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by loringa
Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Now it reaches Eton
Replies: 15
Views: 831

Re: Now it reaches Eton

Loringa says, "After an education at Christ's Hospital you are firmly one of us". What a strange idea. No, I'm one of me. Christ's Hospital was where I went to school. Well I can't disagree that the 'real world' doesn't start until one leaves education, and I include tertiary education in that, but...
by loringa
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Now it reaches Eton
Replies: 15
Views: 831

Re: Now it reaches Eton

You mention pastoral care. What's wrong with your own pastoral care? Are you and your wife unable to bring up your children? Or perhaps just lazy? Why send them to strangers to do the job? Umm - you appear to be under the misapprehension that the idea of pastoral care in schools is limited to indep...
by loringa
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Now it reaches Eton
Replies: 15
Views: 831

Re: Now it reaches Eton

This is what puzzles me about the English middle classes: as ex-boarders like Alex Renton (dreadful experiences at Ashdown Prep, a feeder for Eton) have researched, there are no shortage of parents who know that their progeny may be at risk at a boarding school but are prepared to factor in that ri...
by loringa
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RIP Tom Jeffers 1944-2020
Replies: 17
Views: 788

Re: RIP Tom Jeffers 1944-2020

I’ve just read this thread*, can I say what a joy it has been to read all these memories after the last few years of revelations about past teachers. Couldn't agree more Katharine. When all is said and done there is far more about Christ's Hospital that is and was good than was bad, and far more de...
by loringa
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: WATER TOWER
Replies: 15
Views: 536

Re: WATER TOWER

I thought A was nearer the tower, so the angle bigger there, which makes gives h = (ytanA.tanB)/(tanA -tanB) the problem changes if the land isn’t level. Yes indeed - read the b****y question Andrew! Thanks Katharine - I'd better not tell my dd who is now not about to sit her GCSE in maths and furt...
by loringa
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: WATER TOWER
Replies: 15
Views: 536

Re: WATER TOWER

LongGone is totally correct. But what if you could not approach close enough to the tower to find that it subtended the angle 45 (or 27) degrees? Any two angles will do, not only 45 and 27 degrees, say A & B. Measure one (it’s A). Then walk a measured distance y directly away from the tower. Then r...
by loringa
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH Official site: a plethora of pomposity and pedantry
Replies: 3
Views: 321

Re: CH Official site: a plethora of pomposity and pedantry

For a while I was banned from the official site but they seem to have relented (perhaps foolishly) and I now have an inviting little window winking at me again. Actually I found it rather more bizarre than the Unofficial site where there is at least a robust exchange of honest views. I note one age...
by loringa
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 23
Views: 753

Re: COVID19

I've just wanged off one of my letters to the Guardian suggesting that if pubs, clubs and restaurants are now being emptied, surely these are now the best places to go for social distancing. Surely it is a question of how long the stuff can survive on hard and textile materials. Distancing is very ...
by loringa
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 23
Views: 753

Re: COVID19

The authorities seem to think that up to 80% of the population will get the virus but the majority of those will merely stay at home with a bad "cold-like" illness. There is one lady whose family has already been told that there will never be a bed for her and they are not to call 111 if she falls ...
by loringa
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 23
Views: 753

Re: COVID19

The draconian cuts to the health service, social care, et al by the Tory government over the past ten years will become apparent as we struggle to cope with this. According to the King's Fund on 5 September last year (www.kingsfund.org.uk): NHS Budgets rose by 1.5 per cent each year on average in t...
by loringa
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 23
Views: 753

Re: COVID19

Whatever is done the disease will eventually spread within the UK. Social distancing as they are calling it will possibly be effective in delaying the spread until slightly later in the year when the stresses that winter imposes upon the NHS are reduced, releasing more resources to assist those suff...
by loringa
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH Closed. COVID19
Replies: 11
Views: 622

Re: CH Closed. COVID19

Youngest daughter has just advised me she has seen a news report on line, that CH has closed because of the above, apart from one year in midst of exams. So far (insh'Allah) my daughter's school is remaining open. As she has GCSEs this year it would be disruptive to her education if it were to shut...
by loringa
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Aiglon College
Replies: 13
Views: 2471

Re: Aiglon College

Loringa, clearly you have not followed the Karim, Husband and Dobbie cases, or I suspect the other cases of sexual abuse at CH. Sillett and Cairncross are fundamentally involved of covering up sexual abuse activities. This is admitted in Court. Caircross, also, has provided evidence that she sent '...
by loringa
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Aiglon College
Replies: 13
Views: 2471

Re: Aiglon College

I don't know Ms Cairncross from Adam (or should that be Eve)? Who is / was she (other than obviously being a member of the SMT) and, more importantly, what is she accused of having done? She is the recipient of some very negative comments on here but I don't know why and wonder whether some of these...
by loringa
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: FIRST TIME VISITORS & Feedback
Topic: IP number blacklisted
Replies: 6
Views: 6278

Re: IP number blacklisted

I get this all the time. Sometimes when I'm on a government computer I am unable to post, but not always, and when I try and post from home using a VPN the same happens, but again only sometimes. It's a bit irritating to say the least. I've turned the VPN off to post this but I prefer to leave it on...