General Election 2019

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Re: General Election 2019

Post by NickFaulks » Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:28 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:23 pm
So we need a member of the House of Lords
No, David only said a Lord, which is in these strange times not the same thing.

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Re: General Election 2019

Post by David Sedgwick » Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:57 am

Michael Farthing wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:46 pm
Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:23 pm
I assume you are not referring to a hereditary peer?
Well I can think of one such that I suspect would have been known to David:

Christopher, 3rd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley
Whilst I did indeed meet Chris Monckton while I was at Cambridge, we were not in residence at the same time.

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Re: General Election 2019

Post by David Sedgwick » Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:01 am

NickFaulks wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:28 pm
Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:23 pm
So we need a member of the House of Lords
No, David only said a Lord, which is in these strange times not the same thing.
Sorry for the imprecision. As Christopher has said, you need a member of the House of Lords.

I didn't make my original post with the intention of setting a puzzle for Forum members to solve, but I shall now be interested to see who gets it first.

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Re: General Election 2019

Post by Roger de Coverly » Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:20 am

David Sedgwick wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:01 am
As Christopher has said, you need a member of the House of Lords.
If he had stayed on at Queen's as a graduate, Tony Blair's future crony may have overlapped.

https://www.queens.cam.ac.uk/visiting-t ... e-of-lords
Charles Leslie Falconer, Q.C., P.C., Lord Falconer of Thoroton (Queens’ 1970, Honorary Fellow, Visitor). Barrister and Labour Politician. Created Baron Falconer of Thoroton, of Thoroton in the County of Nottinghamshire 1997. Minister of State in the Cabinet Office; Minister of Housing, Planning and Regeneration; Lord Chancellor; Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs; Secretary of State for Justice.

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Re: General Election 2019

Post by David Sedgwick » Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:15 am

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:20 am
David Sedgwick wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:01 am
As Christopher has said, you need a member of the House of Lords.
If he had stayed on at Queen's as a graduate, Tony Blair's future crony may have overlapped.

https://www.queens.cam.ac.uk/visiting-t ... e-of-lords
Charles Leslie Falconer, Q.C., P.C., Lord Falconer of Thoroton (Queens’ 1970, Honorary Fellow, Visitor). Barrister and Labour Politician. Created Baron Falconer of Thoroton, of Thoroton in the County of Nottinghamshire 1997. Minister of State in the Cabinet Office; Minister of Housing, Planning and Regeneration; Lord Chancellor; Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs; Secretary of State for Justice.
Wrong on three counts.

1. It is not Lord Falconer.

2. You are assuming that the person in question is a member of my college. That is a false assumption.

3. You refer to "Queen's" when it should be "Queens'". The passage which you quote has this correct.

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Re: General Election 2019

Post by Paul Cooksey » Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:25 am

I am thinking of approaching Hasbro to produce a David Sedgewick, Queen's College, House of Lords special edition of Guess Who.

Does the person have a moustache?

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Re: General Election 2019

Post by Michael Farthing » Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:37 am

A minor quibble, David, but you have changed the terms of reference. The original specification stated "a contemporary at Cambridge" not
"a contemporary at Queens ", thus fooling me into considering a Churchillian.

[PS I always thought Queens was Queens' (ie a plural possessive). Is this wrong?]
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Re: General Election 2019

Post by NickFaulks » Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:27 am

Paul Cooksey wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:25 am
David Sedgewick
Not a good start.

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Re: General Election 2019

Post by Paul Cooksey » Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:41 am

NickFaulks wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:27 am
Paul Cooksey wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:25 am
David Sedgewick
Not a good start.
I got Queens wrong too, in reply to a post that clarified it. There is a truism that if you have to explain the joke, it probably wasn't funny in the first place. But seriously, if we are not on this forum to troll distinguished arbiters, what are we here for?

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Re: General Election 2019

Post by NickFaulks » Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:50 am

Paul Cooksey wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:41 am
I got Queens wrong too, in reply to a post that clarified it. There is a truism that if you have to explain the joke, it probably wasn't funny in the first place.
Or the reader wasn't paying attention. Sorry.

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Re: General Election 2019

Post by Roger de Coverly » Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:12 am

Paul Cooksey wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:41 am
I got Queens wrong too, in reply to a post that clarified it.
It is the only plural college, if wiki is correct.

The others with apostrophes which are named after Christ, King Henry VI, St Catharine , St Edmund and St John are all singular.

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Re: General Election 2019

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:50 am

and no apostrophe at all for the College not named after any Murray Edwards, he adds mischievously

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Re: General Election 2019

Post by David Sedgwick » Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:03 pm

Michael Farthing wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:37 am
A minor quibble, David, but you have changed the terms of reference. The original specification stated "a contemporary at Cambridge" not
"a contemporary at Queens ", thus fooling me into considering a Churchillian.

[PS I always thought Queens was Queens' (ie a plural possessive). Is this wrong?]
Hi Michael,

You were right on both points. A Churchillian would fit the bill. You are correct about the spelling of Queens'.

Roger got the spelling wrong and seemed to think that my mystery Lord had to be a Queensman. It was he whom I was seeking to correct.

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Re: General Election 2019

Post by JustinHorton » Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:06 am

David Sedgwick wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:57 am
Michael Farthing wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:46 pm
Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:23 pm
I assume you are not referring to a hereditary peer?
Well I can think of one such that I suspect would have been known to David:

Christopher, 3rd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley
Whilst I did indeed meet Chris Monckton while I was at Cambridge, we were not in residence at the same time.
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Re: General Election 2019

Post by David Sedgwick » Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:04 pm

JustinHorton wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:06 am
Did you ever discuss live chess with dogs?
No, never.

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