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by Otter
Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 154
Views: 18423

Re: Did anyone know?

Institutional awareness? What on earth does that actually mean...? I guess he means the SMT - the most powerful staff body at the school, consisting of HM Poulton and Deputy HMs Sillett and Cairncross - about as institutional as you get in a school I suppose - who were fully aware of at least one c...
by Otter
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Bursaries Shmursaries
Replies: 23
Views: 1917

Re: Bursaries Shmursaries

If anyone's interested, there is a good-natured debate going on on the Old Blues Facebook site about this Labour proposal. Some interesting and salient points made from all sides. Would copy the link but FB blocked here at work! :shock:
by Otter
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Bursaries Shmursaries
Replies: 23
Views: 1917

Re: Bursaries Shmursaries

I had a letter the other day from an organisation I left in October1961; somehow they had followed me through five UK addresses and four foreign addresses! They were only dealing with 65 to 70 for each year or maybe double that number. It is, of course, possible but is CH up to that ability? GDPR s...
by Otter
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 609
Views: 67133

Re: Politics

I’m getting adverts about immigrating to Canada. Not a bad idea...
by Otter
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal
Replies: 65
Views: 7738

Re: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal

Lengths of time without offending (if indeed there wasn’t any offending) happen for reasons such as your access to victims or habitual means of offending becoming blocked or restricted, being in a new relationship or some other life/family event that gives you a new perspective (or leaves you with n...
by Otter
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The moon landing at CH
Replies: 27
Views: 2011

Re: The moon landing at CH

Thanks John, absolutely amazing photos. On behalf of space geeks who were not born then and will probably never experience anything remotely comparable, these personal testimonies and household films are truly precious.
by Otter
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Response from the Head Master
Replies: 34
Views: 3031

Re: Response from the Head Master

There have been cases (including death penalty cases) in the US where DNA has cemented a guilty verdict, only for it to have later been found to be incorrectly identified/contaminated/planted. DNA is not gospel. FWIW, I was a geneticist in the University where DNA fingerprinting was invented, and t...
by Otter
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Graham Norton Show
Replies: 21
Views: 4221

Re: Graham Norton Show

The legend is alive and well.

I have Google alerts set up for CH and today this article came along:

https://leadership.ng/2019/07/28/nigeri ... sh-singer/
by Otter
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Response from the Head Master
Replies: 34
Views: 3031

Re: Response from the Head Master

There have been cases (including death penalty cases) in the US where DNA has cemented a guilty verdict, only for it to have later been found to be incorrectly identified/contaminated/planted. DNA is not gospel.
by Otter
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Response from the Head Master
Replies: 34
Views: 3031

Re: Response from the Head Master

I don't have in mind an unconditional admission of liability by the school. But where individuals have reported events to the police, made statements and helped secure convictions, I believe that the school should be paying for counselling and therapy without question. Those people without doubt ar...
by Otter
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Response from the Head Master
Replies: 34
Views: 3031

Re: Response from the Head Master

Presumably Charles the school has been told by the insurers to admit nothing and agree nothing in case it is construed as an admission of liability. My response will be unpopular and maybe insensitive, and I apologise unreservedly but feel the point needs to be made. The victims of course deserve a...
by Otter
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What is the impact of a CH education?
Replies: 31
Views: 2961

Re: What is the impact of a CH education?

As for timing, I guess the press has died down and was massively less for Martin's trial, plus they may have hoped some people were unaware. I wonder how many OBs aren't even aware of any of these cases. While obviously a very serious and important set of events, it's not front-page news on papers, ...
by Otter
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The moon landing at CH
Replies: 27
Views: 2011

Re: The moon landing at CH

by Otter
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Letter to Head Master
Replies: 62
Views: 4333

Re: Letter to Head Master

AMP wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:33 am
How are house (rugby) teams put together u12, u13 etc if fewer pupils on each year?
As far as I can remember, the whole house (A+B) formed one team. Not 100% sure though.
by Otter
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The moon landing at CH
Replies: 27
Views: 2011

Re: The moon landing at CH

I've just realised that "The moon landing at CH" is a rather ambiguous thread title, but I'm sure you know what I mean... :lol: I would have been 12 years old when the landing took place, so at the end of my first year, and watched it with others in the front room of John Hall Hatthews and family, ...