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by Arnold-Baker
Mon Jul 18, 2005 10:03 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: EXPERIENCES AT ST. VEDAST (now St. James) AND THE S.E.S
Replies: 604
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You had probably better ask him, but I imagine Mr. Debenham was already a member when I was his pupil. We once spent a lesson on Sanskrit (which we all found interesting - I subsequently followed it up when it was offered at Westminster School as an extra); and we also did some Vedic arithmetic whic...
by Arnold-Baker
Wed Jul 06, 2005 1:52 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: EXPERIENCES AT ST. VEDAST (now St. James) AND THE S.E.S
Replies: 604
Views: 512311

Nicholas Debenham

Dear Snowman, I am in fact quite well aware of the SES, not only because I read the book Secret Cult many years ago, and also the Evening Standard articles, but also because I lived as a boy in a flat on the staircase where Leon MacLaren had barristers' chambers (I am certain Mr. Debenham had no ide...
by Arnold-Baker
Tue Jul 05, 2005 9:44 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: EXPERIENCES AT ST. VEDAST (now St. James) AND THE S.E.S
Replies: 604
Views: 512311

Different Guest: You wrote Quote: I suggest if you read the posts here you will find that what Debenham did went FAR beyond what was normally "accpeted" as corporal punishment - but how jolly for you that you could pre-memorise bits of Shakespeare and escape such nastiness. Oh no, I shoulnd't say "n...
by Arnold-Baker
Tue Jul 05, 2005 7:19 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: EXPERIENCES AT ST. VEDAST (now St. James) AND THE S.E.S
Replies: 604
Views: 512311

Nicholas Debenham

I was not at St. Vedast's but I was a pupil of Nicholas Debenham at Westminster Under School for the two years before he took over as head master at St. Vedasts. I cannot comment on the experiences of the boys on this website, but I can say that Mr. Debenham was hugely popular at Westminster Under S...

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