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Vikki Askew

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:42 pm
by Golfer
It's sad that we lost Vikki Askew in March 2016. As the school faces adverse publicity it is worth remembering that it had staff of impeccable morality who worked themselves into the ground and eventually into the grave for their pupils. Anyone who went to Romania with Muir John Potter and Vikki will have had a life changing experience. Anyone who was taught History by her will have had a special experience. I'm sure she deserved an MBE had she been male or died later. RIP Vikki.

I give you a few links to peruse.

JAGS Obituaries by Head Teacher Marion Gibbs and Head Girl Flo Savage
https://alumnae.jags.org.uk/news/rememb ... w-Obituary
Just Giving links – which raised £12K+ for LIBRA Foundation which sponsors Community Action in Romania
https://www.justgiving.com/remember/292956/Vikki-Askew
https://www.justgiving.com/remember/308510/Vikki-Askew
Jewish Chronicle Obituary written by Tim Askew and Debbie Lewis
https://www.pressreader.com/uk/the-jewi ... 3520753465

Re: Vikki Askew

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:04 pm
by Golfer
Bizarrely, when registering the death, I met Webmaster Julian Taylor's mum who was there as a counsellor.

Re: Vikki Askew

Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:46 pm
by Great Plum
Golfer wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:42 pm
It's sad that we lost Vikki Askew in March 2016. As the school faces adverse publicity it is worth remembering that it had staff of impeccable morality who worked themselves into the ground and eventually into the grave for their pupils. Anyone who went to Romania with Muir John Potter and Vikki will have had a life changing experience. Anyone who was taught History by her will have had a special experience. I'm sure she deserved an MBE had she been male or died later. RIP Vikki.

I give you a few links to peruse.

JAGS Obituaries by Head Teacher Marion Gibbs and Head Girl Flo Savage
https://alumnae.jags.org.uk/news/rememb ... w-Obituary
Just Giving links – which raised £12K+ for LIBRA Foundation which sponsors Community Action in Romania
https://www.justgiving.com/remember/292956/Vikki-Askew
https://www.justgiving.com/remember/308510/Vikki-Askew
Jewish Chronicle Obituary written by Tim Askew and Debbie Lewis
https://www.pressreader.com/uk/the-jewi ... 3520753465
She was indeed special - she taught me history in a number of occasions and I was very sorry to hear of her passing.

Re: Vikki Askew

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:25 pm
by J.R.
Nice to see that you are still around, Matt.

Re: Vikki Askew

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:48 pm
by Great Plum
J.R. wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:25 pm
Nice to see that you are still around, Matt.
It’s been a while!

Re: Vikki Askew

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:10 am
by CHAZ
Was this Vikki Hatton before? I think she taugt me briefly Medieval History (at the same time as Husband :oops: ) and had filled in for Gripper Davies who went to Cranleigh?

Re: Vikki Askew

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:11 am
by jtaylor
Golfer wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:04 pm
Bizarrely, when registering the death, I met Webmaster Julian Taylor's mum who was there as a counsellor.
Didn't know you'd met, it's a small world!

Mum volunteers for Coroner Court Support at Southwark Coroners' Court, and occasionally other Coroner Courts, as well as volunteering at St. Christopher's Hospice doing talks and tours for international visitors, where she worked for many years as head of Physio. Retirement hasn't stopped her working, that's for sure - busier now I think than when she was working!

Amazingly proud of her altruistic commitment to others - she's amazing!

Re: Vikki Askew

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:56 pm
by Great Plum
CHAZ wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:10 am
Was this Vikki Hatton before? I think she taugt me briefly Medieval History (at the same time as Husband :oops: ) and had filled in for Gripper Davies who went to Cranleigh?
Yes, it would have been. Her son, Ed Hatton who was on my year at CH is now head of classics.

Re: Vikki Askew

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:40 am
by cstegerlewis
A little aside (no names as I don't have their permission) but a female contemporary of mine whose daughter has just finished at CH, somewhat humbled Ed at a parents meeting a couple of years ago, by stating the last time they met was she used to babysit him! :lol:

Re: Vikki Askew

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:15 pm
by Golfer
CHAZ wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:10 am
Was this Vikki Hatton before? I think she taugt me briefly Medieval History (at the same time as Husband :oops: ) and had filled in for Gripper Davies who went to Cranleigh?
Yes it was. Jonathan Davies went on to be Head of History at King Edward's Birmingham. His speciality was devising history re-enactment games which he has continued into retirement.
https://www.schoolstogether.org/project ... g-history/

Re: Vikki Askew

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:02 pm
by J.R.
Golfer wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:15 pm
CHAZ wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:10 am
Was this Vikki Hatton before? I think she taugt me briefly Medieval History (at the same time as Husband :oops: ) and had filled in for Gripper Davies who went to Cranleigh?
Yes it was. Jonathan Davies went on to be Head of History at King Edward's Birmingham. His speciality was devising history re-enactment games which he has continued into retirement.
https://www.schoolstogether.org/project ... g-history/
Sorry Tim, but what exactly is the point of re-enactmet games ?
History is history. It is gone. I really don't see the point of trying to prove what might have been a better solution in the past if something different had been done.

As someone who has studied WWII in great detail, I can say that if the right military leaders had been listened too at the end of that war, we certainly would NOT be in the position we are in today.

HOWEVER, I digress yet once again.

Anybody want to comment ?

Re: Vikki Askew

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:12 pm
by Golfer
JR - I was just trying to say that Jonathan "Gripper" Davies - who was a colleague of mine for a very short time at CH - took a huge amount of time to make history FUN for his pupils !

Re: Vikki Askew

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:29 pm
by J.R.
Golfer wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:12 pm
JR - I was just trying to say that Jonathan "Gripper" Davies - who was a colleague of mine for a very short time at CH - took a huge amount of time to make history FUN for his pupils !
Fun is good. Abuse is a crime. Not that I am suggesting for one minute that any named person is guilty of such.

Re: Vikki Askew

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:50 pm
by Golfer
J.R. wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:29 pm
Fun is good. Abuse is a crime. Not that I am suggesting for one minute that any named person is guilty of such.
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Re: Vikki Askew

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:01 pm
by J.R.
Think your keyboard '?' is stuck Tim, or maybe you've just nodded off.

Hey Ho. Matters not.

One well known private school is now still trying to hush up the 'accepted' tradition of seniors beating juniors with cricket bats.

I feel a Channel 4 documentary coming on.