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by jtaylor
Sat Jan 22, 2005 5:36 pm
Forum: The CH Old Blues' Association - Discussion
Topic: The Blue Proposals
Replies: 23
Views: 5209

I will be interested to see exactly what the new format is about. The Blue has been the only regular communication that Old Blues receive (assuming they're in the CH Club) and even if they're not involved particularly, they find out via The Blue what the school is up to, what's changing etc. etc. I ...
by jtaylor
Fri Jan 21, 2005 10:25 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Housey Rock
Replies: 36
Views: 4779

Any more news on this? Haven't seen anything in the media on it yet.

Anyone know when it's being aired?

J
by jtaylor
Fri Jan 21, 2005 10:04 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Housey Slang.....
Replies: 361
Views: 49550

It's one of those unsolvables as far as I'm aware - hence being known as a paradox....

J
by jtaylor
Fri Jan 21, 2005 8:48 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Housey Slang.....
Replies: 361
Views: 49550

Arrow fired at you from 100m away. Travelling at 25m per second. Should take 4 seconds to get there? In 2 secs it travels 50m. In 1 more second it travels another 25m Next 0.5 seconds it travels another 12.5m etc.etc.etc It always has to travel half the remaining distance in half the previous time.....
by jtaylor
Fri Jan 21, 2005 2:19 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Housey Slang.....
Replies: 361
Views: 49550

He was a fantastic teacher in some ways - some off-the-wall, and thinking strange thoughts. I particularly liked that he'd built his own home PC (or sorts!), and his traffic cone theories.....cracking! He also taught me Xeno's paradox - about the arrow that's fired at you never hitting you! I use th...
by jtaylor
Fri Jan 21, 2005 11:47 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Housey Slang.....
Replies: 361
Views: 49550

There were stories about Mr Keeley starting teaching one lesson, setting some work, falling asleep, that lesson ended, class left, new class came in, he wakes up and started where he left off in the previous lesson...... Having not been taught by him, I've no idea if these were true. What an interes...
by jtaylor
Thu Jan 20, 2005 10:48 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: So, the underground tunnels...
Replies: 244
Views: 50918

The other memorable visit from the emergency services was when the cleaners managed to mix two "do not mix with..." chemicals in the toilets in the quad between the art school, library and old science block. Formed cyanide gas if I recall. A number of staff went in and said "yes, it does make your e...
by jtaylor
Thu Jan 20, 2005 2:49 pm
Forum: Looking for....
Topic: Roger Martin [STILL LOOKING...]
Replies: 13
Views: 5740

What a great chap Roger Martin was - taught me French, one of the best teachers I ever had. Was predicted a D for GCSE before I was in his set, ended up with A thanks to him!

I'd also be interested in any news of him,

J
by jtaylor
Thu Jan 20, 2005 2:48 pm
Forum: Looking for....
Topic: Revd Patrick Duncan-still painting? Contact details? [FOUND]
Replies: 15
Views: 3272

Revd Patrick Duncan-still painting? Contact details? [FOUND]

Anyone have contact details for Patrick Duncan? He was a fantastic chaplain at CH in my time, took up painting (I think it was after a stroke?) and painted a lot of the best CH paintings I've seen. He was my informal tutor for a time at CH, and would love to get back in touch, and maybe buy a painti...
by jtaylor
Thu Jan 20, 2005 2:43 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: So, the underground tunnels...
Replies: 244
Views: 50918

Anthony Moss was indeed a very bright guy, and do recall he was quiet and unassuming, but people did wonder what he was capable of, and what he was up to! I was in the choir, but don't remember that incident - maybe a rehearsal I didn't make it to (and there were quite a few!) I don't remember heari...
by jtaylor
Thu Jan 20, 2005 2:37 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Housey Slang.....
Replies: 361
Views: 49550

"Zob" was a noun in my time at CH, referring to a person. e.g. "All the zobs in the zob room" meaning "all the geeks in the computer room" Computing was certainly regarded as a very very geeky thing - little did people know how important computers would become and how essential to most careers a bas...
by jtaylor
Tue Jan 18, 2005 5:26 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: So, the underground tunnels...
Replies: 244
Views: 50918

From my explorations, you could come out in a number of places around the school. In my last year or two they put dividing doors all down it, barred all sub-tunnels with grills and locks, and alarmed the dividing doors if I recall. I believe it was closed originally due to asbestos being down there ...
by jtaylor
Mon Jan 17, 2005 6:50 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Housey Slang.....
Replies: 361
Views: 49550

Anyone remember "setting boards" on the old beds?
Was either great fun, or blo*dy painfull when it backfired and the whole lot landed on your head just as you tried to set the last one......

Apple-pied beds anyone??

J
by jtaylor
Sat Jan 15, 2005 9:26 pm
Forum: Overseas and Travelling
Topic: excellent
Replies: 7
Views: 1610

You might be lucky and find someone on here who's over there currently, who might be able to advise if you need it?

J
by jtaylor
Sat Jan 15, 2005 7:04 pm
Forum: Overseas and Travelling
Topic: SEE ALSO: "Reunions & Regional Clubs" Section
Replies: 0
Views: 2666

SEE ALSO: "Reunions & Regional Clubs" Section

SEE ALSO THE "Reunions & Regional Clubs" SECTION

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