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by Katharine
Wed Jul 17, 2024 4:03 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Removal of VAT Exemption
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: Removal of VAT Exemption

Chris Blewett wrote: Wed Jul 17, 2024 11:44 am If the removal of VAT exemption from independent school fees goes ahead - what will be the likely affect on CH?
I’ve been wondering that too! I didn’t hear the King’s speech but heard a comment tat all it would take would be a sentence in the next budget.
by Katharine
Tue Jun 04, 2024 4:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Normal things
Replies: 7
Views: 1027

Re: Normal things

Both the above!
by Katharine
Sat Jun 01, 2024 7:56 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Caroline Payne (nee Barrett) 6s 65-70
Replies: 2
Views: 329

Re: Caroline Payne (nee Barrett) 6s 65-70

Sad to see in the latest CHOBA newsletter that Caroline is no longer with us. Prior to the almost complete desertion of this forum by the Hertford ladies Caroline was one of many prolific posters. Condolences to any of Caroline's friends and family that might see this post. RIP Caroline posted as i...
by Katharine
Sat Dec 23, 2023 9:39 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: A Happy and Peaceful Christmas
Replies: 3
Views: 9015

Re: A Happy and Peaceful Christmas

Thank you, and my best wishes for Christmas and a better 2024 for the world.
by Katharine
Sun Dec 10, 2023 9:42 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE
Replies: 2
Views: 11754

Re: TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE

I think we referred to it at Hertford, I certainly knew about it then.
by Katharine
Mon Oct 30, 2023 9:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Wiki is wrong! Launchbury
Replies: 8
Views: 35121

Re: Wiki is wrong! Launchbury

Mid A 15 wrote: Mon Oct 30, 2023 4:21 pm
Katharine wrote: Mon Oct 30, 2023 7:52 am Surely CH needs a mention too?
Katharine,

The CH mention is there now hopefully.
Thanks!
by Katharine
Mon Oct 30, 2023 7:52 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Wiki is wrong! Launchbury
Replies: 8
Views: 35121

Re: Wiki is wrong! Launchbury

Surely CH needs a mention too?
by Katharine
Sat Oct 28, 2023 8:36 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Wiki is wrong! Launchbury
Replies: 8
Views: 35121

Wiki is wrong! Launchbury

Last night I was watching the rugby and wondered what Joe Launchbury was doing now. I looked him up and was surprised that Wiki has him going to a school in Devon. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Launchbury

I’ve never corrected Wiki, but I’m sure others here have the skill to do so.
by Katharine
Tue Oct 03, 2023 11:33 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: On this day 70 years ago
Replies: 16
Views: 97559

Re: On this day 70 years ago

For the benefit of our English-only speakers the song is from a father to his daughter going on her first date. When the bloke gets a bit forward "Don't say no, say perhaps, perhaps, perhaps" I don’t remember my father ever saying anything quite like that! Thanks for the explanation of yo...
by Katharine
Sat Sep 30, 2023 5:31 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: % of full fee paying pupils - any update available?
Replies: 13
Views: 85067

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

Interestingly, a fair number of people who educate their children privately are in the Armed Forces who then have to satisfy demanding criteria to qualify for Continuity of Education Allowance, including those who are overseas. If they withdraw their children, they will be entitled to highly sought...
by Katharine
Wed Sep 27, 2023 1:22 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: % of full fee paying pupils - any update available?
Replies: 13
Views: 85067

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

I’ve just had this in an email. It shows 23% paying full fees. We are delighted to announce that for this academic year Christ’s Hospital is committing a record £24 million in means-tested bursary support. This means that of the 876 students at CH, 672 (77%) students will receive a bursary, averagi...
by Katharine
Tue Sep 26, 2023 4:19 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: % of full fee paying pupils - any update available?
Replies: 13
Views: 85067

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

I’ve just had this in an email. It shows 23% paying full fees. We are delighted to announce that for this academic year Christ’s Hospital is committing a record £24 million in means-tested bursary support. This means that of the 876 students at CH, 672 (77%) students will receive a bursary, averagin...
by Katharine
Mon Sep 25, 2023 10:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bluecoat School Photos
Replies: 2
Views: 21164

Re: Bluecoat School Photos

The Guuardian has an article today stating that CH was the first English school to have a uniform. Is this correct? https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2023/sep/25/why-do-we-force-our-kids-into-ties-and-blazers-when-not-even-bankers-wear-them-any-more CH uniform mentioned but no photo of it! ...
by Katharine
Mon Sep 25, 2023 5:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: On this day 70 years ago
Replies: 16
Views: 97559

Re: On this day 70 years ago

What an interesting post, Brian, thank you. I can’t remember the exact date I joined in 1959, possibly 20 September. I think the very next day was St Matthew’s Day and the Mons who had been to London brought back greetings from my brother. Enjoy your meal at the E&O, it is many years since I sta...
by Katharine
Wed Sep 20, 2023 4:30 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: St Matthew’s Day
Replies: 14
Views: 86534

St Matthew’s Day

As so often in this house, Radio 3 is on in the background. As I write, it is Choral Evensong from Llandaff Cathedral. They have said a couple of times that today is the Eve of St Matthew’s Day. I’m sure any Old Blue hearing that would have memories of the day. My immediate thought was, what is the ...