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by daska
Thu Nov 05, 2009 2:51 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: What is it like at St James now?
Replies: 23
Views: 16270

Re: What is it like at St James now?

Ithe gender 'roles' and/or 'functions' stuff to come from what I could only describe as a fundamentalist Hindu tradition (see quote from Leon Maclaren under topic here 'Laughter is the best medicine' if you are intereseted in what I mean. For instance LM was keen on the Laws of Manu a rather grueso...
by daska
Sun Sep 20, 2009 2:25 pm
Forum: Cults and religious organisations generally
Topic: Fun little video on cults..
Replies: 5
Views: 4497

Re: Fun little video on cults..

thanks grime, we got the kids to watch this some time ago and they were quite bemused... as a parent I find it quite scary that my kids might one day be lured into a cult so I'll probably go overboard on teaching them how to recognise what they're getting into.
by daska
Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:37 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Laughter is the best medicine
Replies: 16
Views: 6769

Re: Atkinson on Corporal Punishment

Cousin It wrote:I hope this is not in bad taste but I found it hilarious:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBeguUvuDzs
Listening to Debenham it strikes me that Atkinson is doing a perfect parody.


Atkinson would have had plenty of opportunity to observe given that he lives in Waterperry.
by daska
Wed Sep 16, 2009 2:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Steiner Schools
Replies: 13
Views: 11675

Re: Steiner Schools

Sorry, that wasn't really intended to read as 'all Steiner schools are bad', just that they aren't all quite as open and upfront as they could be. As far as I can work out the majority of really nasty accusations about him have little or no basis but I can't claim to have verified this by reading hi...
by daska
Wed Sep 16, 2009 1:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Steiner Schools
Replies: 13
Views: 11675

Re: Steiner Schools

I'm not sure I'd agree that Steiner schools are that open about their philosophy, a lot of the Steiner/Waldorf school websites don't even mention Rudolph Steiner let alone anthroposophy.
by daska
Tue Sep 15, 2009 4:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Steiner Schools
Replies: 13
Views: 11675

Re: Steiner Schools

Our local private school is cheap and based in a lovely building and the kids were really happy and well behaved when we went to have a look around, I really like the look of it but I better do a detailed check of the ethos and unearth any dirt on the founders... oops try again... oops try again... ...
by daska
Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:53 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: 'Shame on You' by Clara Salaman
Replies: 104
Views: 76125

Re: 'Shame on You' by Clara Salaman

More references to yogurt! I remember the first time I encountered SES yogurt: Sunday school at Sarum Chase, with Reg Stead (dad of the latest Mrs Ian Mason). I seem to remember enjoying it, but I always made sure I loaded the bowl up with dark brown sugar before putting the yogurt in, by the time I...
by daska
Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: 'Shame on You' by Clara Salaman
Replies: 104
Views: 76125

Re: 'Shame on You' by Clara Salaman

The greatest blame has to be laid at the door of the person that told them that what they were doing was good.

But, just in case someone chooses to misunderstand what I've said earlier: In no way are my comments to be taken to imply that all / only SES men are wife-beaters.
by daska
Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:54 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: 'Shame on You' by Clara Salaman
Replies: 104
Views: 76125

Re: 'Shame on You' by Clara Salaman

@ trubleshtr: I am not Clara so I can't clarify much about the book except my own views, but what I can say is that there was nothing in the description of the school/ philosophy/ SES family home life that struck a wrong chord - even if the plot took it to extremes.
by daska
Mon Aug 24, 2009 10:17 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: 'Shame on You' by Clara Salaman
Replies: 104
Views: 76125

Re: 'Shame on You' by Clara Salaman

Thanks ET. Clem Salaman was there on a Tuesday when I attended last year and although I have never met him personally, he does come across as a gentle, studious and kind fellow, not someone who would take a belt to his little girl. It would be helpful to know what is true about the book. Appearance...
by daska
Sun Aug 16, 2009 6:10 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: 'Shame on You' by Clara Salaman
Replies: 104
Views: 76125

Re: 'Shame on You' by Clara Salaman

I rather like this review, posted on Amazon.co.uk: 4.0 out of 5 stars Madcap Caroline at Saint Wartsanall, 13 Aug 2009 By M. R. Shepherd "Michael Shepherd" (London, UK) - See all my reviews (REAL NAME) Would you rather read a novel by a distinguished writer of many novels, or a first novel...
by daska
Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:33 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: 'Shame on You' by Clara Salaman
Replies: 104
Views: 76125

Re: 'Shame on You' by Clara Salaman

And before marrying Debenham she was Mrs Hare wasn't she? Yes, I changed my mind after the description of the church service.
by daska
Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:08 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: 'Shame on You' by Clara Salaman
Replies: 104
Views: 76125

Re: 'Shame on You' by Clara Salaman

Just finished 'Shame on You'. What a wonderful book! It's a very emotional read. I found some passages, particularly descriptions of the school buildings and the mannerisms of certain teachers, quite painful to read because of the powerful memories they evoked. The more obviously fictional parts of...
by daska
Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:55 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: 'Shame on You' by Clara Salaman
Replies: 104
Views: 76125

Re: 'Shame on You' by Clara Salaman

Fictional Character = Mr Crane (Music teacher)
Real Character = Noel Skinner

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