Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones, But 'Posh' Is Starting to Hurt Me

Nathalie Gordon | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nathalie Gordon

In the media recently there has been, as their always is, people brandishing the 'public school' iron, tarnishing those of us who went to public school. The media is turning our education into a negative.

Tatler's Guide To State Schools

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

For the fading aristocracy whose magazine of choice is still Tatler, the phrase "state school" is as foreign as an Iceland frozen pizza. But auster...

Being Clever is Not the Same as Being Posh

Jilly Luke | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jilly Luke

This little spell is not evidence that I am posh. Evidence that I'm a show-off? Maybe. Evidence that I'm a pretentious prat? Probably. It might even be evidence that I'm a bit good at writing essays on "Rings in Shakespearean Problem Plays". Evidence that I have managed a feat of social climbing which would make Becky Sharp damp-eyed with admiration? Certainly not.

Harper Beckham Shows Mum Posh How To Smile

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

Aged one, Harper Beckham has already learned how to smile for the cameras. She was papped whilst out with her mum Victoria - the one Spice Girl who...

Why Sandie Shaw's Posh Bashing Misses the Point

Sean O'Meara | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Sean O'Meara

But moaning about posh popstars and the inevitable response from the media of championing "real artists" is a self-perpetuating cycle. For every Mumford and Sons, there's a Jake Bugg waiting by to call them out on their accents.

What Comedy Can Learn From 'Plebgate'

Hugh Bassett | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Hugh Bassett

We have developed a shame around being posh. It's okay to laugh at someone who calls their father 'daddy, but not at someone who calls them 'dad'.

How Oldfield and the Press Perpetuate Oxbridge Elitism

Ben Deaner | Posted 28.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Deaner

This media obsession with Oxford and Cambridge... creates an atmosphere of misplaced arrogance and grandeur within those institutions, it fuels the perception that we are ruled by an elite, impenetrable, Oxbridge club, and worst of all it intimidates poorer students away from applying to what are seen as alien institutions that only lets in posh kids.

Cumberbatch Wants To Quit UK Over 'Posh-Bashing'

PA | Posted 14.08.2012 | UK Entertainment

Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch has revealed that he is considering leaving Britain because he is fed up with being attacked over his privileged ba...

Matthew Tucker

Alastair Campbell On Being Posh

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Tucker | Posted 23.12.2012 | Home

According to recent headlines, politics goes hand-in-hand with another ‘p’ word – posh. With perfect timing, the play Posh at the Duke of Yor...

Playing the Playwright: A First Night in the West End

Laura Wade | Posted 01.08.2012 | Home
Laura Wade

Last Wednesday was the press night for my play, Posh, which presents a raucous evening with the Riot Club, an elite Oxford dining society. It's the first of my plays to make it to the West End, and therefore A Big Deal...

Not So Posh

Posted 26.04.2012 | Home

There's no doubt about it, Victoria Beckham is on a one-woman mission to prove that (a) she is simply hil-a-ri-ous and (b) is dead normal, like. Af...

Posh: 'I Stand For The General Public'

Posted 29.03.2012 | Home

She's as known for her super-slim frame as she is for her pouting, designer frocks and famous hubby so we raised a collective eyebrow here at Huff Pos...

Picture Of The Day: Romeo Beckham Is Exactly 50% Victoria, 50% David (PIC)

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK Comedy

The floppy hair. The retroussé nose. The chiselled cheeks. Yes, if, back in 1998 you'd been asked to create a 'What will Victoria Adams and David ...