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by chittani
Fri Mar 17, 2006 2:20 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Apology? Contrition? Responsibility? - Boddy & SES on C4
Replies: 40
Views: 29191

Sparks,

Thank you.
by chittani
Fri Mar 17, 2006 10:33 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Apology? Contrition? Responsibility? - Boddy & SES on C4
Replies: 40
Views: 29191

Hardline activists

Does anyone know what happened to the phrase "hardline activists" which I remarked on just a few short days ago in the Governors' follow-up response?

It no longer seems to be there. Have I missed it?

Or did I just dream it?
by chittani
Fri Mar 17, 2006 9:28 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Apology? Contrition? Responsibility? - Boddy & SES on C4
Replies: 40
Views: 29191

Well, giving DB and GS the best of it, they are failing to inspire me with confidence. The thing about truth is that until you hear it you don't necessarily know what it is. But when you do hear it you feel immensely relieved - "thank goodness SOMEONE had the guts to say it!" Is there anyone in the ...
by chittani
Fri Mar 17, 2006 9:05 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Stories from my family (renamed)
Replies: 30
Views: 25157

Well said, Ben.

Speaking as a member of group 3, we'd love to hear what you have to say. I agree with the suggestion that this should be a new thread.
by chittani
Fri Mar 17, 2006 9:00 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: WATCH CHANNEL 4 NEWS TONIGHT AT 7.00PM (TUESDAY 14TH MARCH)
Replies: 44
Views: 34012

Sparks & Jo-Anne May I agree with Mike here? A couple of months back I was in my office when the news came through that a man suspected of being a backpack bomber had been shot 7 times in the head on Stockwell Tube. My colleague (a person I had previously found to be a calm and reasonable person...
by chittani
Fri Mar 17, 2006 8:49 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: RUTH KELLY CONFIRMS POLICE INVESTIGATING ST. JAMES
Replies: 47
Views: 32820

NYC, It's totally against the spirit of philosophy, but sadly that is all too common. It is pretentious and it prevents philosophy. If you cannot be honest about your own mind, how can you expect others to be honest about theirs? How can you seek wisdom if you are already claiming to have found it? ...
by chittani
Thu Mar 16, 2006 10:11 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: RUTH KELLY CONFIRMS POLICE INVESTIGATING ST. JAMES
Replies: 47
Views: 32820

Couldn't agree more.

Oh and by the way Symposium means "to drink together". We must have a symposium some time soon.
by chittani
Thu Mar 16, 2006 9:16 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: RUTH KELLY CONFIRMS POLICE INVESTIGATING ST. JAMES
Replies: 47
Views: 32820

Keir Sure, and there are examples of this in the Upanishads where philosophy is almost like a competition. Or in Greek philosophy, as you say. Authority is a difficult one, especially in the context of the present dispute. But all I meant was that some people do appear to have some knowledge or wisd...
by chittani
Thu Mar 16, 2006 3:08 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: A non subserviant girl's opinion-pls read this objectively
Replies: 139
Views: 90914

Bella, Yes, we have, back in the day. But it's like there is an embarrassment - right, we've said that now, nasty bit over, let's not talk about it any more. I haven't heard about dress code in a long time. As a result it has become more relaxed. Ties optional at group evenings, at least for the you...
by chittani
Thu Mar 16, 2006 12:54 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: A non subserviant girl's opinion-pls read this objectively
Replies: 139
Views: 90914

Blame the baby, blame the mother ... blame anyone, turn off the loudspeaker, turn on the Ipod. Fingers in the ears, I can't hear you!

I think you guys just proved what a killer piece of research that was.
by chittani
Thu Mar 16, 2006 11:50 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: A non subserviant girl's opinion-pls read this objectively
Replies: 139
Views: 90914

It's great speaking to Aussies, they know how to get personal. ADG I didn't say that those were my beliefs. I said that the School needs to re-state its principles so that they could be discussed. Nothing to object to there, is there? I thought you were all in favour of openness. We are all capable ...
by chittani
Thu Mar 16, 2006 9:40 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: A non subserviant girl's opinion-pls read this objectively
Replies: 139
Views: 90914

Well said Bella. However it is time we examined some of these beliefs. Research with small children has been done where they are put in a room with a loudspeaker broadcasting from another room which has a baby in it. When the baby starts crying, heart monitors reveal the boys getting more highly str...
by chittani
Thu Mar 16, 2006 9:06 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: RUTH KELLY CONFIRMS POLICE INVESTIGATING ST. JAMES
Replies: 47
Views: 32820

Erik That last statement cannot be denied. If any good comes out of all this I hope it is a recognition within the SES that we need to move beyond the 'cultish' behaviours. I'd like to say we have, but there are still people who want to keep them. Really, I think that what matters is not the beliefs...
by chittani
Thu Mar 16, 2006 1:45 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Schools' new statement on the Inquiry
Replies: 101
Views: 70160

From what I know of John Story and Mary Pickering, they are people you might be able to talk to.

MP is a hoot. I recall on one occasion her gently taking the piss out of me for being stiff and serious ... Story seems very nice and I suspect without a bad bone in his body. Go for it.
by chittani
Thu Mar 16, 2006 1:40 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: An SES member says: it's time for an SES apology
Replies: 67
Views: 50947

Dear Andrew Sorry, I must confess that I am going purely on hearsay there. E.g. the Chairman's Report: 1.2 Bad Press 1.2.1 The Newspaper Campaign (a) On June 8th 1983, a newspaper carried an ?expos?? of the S.E.S. and ?its schools?. This had been written by two investigative journalists, Hounam and ...

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