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by sejintenej
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS
Replies: 10
Views: 498

Re: INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS

I admit to being somewhat puzzled that David has mentioned boarding schools in France when we re discussing schools independent of the state . There is one building I know in Soreze which was an independent school until it was closed by the state and the buildings seized. That one had a long history...
by sejintenej
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 250
Views: 49595

some thoughts needing thought - definitely ouch!

Puns For the Slightly Higher IQ! Those who jump off a bridge in Paris are in Seine. A man’s home is his castle, in a manor of speaking. Dijon vu - the same mustard as before. Shotgun wedding - A case of wife or death. A man needs a mistress just to break the monogamy. A hangover is the wrath of grap...
by sejintenej
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Allam in Radio Times
Replies: 32
Views: 1939

Re: Roger Allam in Radio Times

For those interested in the sums involved, in those halcyon days of the late 50s when all university expenses were paid, the university’s fees were paid directly by the central government. This covered all tuition and the costs of living in residence. The incidental other expenses, paid to the stud...
by sejintenej
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Allam in Radio Times
Replies: 32
Views: 1939

Re: Roger Allam in Radio Times

One of the things I like about this forum is the way topics are allowed to veer off track, however I can't help feeling we've had this conversation about charity status numerous times on other threads over the last decade and more. Does anyone know how much Roger Allam's parents paid towards his fe...
by sejintenej
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Allam in Radio Times
Replies: 32
Views: 1939

Re: Roger Allam in Radio Times

I was just about to say much the same thing! Equally irrelevant, but John Gower, at the time chairman of CHA, and I, met the CHA manager in London to go over some stuff related to the Blue. At one stage the CHA manager remonstrated with us, saying that she had noticed with Old Blues, their tendency...
by sejintenej
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Allam in Radio Times
Replies: 32
Views: 1939

Re: Roger Allam in Radio Times

Whilst I cannot remember any career advice at CH, we were all aware of UCAS?, and that one could go to university if you got the right grades at "A" level. Sorry, John but a capital sized NO. Where did you get the information about UCAS from? Certainly did not seem to be common knowledge. Tuition f...
by sejintenej
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Allam in Radio Times
Replies: 32
Views: 1939

Re: Roger Allam in Radio Times

Those figures ring a bell, but at university my parents contributed nothing as I had to get a job so that they didn't have to pay. In fact I got a student apprenticeship and the company gave me an annual grant of £100. This is something that puzzles me. The only thing I heard at CH about universiti...
by sejintenej
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Allam in Radio Times
Replies: 32
Views: 1939

Re: Roger Allam in Radio Times

Like most members of this forum I have severe reservations about Christ's Hospital having any full fee payers - full stop. There are plenty of schools for those who can afford it and it would be much better if CH concentrated on those who couldn't as it has always done in the past. Unfortunately, e...
by sejintenej
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Going nuts at CH
Replies: 25
Views: 1563

Re: Going nuts at CH

But more importantly he insisted on far more spoken French in the class than was then usual. There were two results. Progress initially was a bit slower than with other teachers. However his pupils ended up far more fluent than those taught elsewhere. Today’s most modern techniques of foreign langu...
by sejintenej
Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Going nuts at CH
Replies: 25
Views: 1563

Re: Going nuts at CH

Andrew. I do appreciate your thoughts on current education. I am minded of a gentleman who was brought up in France, spoke French fluently (I went to France with him and could listen to him talking to the locals there) and who taught agents at SOE. I have mentioned his contempt for the ability of my...
by sejintenej
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Going nuts at CH
Replies: 25
Views: 1563

Re: Going nuts at CH

Of course these days you need a degree just to get onto the lowest rung of a profession. But even Barnaby Lenon, ex-head of the Independent Schools Council, questions whether all these university degrees are of use when graduates may come out to a crowded jobs marketplace and possible disillusion. ...
by sejintenej
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Disabilities 50s, 60s
Replies: 10
Views: 321

Re: Disabilities 50s, 60s

Lamb B (and CH as a whole) was indeed a very tolerant community of diversity in ability, religion, origins but one soon was teased out of one's regional accent (mine strong northern) towards a "PS" accent - For hose of us who joined at 9 years of age the tests seemed to push whether we were suffici...
by sejintenej
Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The CCF Signals Section
Replies: 18
Views: 1782

Re: The CCF Signals Section

As for the weather - it was July and boiling hot one day and absolutely bucketing the next; I've never been so wet and had to use my spare teabag, the only dry thing I had as it lived in a sealed compartment on top of my issue thermos, to try and dry my glasses. Still, allowed us to spend the eveni...
by sejintenej
Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: School Chaplains
Replies: 89
Views: 16454

Re: School Chaplains

I'm intrigued by the statement that Pullin was a literalist and Whitfeld [not WhitfIeld, I think?] a rationalist ... I remember having Divinity classes with Pullin on the Old Testament, where he was very clear that it was NOT to be all taken literally - an understanding that I have been very gratef...
by sejintenej
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 250
Views: 49595

What you must NOT say when interviewed

Twelve of the finest (unintentional) double-entendres ever aired on British TV and radio: 1. Ted Walsh - Horse Racing Commentator - “This is really a lovely horse. I once rode her mother.” 2. New Zealand Rugby Commentator - “Andrew Mehrtens loves it when Daryl Gibson comes inside of him.” 3. Pat Gle...