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by sejintenej
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Story of Old Blues in North America - BCOB Book Project
Replies: 29
Views: 432

Re: The Story of Old Blues in North America - BCOB Book Project

David; I don't know if the office can help but when last I looked Ruthven of Col A up to about 1956 was a professor at a uni in New England
by sejintenej
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Story of Old Blues in North America - BCOB Book Project
Replies: 29
Views: 432

Re: The Story of Old Blues in North America - BCOB Book Project

I recollect there were several Americans at CH under identical circumstances to those mentioned above. Yes, there was a new one every year. Never one in Col A in my time and as they would have been in different classes I never realised that they got their buttons. I remember that the one who arrive...
by sejintenej
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: UK’s Top Schools - where’s CH?
Replies: 7
Views: 242

Re: UK’s Top Schools - where’s CH?

I looked up CH on 10 other such sites (which listed between 10 and 100 different schools). CH was mentioned on only 3 of the 10 sites , with ratings as follows. No. 17 (Top IB schools – large cohort [ whatever that is ]) No. 23 (Top co-ed boarding schools) No. 68 (Best independent schools) In spite...
by sejintenej
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.
Replies: 21
Views: 417

Re: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.

PSG was certainly there when I was but I had no idea one could opt out of CCF. I did the 3 years in the CCF then worked in the library classifying books. I did not think about it at the time but it must have been one of the PSG works. I remember that there was the opt-out option but thought that it...
by sejintenej
Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Re: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

A bit late but the same to you (that is everyone) and yours, next year included

David
by sejintenej
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: English is from England, not elsewhere
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: English is from England, not elsewhere

Considering this was in reference to the British Columbia Old Blues it seems a bit parochial to find it hard to associate OC with something Canadian as a first guess. Yes, Mike! I had guessed at what turned out to be the final answer but there must be well over a hundred listed ansers to OC. Of cou...
by sejintenej
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr
Replies: 38
Views: 1423

Re: Date of sentencing of Webb and Burr

It is a shame at that point he did not wish to reveal the extent of the abuse to save putting the others through the trauma of having to disclose as a result of original conviction. I don't know if it is standard practice country wide but round here the judge is informed of any defendant's prior co...
by sejintenej
Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: English is from England, not elsewhere
Replies: 2
Views: 101

English is from England, not elsewhere

I am in a consant battle with our cousins on the other side of the pond about misuse of our language and then David Taplin enters the fray. In fact I didn't fault his proper English but for one short inclusion in: The British Columbia Old Blues (BCOB) founded in 1930 via an initiative of HM Sir Will...
by sejintenej
Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: how to appeal an Unduly Lenient Crown Court Sentence
Replies: 6
Views: 290

Re: how to appeal an Unduly Lenient Crown Court Sentence

In view of the lenient sentence AND the fact of the previous conviction, thie may have been already passed back to the AG. The fact that it MIGHT have already been passed back should not inhibit another appeal to the AG. especially in the event that nobody else has requested a review. Indeed if the...
by sejintenej
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH, Assisted Boarders and the TES
Replies: 9
Views: 806

Re: CH, Assisted Boarders and the TES

Oliver asks how many ABs are currently at CH. I don't think this is of great concern; PROVIDED those pupils fit the "needs" requirement then surely they should be as welcome as any other. It simply takes some of the strain off other funding sources. As for the concept of mixing the well -off with th...
by sejintenej
Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Drugs in sport
Replies: 0
Views: 85

Drugs in sport

Most games at CH (rugby union as an example) are run under the regulations of the relevent organisation and most if not all have strict rules regarding drugs. I was one of many, perhaps thousands of, pupils with asthma and with asthma even walking to the loo can be difficult during an attack which c...
by sejintenej
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Looking for....
Topic: Ladies names, Horsham 50-57
Replies: 5
Views: 993

Re: Ladies names, Horsham 50-57

so many ladies ....! The one I owe a lot to was an Irish nurse in the sicker about 1956 - Her Irish magic got rid of a load of warts behind Dr Scott's back
by sejintenej
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Where is home
Replies: 13
Views: 2262

Re: Where is home

It’s not just boarding school pupils. Our sons had difficulty with this concept, we were a British Council couple and were moved every few years, mostly moving continent as well as home. To the boys, Home was moveable it was where their parents were, not a fixed physical building. Before I sold the...
by sejintenej
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Where is home
Replies: 13
Views: 2262

Re: Where is home

Nick Duffell (ex-boarder and psychotherapist) covers this in his books The Making of Them and Wounded Leaders. Some of his patients who boarded have told him plaintively "I didn't know where home really was". And an Old Blue posting on one of these threads (possibly The Making of Them, which I seem...
by sejintenej
Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Less flamboyant CH teachers
Replies: 36
Views: 2362

Re: Less flamboyant CH teachers

certain restrictions on publishing such information less than 100 years after death You can publish what you like about someone who's dead. . So if you wanted to add to the potted biography something like 'lazy and incompetent' or 'notorious paedophile' or 'Common Room Romeo' or 'frequently drunk',...