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by Gandalf
Tue Aug 29, 2006 12:56 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Julian Capper latest position
Replies: 12
Views: 8620

Egregious

Ok Daffy I am grateful to you for telling me the popular meaning of 'egregious' today and therefore my completely unintended derogation of Mr Capper. I will be more circumspect (from the latin....etc) in future. However, it was Samuel Johnson who memorably said: 'The antiquity of an error is no just...
by Gandalf
Tue Aug 29, 2006 6:12 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Julian Capper latest position
Replies: 12
Views: 8620

Daffy, If you look at http://www.etymonline.com you will find the forgivable error of your ways. I meant it in the classical sense for a classy teacher. I was not aware of the recent XVI c twist. egregious c.1534, from L. egregius , from the phrase ex grege "rising above the flock," from e...
by Gandalf
Mon Aug 28, 2006 8:40 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Julian Capper latest position
Replies: 12
Views: 8620

The Cappers

I got to know Capper quite well when he was teaching my son at A-level a decade ago. The highest recommendation I can give is that his independent stance enabled him to be both an excellent teacher and an egregious pastor, unfailingly concerned for my son’s welfare and never bogged down in SES-spe...
by Gandalf
Tue Jul 18, 2006 9:22 am
Forum: The North American schools
Topic: Tracing the money trail
Replies: 67
Views: 35743

In relation to the discussion in the How well does the SES live up to its own aims? string a while ago HoHumBug wrote in this string: From what I can see the London SES, even excluding all the UK branches, has achieved very big property gains. Since it started buying, restoring and selling propertie...
by Gandalf
Tue Jul 18, 2006 8:52 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: How well does SES live up to its own aims?
Replies: 19
Views: 10634

Stanton wrote: Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 2:22 pm Post subject: I would agree, Bonsai, that the School could be a lot clearer about its aims but I don't recognise that it is self-serving. If it was I wouldn't be interested. If it was, there would be no Art in Action. Do not the demonstrators feel look...
by Gandalf
Tue Jul 05, 2005 5:41 pm
Forum: The North American schools
Topic: Tracing the money trail
Replies: 67
Views: 35743

Modesty

Frodo,

I must be missing something. What's modest about choosing the central heroic character around whom the whole story revolves?

Kind regards,

Gandalf
(AKA modest shadowy peripheral figure with a few good lines - well OK quite a few according to some)
by Gandalf
Tue Jul 05, 2005 5:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Thank you Bella!
Replies: 18
Views: 10271

Shopping

Frodo, You can't refuse to 'buy' what I am not selling. I am merely reporting what happened a few years ago in my presence in the sitting room of the suite at Waterperry (for the avoidance of doubt that's the room on the NW corner of the first floor of the main house with the sherry decanters and th...
by Gandalf
Tue Jul 05, 2005 5:17 pm
Forum: The North American schools
Topic: Tracing the money trail
Replies: 67
Views: 35743

Whence helicopters?

Dear Frodo, Nice to hear from you after all this time. Is it really you? I hope you enjoyed New Zealand. No need for helicopters when astral travel is available. Am I missing something? Where did Ross fly helicopters into the conversation - or is it just a flight of fancy on your part? Kind regards,...
by Gandalf
Tue Jul 05, 2005 6:14 am
Forum: The North American schools
Topic: Tracing the money trail
Replies: 67
Views: 35743

Weasel Waterperry Words

At the heart of the SES structure is a weasel double standard. When it suits for promotional or propaganda purposes or when London decrees the SES presents itself as a single centrist global organisation. But as soon as there is any kind of problem or legal issue the schools instanstaneously morph ...
by Gandalf
Sat Jul 02, 2005 10:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Thank you Bella!
Replies: 18
Views: 10271

Ah to be in a young school!.....

Dear Bella, you are clearly having a whale of a time with your mates down in Brisbane and good luck to you, sport. Your staunch and touchingly naive defence of the good things in the 'teaching' reminds me of a devout Catholic disciple in a remote Brazilian village in the 1980's loudly protesting the...
by Gandalf
Sun Jun 26, 2005 11:10 am
Forum: The North American schools
Topic: Tracing the money trail
Replies: 67
Views: 35743

SES fees and property costs

There is loads of Irish fundraising going on but nothing as crude as a Scientology style fees ratcheted to seniority which you ask about. This would contradict the one (perhaps the only) principle the SES schools have so far not abrogated in their actions:namely that ?knowledge? should be given free...
by Gandalf
Sun Jun 26, 2005 10:15 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: St James and SES: genesis of the relationship
Replies: 14
Views: 7487

The 'E' in SES.

The ?E? in SES The Economics ?faculty? as it is humorously referred to (since it is virtually comatose and insentient) epitomises the hopelessly muddled and quietly hypocritical nature of the SES today. Its intellectual and ethical roots promulgated by its founder, Andrew MacLaren, are in economic ...
by Gandalf
Sat Jun 25, 2005 11:13 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: EXPERIENCES AT ST. VEDAST (now St. James) AND THE S.E.S
Replies: 604
Views: 355983

Foundation groups

Matthew,

The substantive issue is that the exploitation of St James as a recruitment ground for new blood is clearly still very much ?policy? and this must get into the Inquiry.

In your meetings with them have you ever had the opportunity to question Boddy/Hyde on this policy?

Kind regards
by Gandalf
Thu Jun 23, 2005 5:55 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: SES schools worldwide
Replies: 74
Views: 39099

Boston

NYC
Yes, Dr. Lehmann does know about this site
by Gandalf
Thu Jun 23, 2005 11:07 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Terms of Reference for all to see!
Replies: 41
Views: 16386

money money money

I think this important topic would be best explored on SES schools worldwide string so I will post something there. Yes, Sinclair was the invisible 'third man' in S&S and creator of many of Thatchers adverts in the 80's. He made one bad purchase (of a New York agency which ripped them off someth...

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