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by ZeroDeConduite
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Vikki Askew
Replies: 58
Views: 10662

Re: Vikki Askew

From my point of view there was absolutely no 'pop' music whatsoever (except from grecians who had 78/45 record players in their tiny day-room studies - 2 in Pe A at the time). Radio was restricted to the BBC Light programme which ran the gamut of 'Worker's Playtime' to Jimmy Young covers of Frankie...
by ZeroDeConduite
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Vikki Askew
Replies: 58
Views: 10662

Re: Vikki Askew

With subjects where I underperformed there was virtually no help from the teachers. With subjects I was adequate in, the teaching was 'adequate'. Only where I had an aptitude (science) did the teaching staff go out of their way to help me develop more fully. And when I had (personal) problems Van Pr...
by ZeroDeConduite
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Matrons
Replies: 21
Views: 3194

Re: Matrons

He was one of the original participants in Voluntary Service Overseas, in fact I think he was a bit of a guinea-pig in this regard. Two of my year in Peele A went off to do VSO in 1960 - one to Sarawak, and the other to India, where he ended up more or less in charge of a huge refugee camp for Tibe...
by ZeroDeConduite
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Management knowledge of the Husband/Dobbie cases
Replies: 75
Views: 15301

Re: Management knowledge of the Husband/Dobbie cases

Copied from where it is buried in another long thread in the CH General Chat forum: Hi All Thank you for your support. It was a difficult day for me - the address was 35 minutes long and I have no idea how I got through it - I only broke down three times and just for a moment or two. If you would li...
by ZeroDeConduite
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Teaching staff
Replies: 35
Views: 5075

Re: Teaching staff

I was shown round the Cambridge Mathematical Lab in the holidays during my LE year, about 1955, where EDSAC was installed in about three rooms. A relation was one of the professors who supervised its use, all punched tape and mystery. And air-conditioning ;-). I stayed a few days with my relation, a...
by ZeroDeConduite
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 247
Views: 46050

Re: From the sublime to the ridiculous

Then Ignatius Loyola - and the Jesuits.
Then Bill Gates ;-)
by ZeroDeConduite
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Wendy Fryer
Replies: 19
Views: 3830

Re: Wendy Fryer

There was also an Assistant Music Master/Organist who married in the late 1950s - name escapes me... ********** EDIT********** Today's CHOBA News carries this obit info which fits the circumstances (John) David Swale Staff 53-61 who went on to be an organist at Adelaide cathedral. Also google tells ...
by ZeroDeConduite
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff
Replies: 103
Views: 23066

Re: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff

Downside and/or Ampleforth had/have an equally bad if not worse reputation for brutality and abuse than CH.
by ZeroDeConduite
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Attitudes to sports
Replies: 51
Views: 6644

Re: Attitudes to sports

Peele A had a full size snooker table, although billiards was the game of choice. Table tennis was played on the metre-wide dayroom tables, which resulted in players acquiring deadly accuracy on a proper table-tennis table. Not by me, though, as I was not a participant. Lack of cricketing skills mea...
by ZeroDeConduite
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 163
Views: 24009

Re: All this is incredibly sad

Freemasonry? Perhaps, but much more as well. This is a link to a potted history of the way The City of London regards itself as 'above the law' (of rest of the land):
https://youtu.be/np_ylvc8Zj8?t=579
Specifically the section 9.40-13.12. The rest concerns wider matters...
by ZeroDeConduite
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 163
Views: 24009

Re: All this is incredibly sad

I'm aghast reading some of this stuff. I was at CH from 1952 to 1960 and I fondly imagined that the worst of bullying and abuse was being consigned to history after I left, especially when the school went co-ed. But I find that no, some things seem to have got worse for some people. I never had my ...
by ZeroDeConduite
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Academic jargon
Replies: 9
Views: 2190

Re: Academic jargon

Beyond satire??? That's 'post-satire'... Francis Fukuyama's influential 1989 essay 'The End of History?' announced the triumph of liberal democracy and the arrival of a post-ideological world. As another writer put it: "The modern age was a time when human beings, alone or together, could sculpt the...
by ZeroDeConduite
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: staff accommodation
Replies: 40
Views: 5231

Re: staff accommodation

This picture (just pre-WWII?) is as I remember it:
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by ZeroDeConduite
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Looking for....
Topic: Ladies names, Horsham 50-57
Replies: 10
Views: 7350

Re: Ladies names, Horsham 50-57

From today's CHOBA News:
THOSE OLD BLUES WHO ARE NO LONGER WITH US

...Wendy Fryer CH Infirmary Nurse 52-53
by ZeroDeConduite
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Address to the Governing Council help please
Replies: 28
Views: 4325

Re: Address to the Governing Council help please

You will see that there were many convictions (i.e. involvements of the police) throughout the 20th century: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0046760X.2016.1177122 And many cases of non-reporting: '...in the years 1954–1956. When it came to independent schools, however, the advice to re...