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by jtaylor
Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Over on Facebook
Replies: 60
Views: 3086

Re: Over on Facebook

I removed the post in question with prior agreement of the original poster - I asked if he was OK for it to be removed, explained why, and he agreed right to remove it, and thus I did. The thing I'm keen to avoid is any perception (or actuality) of a witch-hunt - as mentioned above by others, there ...
by jtaylor
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Teaching staff
Replies: 22
Views: 1033

Re: Teaching staff

That sounds like playing postal chess, of which my dad was an avid player. Make a move, write it on a postcard, post it to your opponent, who played the move, and responded in kind. LOTS of thinking time - not sure how much that helped, particularly in the end-game when you were getting soundly thra...
by jtaylor
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Teaching staff
Replies: 22
Views: 1033

Re: Teaching staff

Modern teaching embeds IT in almost every subject, so the core IT skills will be being taught within every lesson by all teachers, and most likely most prep will be being done on-screen, submitted electronically to the teacher, marked on-screen, and returned to students via their online account. Any...
by jtaylor
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Freemasons and questions to answer
Replies: 63
Views: 4008

Re: Freemasons and questions to answer

Also, I am reliably informed that NONE of the convicted criminals are Freemasons.
by jtaylor
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: House structure
Replies: 56
Views: 2526

Re: House structure

I am reliably informed that NONE of the convicted criminals are Freemasons, including Karim.
by jtaylor
Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Freemasons and questions to answer
Replies: 63
Views: 4008

Re: Freemasons and questions to answer

Having known a couple of Masons (one of which was my CH Presenting Governor, who was an amazingly generous, caring and highly respected businessman) my overwhelming experience has been a positive one of the things they do, and the impact they have on charity. I read a stat which said that their cont...
by jtaylor
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: On a happier note: The Good Teachers!
Replies: 23
Views: 1437

Re: On a happier note: The Good Teachers!

I had an awful lot of respect for David Elliot - he had a great sense of justice and fair play, and although I was never in the band or taught directly by him, he knew me and was always quick with a kind positive word, good sincere eye contact, and a great band master from what I could see. I recall...
by jtaylor
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Blue
Replies: 5
Views: 387

Re: The Blue

CH Publications:- https://www.christs-hospital.org.uk/information/publications/ 2017 Blue:- http://issuu.com/aapublishing/docs/ch_for_web?e=3516018/54180484 The long and complex journey of “The Blue”, “The Old Blue” and the newsletters as means of comms to Old Blues has been highly controversial as ...
by jtaylor
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Housey Rap, recent convictions
Replies: 16
Views: 1185

Re: Housey Rap, recent convictions

That’s very conspiracy-ish. I think the lyrics, language etc were pretty out of order, particularly in a time when you could get punished for swearing (and quite right too)...so it’s as simple as that why distribution was prevented. Fair enough I think? I think any school today would strive pretty h...
by jtaylor
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: On a happier note: The Good Teachers!
Replies: 23
Views: 1437

Re: On a happier note: The Good Teachers!

Sean Mason: An excellent physics teacher, who could explain complex subject-matter simply, and who was honest enough to say when he didn’t know something, and made me realise that the best teachers are confident enough in their own abilities to acknowledge they don’t know everything about their subj...
by jtaylor
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: On a happier note: The Good Teachers!
Replies: 23
Views: 1437

Re: On a happier note: The Good Teachers!

John Stilwell: An amazing ‘cellist and ‘cello teacher, and conductor of the in der-appreciated orchestra. Was a hard task-master, pushing me to practice, and inspiring me to achieve the best I could. After I left, he continued to support me. I have a huge amount to thank him for. He didn’t like, and...
by jtaylor
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Freemasons and questions to answer
Replies: 63
Views: 4008

Re: Freemasons and questions to answer

McClain I believe, and yes I recall he was a high up mason too, and must have been fairly open about it for us to know.
by jtaylor
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH videos
Replies: 24
Views: 1499

Re: CH videos

Hah... depends on how your memories of your time there were. The parts where Poulton appeared got me swearing at the screen. I mainly enjoyed seeing and hearing old school friends, who are prominent in the video. I was in LHA with Nick Atkinson and Steve Maddocks, and seeing Ed Blake, Bradley Quirk...
by jtaylor
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH videos
Replies: 24
Views: 1499

Re: CH videos

Wow - I’d never seen those videos, and lots of friends and memories on them, which is fantastic! And yes - I do believe that’s me in the cloisters - how you spotted that, I’ve no idea - nearly missed it myself, and don’t remember being filmed. A timely reminder of the genuinely great things the scho...
by jtaylor
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: A post on behalf of one of the Dobbie/Husband victims
Replies: 39
Views: 3539

Re: A post on behalf of one of the Dobbie/Husband victims

David - re petition - what you’re doing is called “cross-posting” - posting effectively the same post on every available topic, and this leads to topics getting hijacked with a single message. This is regarded as showing poor etiquette in a forum - like passing the port to the right. You’ve created ...