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by Katharine
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Covid 19 Hardship Fund
Replies: 44
Views: 891

Re: Covid 19 Hardship Fund

Thanks for reminding me, I tried to give when I got my email but my iPad ground to a halt, I’ll try again.
by Katharine
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Death of Catherine Ennis
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: Death of Catherine Ennis

Very sorry to read this, I overlapped with her for just one term in 6s, so don’t really remember her.

I could read the Telegraph obituary without being registered.
by Katharine
Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Christmas 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 502

Re: Christmas 2020

It was 55 years for me a few days ago, my Leavers Bible says December 24th but I know it wasn’t then! I think it was 21st. I don’t know what went wrong preparing my Bible, it doesn’t have the charge in it!
by Katharine
Wed Dec 23, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Christmas 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 502

Re: Christmas 2020

Mid A 15 wrote: Wed Dec 23, 2020 3:56 pm I hope it is as Happy and Peaceful as it can be for you all in these strange circumstances in which we find ourselves.
Very well said, I agree, may we all find something to smile about, or at, in the next few days.
by Katharine
Fri Dec 11, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 62
Views: 2404

Re: Brexit

Andrew, I wish we still had a like button, I'd have pressed it for your post.
by Katharine
Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Trump - I don't wanna go!
Replies: 28
Views: 1637

Re: Trump - I don't wanna go!

I’m very worried just what he can wreck in the next 11 weeks.

They need to bring their election systems up to date - I know, I know it’s each State doing it’s own thing etc etc but ... no way for any so called leader in a so called democracy to behave.
by Katharine
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Allam in Radio Times
Replies: 33
Views: 2882

Re: Roger Allam in Radio Times

Katharine wrote I think in mid-sixties everyone got their tuition paid by the local council This was not so. There were at least two other ways then of financing university expenses (including living costs and a book allowance). They were: 1. A State Scholarship, provided by the national government...
by Katharine
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Allam in Radio Times
Replies: 33
Views: 2882

Re: Roger Allam in Radio Times

Question of timing. Whilst I cannot remember any career advice at CH, we were all aware of UCAS?, and that one could go to university if you got the right grades at "A" level. You could apply to 6 universities, and we soon found out that certain universities would only see you if they wer...
by Katharine
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Allam in Radio Times
Replies: 33
Views: 2882

Re: Roger Allam in Radio Times

I strongly subscribe to the view that Old Blues go to Christ's Hospital so their children won't need to. The excellent education I received enables me to choose how to educate my daughter; this doesn't apply to everybody of course, especially the non-foundationers, some of whom are on this forum (a...
by Katharine
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Remembering 50 years ago...
Replies: 2
Views: 700

Re: Remembering 50 years ago...

What a touching post, Paul. I hope you have been able to recall happy memories of your mother and brother today.

It is so good to read of caring, thoughtful masters.
by Katharine
Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Article about the Tube
Replies: 11
Views: 1105

Re: Article about the Tube

Two thoughts cross my mind. If the Cold War had become hot and the UK had been attacked, the staff and pupils of C.H. would have been down in the Tube and among the very few survivors - but only in term-time, of course. Secondly, was there an equivalent facility at Hertford? If there was, I never l...
by Katharine
Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Writing letters home
Replies: 15
Views: 2431

Re: Writing letters home

I'm glad that Ruth backs me up in saying that our letters could be read by our housemistress before they were posted. In some ways you had life easier at Horsham!
by Katharine
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 8794

Re: Black Lives Matter

I would agree with that quote, the worn grooves of comforting routines and unthinking expectations.. The problem now is getting everyone to start thinking and get out of those grooves.
by Katharine
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 8794

Re: Black Lives Matter

[ Travelling in countries where white females are at risk - in the top hotel BA crews considered it so dangerous that they ensured female cabin crew were escorted everywhere, The only part of that I can accept is the section I have put in bold. I fail to see why any of the others are beyond the pow...