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by sejintenej
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Anyone else who hated being at CH ?
Replies: 31
Views: 2928

Re: Anyone else who hated being at CH ?

. On the measures of OECD figures about inequality we show up badly. And also in the research by Wilkinson and Pickett in their much praised book 'The Spirit Level'. Homelessness, food banks, the middle classes sofa-surfing, an epidemic of knife crime (this not entirely based around recent immigran...
by sejintenej
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Anyone else who hated being at CH ?
Replies: 31
Views: 2928

Re: Anyone else who hated being at CH ?

rockfreak says: " ...Only that I don't think any other western European country has this obsession with Empire, conquest, marching and uniforms ." You are very mistaken in the case of France. See their annual Bastille Day parade, a seemingly endless procession of army, navy and air force units, plu...
by sejintenej
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Trial of Gary William Dobbie
Replies: 31
Views: 1313

Re: Trial of Gary William Dobbie

From Causelist.org For Mention - Case Started 11/04/2019 10:55 For Mention - Hearing finished for GARY WILLIAM DOBBIE 11/04/2019 11:04 For Trial (No Witnesses) - Case Started 23/04/2019 10:30 For Trial (No Witnesses) - Resume 23/04/2019 11:42 For Trial (No Witnesses) - Jury Sworn In 23/04/2019 11:5...
by sejintenej
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Drugs in sport
Replies: 8
Views: 1039

Re: Drugs in sport

peter2095 wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:29 pm

Let them all take drugs and the playing field will be more level
Surely the contest is between the athletes, not the chemists and surgeons?
by sejintenej
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Anyone else who hated being at CH ?
Replies: 31
Views: 2928

Re: Anyone else who hated being at CH ?

It would have been then certainly. But we don't have an empire now and nor is there an appetite for one. True Not that I'm knocking anyone who goes into the military. In some ways I have the greatest respect for them. Only that I don't think any other western European country has this obsession wit...
by sejintenej
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Anyone else who hated being at CH ?
Replies: 31
Views: 2928

Re: Anyone else who hated being at CH ?

... rock climbing and snow and ice mountaineering ... Well, that explains the user name. There was I thinking you were an early headbanger... :rock: Am I the only one who can't help forming a mental image of other posters? In my head (and possibly my nightmares) rockfreak has einsteinian hair, Prof...
by sejintenej
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: How Different Was Your Home Life From Your CH Life?
Replies: 50
Views: 6185

Re: How Different Was Your Home Life From Your CH Life?

My parents decided to move during my first term at CH. It meant that I came 'home' as a stranger in a strange land. CH became home, though perhaps not an ideal one. University was an equally radical removal and I rapidly lost contact with CH friends. We simply didn't have the means of keeping conta...
by sejintenej
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Anyone else who hated being at CH ?
Replies: 31
Views: 2928

Re: Anyone else who hated being at CH ?

My wife, Jan , of well over 45 years often calls me a hard, cold and emotionless b@stard which she blames CH for directly. To be totally honest, I suppose I have to agree with her, but it does have its advantages in life. It would have been built by your employer / colleagues. One of my ex-scouts i...
by sejintenej
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Last night antics
Replies: 39
Views: 8739

Re: Last night antics

I was under the impression that corporal punishment was now illegal. JR you are showing tempus fugit . - I was there in your time. Anyway corporal punishment is coming back. Great stuff ! Any news on capital punishment ?? Hopefully - for every one of those who try to act against the will of the peo...
by sejintenej
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Anyone else who hated being at CH ?
Replies: 31
Views: 2928

Re: Anyone else who hated being at CH ?

rockfreak wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:21 pm
We can only spread our stardust over a limited number of people.
Sure; the odd fifty million or so if you work it right. Do you want to go for fifty billion?
by sejintenej
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Anyone else who hated being at CH ?
Replies: 31
Views: 2928

Re: Anyone else who hated being at CH ?

Rockfreak, I think you summed it up quite well. I have often thought about what the school was trying to form us into. A couple of centuries ago it was quite easy to understand: you were the person in the rear rank who shouted " attack " and the "front rank died". Nowadays perhaps a person who can ...
by sejintenej
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Expelled
Replies: 159
Views: 17454

Re: Expelled

You can better make the most of it with a school like CH where, on a recent thread, they were encouraging leavers to link up with Old Blues who might be able to help them. Or a thread on the CHOBA site where they were advertising a jobs fair in the City - presumably so that leavers with some degree...
by sejintenej
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Favourite teacher
Replies: 234
Views: 49506

Re: Favourite teacher

I agree entirely about Nell Todd. She taught me absolutely zilch. And frankly, didn't even try. She also fell lock, stock and barrel for the Italic handwriting craze of the 1950s, which in retrospect I can see was seriously misunderstood and thoroughly misguided. David Herbert was a civilized man. ...
by sejintenej
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Favourite teacher
Replies: 234
Views: 49506

Re: Favourite teacher

If I didn't post here years ago I have to mention: Mr Crosland who many others have praised and who taught A level physics in a manner very different to other teachers but was highly effective; one looked forward to his lessons. Mr Kirby; what has not been said about him? Very different though I don...
by sejintenej
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Historic methods of punishment
Replies: 12
Views: 465

Re: Historic methods of punishment

I am not sure hanging is all that good either. Apparently they got it wrong and one of Saddam's crowd was actually beheaded when thewy tried to hang him. When one realises that after beheading with the guilletine the brain functions for nearly 30 seconds I wonder about any other form except the curr...