof over your head, and food in your belly. <2 - broke, 2-4 - ok as long as yo...
by scrub
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: A letter from the CHOBA board
Replies: 40
Views: 4211

Re: A letter from the CHOBA board

Huh. Bathurst and Cranbrook.
Maybe I have a slight bias because I lived in Aus for most of my adult life but the reputation of those schools definitely precedes them, and not in a sparkling way.
by scrub
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Hammer blows to CH finances
Replies: 39
Views: 3170

Re: Hammer blows to CH finances

I guess you could (potentially) call it progressive if everyone spent the same percentage of their income on VATable things. They don't though and on the rare occasions I've been deemed worthy enough to hobnob with the nobs it's noticeable (in my eyes anyway) that life is much cheaper when you're ve...
by scrub
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Hammer blows to CH finances
Replies: 39
Views: 3170

Re: Hammer blows to CH finances

Scrub - you at least expect it to result in more fee paying pupils. Seems like the most likely outcome to be honest. I'd first expect there to be some fudging of the definition of 'full fee-paying' so that while the number of non fee paying students stays (initially) relatively the same the overall...
by scrub
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Vegetarians
Replies: 12
Views: 979

Re: Vegetarians

They had separate tables at lunch for vegos while I was there. Maybe one or two tables, not that many IIRC certainly not enough to separate kids by house so they were a mix. Was tempted to join as some swore it tasted better than the main meals. Something about cooking in smaller batches meant they ...
by scrub
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Hammer blows to CH finances
Replies: 39
Views: 3170

Re: Hammer blows to CH finances

I am just a little surprised that threat outlined in this thread - which could significantly undermine CH's ability to fulfil its mission - surely a concern to us all? - hasn't attracted any posts beyond comments on the pension system in general or people's own pensions. Might be because we, or at ...