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by scrub
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH fundraising - a bit of a rant
Replies: 12
Views: 862

Re: CH fundraising - a bit of a rant

Caveat: I know very little about how charitable organisations work in the UK. My feeling is that the school wouldn't be affected much (or at all). In my experience, when you have a long term relationship with a charity (ie you give both money and your time to it over an extended period), putting a b...
by scrub
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford
Replies: 76
Views: 4828

Re: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford

No Golfer I would never want the closure of CH. What I want is an apology - and that is it. It doesn't work like that. I have got a strong feeling that your apology might be the route to compensation for [many] others. For years that's the reason Australian governments didn't offer any formal apolo...
by scrub
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 439
Views: 39570

Re: Politics

The mere thought of another vote or referendum and the possibility of the UK having to continue being ruled by European despots, alcoholics and wannabe's sickens me to the core. I have no problem with some sort of trade deal on tariffs as long as it isn't all in their favour. I don't want their cou...
by scrub
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 439
Views: 39570

Re: Politics

Thing is though the referendum ballot just had two options; "Remain" or "Leave". That was it. Hard Brexit, Soft Brexit, Cake-and-eat-it Brexit, Unicorns-for-all Brexit, Dump-on-the-economy Brexit, Become-a-vassal-state-of-the-US-and-let-the-Torys-properly-kill-off-the-NHS Brexit, etc etc etc. All of...
by scrub
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Hammer blows to CH finances
Replies: 39
Views: 2458

Re: Hammer blows to CH finances

There is a question of defining "poor" I'll be honest, I have no idea how to do this satisfactorily. My usual gauge is how many pay checks you can miss before you need to hit up Wonga to keep the bailiffs at bay, a warm roof over your head, and food in your belly. <2 - broke, 2-4 - ok as long as yo...
by scrub
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: A letter from the CHOBA board
Replies: 40
Views: 3456

Re: A letter from the CHOBA board

Huh. Bathurst and Cranbrook.
Maybe I have a slight bias because I lived in Aus for most of my adult life but the reputation of those schools definitely precedes them, and not in a sparkling way.
by scrub
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Hammer blows to CH finances
Replies: 39
Views: 2458

Re: Hammer blows to CH finances

I guess you could (potentially) call it progressive if everyone spent the same percentage of their income on VATable things. They don't though and on the rare occasions I've been deemed worthy enough to hobnob with the nobs it's noticeable (in my eyes anyway) that life is much cheaper when you're ve...
by scrub
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Hammer blows to CH finances
Replies: 39
Views: 2458

Re: Hammer blows to CH finances

Scrub - you at least expect it to result in more fee paying pupils. Seems like the most likely outcome to be honest. I'd first expect there to be some fudging of the definition of 'full fee-paying' so that while the number of non fee paying students stays (initially) relatively the same the overall...
by scrub
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Vegetarians
Replies: 12
Views: 694

Re: Vegetarians

They had separate tables at lunch for vegos while I was there. Maybe one or two tables, not that many IIRC certainly not enough to separate kids by house so they were a mix. Was tempted to join as some swore it tasted better than the main meals. Something about cooking in smaller batches meant they ...
by scrub
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Hammer blows to CH finances
Replies: 39
Views: 2458

Re: Hammer blows to CH finances

I am just a little surprised that threat outlined in this thread - which could significantly undermine CH's ability to fulfil its mission - surely a concern to us all? - hasn't attracted any posts beyond comments on the pension system in general or people's own pensions. Might be because we, or at ...
by scrub
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Attitudes to sports
Replies: 51
Views: 2708

Re: Attitudes to sports

Well, that’s the first time I’ve been called Stalinist. It’s about phrasing and context, your original comment sounded deliberately inflammatory. My original comment was that Karim had transformed girls sport at CH. If anyone wants to contradict this, please do. I will argue with you very strongly....
by scrub
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 159
Views: 8967

Re: All this is incredibly sad

Cairncross visited ThA once, but that was in the middle of the night due to a riot. Don't recall this, unless it was in '96 - near the end of the year? No it was my UF so 93-94. It was instigated by the Grecians and we were all just caught up in the rush of rebelliousness. For what’s its worth, i r...
by scrub
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Attitudes to sports
Replies: 51
Views: 2708

Re: Attitudes to sports

OK, so from memory, during my time you had house level comps for rugby and cricket plus hockey(?) and football. At the junior house level it was just a round robin thing, everyone played but I don't remember it meaning much. When you got into a senior house sport got split into two leagues/levels, o...
by scrub
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 159
Views: 8967

Re: All this is incredibly sad

graham wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:41 pm
Cairncross visited ThA once, but that was in the middle of the night due to a riot.
Don't recall this, unless it was in '96 - near the end of the year?
by scrub
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 159
Views: 8967

Re: All this is incredibly sad

As I alluded to, I would suggest the Headmaster spends more time in the houses. :lol: :lol: Sorry, I was just thinking about what Dickie P's reaction to that suggestion would have been. I don't think he would have gone for it, and on the remote chance he did, someone would have given the house in q...