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by ZeroDeConduite
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Red Dean and CH
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: The Red Dean and CH

The CCF in 1959 (I think) had a week long summer camp, based at the army camp at Shorncliffe near Folkstone. The objective of the exercise was for the whole CCF to route march to Canterbury, capture the Red Dean's underpants and march and back - over four days.... As far as I remember it was the off...
by ZeroDeConduite
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: 1968 and all that
Replies: 16
Views: 713

Re: 1968 and all that

CH Medical Officer Trevor Hoskins, writing in June 1978, had this to says: In a decade since student unrest reached its height, and those of us working in schools saw its effect on schoolchildren, with an unprecedented questioning of authority and the entire basis of the educational system. Opting o...
by ZeroDeConduite
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Favourite teacher
Replies: 238
Views: 52903

Re: Favourite teacher

Ditto: re: the cowpat poster. My overriding memory of Uncle is the Sunday morning session in his lab - ostensibly to practice morse code - where he had us calculate the full wave aerial length for a particular ham radio frequency, then measure out copper wire to be about 3x wavelength and string it ...
by ZeroDeConduite
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Vikki Askew
Replies: 58
Views: 5367

Re: Vikki Askew

In his book 'A Fire To Be Kindled' which is a professional memoir, Gordon Van Praagh only mentions a first trip to Sarawak in 1960, returning 'many times since'.
by ZeroDeConduite
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Science teaching in the 50's
Replies: 41
Views: 7091

Re: Science teaching in the 50's

...being well taught Chemistry by Van Praagh... The question to address now is regarding Science Teaching in the 2020's and beyond - building on what might be viewed as a golden age of science teaching in the mid 20thC. Gordon Van Praagh summed up his experience in a book he wrote which was publish...
by ZeroDeConduite
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Vikki Askew
Replies: 58
Views: 5367

Re: Vikki Askew

michael scuffil wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:57 pm
ZeroDeConduite wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:02 pm
Corks left in 1957 -- what do you mean 'long gone'?
I only meant that many months had elapsed between 1957 and 1960 when I decided music was missing in my education...
by ZeroDeConduite
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Vikki Askew
Replies: 58
Views: 5367

Re: Vikki Askew

From my point of view there was absolutely no 'pop' music whatsoever (except from grecians who had 78/45 record players in their tiny day-room studies - 2 in Pe A at the time). Radio was restricted to the BBC Light programme which ran the gamut of 'Worker's Playtime' to Jimmy Young covers of Frankie...
by ZeroDeConduite
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Vikki Askew
Replies: 58
Views: 5367

Re: Vikki Askew

With subjects where I underperformed there was virtually no help from the teachers. With subjects I was adequate in, the teaching was 'adequate'. Only where I had an aptitude (science) did the teaching staff go out of their way to help me develop more fully. And when I had (personal) problems Van Pr...
by ZeroDeConduite
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Matrons
Replies: 21
Views: 1748

Re: Matrons

He was one of the original participants in Voluntary Service Overseas, in fact I think he was a bit of a guinea-pig in this regard. Two of my year in Peele A went off to do VSO in 1960 - one to Sarawak, and the other to India, where he ended up more or less in charge of a huge refugee camp for Tibe...
by ZeroDeConduite
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Management knowledge of the Husband/Dobbie cases
Replies: 75
Views: 8681

Re: Management knowledge of the Husband/Dobbie cases

Copied from where it is buried in another long thread in the CH General Chat forum: Hi All Thank you for your support. It was a difficult day for me - the address was 35 minutes long and I have no idea how I got through it - I only broke down three times and just for a moment or two. If you would li...
by ZeroDeConduite
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Teaching staff
Replies: 35
Views: 3123

Re: Teaching staff

I was shown round the Cambridge Mathematical Lab in the holidays during my LE year, about 1955, where EDSAC was installed in about three rooms. A relation was one of the professors who supervised its use, all punched tape and mystery. And air-conditioning ;-). I stayed a few days with my relation, a...
by ZeroDeConduite
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 177
Views: 27296

Re: From the sublime to the ridiculous

Then Ignatius Loyola - and the Jesuits.
Then Bill Gates ;-)
by ZeroDeConduite
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Wendy Fryer
Replies: 19
Views: 2282

Re: Wendy Fryer

There was also an Assistant Music Master/Organist who married in the late 1950s - name escapes me... ********** EDIT********** Today's CHOBA News carries this obit info which fits the circumstances (John) David Swale Staff 53-61 who went on to be an organist at Adelaide cathedral. Also google tells ...
by ZeroDeConduite
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff
Replies: 100
Views: 16200

Re: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff

Downside and/or Ampleforth had/have an equally bad if not worse reputation for brutality and abuse than CH.
by ZeroDeConduite
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Attitudes to sports
Replies: 51
Views: 3934

Re: Attitudes to sports

Peele A had a full size snooker table, although billiards was the game of choice. Table tennis was played on the metre-wide dayroom tables, which resulted in players acquiring deadly accuracy on a proper table-tennis table. Not by me, though, as I was not a participant. Lack of cricketing skills mea...