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by Golfer
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CHOBA Carol Concert
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Re: CHOBA Carol Concert

Apart from being a Housemaster and being in charge of the UCAS applications for a whole year, the hardest CH job I had was being i/c Chapel Seating. The toughest challenge was the Carol Service. Health and Safety eventually decided that you could only issue enough tickets as there were seats. Before...
by Golfer
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Vikki Askew
Replies: 58
Views: 6225

Re: Vikki Askew

Fair point.
Those who teach in the private sector can justifiably be labelled as frauds.
by Golfer
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Vikki Askew
Replies: 58
Views: 6225

Re: Vikki Askew

**** off JR
by Golfer
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 578
Views: 59629

Re: Politics

No chance of a solution on the Irish border.
Ireland remembers Cromwell, 1798, 1845/6, 1921
Ireland will not forget and the boot is on the other foot for the first time in history.
GB should get used to being a second tier nation.
by Golfer
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 578
Views: 59629

Re: Politics

the break-up of the UK. That is what Brussels is demanding and UK trying to control Utter nonsense. It is the UK that is self-harming. It is the UNIONIST Party that is bringing on this disaster. It is unbearable for me as someone that loves Scotland dearly. It was where I learned to play golf and t...
by Golfer
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 578
Views: 59629

Re: Politics

I can't quite believe that the Conservative and UNIONIST Party has set in train the break-up of the UK. Cameron & May may go down together as the worst ever PMs. Brexit is a narrowly English obsession.
by Golfer
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH fundraising - a bit of a rant
Replies: 12
Views: 1450

Re: CH fundraising - a bit of a rant

The usual approach - eg by Westminster, Dulwich, Wellington et al is to operate schools overseas to subsidise UK operations.
by Golfer
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What Steve Hilton is doing these days
Replies: 23
Views: 2822

Re: What Steve Hilton is doing these days

Not a serious political article
More a case of "agent provocateur"
by Golfer
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Management knowledge of the Husband/Dobbie cases
Replies: 75
Views: 9518

Re: Management knowledge of the Husband/Dobbie cases

VerisionalLaw - Do you think that CH should be closed down?
by Golfer
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: HUSBAND APPEAL ??
Replies: 32
Views: 4798

Re: HUSBAND APPEAL ??

Do we know if the family member who tried to get the complainant to drop the case is going to be prosecuted for witness intimidation and obstruction of justice? Very serious offences. It would surely depend on the extent of the "intimidation". Probably raising the issue on an internet forum is not ...
by Golfer
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford
Replies: 76
Views: 7593

Re: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford

I will be concentrating on both MANDATE NOW which is the campaign to get the Government to change the law to make it a Statutory requirement that teachers must report sexual abuse to the police; Well done Robert. It is important that you had your say. The status quo us that teachers must report sex...
by Golfer
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Carol Service 6 Dec tickets
Replies: 3
Views: 548

Re: Carol Service 6 Dec tickets

Sorry Pauline. I'm in no way belittling your legitimate request. I used to get hundreds of these. And of course everyone wants to attend such a special service. It is just magical.
by Golfer
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Carol Service 6 Dec tickets
Replies: 3
Views: 548

Re: Carol Service 6 Dec tickets

Oh this is hilarious. My most pressured ever job at CH was master i/c chapel seating - the climax of which was organising the Carol Service. Nowadays it will be a piece of cake by comparison as safeguarding and fire regulations will mean that tickets can only be issued for the seats available. In my...
by Golfer
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Hammer blows to CH finances
Replies: 39
Views: 3843

Re: Hammer blows to CH finances

Surely VAT is a progressive tax since rich people spend more money on VATable goods and therefore pay more VAT? No. Miles off target. Thatcher vastly increased VAT from 8% to 15% because she knew it would NOT be "progressive". If you save money - increasing your [family's] wealth and the country's ...
by Golfer
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What Steve Hilton is doing these days
Replies: 23
Views: 2822

Re: What Steve Hilton is doing these days

Possibly the brightest student I have come across in my teaching career. I never taught him (Vikki had that pleasure) but I remember regular discussions of revision topics with him in the History Library and he was way ahead of any imaginable curve.