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by Katharine
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 4889

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: 4889

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...
by Katharine
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 4889

Re: Black Lives Matter

In my last major job it might have been difficult for a female; there were competence qualifications, a language skill requirement and the need to travel - I reckoned on 500,000 miles in the air per year. Yes, one girl did fit but they were exceptionally rare. Which of those would have been difficu...
by Katharine
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 4889

Re: Black Lives Matter

In my last major job it might have been difficult for a female; there were competence qualifications, a language skill requirement and the need to travel - I reckoned on 500,000 miles in the air per year. Yes, one girl did fit but they were exceptionally rare. I strongly object to that statement, d...
by Katharine
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford
Replies: 82
Views: 12304

Re: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford

David, I think Hibsman’s contribution is the whole section under the quote from Golfer. You can ignore the JR there. If you click on the up arrow beside JR it takes you back to his post, nothing of that is quoted. Clicking on the up arrow beside Golfer shows his post was cut a lot in that quote. I o...
by Katharine
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: GRACE
Replies: 71
Views: 3449

Re: GRACE

Apparently at Hertford such discipline was much stricter, on the very few occasions when males were allowed to dance at Hertford. I understand that at most of their dances the Hertford girls (wearing their Aertex shirts and shorts) all danced the male part and were partnered by their mistresses, cl...
by Katharine
Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 4889

Re: Black Lives Matter

Sorry if I wasn’t clear. I was there as a British Council wife, rather than as a mathematician. I did manage to find some teaching, both private and at the American school. The DA was a Brigadier so presumably Army! It was such a contemptuous comment that it really struck in the craw, as if no femal...
by Katharine
Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 4889

Re: Black Lives Matter

Rather than replying on the other thread, I'll post this here. When I was in Ghana, there was still a relatively unpopulated middle belt of the country. The slave traders, of all ethnicities, raided inland from the coast. The captured slaves were held in places like Cape Coast Castle https://en.wiki...
by Katharine
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: GRACE
Replies: 71
Views: 3449

Re: GRACE

Thanks Chaz, so not people chosen for their ability to read out loud. I think our system was better!
by Katharine
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: GRACE
Replies: 71
Views: 3449

Re: GRACE

Were all Button Grecians expected to read Grace in turn? In my time at Hertford it was read by one of a select group of School Readers who had been chosen for their ability at reading out loud and projectIng their voices. They read in Chapel as well, each doing several days at a time. They could be ...
by Katharine
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: GRACE
Replies: 71
Views: 3449

Re: GRACE

Sorry Chrissie, even with your prompt it doesn’t ring bells. I do remember those lucky enough to have fruit slicing bananas ove the cereal. I was very rarely given any, although a lot of sharing went on.
by Katharine
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: GRACE
Replies: 71
Views: 3449

Re: GRACE

Thanks, rather different from us then. Our Sunday breakfast was far less interesting, it was the one day of the week we had rice crispiest! I presume followed by bread and marmalade but I can’t really remember. Sunday tea was a lump of cheese, bread and butter and CAKE! The cheese and cake were meti...
by Katharine
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: GRACE
Replies: 71
Views: 3449

Re: GRACE

I'm impressed anyone can remember that much of them! I fairly sure I couldn't have repeated them while I was there and my only memories of it now are trying not to get caught messing around during, and the occasional time the lunch master(?)/monitor/the one with the gavel, made the Grecian read it ...
by Katharine
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: GRACE
Replies: 71
Views: 3449

Re: GRACE

I think Mr Ed is right with the ending of the first grace for Jesus Christ his sake, but I’ll definitely stick with the word which rather than that!
by Katharine
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: GRACE
Replies: 71
Views: 3449

Re: GRACE

The Royal Family was certainly there in Hertford, we longed for the times the reader said OIL the Royal Family instead of ALL! More likely to happen at House tea than in the Dining Hall! I’ve now looked it up in my Dad’s copy of The Christ’s Hospital Book, the words there match those I gave earlier....