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#61 LordRaviel

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 05:14 PM

Lets see, this will probably be unnecessarily lengthy.

Since my dad was in the Navy and worked at the Naval Hospital there I went to St Christopher's First School (MOD) in Gibraltar untill I was 6 (Year 2).

Then I moved back to the UK and went to St John's C of E Primary School in Gosport ( for a few months before moving a couple of miles and going to Holbrook Primary School in Bridgemary (Gosport) finished my primary education there at 10/11(Year 6).

After went to the nearby Secondary School, Bridgemary Community School (Fun Fact: One of the houses visible in that map is where I still live). In year 10 and 11 I decided to the following GCSEs take Double Science (since it wasn't a compulsory subject :) ), French, IT and Geography. In adition to the compulsory English Language and Literature, Maths and Religious Education.

I got more than sufficient grades to go to 6th form College for 2 years (age 16-18) at St Vincent College.

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St. Vincent's Main Gate/Clocktower. I believe the front buildings were military barracks at somepoint.

I took Physics, Mathematics with Mechanics and Business Studies A Levels and a unit called Diploma in Financial Studies, did well enough in those to take a Batchelors Degree, staying close to home I chose The University of Portsmouth which coincidentally had a a vey interesting course (BSc Econ Hons Economics, Finance and Banking) since it is a city university it is spread out a bit but all my Seminars/Lectures are centered around the Business School. Currently on summer break before starting my 3rd and final year in October and I am just hovering above the 70% needed to get a 1st class Honors.

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Richmond Building, the Business School itself.

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 09:06 PM

I loved the read, LordRaviel, than you. Your addition to this topic had me read where a lot of our members came from, and it was an enjoyable romp through the past here with friends.

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Posted 18 July 2009 - 01:02 PM

Stony Brook University here on Long Island. East coast United States for you out-of-towners. Graduating next May.

It's actually a great school. Worldwide recognition for research and stuff, good science and engineering programs, good academics overall. But, also local and very affordable.

Pictures aren't great because I stole them from the internets.

Old and massive Physics building ("Hard" sciences real popular here):
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Student Activities Center (SAC) holds big cafeteria and some auditoriums for shows and meetings and such:
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The Charles B. Wang (yes, that Charles Wang) center for Asian-American Studies on the right, with overview of one of several fountains on campus:
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Inside the Wang Center (private donations make it fancier than most of campus):
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The Stony Brook Hospital/Medical Center is across the road from campus. Health/Medical Sciences also popular majors here:
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Wish I had some more personal ones or pictures with you know, people, in them, but I just googled the school and stole these. Enjoy.

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#64 Chareos Rantras

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 03:40 AM

Saint - Peeters college in the city of Leuven (High School)

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Catholic University of Leuven:

This are all my campus (Science department):
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The University has buildings all over the city and seperate campus/direction. That's why Leuven is called the Student City

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 09:28 AM

I went to Raytown South High School in Raytown, Missouri, United States. It is nothing fancy at all, although John Carmack, of DOOM, Quake and id Software fame, went to school there too ;) My physics teacher, Mr. Ellis, remembered him and spoke to me about Carmack's genius. Like how he tried to get Mr. Carmack to stay awake during class but he just kept falling asleep during the lessons. Of course he'd ace all the tests too so he couldn't be too mad at the kid.

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I didn't go to college. Went straight to work after graduating early. This explains my poor sentence structure and use of punctuation...stuff. :)

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 09:12 PM

I went to Kubasaki High School in Okinawa, Japan. I graduated in 2001

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 07:16 PM

Started out at Ivanhoe Grammar School in Melbourne, Australia. This private school came with the joys of a poo brown uniform and compulsory chapel attendance. Oh, and all boys... yay.

Then my dad got an immunologist/microbiologist gig in the States so I transferred to University City High School, San Diego.

This had the joys of no school uniform and girls, yes girls. I was introduced to the pleasures of making the worst fashion decisions since the Village People and the awkardness of batting your eyelids and blushing whenever a member of the opposite sex smiled.

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 08:01 PM

Ahhh, I'd forgotten about this topic.. it's still one of my favorites! You're lucky you got to break away in mid school...I remember when I was wee, my parents were trying to convince me of how much fun it would be to gon on "vacation" for school...yeah right ha

My brothers and I's cry fits for a few days convinced 'em we were just right happy in Montreal.

You got to travel though Kristian, and that's a gift

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 08:08 PM

That's true gogo - the travel bug has stuck with me ever since. I love seeing new places, experiencing new cultures and all that jazz.

I actually miss a lot of those memories, although when I retell them now it seems more like something I've watched than experienced.

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 09:34 PM

I don't know if any one else mentioned this as I have not read every response but one of the security questions im most banking and other "secure" logon applications is "where did you go to high school?" Put that info with some other stuff gleaned from social sites and a person may end up with enough info to steal an identity or an account on some sites. Yes, it is good to be proud of your school but in this internet age there is already too much info on each of us floating out there. So, use caution when posting about your school or yourself. Just a "Dutch Uncle" moment here.

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 03:32 AM

I counted: 9 schools and 3 universities I visited :)

Here it started: A small school in a village now belonging to Wetzlar. We were too many kids in the year and so the little ones were placed in this building, which was an old school and is now used for the village history museum. They rebuilt the old school rooms, and kept the books and mechanical calculators from the 1950ties. They use to show the new schoolkids how teaching was in former times
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Then several schools, 8 years army and then I decided to study at Giessen, closest university to Wetzlar. Reason was mainly that I had to help my parents with their small carpentry business. Giessen has 75000 inhabitants, a third of them are students. So you can call it an university town. Giessen was heavenly bombed in mistake several times in world war 2. Target was the rocket and gun industry at Wetzlar. But Wetzlar was in a valley and not found in fog. So the university was nearly totally destroyed, even nowadays when doing new buildings, unexploded bombs are discovered.
The rebuild university was very ugly:
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Picture shows the nature sciences. At my time from 25000 students 113 were studying maths. We were placed in the cellar of the long building in the right part. Our luck was that the upper floors were full of girls studying biology or medicine which needed help with computers or statistics. So many marriages between maths and biologists.

While writing my diploma I had a bureau to do statistical help in the conference building of the university. 30 minutes with bicycle from university and not hit by the bomb carpets. People thought twice if they really really needed statistical help before walking there :)
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Beside Giessen I visited Marburg for my first semester. Marburg is one of 4 hessian state universities and just 20 minutes per car from Giessen. I had damaged eyes from army time and Marburg had best eye surgery in germany, perhaps europe at the time. And so I could recover and still study.

For my diploma I worked together with physicians who did heavy ion research. Darmstadt and Giessen are both hessian state universities. The big accelerator was placed at Darmstadt while Giessen developed ion engines for rockets. At giessen we were programming the software for the detectors at darmstadt. My second last semester I spend at Darmstadt because of this.

Famous people teaching at Giessen: Liebig (invented artifical fertilizer and food extract, probably saved several million lives, name giver after WW2), Roentgen (the one with the X-rays), Haas (doing the first dialysis in history in 1924, but somehow never got honored for this), Einstein (Einstein asked to be teacher, but wasn't found good enough, politics gave the teacher job to a nephew of a local politician), ...

So if I am asked where I studied, I answer JLU.
Then people ask: Where?
And I say the only university who considered Einstein not good enough to be honored by teaching there. Justus Liebig university
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Posted 29 July 2010 - 05:35 PM

I went to college at Louisiana State University

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Can't leave out the Golden Girls!
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Mike the Tiger swimming in his new habitat.
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Tiger Stadium. (90000 drunk cajuns!)
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Last year, me tailgating and a couple o poodles walked past.
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Posted 04 December 2010 - 01:42 PM

Bah, skool.

I have no pic's, but, I went to a hole...........I mean school called Beechen Cliff in Bath, Somerset, England.

I left at sixteen and got a job. Next to no qualifications, sadly. Has been kind of a ball and chain ever since, tbh.

That school actually shut not long after I left, and has since re-opened as an opt out school, privatly funded. I hope for the pupils, that it's better now than it was in the 1980's.
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Posted 21 March 2011 - 03:26 PM

I went to an Afrikaans primary school, Laerskool Pietersburg Oos, or just Oosskool. and HATED it! :oooo:
This was in Gr2
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On the other hand, I LOVED high school! :heart: Capricorn High School! or just Cappies Attached File  Logo.JPG   1.89K   3 downloads
This is the front entrance, (and all property in South Africa is fenced to keep criminals out, not for wild animals)
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Me and some buddies for our Matric Farewell.
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On our 40days, Chantelle, Rozanne, Dian, and Me, all in our Matric tops.
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And every year we have valedictory parade for the rest of the school to say farewell to the Matrics and for the Gr 11's to "take over".
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After the Parade the Matrics throw their bashers into the air in celebration!
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The Capricorn School Song:

O hear that call
He wins who dares,
Rise from our hall
Ring through the years.
Boldness be our friend,
Make our spirit strong
In Capricorn, In Capricorn.

From the rift of dawn,
Till the day is done.
From the starters’ gun,
Till the race is won.
It matters not how well you fare,
But did you dare,
O did you dare?

In the realm of thought, DARE CAPRICORN DARE!
In the field of sport, DARE CAPRICORN DARE!
Audacity arm
And make us strong
In Capricorn, In Capricorn.

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 06:51 PM

Hmmm... Those schools are waaaay too pretty than mine :P Even the website isn't so good :)

http://geomilev.info/index.php

The banner on top of the page is my school. Quite shabby - and I was only 1 of the 2 school students to enter a university on exam marks - not big semester payment.

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 07:12 AM

The Capricorn School Song:

O hear that call
He wins who dares,
Rise from our hall
Ring through the years.
Boldness be our friend,
Make our spirit strong
In Capricorn, In Capricorn.

From the rift of dawn,
Till the day is done.
From the starters' gun,
Till the race is won.
It matters not how well you fare,
But did you dare,
O did you dare?

In the realm of thought, DARE CAPRICORN DARE!
In the field of sport, DARE CAPRICORN DARE!
Audacity arm
And make us strong
In Capricorn, In Capricorn.



lol! Reminds me of the song from my Uni as well...careful it doesn't follow you into your dreams :P Great pix and writeup, Theuns, thanks for sharing!

I was only 1 of the 2 school students to enter a university on exam marks


Small class, but you were the part of it that counted. Gratz Dobri!

:)

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 02:34 PM

I home schooled until High School, then I went to Hermanus High. Haven't been to Uni. Posted Image

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 06:06 PM

Very pretty, neat
What's home schooling like? Always wondered about that.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 08:29 AM

Very pretty, neat
What's home schooling like? Always wondered about that.

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I really enjoyed it because I could learn whatever I wanted at my own pace. When I was younger I shared a tutor with a few friends, and then from about 13 years old I taught myself. I spent Grade 1 in a public school, but it was so super boring cause my mom taught me how to read and count and the only thing you ever do is colour in stupid pictures. The good part is that I was never a recluse, so when I eventually went to a public school it didn't take long to get used to all the people and moving classes every 45mins and not having the kitchen nearby for my lunch etc. . .

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 10:21 AM

You weren't living on a small island?

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Few centuries ago a giant flood washed away large parts of german coast, great mandrank. A few tiny islands remained which you can reach by low tide but are isolated at high tide. Because these islands are wanted to work as wave breakers germany pays a teacher for every Hallig = island. Whole school as big as 3 kids sometimes.

My kids have 20 minutes with bicycle (shortcut through forest) or 3 hours with a bus to reach their friends. So they normally want to visit school when it is winter and bicycle riding is not allowed by us, and school is only chance to see them more than once a week.
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