Eton College

Bear Grylls Says Eton College Failed To Teach Him Life Skills

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 19.03.2017 | UK

Adventurer Bear Grylls has said his Eton College education failed to teach him the skills to succeed in life. The survival specialist - who went to th...

Defending Independent Schooling!

Steve Spriggs | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK
Steve Spriggs

I want to muscle in on the latest playground scrap. After MP Matt Hancock suggested employers weed out privileged job applicants by asking them if they were privately educated, headteachers of some of Britain's top independent schools, including Eton and Westminster, have accused politicians - and the media that reported his thoughts so widely - of being "rude" about them.

Eton College Head Threatens To Quit As Tory Peer Over Private School Question

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 30.05.2016 | UK

An Eton College head has threatened to ditch the Conservative Party if it follows through on a proposal to make employers ask job-seekers if they went...

The River Cottage Drinking Game

Jonnie Bayfield | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Comedy
Jonnie Bayfield

Firstly prepare your beverage of choice (I personally like an organic cider from a local producer) Then, on a second platter, prepare a roulette of shot's (I personally use a organic celeriac vodka).

11-Year-Old Wins Scholarship To Eton

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Lovett | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

After applying for the place himself, a boy from one of Britain’s most deprived areas has won a scholarship to Eton. Tyrese George, an 11-year-ol...

Eton College Accidentally Sends Email Giving Places To 400 Pupils - Instead Of Just Nine

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Eton College was forced to apologise after an email was accidentally sent offering 400 pupils places at the school, instead of just nine. The compu...

Former Eton Student's Open Letter Proves There IS Homophobia At The College

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A former gay student of Eton College has written an open letter detailing his experiences of bullying after a famous alumnus claimed the school was de...

Working Class Children Must 'Fit In' If They Want To Succeed

The Huffington Post UK | Amelia Amin | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK

Working class children must learn to behave more like the middle classes if they are to get ahead in life, a government adviser has claimed. Peter ...

Eton Bans Sexting

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Eton College has been forced to ban its pupils from using Snapchat due to fears of a potential outbreak of 'sexting', it has been reported. Snapcha...

That Controversial Eton Exam Question Is Worth Defending

Luke Sandford | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Luke Sandford

Challenging questions are asked of students all the time, at all levels, and are essential to developing reasoning and critical thinking. Taking these questions and assuming they represent some sort of internal bias can amount to a short-sightedness and is often misguided.

Should We Be Teaching Our Future Leaders to Rationalise Violence?

Nash Riggins | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Nash Riggins

Eton of all schools should know better. After all, by providing this question to teens who - more than likely - will be running Britain in 30 years' time, educators are only planting a seed in each student's head that suggests it's somehow okay to shoot dead protesters in order to coil unrest.

Lucy Sherriff

Eton Exam Asks 13-Year-Old Boys To Justify Shooting Protesters | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Eton College asked 13-year-old boys competing for a scholarship to pretend to be Prime Minister and justify the army shooting dead 25 protesters as a ...

Jessica Elgot

'We Had No Idea How Massive This Would Be' (PICTURES) | Jessica Elgot | Posted 07.02.2013 | UK

It remains the biggest demonstration in British history, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of London on February 15 to oppose Britai...

Not the Academic Type

PA | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK

Prince Harry is the first to admit he is not the academic type. Exams at school were a "nightmare" and he could have hit the books a lot harder dur...

Saudis Do It Gangnam Style

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.11.2012 | UK

The Gangnam Style parodies continue to come thick and fast and now Saudi Arabia has thrown its hat into the ring. Dressed in red-checked keffiyehs...

I Say, Is That Those Eton Boys Doing It Gangnam Style?!

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education

It's spawned a thousand parodies, sparked a gun battle and has basically taken over the world. And now Eton schoolboys are getting in on the act - Gan...

Eton Mess? In Defence of Britain's Most Maligned School

Mackenzie Smith | Posted 03.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Mackenzie Smith

To misappropriate the quote often attributed to the Duke of Wellington (OE 1784), Ed Miliband's barnstorming speech at the Labour party conference was designed in large part to suggest that the 2015 election will be won or lost according to whether or not its political participants had ever set foot on the playing fields of Eton.

The Mayor of London

Tony Mckenna | Posted 10.10.2012 | UK Politics
Tony Mckenna

Some people have excitedly speculated on the possibility of Johnson becoming PM one day. If he ever makes it to the highest office in the land, I suspect his old world charm will be rapidly evaporated by his instinctive and ruthless elitism. But by then, of course, it will be too late.

Death Of Schoolboy Mauled By Polar Bear Was Preventable

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 02.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The death of a schoolboy mauled to death by a polar bear while on an expedition in Norway could have been prevented, authorities have ruled. Horati...

Family Of Boy Killed By Bear Pay Tribute To 'Fearless Son'

Press Association | Press Association | Posted 06.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- The family of an Eton pupil killed by a polar bear while on an adventure holiday in Norway have hailed him as a "strong, fearless...

Family Of Boy Killed By Bear In Tribute To 'Fearless Son'

Press Association | Press Association | Posted 06.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- The family of an Eton pupil killed by a polar bear while on an adventure holiday in Norway have hailed him as a "strong, fearless...