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Bullingdon Club: Five Facts About The Super-Rich, Elite Oxford University Drinking Club

21/09/2015 13:12 BST | Updated 09/03/2016 17:59 GMT
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[UNVERIFIED CONTENT] Charles Cecil Cotes, the album compiler, is standing at far left. Standing at back in the corner with arms folded is Archibald Philip Primrose, the 5th Earl of Rosebery, who went on to become prime minister in 1894. Probably the richest prime minister.

The Bullingdon Club has a 'rich' history, spanning more than 200 years. Yet it has recently become notorious for very wealthy students from Oxford University trashing restaurants and participating outlandish, criminal behaviour.

On Monday, David Cameron, who used to be a member of the elite drinking club, faced political embarrassment after allegations of drug use, debauchery and "bizarre rituals" during his time at university were published in a new book by Lord Michael Ashcroft.

Described as a "toffs' brat pack", other big name former members of the "elite dining society" include London Mayor Boris Johnson, Chancellor George Osborne and BBC broadcaster David Dimbleby, who insisted wearing its uniform was nothing to be ashamed of.

"I loved being elected to the Bullingdon Club and I'm very proud of the uniform that I can still get into," Dimbleby told the Radio Times in 2013 of the club's clothes.

According to The Week, the official uniform is estimated to cost around £3,500.

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Here, we look at the five things we do know about the Bullingdon Club.

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