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by scrub
Mon Nov 13, 2023 9:22 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The demise of the "Funky" Appliance Company - anyone know what happened?
Replies: 4
Views: 15752

Re: The demise of the "Funky" Appliance Company - anyone know what happened?

Can't imagine what could have gone wrong so quickly, to have gone from launching a new air fryer last month to going bust? Bankruptcies, beer bellies, and ageing. All happen slowly, at first, then all at once. Or something like that. Even in the best economic environments, start-ups go under all th...
by scrub
Thu Sep 28, 2023 3:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: % of full fee paying pupils - any update available?
Replies: 13
Views: 84764

Re: % of full fee paying pupils - any update available?

At the moment, I’m wondering what will happen if/when Labour are elected and impose VAT charges on Public Schools. How will this affect CH. That depends on whether they do actually put VAT on and at what %, or whether they change the charitable status of many (all?) public/independent schools. Or b...
by scrub
Fri Sep 22, 2023 11:09 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Amelia White (in the Daily Mail) deplores her CH years
Replies: 28
Views: 133975

Re: Amelia White (in the Daily Mail) deplores her CH years

I was surprised by her calling it Christ’s , is that common usage? I would have expected CH or the full name. Of course the change may have been made by the paper. I have heard this on several occasions, but not by current or former pupils or staff themselves. I've heard it said by people who are s...
by scrub
Fri Sep 22, 2023 10:53 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: St Matthew’s Day
Replies: 14
Views: 86179

Re: St Matthew’s Day

I can only remember one trip, during my UF or GE, not sure which. Don't think we had a chartered train, just caught a regular service one, but I do remember the rush to the smoking carriage as soon as it pulled out of the station. There was a similar rush after lunch. The food was much less memorabl...
by scrub
Fri Sep 15, 2023 8:40 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Photographs that shaped the urban landscape
Replies: 5
Views: 22669

Re: Photographs that shaped the urban landscape

Agree it’s a nice photo, but why on earth is it included? Just a thought, but perhaps the answer is CH's architecture, such as Big School. Valeria Carullo, exhibition lead curator and RIBA photographs curator, says the exhibition is: "... a timely reminder of the importance of citizens' partic...
by scrub
Fri Sep 08, 2023 2:26 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Amelia White (in the Daily Mail) deplores her CH years
Replies: 28
Views: 133975

Re: Amelia White (in the Daily Mail) deplores her CH years

Huh. Don't remember the walls only going halfway up, but I guess they tried out a range of things during the 90's and might have had different things in different houses to try and find something that would work. We had an open dorm for UF and GE, then the lower dorm was divided into shared rooms fo...
by scrub
Mon Sep 04, 2023 10:53 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Amelia White (in the Daily Mail) deplores her CH years
Replies: 28
Views: 133975

Re: Amelia White (in the Daily Mail) deplores her CH years

I remember visiting once some years after I had left (probably early 90s) and everywhere had wooden partitions and it all looked very jerry-built which I assume is what you endured. That's pretty much what I remember living in. Don't know if it was proper wood or dry wall. At the time I never thoug...
by scrub
Mon Aug 28, 2023 3:02 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Amelia White (in the Daily Mail) deplores her CH years
Replies: 28
Views: 133975

Re: Amelia White (in the Daily Mail) deplores her CH years

For me, the more interesting part was the idea that keeping kids too busy to think led to burnt out adults unable to switch off. I'd never really though about it like that before. I was close to being burnt out after finishing my PhD, which is fairly common, and something which contributed to it was...
by scrub
Tue Jun 06, 2023 8:43 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 117
Views: 309671

Re: Brexit

Katharine wrote: Mon Jun 05, 2023 1:53 pmIs that sufficient reason to keep the passport?
Unless I'm mistaken, a UK passport is considered legitimate ID for voting in the UK, so there's another reason.
by scrub
Tue May 23, 2023 7:57 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: AI the future or the end?
Replies: 7
Views: 23258

Re: AI the future or the end?

That rather sums it up, AI-derived art, literature, music or anything creative will always be mediocre . For sure, but the thing is though, mediocre can still sell. It may only sell once, after which buyers give everything else from the "creator" a wide berth, but much like any scammer, y...
by scrub
Fri May 19, 2023 11:48 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: AI the future or the end?
Replies: 7
Views: 23258

Re: AI the future or the end?

Good or bad? I'm far from an expert, but I'd say a bit of both since AI is just a tool and so any question of good/bad depends on the motivations and intentions of the user. I can think of a number of fields where it could have a massive positive impact, medical diagnostics and logistics for starte...
by scrub
Sat May 06, 2023 11:05 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH and slavery
Replies: 15
Views: 59597

Re: CH and slavery

Sorry, but I don't read newspapers which publish anti-semitic cartoons. David So in other words, you don't read newspapers. As for the original point, after reading the article, I think that CH appeared to be one of the very few schools actually willing to acknowledge receiving funding and bursarie...
by scrub
Thu Apr 06, 2023 10:43 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 117
Views: 309671

Re: Brexit

Also, some countries insist, or even legally require (like the US and Canada), that dual nationals of their country and another country, enter the country using the passport from that country and not their other passport. The UK and most European countries have no such rule. I'm fairly sure they do...
by scrub
Thu Mar 30, 2023 8:34 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 117
Views: 309671

Re: Brexit

Not sure but I was told by someone who took out Spanish citizenship to ensure that her daughter would have no problem, (they both work and live in Spain), that she was told by the British Embassy to hand over her passport to the Spanish authorities when she got her citizenship, and then report it a...
by scrub
Tue Mar 28, 2023 5:16 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 117
Views: 309671

Re: Brexit

As for Brexit, the gift that keeps on giving, the failings of the Home Office go way beyond that and, for once, it's not something I would place at Brexit's door. Absolutely agree. I've got a lot of friends who have had to navigate the winds of the UK HO over the last 20 years and when you talk to ...