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by Matthew
Wed Apr 12, 2006 12:09 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: St James medical checks
Replies: 53
Views: 28777

Cranky SES diet & digestive disorders - Coincidence?

Cranky SES diet & digestive disorders - Is it coincidence? I take medication for a digestive problem: I would suppose stress played a major part in this. Same here. I?ve seen reference to this quite a few times on this BB now. It makes me wonder how many others this applies to that have either ...
by Matthew
Tue Apr 11, 2006 11:33 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Message from the Governors
Replies: 21
Views: 12080

Ben, good message to John and Mary. I look forward to their reply.
by Matthew
Tue Apr 11, 2006 10:46 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Message from the Governors
Replies: 21
Views: 12080

It is obvious from their language that they don't like it when they use expressions like "faceless" and "anonymous" "faceless" and "anonymous" ? reminds me of a certain mystery 3rd governor. Funny how the terms ?double-standards?, ?wanting it both ways?, and ?gross hypocrisy? keep springing to mind...
by Matthew
Mon Apr 10, 2006 6:48 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Message from the Governors
Replies: 21
Views: 12080

Further breaches of confidentiality

Having said all that, we have also been confused by the need to keep this third overseeing governor's name a secret. It seems odd. So not only is this third governor unnamed, but he/she also has access to all our replies. On top of this, governors Story & Pickering make no mention of any of thi...
by Matthew
Mon Apr 10, 2006 12:12 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Message from the Governors
Replies: 21
Views: 12080

PR & proffesionalism...or lack of it

In future, only the two named Governors and the Governor overseeing the reconciliation procedure will be privy to correspondence. Who is this other ?Governor overseeing the reconciliation procedure?? That?s the first mention of this. Why are they only announcing this now, as a part of this statemen...
by Matthew
Thu Apr 06, 2006 10:46 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Letters to governors "private and confidential"
Replies: 90
Views: 44462

I?ve just seen this thread. Sorry for not posting earlier. The open letter was sent to the St James Chair of the Governors. As the letter directly concerns and involves St James and the SES it was also Cc?d to the four heads i.e. DB, PM, LH, and DL. I do stress that all the letters to these individu...
by Matthew
Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:07 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Has the SES changed?
Replies: 26
Views: 14045

Your comments on Gurdjief are interesting. There was mention of him and his disciple Ouspensky a fair amount back then, but it all went over my head. Your comments on Gurdjief and discipline are particularly interesting. Is there anything written on this you can refer me to? See Peter Washington's ...
by Matthew
Wed Apr 05, 2006 9:59 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: David Lacey
Replies: 66
Views: 33080

To speculate that apologies aren?t forthcoming because of the possibility of legal action is perhaps a bit of a red herring. If this was the case why have there been no lawsuits against any of the three people who have already given them (publicly), and that was over a year ago now. It?s important t...
by Matthew
Wed Apr 05, 2006 1:58 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Aversion to Classical Music
Replies: 45
Views: 25218

Re: Aversion to Classical Music

It's a terrible thing to have to confess but I have a very low threshold for classical music which I think is a result of my St J/SES upbringing. Does anyone else get this? Yes, very much so!! I had to rediscover it for myself about 20 years after being force-fed it throughout my childhood. I now l...
by Matthew
Tue Apr 04, 2006 8:32 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Has the SES changed?
Replies: 26
Views: 14045

I haven't experienced the hushed tones thing when people leave. It's not spoken about in any great detail or anything, but people ask after each other, and pass on info about new life directions, babies, jobs, etc. The school here recently set up a meditation group on a Friday afternoon/evening for...
by Matthew
Wed Mar 22, 2006 10:34 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Schools' new statement on the Inquiry
Replies: 101
Views: 50296

Letter from the Governors

I received by recorded delivery this morning a letter from the governors (sent by Veale Wasbrough, the solicitors for the inquiry), dated 13 March. It says, inter alia, 'We would like to do all that we can to reconcile any differences or difficulties there might be, and would welcome the opportunit...
by Matthew
Wed Mar 22, 2006 8:26 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: A non subserviant girl's opinion-pls read this objectively
Replies: 139
Views: 63711

Q. What do bullet-proof vests, fire escapes, windscreen wipers, and laser printers all have in common?

A. All invented by women.
by Matthew
Tue Mar 21, 2006 12:55 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: The mysterious (and mysteriously anonymous) PPIAG
Replies: 33
Views: 16570

Another question might be, who is employing the lawyers that have put St James on notice? PPIAG? Tom / Matthew etc ? Or a third group altogether? Not I. All we asked for from day 1 was simple apologies. They then decided to turn the heat up by holding an inquiry. The findings of which led to what i...
by Matthew
Tue Mar 21, 2006 10:01 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Schools' new statement on the Inquiry
Replies: 101
Views: 50296

Re: Debenham

I am encouraging said brother to contribute - I trust you are too. Yes, I have been for the last 2 years! He has contributed to the Mike Warham?s St J/V Reunited site, and more importantly (with some gentle persuasion) to the inquiry. His is a story that really does need to be heard; of which there...
by Matthew
Mon Mar 20, 2006 10:55 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Stories from my family (renamed)
Replies: 30
Views: 18430

Great to hear from you again Ben. I will never forget the time you and your brother came round to our house in Hampstead and you performed the keyboard part to ?The lamb lies down on Broadway? (Genesis) on our upright piano at the top of the house. The piano was out of tune but it still sounded incr...

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