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by Observer
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: When You Left CH, Did You Cease to Have Access to the Musical Instrument You'd Learned How to Play?
Replies: 42
Views: 3360

Re: When You Left CH, Did You Cease to Have Access to the Musical Instrument You'd Learned How to Play?

It was David Mason. An impressive biog here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Mason_(trumpeter) First heard in Barnes B dayroom I count my house mates’' musical tastes as perhaps the most influential of all the music I encountered at CH; they covered everything from Janacek, Dowland and Prokofi...
by Observer
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: When You Left CH, Did You Cease to Have Access to the Musical Instrument You'd Learned How to Play?
Replies: 42
Views: 3360

Re: When You Left CH, Did You Cease to Have Access to the Musical Instrument You'd Learned How to Play?

She’s done it, possibly thanks to a very generous individual who may just have responded from this site. There are some good people about.
by Observer
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: When You Left CH, Did You Cease to Have Access to the Musical Instrument You'd Learned How to Play?
Replies: 42
Views: 3360

Re: When You Left CH, Did You Cease to Have Access to the Musical Instrument You'd Learned How to Play?

She has reached her target, I believe. From her Go Fund Me page it looks like she’s about £250 short. For a final nudge just think of the sublime horn solo in Tchaikovsky's 5th symphony. I discovered that work in my house record library at CH. At about the same time I was into Sergeant Pepper - onl...
by Observer
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: When You Left CH, Did You Cease to Have Access to the Musical Instrument You'd Learned How to Play?
Replies: 42
Views: 3360

Re: When You Left CH, Did You Cease to Have Access to the Musical Instrument You'd Learned How to Play?

Talented horn pupil needs her own instrument to take up a place at The Royal Academy of Music. Well worth supporting I think.

[url]www.gofundme.com/own-horn-for-royal-academy-of-music/
by Observer
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Dobbie's departure
Replies: 109
Views: 7158

Re: Dobbie's departure

JR I will heed your note of censure and accept Tim's clarification. Dobbie's case incites a level of contempt in me that goes way beyond the disgust I feel for the other convicted paedophiles. His dog collar symbolised a level of trust that was available to no other member of staff and he used it wi...
by Observer
Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Dobbie's departure
Replies: 109
Views: 7158

Re: Dobbie's departure

I actually thought it might alleviate the shock to some MidA OBs if it turned out that abuse did NOT occur in MidA during term time. This would not be inconsistent with the (admittedly incomplete) press reports of the trial. As been mentioned by others, Dobbie retained considerable loyalty from his...
by Observer
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: It's time for Sillett, Cairncross and Poulton to comment.
Replies: 66
Views: 3896

Re: It's time for Sillett, Cairncross and Poulton to comment.

Julian You are doing a brilliant job. I won't be alone in wanting to acknowledge what an important service this forum serves for those of us who have spent our lives privately trying to work out what a CH education was all about. That it is independent of the school and largely populated by independ...
by Observer
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations to this year's Grecians and their new Headmaster
Replies: 32
Views: 1597

Re: Congratulations to this year's Grecians and their new Headmaster

But perhaps these results would be even more impressive if someone could give comparable results for comparable schools. Local schools A*/B: Brighton College 99% Christ’s Hospital 75% Collyers Horsham 59% Last year CH achieved 43% and came 93rd in the national table using this metric. So an improve...
by Observer
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 195
Views: 10384

Re: Roger Martin

My assessment is that there were at least 50 from World War 2 on Richard If your assessment of the possible total number of abuse victims is anywhere near correct (and I believe you are probably privy to information that supports this figure) then we have a scandal that completely dwarfs the Amplef...
by Observer
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations to this year's Grecians and their new Headmaster
Replies: 32
Views: 1597

Congratulations to this year's Grecians and their new Headmaster

I hope other Old Blues will join me in congratulating this year’s Grecians on an impressive set of A level results. And of course to Simon Reid on a successful first year in the post as Headmaster. Christ’s Hospital pupils and their teachers are celebrating another year of excellent A level results....
by Observer
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Ampleforth and Downside
Replies: 18
Views: 1144

Re: Ampleforth and Downside

And the Governor at Downside with special responsibility for safeguarding was: Lady Gillian Rees-Mogg, the MP’s mother, was the school governor with responsibility for child protection at Downside for some of this period. Her role, mentioned in evidence at the IICSA inquiry, is recorded in a July 20...
by Observer
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Ampleforth and Downside
Replies: 18
Views: 1144

Re: Ampleforth and Downside

don’t mind being taunted
You are joking.
by Observer
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Ampleforth and Downside
Replies: 18
Views: 1144

Re: Ampleforth and Downside

the cathartic feeling of their voices joined together, soaring past the frescoes in the chapel is one of the moments they squirrel away in their hearts.
I've squirrelled away a few memories (best left squirrelled) but this is not one of them.
by Observer
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Ampleforth and Downside
Replies: 18
Views: 1144

Re: Ampleforth and Downside

Marty Thanks for drawing my attention to Ampleforth's recently amended Wikipedia page. They might like to edit this quote published on the same site The Good Schools Guide called the school an "Unfailingly civilised and understanding top co-educational boarding Catholic school that has suffered from...
by Observer
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Ampleforth and Downside
Replies: 18
Views: 1144

Ampleforth and Downside

CH management might be feeling relieved that the Karim sentencing story was rather overshadowed by the publication of the IICSA report on serious child safeguarding failings at Ampleforth and Downside. However, CH would do well to follow closely how these two institutions are responding. I would sug...