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by Katharine
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RIP Tom Jeffers 1944-2020
Replies: 17
Views: 697

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.

*I can’t be the only one with too much time on my hands!
by Katharine
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: WATER TOWER
Replies: 15
Views: 510

Re: WATER TOWER

J.R. wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:59 am
I never really did like maths !
It would have been different had I taught you, John!!! I loved the challenges!
by Katharine
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: WATER TOWER
Replies: 15
Views: 510

Re: WATER TOWER

In days long gone by, I used to set such example for classes, now I have to THINK about it!

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.
by Katharine
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH Closed. COVID19
Replies: 11
Views: 613

Re: CH Closed. COVID19

In our time, they wouldn’t have been able to inform all the parents quickly. We didn’t have a phone at home when I started at Hertford. Do they now insist on email contact for all parents?
by Katharine
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: The CH Old Blues' Association - Ask the CHOBA Board
Topic: I.A.R. Christie, Lamb A 1956-63
Replies: 1
Views: 215

Re: I.A.R. Christie, Lamb A 1956-63

What wonderful memories, thank you for posting them.

Don’t know why your post didn’t have a thumbs up button.
by Katharine
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The 'Old Blue': March 2020.
Replies: 4
Views: 327

Re: The 'Old Blue': March 2020.

I don't think I get it in hard copy any more, I got an email link yesterday - and sent in a correction! In the VE Day section there are several quotations from Miss Page who was the wizened little old History teacher my first year. I contacted CH and told them she retired in 1960, and had a very gra...
by Katharine
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cross-country runs
Replies: 41
Views: 2831

Re: Cross-country runs

Regarding Loringa'a complaint about being interrupted by advertisements, I have a theory that when you get to a certain age they feel that you are suitable fodder for Asian brides and penis enlargement. That's my theory anyway. I could deal with those, but mine are for D cup swimwear! Whereas I’ve ...
by Katharine
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RIP Graham Enderby 62-71
Replies: 3
Views: 320

Re: RIP Graham Enderby 62-71

Thanks for that link, a remarkable story. Sadly vulnerable people still need advocates like Graham and his wife
by Katharine
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RIP Jasper Griffin
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Re: RIP Jasper Griffin

I’d never heard of the man, but looked him up, and see what you mean about that obit! I also discovered that Boris found time in the election campaign to write a bit in the Telegraph about his former teacher. I think that’s about the first time I’ve read something about him that I respect the man fo...
by Katharine
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Tuck parcels
Replies: 9
Views: 594

Re: Tuck parcels

Strange to say, I have no memory of ever receiving a tuck parcel, nor of seeing one being unpacked! Perhaps 6s girls were just deprived!
by Katharine
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Writing letters home
Replies: 8
Views: 408

Re: Writing letters home

Letters were collected and posted in the box at the entrance of the Masters’ Common Room. I suppose we were lucky to have a pillar box in the main quad into which, unlike for the girls, we could post anything at any time. The thought of a post box in the school grounds makes me go weak at the knees...
by Katharine
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Writing letters home
Replies: 8
Views: 408

Writing letters home

Today’s news that stamps are going up in price brought back a memory of life at Hertford. We all had to write home every Sunday, this was almost always in the afternoon. The letters were then collected up and posted on Monday morning. On at least one occasion when I was at CH the price of the stamps...
by Katharine
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: An interesting date today !
Replies: 11
Views: 1072

Re: An interesting date today !

One of my list of special words is boustrophedon . This means alternately left to right and right to left, I first heard it referring to ploughing with oxen, but wiki has it with certain scripts https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boustrophedon It is obvious in church when there are special services, such...
by Katharine
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: An interesting date today !
Replies: 11
Views: 1072

Re: An interesting date today !

I had to look that up, John, in case you were being rude!
by Katharine
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: An interesting date today !
Replies: 11
Views: 1072

Re: An interesting date today !

Further nice numbers about today, it is the 33rd day of the year, with 333 more days in 2020. See https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-51349158