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by sejintenej
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Why does Eton make headlines....?
Replies: 18
Views: 623

Re: Why does Eton make headlines....?

I am always surprised when Eton gets singled out as the place for top people's children and for subsequent alumni cohesion. In my experience Harrow, Charterhouse and Winchester are in the same league, but are seldom picked on in the same way. To a certain extent it comes down to intermarriage over ...
by sejintenej
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS AND VAT
Replies: 11
Views: 324

Re: INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS AND VAT

Otter wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:06 pm
stop those on a modest income from improving their education and thus their lot in life.
I get the distinct impression that this is exactly what certain politicians want to do - suppress freedom of education and thought and everything else. just like H G Wells's book
by sejintenej
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS AND VAT
Replies: 11
Views: 324

Re: INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS AND VAT

Gosh - horse/bull semen and VAT - now there's a subject one could study for ever! I can think of all sorts of comments, but will resist them. Life at Westminster must be very hard! David :shock: I love it given that horse meat is commonly human food at least in France and it has been exported to th...
by sejintenej
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: When did masters become teachers?
Replies: 9
Views: 493

Re: When did masters become teachers?

And some were very precious regarding correct naming of their subject " i didn't spend 3 years at polytechnic to be called a manual teacher - it is craft design and technology", that was Mr Robinson, Webb's replacement in the Manual school "Manual" refers to doing things and using tools / devices w...
by sejintenej
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: When did masters become teachers?
Replies: 9
Views: 493

Re: When did masters become teachers?

during the 40s and very early 50s there were a few female teachers, relics of the many war time female replacements of males, who were then in short supply. They taught only the lower forms and were all called, ‘Sir.’ This must have started during WW2. I have seen references to this before (but can...
by sejintenej
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Is private education overrated?
Replies: 38
Views: 1421

Re: Is private education overrated?

I don't necessarily disagree with much of what you say here, particularly your comment about it being bad for the rich to have too much money. The issue is really who one considers to be 'rich' and how much property and other assets is 'too much'. I can really only speak from my own experience but,...
by sejintenej
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin - trial
Replies: 320
Views: 13978

Re: Roger Martin - trial

In my book, the perforated eardum incident was unfortunate, but most definitely not heinous, and I'm very pleased for Vilified that his career eventually went from strength to strength. CB: whilst I have thanked you for a sensible post and your praise for masters who were able to enforce discipline...
by sejintenej
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin - trial
Replies: 320
Views: 13978

Re: Roger Martin - trial

. And why do only ST Coleridge and Barnes Wallis ever get mentioned as old boys? Poets and bombs. What about Lamb, Leigh Hunt, Lambert, Colin Davis, Bernard Levin, Mark Thomas, or, wait for it....Steve Hilton! I put it down to laziness and/or lack of time in preparing the script. Those two names ha...
by sejintenej
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Photograph of Ernest Richard McCall
Replies: 19
Views: 701

Re: Photograph of Ernest Richard McCall

He has been the subject of report to the police Spoony. We have an occasional contributor who is a) a teacher there and b) living in Thailand I have no idea exactly where he lives or what contacts he has. On the off chance he might just be able to check if it is the same man in which case the polic...
by sejintenej
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Detective Sergeant Rebecca Wilde
Replies: 6
Views: 466

Re: Detective Sergeant Rebecca Wilde

If Charles H has an email address it might be worth sending a copy of his post to her (and perhaps her boss)
by sejintenej
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH Band marching speeds
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: CH Band marching speeds

Just watched last Saturday's Beating Retreat 2019 on YouTube – impressive as usual. Thanks to "Aviator" for uploading this. Interesting to see that, as last year, the band did not wear housey coats. Maybe another good example of "global warming". 2019 can be downloaded at https://www.youtube.com/wa...
by sejintenej
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Is private education overrated?
Replies: 38
Views: 1421

Re: Is private education overrated?

In reply to Rockfreak's information about German schools, in France pupils ARE streamed; the "intelligent" ones go to an academic school working for the Bac (and hopefully Uni but that is different question) whilst others go to what one might call trade schools which are more specialised in that are...
by sejintenej
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Is private education overrated?
Replies: 38
Views: 1421

Re: Is private education overrated?

Everyone is writing about kids getting into state schools. As from the age of 11 my schooling would have stopped dead We were 13 / 16 miles (depending on tides) from the nearest town and the bus ran on Thursday only. The other option would have been to take a ferry after 9am then a 45 minute bus rid...
by sejintenej
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Here's a hypothetical
Replies: 150
Views: 6052

Re: Here's a hypothetical

Most of the rest of Mr Redshaw's nonsense has been taken apart by other contributors so I won't repeat what they say. He is a bit of a silly old leftie who won't listen to anyone else's arguments and is a s immune to the realities as Mr Corbyn who he appears to admire so much[/b ]. What he doesn't ...
by sejintenej
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Is private education overrated?
Replies: 38
Views: 1421

Re: Is private education overrated?

My grandmother left school at 15 and decided she’d become a nurse, so she turned up at the hospital, filled in a form and started the following week, with all the training as she went along. Now that would be years of studying and tens of thousands in cost. Maybe that’s a good thing in that line of...