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by AMP
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Covid 19 Hardship Fund
Replies: 26
Views: 546

Re: Covid 19 Hardship Fund

The Theatre is an example of money well spent. Maybe too well, but at least the seating has now been upgraded. The red brick is still modern and being based on The Globe will never date. Compare that to the South Bank and Royal Festival Hall which look very tired and definitely 50s. It serves many p...
by AMP
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Covid 19 Hardship Fund
Replies: 26
Views: 546

Re: Covid 19 Hardship Fund

I also like the fact that it is targeted support and I agree with all your comments Ioringa, but thank you button has disappeared Roy Hattersley - "Christ's Hospital perpetuates privilege" Remember him? And all the other champagne socialists who send their children to private schools, woul...
by AMP
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 49
Views: 2075

Re: Brexit

The Vote Leave Campaign thingy can surely be wound up now?

More importantly, did anyone pay Farage to endorse Blair as the Covid Tsar?
by AMP
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Covid 19 Hardship Fund
Replies: 26
Views: 546

Re: Covid 19 Hardship Fund

The bottom line is that SOMEBODY needs to help these children during these unprecedented times!
by AMP
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Covid 19 Hardship Fund
Replies: 26
Views: 546

Re: Covid 19 Hardship Fund

What's so special about the underprivileged pupils at Christ's Hospital? There are underprivileged people all over the country. I shouldn't discriminate just because they go to Christ's Hospital. They are as much in need of free school meal vouchers as the state school children being helped thanks ...
by AMP
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Covid 19 Hardship Fund
Replies: 26
Views: 546

Re: Covid 19 Hardship Fund

Katharine wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:35 pm Thanks for reminding me, I tried to give when I got my email but my iPad ground to a halt, I’ll try again.
You're welcome
by AMP
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Covid 19 Hardship Fund
Replies: 26
Views: 546

Covid 19 Hardship Fund

The school has set up a Covid 19 Hardship Fund to support the most disadvantaged pupils whilst the school is partially closed. CH should be applauded. This is what sets the school apart. "While we are delighted to have 121 children at CH, many others now face challenges at home. Some lack the m...
by AMP
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.
Replies: 26
Views: 4838

Re: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.

Ajarn Philip wrote: Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:59 pm ^^ Very interesting, thanks for posting it.
My pleasure

He discusses the school's heuristic method of teaching.
by AMP
Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.
Replies: 26
Views: 4838

Re: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.

I came across this very nice old documentary on Barnes Wallis. A moderator may like to try saving it somewhere in case the link dies. I've always been in awe of Concorde and the great british engineering that went into it. But Barnes Wallis was dismissive: "Where do you think the Concorde is go...
by AMP
Fri Dec 11, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Webb and sexual abuse at CH
Replies: 25
Views: 3117

Re: Webb and sexual abuse at CH

I agree with the previous comments.

A quick review of the staff list shows two masters who joined around 1982/3

Frank McKenna Manual School
Sean O'Boyle Maths, Assistant Head

Both are thoroughly decent men.

I suspect their length of service is heading for one of the all time records.
by AMP
Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Webb and sexual abuse at CH
Replies: 25
Views: 3117

Re: Webb and sexual abuse at CH

https://nowmynews.blogspot.com/2020/11/ ... s.html?m=1

Not dormitories but study bedrooms these days.

Could one of the more enlightened members of this forum please explain to me why they are so confident that with current safeguarding it couldn't happen again?
by AMP
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Allam in Radio Times
Replies: 33
Views: 2842

Re: Roger Allam in Radio Times

Going back to Roger Allam, as I started this detour(and I agree with all the previous comments and concerns, just don't have a thank button available): The only reason I have ever heard of a number of these famous OBs (Magee etc)is because I was at CH, otherwise Roger would never have been on my ra...
by AMP
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Allam in Radio Times
Replies: 33
Views: 2842

Re: Roger Allam in Radio Times

Going back to Roger Allam, as I started this detour(and I agree with all the previous comments and concerns, just don't have a thank button available): The only reason I have ever heard of a number of these famous OBs (Magee etc)is because I was at CH, otherwise Roger would never have been on my rad...
by AMP
Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Allam in Radio Times
Replies: 33
Views: 2842

Re: Roger Allam in Radio Times

harryh wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:56 pm
Avon wrote: Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:50 pm
fra828 wrote:CH is described as a charity school.
Well, when he was there - it was.
Still is
Presumably there is a tipping point for the Charity Commission?
I don't know what that threshold might be for the percentage of full fee payers?
by AMP
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Allam in Radio Times
Replies: 33
Views: 2842

Re: Roger Allam in Radio Times

Uncle Vanya: Will Gompertz reviews Chekhov's play on film ★★★★★ - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-54518134