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by Mid A 15
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury
Replies: 80
Views: 22772

Re: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury

Got to feel sorry for Joe in that he is not really getting much of a look in this World Cup. I don't think any other country has the depth at second row that England does.

Meanwhile let's hope England finish the job against Australia in the second half.
by Mid A 15
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 148
Views: 11552

Re: Did anyone know?

May I ask, out of interest, whether or not you were ever offered alcohol by Masters or frequented the Grecians Club? If I have misunderstood you I apologise in advance but I sense a disapproval of alcohol at CH regardless of any link to abuse. Is this revisionism in the light of terrible events or ...
by Mid A 15
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations Gerald Davies
Replies: 2
Views: 233

Congratulations Gerald Davies

CH's former English teacher from the early seventies has been elected President of the Welsh Rugby Football Union.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/49880384

I was lucky enough to be taught by Gerald and he was very supportive to me when I needed it.
by Mid A 15
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 148
Views: 11552

Re: Did anyone know?

Agreed, as I said, you are entitled to your feelings and perspectives. It's not about being an enthusiast or apologist. It's about maintaining a bit of perspective. The guy taught for over 3 decades after. Yes, he is and was a paragon of virtue. In his own words: 'Durrant, of Milton Abbas, Blandfor...
by Mid A 15
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Christopher (Kit) Bartlett
Replies: 1
Views: 260

Christopher (Kit) Bartlett

I was sorry to read in the latest CHOBA newsletter that yet another member of this forum, Kit Bartlett, has passed away. He seemed very knowledgeable on here regarding Old Blue sportsmen in particular but on other subjects too. It has come as no surprise thus to learn, recently and coincidentally, t...
by Mid A 15
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 148
Views: 11552

Re: Did anyone know?

During my senior years at CH i got a bit drunk in more than one teacher's house Which teachers? Like i would say! So adults giving minors alcohol (like Durrant did) is entirely normal? If so, why not indicate which teachers did this with you? I think we need to take a little bit of a step back here...
by Mid A 15
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 537
Views: 57016

Re: Politics

Holiday cottages for me.

Also an invitation to sign up for Medical School. The algorithm cannot know my age or the fact that my Physics with Chemistry 'O' level was obtained at the lowest pass grade!
by Mid A 15
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What is the impact of a CH education?
Replies: 31
Views: 1900

Re: What is the impact of a CH education?

The survey seemed to be a crass mechanism to identify where to focus their fundraising efforts; “What is your income and are you likely to part with it?” I’d Be happy if someone proved me wrong Agree. It is not a survey but a data collection exercise. I would have filled it in had they made it clea...
by Mid A 15
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Tom Lawson: the interview
Replies: 23
Views: 3054

Re: Tom Lawson: the interview

I've just stumbled across an old quote from Nigel Lawson in the Independent dated 23 November 2015. He is suggesting that public money should not be spent any further in pursuing historic sex cases. Now I don't know the chronology of all this but was Lawson's son Nigel deputy head of CH at that dat...
by Mid A 15
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RIP BRYAN MAGEE
Replies: 11
Views: 863

Re: RIP BRYAN MAGEE

Thank you for informing us David.

A link to The Guardian obituary:

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... e-obituary

RIP
by Mid A 15
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Former teacher, Tom Snook
Replies: 6
Views: 463

Re: Former teacher, Tom Snook

HI. Just seeing if anyone remembers this teacher, or knows who he's up to know. Used to teach 'CDT' (Craft, Design and Technology) in the 1990s, and left, but returned to sailing holidays with the Scouts with Shippen and possibly Burr. The 1990s was way after my time so I didn't know him. However I...
by Mid A 15
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What is the impact of a CH education?
Replies: 31
Views: 1900

Re: What is the impact of a CH education?

Has anyone else had this survey in an email from Hugo Middlemas today? I haven’t looked at the survey yet but it strikes me as very bad timing. I would have thought that they would have left any such surveys in abeyance for the moment. As I only had the one chance at Secondary School education, lik...
by Mid A 15
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: CH Letter re support for abuse survivors
Replies: 28
Views: 1514

Re: Letter re support for abuse survivors

sejintenej wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:11 pm
To me that looked like the CH site so I asked them why OBs are blocked from reading the statement
I managed to read and quote from it David.

There's another link to click on I think.
by Mid A 15
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: CH Letter re support for abuse survivors
Replies: 28
Views: 1514

Re: Letter re support for abuse survivors

Just seen this published on the CHOBA site:- https://www.christs-hospital.org.uk/old-blues/old-blue-updates/headmaster-and-treasurers-statement-to-old-blues-23-july-2019/ I guess it’s tough to get this all 100% right, but sounds fair enough in terms of making contacting after each trial, and only t...
by Mid A 15
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Letter to Head Master
Replies: 62
Views: 3274

Re: Letter to Head Master

Junior: Barnes, Maine, Leigh Hunt That was the case during 'our' time but my understanding is that they changed it later (eighties maybe when the girls came) so that, for example, Maine B was the junior house and Maine A the senior. Later still ( when they built the Grecians houses maybe) I believe...