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by sejintenej
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH Closed. COVID19
Replies: 35
Views: 2378

Re: CH Closed. COVID19

Will the extent of the lockdown prove to have been worth it...? 17,000 people die every year from complications related to seasonal Flu in England alone. A few years ago, when the vaccine didn't match up with that year's strain it was over 35,000. 521278 ! That is the figure as at yesterday to the ...
by sejintenej
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: I.A.R. Christie, Lamb A 1956-63
Replies: 29
Views: 2436

Re: I.A.R. Christie, Lamb A 1956-63

Ali Burns broke his collar bone by emulating him and encountering the post... That forced me from wing to wing-forward - something I didn't enjoy. I was certainly not of their calibre! Having failed to link up with CHOB I played abroad on a pitch which had the texture of a well rolled cricket pitch...
by sejintenej
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Now it reaches Eton
Replies: 49
Views: 4559

Re: Now it reaches Eton

"Remember we were not allowed outside the ring fence except to go to the gym and pool or with an authorised adult. I know some people used to fish in the farm pool as well...." I don't remember any of that ;-) Peele A must have existed in an alternate universe. Yes. In my time Peele A did have a ce...
by sejintenej
Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Now it reaches Eton
Replies: 49
Views: 4559

Re: Now it reaches Eton

rockfreak says: "...I never did because I always imagined that if a master had happened along he would have demanded to know who I was phoning..." [My italics] The key word in that quote is ' imagined ' which proves absolutely nothing. In other words not once did the young rockfreak put this conspi...
by sejintenej
Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Now it reaches Eton
Replies: 49
Views: 4559

Re: Now it reaches Eton

sentinej says: " Even the library seemed out of bounds; I was escorted out for not having a library pass or housemaster's permission ." I find that very odd. I was at C.H. 1948-55 and was a regular user of the library - in fact, it was one of my favourite places and I spent a lot of time there. But...
by sejintenej
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Now it reaches Eton
Replies: 49
Views: 4559

Re: Now it reaches Eton

I am very sorry to hear that. Any child's suitability for a particular type of education will depend on the character of the child as well as the character of the institution. For many, the type of boarding education offered by Christ's Hospital is a good fit; for others, clearly it is not. After s...
by sejintenej
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Now it reaches Eton
Replies: 49
Views: 4559

Re: Now it reaches Eton

It's the same as he knows that Jeremy Corbyn would have been a good Prime Minister with sensibly thought-out and fully funded policies if only the ignorant masses could just see what's good for them. He hasn't said it for a while but at the height of the anti-Semitism scandal in the Labour Party he...
by sejintenej
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Now it reaches Eton
Replies: 49
Views: 4559

Re: Now it reaches Eton

Exactly. Class really is an British obsession, and a pretentious one at that. On the Continent it really is a case of 'it's not where you're from, it's where you're at'. You could be born dirt poor, get a decent education and have a 'white collar' job and be counted as one of the middling classes, ...
by sejintenej
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Now it reaches Eton
Replies: 49
Views: 4559

Re: Now it reaches Eton

J.R. wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:22 pm
Fitzsadou wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:15 am
I’m thick, so I don’t understand Sejintenej’s aphorism at the end of his contribution. Please explain? Thanks. TB
I think I'll leave it to David to explain !!

:rock:
a collection of crows is called a murder. Don't ask me why
by sejintenej
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Now it reaches Eton
Replies: 49
Views: 4559

Re: Now it reaches Eton

I notice rockfreak didn't answer my one liner. After what state teachers did to my children those ones should be treated somewhat like pedos . Example 1 : This child will never become anything so the school will not waste resources on him. He can sit at the back of the class and do nothing. (The chi...
by sejintenej
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: I.A.R. Christie, Lamb A 1956-63
Replies: 29
Views: 2436

Re: I.A.R. Christie, Lamb A 1956-63

Brian Walling writes: "There were a number of pairs of brothers at the school in my day and they always seemed to be placed together in the same house." Not 'always.' My younger brother (RWA Miller) was in Mid B (1950-56), I was in Lamb B (1949-55). To the best of my recollection neither of us was c...
by sejintenej
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Now it reaches Eton
Replies: 49
Views: 4559

Re: Now it reaches Eton

Nonsense - every single parent that I know considers safeguarding very seriously before any of us decide to send our children to any school, state or independent. We make the decision as to what school we are going to send our kids after careful consideration of a very wide range of factors of whic...
by sejintenej
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: I.A.R. Christie, Lamb A 1956-63
Replies: 29
Views: 2436

Re: I.A.R. Christie, Lamb A 1956-63

are not 'town planner' and 'Milton Keynes' mutually exclusive? David : This one of those words or combinations that I detest, hate (or whatever epithet comes to mind). Go into a high class dress shop and it is all "designer" this and "designer" that. Now go into a cheapo clothes shop with no such c...
by sejintenej
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH Official site: a plethora of pomposity and pedantry
Replies: 7
Views: 1006

Re: CH Official site: a plethora of pomposity and pedantry

I'd fondly imagined that the school was actually one giant sex club where all those mysterious buildings emanating out from the quadrangle were full of wipe-clean banquettes with curtains round them, and where what looked like a gymnasium was a dungeon with walls full of manacles, shackles and whip...
by sejintenej
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 36
Views: 2754

Re: COVID19

I've just wanged off one of my letters to the Guardian suggesting that if pubs, clubs and restaurants are now being emptied, surely these are now the best places to go for social distancing. Surely it is a question of how long the stuff can survive on hard and textile materials. Distancing is very ...