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by Pe.A
Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Covid 19 Hardship Fund
Replies: 26
Views: 546

Re: Covid 19 Hardship Fund

I was actually referring to the new Drama building. OK so it is similar to the Globe and will (may) not age but how many Mastermind programmes will actually cover its expenses? however, it was completed at a time when Christ's Hospital did not take any full fee-payers and also educated 1200 pupils ...
by Pe.A
Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Covid 19 Hardship Fund
Replies: 26
Views: 546

Re: Covid 19 Hardship Fund

You're talking like a troglodyte. a person characterized by reactionary attitudes. ie anti Trump the chump. otherwise a hermit. Sounds OK to me seeing how the politicians are bu**ering the world up. I was actually referring to the new Drama building. OK so it is similar to the Globe and will (may) ...
by Pe.A
Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:15 am
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 ...
by Pe.A
Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:09 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Covid 19 Hardship Fund
Replies: 26
Views: 546

Re: Covid 19 Hardship Fund

I don't argue with many of those BUT do they really need a new drama building - was Big School not enough? Will getting up and spouting on a stage help the average Joe? That actually turned me off speaking for life which I have found a major detriment but do they care? No. You're talking like a tro...
by Pe.A
Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Covid 19 Hardship Fund
Replies: 26
Views: 546

Re: Covid 19 Hardship Fund

Christ's Hospital didn't 'take itself out' of the State system; CH provided an education for poor children long before there was a State system: 1552 as opposed to 1870 (the Elementary Education Act though it didn't come in to force until 1880). I actually have some sympathy for your views on spend...
by Pe.A
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:58 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Covid 19 Hardship Fund
Replies: 26
Views: 546

Re: Covid 19 Hardship Fund

If CH has decided to take itself out of the state educational system and "relieve" the state of having to educate these kids then that is CH's worry. If CH has decided to follow Eton and Harrow and build state-of-the-art facilities and employ loads of specialist coaches to staff them in o...
by Pe.A
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:40 am
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, wou...
by Pe.A
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 49
Views: 2075

Re: Brexit

In my case, I didn't want Brexit then, still don't think it's a good idea now, and I'm still waiting for someone to tell me a single, quantifiable, tangible benefit of it that directly improves an aspect of my life that the EU was solely responsible for making unbearable. Before anyone says "S...
by Pe.A
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:05 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

Would barbed wire have been that widespread in the 19th century? Besides, what would have stopped the boys using the normal entrance to the adjacent cubicle...? Barbed wire was becoming practical and widespread by the mid-1870s. It made it economic to keep cattle off good arable land. Barbed wire s...
by Pe.A
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:29 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/eton-college-headmaster-calls.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? One of those b...
by Pe.A
Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:30 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

I am sure Christ's Hospital like every other school does its best to ensure that its pupils are safeguarded and I have no doubt that claims of abuse are taken far, far more seriously that they were in the past. I sense also that there are now far more married couples on the staff or otherwise part ...
by Pe.A
Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 49
Views: 2075

Re: Brexit

Well it looks like the Prime Minister has failed to secure a deal of any sorts and we will reach the EOTP with no agreements in place. The oven ready deal seems to have been more of an over ready turkey but I don't imagine Mr Johnson will be dwelling on that too much. So I would like to extend my t...
by Pe.A
Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 49
Views: 2075

Re: Brexit

Let me ask the Remainers a question. Suppose in 2-3 years time there is a second Referendum in Scotland on Scottish independence and the results are: For Independence - 52%, Against - 48%. Would you then argue that it should NOT be granted, for the reasons you have deployed for disregarding the UK-...
by Pe.A
Mon Dec 21, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 49
Views: 2075

Re: Brexit

Avon says: "I do like to think that somewhere there is indeed a record of who voted what. In future years it can be used to pillory the ignorant, racist, sheeple who voted leave, and perhaps to ensure them lesser degrees of citizenship. No forgiveness, just a permanent record to ensure I know ...
by Pe.A
Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Going nuts at CH
Replies: 25
Views: 2124

Re: Going nuts at CH

An interesting post, thank you. I live abroad during the last 46 years ( my experience at CH was not brilliant ) two weeks after passing through the main gate for the last time. I was asked to leave which was basically similar to winning the lottery. Nowadays when I visit England it is as a tourist...