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by jtaylor
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: What was the food chain?
Replies: 70
Views: 4960

Re: What was the food chain?

I've always found these formal dinners very "old school." I think I'm the exception, but I've never seen the attraction of the vanity of dressing up and formal dinners. Travel is easy if you're in London, but otherwise it's a case of late trains/staying over, and all rather expensive once you add it...
by jtaylor
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: What was the food chain?
Replies: 70
Views: 4960

Re: What was the food chain?

I'm reliably informed that you can't defame the deceased. That might help matters a little !! Indeed - but I would though say that we should be sensitive to surviving family, and not therefore speculate unfairly. I was at CH with Simon Baker, who was I believe Derek's son, a year or two above me - ...
by jtaylor
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Christ's Hospital / The Church of England / Child Abuse
Replies: 98
Views: 6431

Re: Christ's Hospital / The Church of England / Child Abuse

Re selection of Bishops, Yes, Prime Minister apparently got it scarily accurate....
The Bishop’s Gambit (hope this link works...)
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5tc4li
by jtaylor
Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Christ's Hospital / The Church of England / Child Abuse
Replies: 98
Views: 6431

Re: Christ's Hospital / The Church of England / Child Abuse

Dobbie's record in Crockfords, from the 2012-13 edition, came across a copy today:
CrockfordsDobbie2.jpg
by jtaylor
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Teaching staff
Replies: 35
Views: 2258

Re: Teaching staff

The Cloud = "someone else's computer". No more complex than that really!
by jtaylor
Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Over on Facebook
Replies: 60
Views: 3967

Re: Over on Facebook

I've aged 10 years in the last two months I think!
by jtaylor
Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Over on Facebook
Replies: 60
Views: 3967

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: 35
Views: 2258

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: 35
Views: 2258

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: 5167

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: 3315

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: 5167

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: 1868

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: 517

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: 1524

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...