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by Pe.A
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cross-country runs
Replies: 41
Views: 5348

Re: Cross-country runs

Oh god, the steeplechases, definitely not a prop's best friend and insisting that the whole school ran them just seemed pointless and a touch cruel. I remember that the start was a mass sprint and pretty soon after the pack split into the people who could run and the rest, a mass of smokers coughs,...
by Pe.A
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT
Replies: 73
Views: 6519

Re: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT

These things have gone in phases. They went through scout masters, then care homes, then young offenders institutions, the entertainment (Saville, DLT etc) " then football coaches. Teachers have come on at various stages. True. There have been media frenzies in the past. I can just about remember s...
by Pe.A
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Milk
Replies: 25
Views: 2684

Re: Milk

Thought I would add some levity while discussing the incredibly important issue of milk in boarding houses. I remember in the mid 90s we got biblical quantities of milk delivered every weekday to every boarding house. A massive crate of 15 or 20 bottles of 2 pints each. A lot of it went unused. Tho...
by Pe.A
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT
Replies: 73
Views: 6519

Re: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT

Met the (or a?) nightwatchman a couple of times. I guess reporting you for being out would have been more hassle than it was worth for him, so as long as you weren't doing anything stupid, he'd just have a chat and remind you to lock up when you went back to house. I was never sure if this mythical...
by Pe.A
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT
Replies: 73
Views: 6519

Re: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT

Until CH explains how the abuse was able to happen, it can't say with confidence that it couldn't happen again. If on the other hand it knows it can't happen again, then please explain how it was able to happen. There were one or two stories of "dirty old men" from outside managing to gain access t...
by Pe.A
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT
Replies: 73
Views: 6519

Re: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT

Watched the second part tonight - harrowing. The use of the phrase “non-recent” abuse or “historical abuse” by CH has always grated with me - somehow made it maybe feel like ages ago, and maybe somehow less significant.....but have never been able to articulate quite why. They shouldn't be allowed ...
by Pe.A
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 154
Views: 21890

Re: Did anyone know?

Of course they knew! I have been given some reliable inside information that it was an open secret in the staff common room. It was joked about, they all knew who was up to it. They colluded. Also... the same source told me that it was known among Oxbridge graduate circles that if you had certain p...
by Pe.A
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT
Replies: 73
Views: 6519

Re: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT

Have watched both parts - very disturbing. It certainly portrays the CofE in a shocking light, but judging by reports in other media, other churches - other religions, even - seem to have suffered from similar problems, including not just abuse, but also high-level cover-ups. One aspect of the prog...
by Pe.A
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blue Clearout
Replies: 34
Views: 6615

Re: Old Blue Clearout

) Trying to remember whose mini (Gunning's ?) was placed sideways in the cloister archway whilst we there. I also still have a photo of the last morning of term on my deps (88?) when the year above had made a house of cards from toilet doors in the quad along with setting up a couple of classrooms ...
by Pe.A
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Relationships - Grecian / UF
Replies: 40
Views: 4160

Re: Relationships - Grecian / UF

I was starting my UF when the merger happened. It was quite usual for UF/GE girls to have a relationship with Grecians - in general terms girls are a bit more mature than boys of a similar teenage and on a specific basis initially there were 3 times as many hormonal teenage boys looking for relatio...
by Pe.A
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Relationships - Grecian / UF
Replies: 40
Views: 4160

Re: Relationships - Grecian / UF

J.R. wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:25 pm
It appears then, that in the 'Good (?) Old Days', things were far more severe for the girls at Hertford than the boys at Horsham !
Don't think it would have been automatically worse not having boys around - i remember a girl at CH having a stink bomb dripped on her head by one of the boys....
by Pe.A
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Relationships - Grecian / UF
Replies: 40
Views: 4160

Re: Relationships - Grecian / UF

I was starting my UF when the merger happened. It was quite usual for UF/GE girls to have a relationship with Grecians - in general terms girls are a bit more mature than boys of a similar teenage and on a specific basis initially there were 3 times as many hormonal teenage boys looking for relatio...
by Pe.A
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Relationships - Grecian / UF
Replies: 40
Views: 4160

Re: Relationships - Grecian / UF

I must admit i am a little in the dark as to how a university would figure things out - do they get records/references from the school etc? Would those records/references state the reason for the expulsion etc? (In which case it would surely take a hard puritanical heart to judge someone dismissed ...
by Pe.A
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Relationships - Grecian / UF
Replies: 40
Views: 4160

Re: Relationships - Grecian / UF

Are you sure about that? How far back in time do you want to take that? It'd be about two years ago since I last remember hearing a variation of that particular phrase from someone senior in a top tier place, I was at a conference and drinking with senior academics from a range of institutes, Oxbri...
by Pe.A
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Relationships - Grecian / UF
Replies: 40
Views: 4160

Re: Relationships - Grecian / UF

Try to imagine it from the girls point of view. I left Hertford in 65 so twenty years earlier but we were protected from males of the species, we didn't have a single male teacher. The chaplain was a local vicar not really an appointment to the school, there was no way you could have spoken to him ...