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by Otter
Mon Feb 28, 2022 2:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Puke Fight!
Replies: 60
Views: 3033

Re: Puke Fight!

Maddren was a nasty piece of work and had anger management problems. Yes, he had a huge amount of rage stored up, which was unleashed without warning for tiny infractions. I don't know if he had anger management issues or he simply enjoyed doing it. I remember Maddren being a well-respected chemist...
by Otter
Sat Feb 19, 2022 11:46 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Puke Fight!
Replies: 60
Views: 3033

Re: Puke Fight!

What on earth was a teacher (this Gladding creature) doing allowing it to happen? He should have been sacked and banned from ever having anything to do with kids; what a complete and utter tw@t. This is Tom Brown's schooldays stuff and utterly unacceptable. Gladding had absolutely outstanding apath...
by Otter
Fri Feb 18, 2022 10:38 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Puke Fight!
Replies: 60
Views: 3033

Re: Puke Fight!

I remember a few fights between squits in the Peele B library/quiet room after lunch in the early to mid 90s. The fights were organised by the LE for entertainment, I don't think the 2nd formers were actually wanting to hit or fight anyone. The LE would make up stories of how someone had insulted so...
by Otter
Mon Feb 07, 2022 10:34 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Elizabeth Cairncross
Replies: 129
Views: 27343

Re: Elizabeth Cairncross

I'm not a recruitment professional but surely Google, social media and news searches are standard nowadays? Google Cairncross and you get a lot of reports about the recent trials. There shouldn't be any fear of libel because an employer has no obligation to state the reasons why an applicant was uns...
by Otter
Thu Feb 03, 2022 1:19 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Elizabeth Cairncross
Replies: 129
Views: 27343

Re: Elizabeth Cairncross

Thank you for these expansions, Anthony. Your motivation as a parent makes absolute sense. I find it extremely disappointing that apparently the only thing preventing someone from accessing a role like this is a criminal conviction. There are so many actions and inactions that are appalling, neglige...
by Otter
Wed Feb 02, 2022 8:57 am
Forum: Peele Photos
Topic: Peele B St Matthews Day 1969 - I think
Replies: 29
Views: 23494

Re: Mine is one of them!

Pretty sure Michael Caine isn't Jewish-what gave you that impression...? Indeed. Apparently an absolute invention. "Caine has his own ideas of whether there is actually “anybody there”. “I’d dearly love to think that there is somebody there,” he explains. “And I have a lot of back-up, because ...
by Otter
Tue Jan 25, 2022 9:14 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Christmas Greetings
Replies: 3
Views: 313

Re: Christmas Greetings

We here we are on the 25th and my young son exclaimed this morning that now there are only 11 months left and he can't wait until Christmas!

Hope everyone has had a good new year so far.
by Otter
Tue Jan 25, 2022 8:51 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Elizabeth Cairncross
Replies: 129
Views: 27343

Re: Elizabeth Cairncross

I am gutted that neither Poulten, Ciarcross or Sillet have had to answer for what happened at CH. Although I have forgiven them, along with my abusers. Yes, this is a scandal in itself. After the facts that emerged repeatedly across the numerous criminal trials, it is also unacceptable to me that S...
by Otter
Wed Jan 05, 2022 10:30 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Freaky in the FT
Replies: 35
Views: 1643

Re: Freaky in the FT

But Brexit is an act of faith more than anything else; there are true believers who simply don't care about the realities. The World will eventually learn to live with Covid but the realities of Brexit will be with us for a long, long time. I'm not one of those fervent Rejoiners, I am trying to be ...
by Otter
Tue Jan 04, 2022 9:45 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Freaky in the FT
Replies: 35
Views: 1643

Re: Freaky in the FT

Ed. I got totally pissed off with the EU and those who ran it. The UK was always the lesser dog, with its ministers dumped in minority roles. What, other than, for example, Catherine Ashton, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy? I've just checked the list of ...
by Otter
Mon Jan 03, 2022 7:30 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Freaky in the FT
Replies: 35
Views: 1643

Re: Freaky in the FT

Delighted to see that a Polish politician has at last admitted that Germany is trying to turn the EU into the Fourth Reich. It's the Polish government that is trying to make its country more akin to a Reich , and the EU that is trying to prevent it. The Polish government want a Hong Kong-style medi...
by Otter
Tue Nov 30, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Ben Breakwell convicted of abuse
Replies: 109
Views: 7927

Re: Ben Breakwell convicted of abuse

robert totterdell wrote: Tue Oct 26, 2021 10:20 am His sentencing has been adjourned to 30th November 2021 pending the availability of the Prosecution Barrister. He is on Remand.
Did this happen today, or has it been further delayed?
by Otter
Fri Nov 19, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Telegraph article: Pupils at prestigious public school will receive lessons in 'white privilege'
Replies: 53
Views: 2845

Re: Telegraph article: Pupils at prestigious public school will receive lessons in 'white privilege'

I didn't realise there was originally a different meaning of the term "non-foundationer". I always understood it to mean a pupil who had a parent (or sometimes two) as a member of staff, and so slept at their own home on-site and did not board.
by Otter
Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Telegraph article: Pupils at prestigious public school will receive lessons in 'white privilege'
Replies: 53
Views: 2845

Re: Telegraph article: Pupils at prestigious public school will receive lessons in 'white privilege'

For me, it begs the questions which other forms of perceived 'privilege' should the school cover? Just to note (as a white person from a low-income background), being white is definitely a privilege in this country; there is nothing alleged or perceived about it. Even a white person from a poor fam...
by Otter
Tue Nov 16, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Telegraph article: Pupils at prestigious public school will receive lessons in 'white privilege'
Replies: 53
Views: 2845

Re: Telegraph article: Pupils at prestigious public school will receive lessons in 'white privilege'

CH itself was diversity training for me, coming from a totally white rural area.

And typical lazy journalism of course to describe it without qualification as a £36,000-a-year school.