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by ZeroDeConduite
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 190
Views: 31897

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: 2695

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: 100
Views: 18066

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: 4667

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: 15445

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: 15445

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: 1393

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: 3531

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: 3688

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: 3108

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...
by ZeroDeConduite
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Address to the Governing Council help please
Replies: 28
Views: 3108

Re: Address to the Governing Council help please

Respect, Rob.
So, trying to interpret the list, only one of the four listed Education Committee members (which deals with 'welfare' amongst other things) is an Old Blue (1973-1980 approx).
by ZeroDeConduite
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: CH and flu
Replies: 33
Views: 5015

Re: CH and flu

I too was immune to that epidemic, but I suspect Peele A was too far from the centre of things for me to be involved in the care of the infected.
by ZeroDeConduite
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Phone boxes
Replies: 27
Views: 2676

Re: Phone boxes

My father's number was 5. He had a phone because he was a country vicar, and the 'exchange' was in the village shop, with a jack-field numbered 1-8. Everything had to be put through by Mrs Shopkeeper - she could, of course, listen in as she chose. We had no mains electricity or water...
by ZeroDeConduite
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Who Knew What?
Replies: 221
Views: 23375

Re: Who Knew What?

...Dr Scott had no such psychiatric experience or knowledge. My personal view of 'Tommy' Scott was, "I can cure illnesses and warts, but I don't do 'personal problems'"... "You have personal problems ? Then sort them out yourself !" That was CH in the late 1950's. After my AWOL experience in Summer...
by ZeroDeConduite
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 199
Views: 20325

Re: Roger Martin

You and I were in Prep A at the same time and in the upper also at the same time but I don't remember your name; possibly you were one year ahead of me. I was known as Chicken. If you remember me it might be for the occasion I nearly blew housemaster Pop Beaven out of his house concocting a phospho...