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

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:33 pm
by davidtaplin
This topic has developed into the story of the widening home location of Blues on admission to CH and then the story of the diaspora of Old Blues worldwide.

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

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:27 am
by michael scuffil
I remember five Americans at CH for a year, but only two names. Peter Flynn (1960-61) and Al Sharp (1961-62). Peter Flynn was altogther unAmerican, as we thought: very arty and unsporty (he became a judge). Al Sharp was the all-American boy. Some say he was sent as an antidote.

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

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:11 pm
by davidtaplin
In the context of the CH mission what was learnt from this experiment?

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

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:18 pm
by J.R.
michael scuffil wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:27 am
I remember five Americans at CH for a year, but only two names. Peter Flynn (1960-61) and Al Sharp (1961-62). Peter Flynn was altogther unAmerican, as we thought: very arty and unsporty (he became a judge). Al Sharp was the all-American boy. Some say he was sent as an antidote.
I was his 'swab' in Col B. An enigmatic character with little sense of humour, as I recall

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

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:11 pm
by Foureyes
As a matter of interest, did any C.H. boys go to the States for a year, or was it just a one-way affair?
David :shock:

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

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:38 pm
by sejintenej
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

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

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:50 pm
by davidtaplin
Very helpful and I'll follow-up. Glad to see all posts related to this book idea. David

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

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:48 pm
by Avon
Has the student body been canvassed as to whether it wants to be spammed with a highly selective set of biopics on Canadican OB?

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

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:46 pm
by davidtaplin
The Head Master & Development Director are on board and the book will be simply offered to the Blues of 2021 as was the CH Book in 1953.

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

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:39 am
by Kit Bartlett
There are three Coleridge A Old Blues who worked in the U.S,A. although I do not have any career details as they are not in Who's Blue .
F. R . Brown CA 1943-49, Deceased. J.P.C. Allen CA 41`-48 deceased. and B.G. Fisk CA and PB 42-50.

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

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:59 pm
by davidtaplin
Dear Kit
Very many thanks; i'll follow up. This book project is gaining legs. Have you any suggestions on essayists, themes?
All Best
David

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

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:45 am
by Richard
If this proposed book is to be complete for diaspora OBs (note the post by Taplin on 9 Jan), then Australian OB contributions should be outlined. They made vast contributions to the country’s development and so were honoured (e.g. portraits on stamps/banknotes). This suggestion would add to the historical record, for few appreciate it today and I don’t think such pre-eminence of Australian OBs continued into the 20th century. (But I hope I’m wrong there.) The names John Roe and William Farrer spring to mind and I don't think OBs have been so recognised in any other country.

If anyone asks me to write about them, I can’t. So don’t ask. Perhaps you can find someone else, if a book with such a restrictive title can include Australian material.

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

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:46 am
by davidtaplin
I worked in Australia at Melbourne University 1964-8 very happily then also in Brisbane 1999-2001 and through also OB organizations in Victoria & Queensland gained a picture of the significant OB contributions to Australia and certainly this is an important story. Possibly the project I am proposing could be an ongoing book series over ten years under the general umbrella of OB global diaspora? So let's get the first book done as a trailblazer with the support of those so interested in encouraging this project

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

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:51 am
by davidtaplin
This Forum is developing well but needs to attract more players also via the related CHOBA announcement.

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

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:40 am
by davidtaplin
Dr Ansar M Haroun was in Mid A 1959-1966 the first Muslim Old Blue now a forensic psychiatrist practicing in San Diego. Hope to be able to contact as also a potential chapter author.