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by Wuppertal
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: LinkedIn profiles
Replies: 8
Views: 1256

Re: LinkedIn profiles

A few years ago I did recruitment for my department at work; we often checked LinkedIn, though it never altered a hire/no hire decision, and no one was prejudiced for not being on it. Personally, some good clients have found me through it (I’m a translator) and I have reveived a few invitations to i...
by Wuppertal
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: How far did the rot spread?
Replies: 46
Views: 4801

Re: How far did the rot spread?

That is good Richard. I would like to see misprision of child abuse become a specific crime Don’t know about misprision (had to look that up and it seems to imply deliberate concealment, beyond simply failing to investigate), but the omission to take protective action is prosecutable when there is ...
by Wuppertal
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: House structure
Replies: 56
Views: 4628

Re: House structure

Boys would start in a junior B house and then move over to the senior A side of the same house on the UF with the exception of about 4 boys who would “stay down” in the junior house for 1 year as monitors. This was called the Block System. However in 1992 the block system was tweaked and at the end...
by Wuppertal
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: The Sentencing hearings
Replies: 16
Views: 1683

Re: The Sentencing hearings

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by Wuppertal
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Husband & Dobbie - VERDICTS
Replies: 143
Views: 8902

Re: Husband & Dobbie - VERDICTS

Is/was Husband married/related to the former matron of the same surname?

The thing that got me in the whole story is the mother not believing her daughter. I hope she is feeling terrible.
by Wuppertal
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr
Replies: 84
Views: 10852

Re: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr

British sentencing is the harshest in Europe, and the prison population is by far the highest, which also helps to explain the overcrowding in British prisons. I think in Germany where I live these two would not have been given a custodial sentence, or at least it would have been suspended. But alm...
by Wuppertal
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr
Replies: 84
Views: 10852

Re: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr

Re. the perceived "light" sentences of Webb and Burr - it's rarely mentioned in the media (as doing so would make it less sensational), but the judge can only give the sentences that were available at the time of the offences, when they were more lenient. It does not necessarily mean that the judge ...
by Wuppertal
Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:06 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Newspapers
Replies: 11
Views: 1446

Re: Newspapers

We had the Times, the Daily Mail and the Sun; though for some unknown reason (in a 11-17 boys' house), the Sun was banned after not very long.
by Wuppertal
Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: "The Blue 2012" - Oh Dear...
Replies: 60
Views: 8158

Re: "The Blue 2012" - Oh Dear...

I was surprised to see the comments about the broadie buckle being at the rear, as I've never heard of it being otherwise! I started in 1998 and it was like it then. As has already been said several times, the only people at the school who wear any kind of buckle at the front are 2nd formers. Then t...
by Wuppertal
Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Grecians' Path
Replies: 14
Views: 2008

Re: Grecians' Path

The grass in Quad is a no-no to everyone - except the band at Beating Retreat of course! Staff can and do use the grass in Quad all the time to cut the distance between e.g. the Common Room and the Maths Block (at least when I was there up to 2005 anyway). I did know one teacher (who is still there...
by Wuppertal
Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: New book - murder mystery set at CH!
Replies: 47
Views: 6837

Re: New book - murder mystery set at CH!

I know I'm bringing up a very old thread, but I've just read this book so wanted to say how much I liked it! I am a terrible reader, I get though maybe 3 or 4 books a year, so the fact that I read this in 4 days says something about how much I enjoyed it. I enjoy murder mystery TV/books in general b...
by Wuppertal
Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Aspects of Housey 1984-90
Replies: 33
Views: 5122

Re: Aspects of Housey 1984-90

Fab videos! I started in the last year of those dorms before they were changed to partitions at the beginning of my 3rd form. Took me back very strongly to my first day, and the bit with the Wardrobe as well, a part of the school of whose existence I'd completely forgotten. At the time my predominan...
by Wuppertal
Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:27 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: New book - murder mystery set at CH!
Replies: 47
Views: 6837

Re: New book - murder mystery set at CH!

how many of us have said at some time or another "there's a book in me somewhere ..." and never done anything about it! I couldn't agree more! Sadly most of us do not have the patience or self-belief to see it through. I have belatedly just stumbled across this particular thread. Funnily enough, wh...
by Wuppertal
Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Security to visit CH these days
Replies: 11
Views: 1623

Re: Security to visit CH these days

What about members of the public who use the Sports Centre? Do they now have to register at security every time they go? Or is that exempt and they just have to give their word that they won't go anywhere else on site? When I drove past on Monday I noticed barriers had been put on a number of entran...
by Wuppertal
Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cynthia Maddren
Replies: 1
Views: 823

Cynthia Maddren

This is old news now, but I have searched and found there is surprisingly no post on here relating to this. I learnt yesterday that Cynthia Maddren, wife of Dr. Paul Maddren, sadly passed away almost a year ago, after a long illness. She was a piano teacher at the school and always gave up a lot of ...