Los alumnos del elitista Eton College y el club de cenas Bullingdom para gamberros con pedigrí.

Colegio Eton

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El Colegio del Rey de Nuestra Señora de Eton (King’s College of Our Lady of Eton), al lado de Windsor, conocido comúnmente como Eton College o sólo Eton, es un prestigioso e internacionalmente conocido colegio independiente para chicos.

Está situado en Eton, Berkshire, cerca de Windsor en Inglaterra, a una milla al norte del Castillo de Windsor, aunque geográficamente, Slough es la ciudad más cercana (aproximadamente 3,5 millas de Windsor en comparación con 1,5 millas a Slough). La escuela es miembro de la conferencia de los directores y del grupo de Eton de escuelas independientes en el Reino Unido. Por sus aulas han pasado una muy larga lista de alumnos conocidos, premios Nobel, santos, diecinueve primeros ministros británicos, príncipes, académicos, escritores, diplomáticos y héroes militares.  Entre la fascinación por su excelencia y el rechazo a su clasicismo, ha sido escuela de los herederos, sólo varones, de la clase dirigente británica por cinco siglos.

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Descripción

El Colegio de Eton consta aproximadamente de 1290 alumnos entre las edades de 13 y 18 años (unos 250 en cada año), todos los cuales son huéspedes, a un coste de cerca de 23.688£ al año(unos 39.000 euros). Un número pequeño de los alumnos —aproximadamente 14 cada año— asiste a Eton con becas proporcionadas por el legado original y concedidas por examen cada año; se conocen como King’s Scholars, y viven en el mismo colegio, pagando el 75% de los honorarios completos, los otros alumnos, hasta un tercio, recibe alguna beca. Lo de ‘Estudiantes del Rey’ deriva del hecho que la escuela fue fundada por el Rey Enrique VI de Inglaterra en 1440 y por lo tanto le fue concedida favor real. La escuela original consistió solamente de 14 estudiantes en cada año, sumando solamente setenta estudiantes, y todos estos alumnos eran educados a cargo del rey.

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Detalles curisos

Hay costumbres que han quedado para la historia –como los castigos físicos o el hecho de que los recién llegados actuaran como sirvientes de los mayores–, pero buena parte de la vida en Eton se sigue rigiendo por costumbres y reglas que «parecen incomprensibles, innecesarias, o ambas cosas», según un ex alumno, el periodista Dominic Lawson: ahí está el código de vestimenta, frac y chaleco negros, corbata blanca –sólo lo pueden quebrar los alumnos que alcanzan los puestos más altos en las estrictas jerarquías académicas, como los Pop, miembros de la sociedad por excelencia de Eton, con chalecos de color–; su argot único; juegos de reglas impenetrables, y castigos de otro tiempo, como copiar versos latinos. Parece que al propio Cameron, por fumar cannabis, le cayó una Geórgica, más de 500 hexámetros.

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foto de cameron en Eton. Para saber mas de Cameron, las drogas y el colegio Eton ve a etse link  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1542289/Cameron-the-bad-boy-of-Eton-who-wouldnt-split-on-druggy-friend.html

Eton se mantiene fiel a su lema, empecinado en prosperar, o al menos sobrevivir, pase lo que pase. Ni siquiera los peligrosos aires de cambio del siglo XX, cuando los líderes de izquierdas clamaban por que se demolieran el college y el resto de instituciones para las elites, han conseguido resquebrajar sus muros. Nada pasó, más allá del escándalo, cuando surgió alguna alegación de malos tratos contra uno de sus decanos de los años 60, Anthony Chenevix-Trench. Ni cuando, en 2005, una profesora acusó a la institución de amañar los trabajos del príncipe Enrique para mejorar sus calificaciones. Ni cuando, un año más tarde, se publicó The Importance Of Being Etonian, de Nick Fraser, un libro que no sólo menciona el tabú de las relaciones homosexuales entre las viriles paredes del college, sino que, además, define Eton como una institución que crea hombres arrogantes, que se creen con derecho a unos privilegios que no merecen.

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Por supuesto, tampoco faltan ovejas negras. Allí estudiaron Guy Burgess, un doble agente al servicio de la URSS, y el príncipe Dipendra de Nepal, un alumno al que excepcionalmente se permitió llevar bigote, y que, en 2001, asesinó a ocho miembros de su familia, incluidos su padre y su hermano, para después suicidarse. Entre los balas perdidas figura también lord Lucan, que desapareció en 1974 después de asesinar a la nanny de sus hijos y dio pie a la expresión doing a lord Lucan, hacerse el lord Lucan, desaparecer sin rastro.

En un colegio con casi seis siglos de vida (y, además, británico), todo tiene su razón de ser. Al horario escolar le llaman abracadabra, el campo donde juegan a cricket y fútbol es conocido como Mesopotamia, los chicos llaman B a los profesores, Ma’am a la ‘dame’ que supervisa las viviendas donde duermen cincuenta en sus habitaciones individuales y ‘boy’s maid’ al fámulo que limpia sus cuartos y supervisa el servicio diario de té.
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Algún libro de impacto especuló sobre los escarceos homosexuales en el centro.
Pero la auténtica seña de identidad es el gusto por el debate. Eton tiene a gala una disciplina ejemplar; pero, al mismo tiempo, la libertad de ideas (y la libertad para defenderlas y razonarlas) es absoluta.
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En Reino Unido, el modo de hablar, el acento, indica, además del lugar de nacimiento, el colegio donde uno se ha formado. El acento es sello y tarjeta de visita.

Controversy

El virus de la gripe porcina hizo cerrar las instalaciones el 28 de mayo de 2009 cuando un alumno contrajo la gripe A. Así logró lo que no pudieron los nazis durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial (19391945), cuando el entonces director de Eton, Claude Elliot, se negó rotundamente a clausurar el selecto colegio, fundado en 1440 por el rey Enrique VI.

Scholarship exam question about killing protesters (2013)

In May 2013, Eton College was criticised in several editorials for asking potential 2011 scholarship students how, if they were Prime Minister, they might defend using the Army against protesters after two days of violent protests attacking public buildings and killing several policemen

Farming subsidies (2005)

A Freedom of Information request in 2005 revealed that Eton had received £2,652 in farming subsidies in 2004 under theCommon Agricultural Policy. Asked to explain under what grounds it was eligible to receive farming subsidies, Eton admitted that it was ‘a bit of a mystery’.[104] The TaxPayers’ Alliance also stated that Eton had received a total of £5,300 in CAP subsidies between 2002 and 2007.[105] Panorama revealed in March 2012 that farming subsidies were granted to Eton for ‘environmental improvements’, in effect ‘being paid without having to do any farming at all

University admissions (2010, 2011)

Figures obtained by The Daily Telegraph had revealed that, in 2010, 37 applicants from Eton were accepted by Oxford whilst state schools had difficulty obtaining entry even for pupils with the country’s most impressive exam results.[107]According to The Economist, Oxford and Cambridge admit more Etonians each year than applicants from the whole country who qualify for free school meals.[108] In April 2011 the Labour MP David Lammy described as unfair and ‘indefensible’ the fact that Oxford University had organised nine ‘outreach events’ at Eton in 2010, although he admitted that it had, in fact, held fewer such events for Eton than for another independent school, Wellington College

Conclusiones

El Reino Unido sigue siendo una sociedad “profundamente elitista”  en la que los mejores trabajos son para quienes se educaron en escuelas privadas y en las universidades de Oxford y Cambridge, según un informe difundido el jueves.

LONDRES.- Muchos políticos, militares, jueces y periodistas seformaron en los campos de juego de las escuelas privadas yacabaron en Oxbridge(Oxford o Cambridge), según este estudio de una organización gubernamental que analiza la movilidad social.

Como resultado, dice la Comisión de Movilidad Social y Pobreza Infantil,quienes toman las grandes decisiones en la vida pública suelen estar poco familiarizados con los desafíos que afrontan día a día las gentes corrientes del país.

El primer ministro David Cameron y el alcalde de Londres, el también conservador Boris Johnson, estudiaron en la famosa escuela de Eton -en cuyas canchas se forjó el Imperio británico, según un dicho.

Los dos coincidieron luego en Oxford con el ministro de Finanzas, George Osborne, y los tres pertenecían a una fraternidad de estudiantes, Bullingdon, famosa por sus juergas.

El estudio constata que el 59% del gabinete de Cameron fue a Oxford o Cambridge, al igual que el 75% de los jueces, cuando menos del 1% de la población asistió a esas universidades.

El 62% de los altos oficiales militares fue a escuelas privadas, al igual que el 33% de los diputados, cuando sólo el 7% de la población estudió en ellas.

La presencia de las élites en la cúpula de la sociedad británica es un motivo de críticas frecuente, incluso de parte de integrantes del propio gobierno, como el ministro de Educación Michael Gove, de origen más humilde, que llegó a decir que el alto número de antiguos estudiantes de Eton en el círculo de Cameron era absurdo.

En este gigantesco nacedero de frikis que dominan el mundo asoman nombres como Aldous Huxley y George Orwell, los dos grandes visionarios de la literatura del siglo XX; actores como Hugh Laurie (el doctor House); jockeys como Marcus Armytage; el primer ministro de Tailandia en 2008, Abhisit Vejjajin; el secretario privado de Isabel II, el economista John Keynes, un músico autobautizado Yungun… Y toda la nobleza y realeza del mundo: el duque de Ciudad Rodrigo (hoy Charles Wellesly, heredero de un título ganado en la Guerra de la Independencia), Guillermo y Eduardo, los hijos de lady Di; el mismísimo Leopoldo III, rey de los belgas; el tercer Aga Khan; el príncipe Dijendra de Nepal (que asesinó a su padre el rey Birenda y a ocho familiares más antes de suicidarse)… y hasta un descendiente del mismísimo rey Salomón pasó por Eton: Zera Yacob Amha Selassie, hijo de Haile Selassie.

Bullingdon Club

The Oxford elite: The Bullingdon Club members in 1987

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1) the Hon. Edward Sebastian Grigg, the heir to Baron Altrincham of Tormarton and current chairman of Credit Suisse (UK)

(2) David Cameron

(3) Ralph Perry Robinson, a former child actor, designer, furniture-maker

(4) Ewen Fergusson, son of the British ambassador to France, Sir Ewen Fergusson and now at City law firm Herbert Smith

(5) Matthew Benson, the heir to the Earldom of Wemyss and March

(6) Sebastian James, the son of Lord Northbourne, a major landowner in Kent

(7) Jonathan Ford, the-then president of the club, a banker with Morgan Grenfell

(8) Boris Johnson, the-then president of the Oxford Union, now Lord Mayor of London

9) Harry Eastwood, the investment fund consultant

Tomada en 1987, en la foto aparecen los dos líderes, vestidos con el clásico frac y pajarita blanca, con peinados muy New Romantic y rodeados del resto de sus compañeros del Bullingdon Club. Esta institución, a la que los iniciados llaman afectuosamente “Bullers”, acoge a un grupo selecto de estudiantes de Oxford provenientes de las escuelas privadas más elitistas. Al contrario que Skull & Bones y otras sociedades secretas de las universidades de la Ivy League, Bullers tiene poco misterio y menos aparataje político-cultural. La principal actividad de los miembros del club es quedar para cenar y beber, comportarse de una manera atroz, destrozar el local escogido y dejar después al dueño del local un cheque para pagar por los desperfectos. El ministro de Economía británico, George Osborne, también perteneció al club, aunque en años distintos.

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Lo cierto es que la existencia del Bullingdon Club tiene más de 200 años y recientemente ha aumentado el número de sus miembros. En 2006, la sociedad contaba con sólo cuatro miembros y con el fin de aumentar sus filas intentó contactar con alumnos de escuelas estatales, algo inusual porque sólo los hombres que fueron a caras escuelas privadas podían pertenecer al grupo. Aunque muchos rechazaron la invitación, recientemente el club anunció que ahora tiene veinte miembros, tal como afirma Cherwell, el periódico independiente de la Universidad de Oxford. Edwina Currie, ex ministra de salud en 1983 por parte del partido conservador, afirma a este diario que el Club “no es una sociedad secreta, no es siniestra de ninguna manera. Es un club de estudiantes para comer y beber, bastante inofensivos pero ruidosos. Estoy segura de que existen grupos similares en el comedor de la Universidad de Madrid”. Sin embargo, parece que el Bullingdon no es tan inofensivo.
Fue fundado hace 200 años, limitándose a 30 miembros. En sus inicios era un club de cricket y caza. En 1875 se consideraba como “una antigua institución de Oxford con muchas buenas tradiciones”. Pero parece que las buenas tradiciones desembocaron en capítulos embarazosos. Barney Ronay, periodista que estudió en Oxford y escribió sobre el Club ,afirma en un artículo publicado en The Guardian y titulado “Jóvenes, ricos y borrachos”, que el Bullingdon es un exclusivo club de bebida sólo para hombres. Alrededor del 60% de sus miembros estudiaron en el Eaton College, una de las escuelas más caras del Reino Unido, o fueron a las escuelas privadas más elitistas.

Pero parece que pertenecer a una buena escuela no es suficiente, sino que para ser miembro del Bullingdon se debe tener un cierto prestigio. Un impresionante linaje ayuda. Al igual que un cierto grado de carisma.Barney escribe que tan sólo el uniforme cuesta unas 3.000 libras, una minucia para esos jóvenes ricos.

Pero el Bullingdon no sólo es conocido por su elitismo, sino que también se le acusa de vandalismo. Parece que una de sus aficiones es reunirse en su cena anual, reservando mesa bajo seudónimo y destruir toda la porcelana de las vajillas, así como vomitar en bolsas la comida ingerida y beber hasta límites de tortura.

En una ocasión, el Bullingdon contrató a una banda de músicos para tocar en una fiesta en el jardín y terminó destrozando todos los instrumentos, incluyendo un Stradivarius. Sin duda con ese espléndido currículum no es de extrañar que David Cameron se avergüenze de ser uno de sus miembros y que haya declarado en la prensa británica que “al igual que muchos otros, lamento profundamente ciertas cosas que hice cuando era joven”

La foto en la que el líder del partido conservador luce en primera fila el uniforme de Bullingdon ha sido publicada en la mayoría de los periódicos. El partido laborista la utilizará en su campaña como un caramelo caído del cielo durante las elecciones. Lo que da una idea de lo cara que le puede resultar a Cameron la factura de sus alocadas chavaladas .

Pero Cameron no es el único conservador en pertenecer al Bullingdon. John Osborne, elministro de Hacienda en la sombra también es uno de sus honorables miembros. En una entrevista realizada en el Daily Mail, a Osborne se le preguntó sobre su pertenencia al club y su aparición en la foto. Su respuesta fue que la foto le hacía encogerse de hombros al verse vestido como un pingüino. Osborne continuó diciendo que se está haciendo una montaña con este tema: “Es una sociedad que tan sólo se reunía dos veces al año. Creo que hay bastante gente en este país que durante su época universitaria hizo cosas de las que ahora se arrepienten”.

The Oxford elite: The Bullingdon Club members in 1992

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In the photo taken in 1992, there are eight famous faces:

(1) George Osborne, now the Shadow Chancellor;

(2) writer Harry Mount, the heir to the Baronetcy of Wasing and Mr. Cameron’s cousin;

(3) Chris Coleridge, the descendant of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the son of Lloyds’ chairman David Coleridge, the brother of Conde Nast managing director Nicholas Coleridge

(4) German aristocrat and managing consultant Baron Lupus von Maltzahn,

(5) the late Mark Petre, the heir to the Barony of Petre;

(6) Australian millionaire Peter Holmes a Cour;

(7) Nat Rothschild, the heir to the Barons Rothschilds and co-founder of a racy student paper with Harry Mount

(8) Jason Gissing, the chairman of Ocado supermarkets.

Two figures on left of (6) and (7) were blacked out before the photo was released, causing wild allegations. Their identities are yet unknown. My top contenders (based on the influence in the City, the Athenaeum and their Oxford prominence) include:

(1) the Hon. Michael Gove, Shadow Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, former president of the Oxford Union and “one-man think-tank”

(2) the Hon. Adam Bruce, the son of the Earl of Elgin and incumbent Unicorn Pursuivant of Arms

(3) the Hon. Edward Vaizey, the son of Lord Vaizey and the Shadow Minister for Culture

(4) the founder of Think Tank Policy Exchange, and conservative activist Nicholas Boles

(5) Steven Hilton, the director of strategy for Cameron and godfather of Cameron’s children

The pictures were withdrawn from circulation as the Oxford-based company Gillman and Soame, which own the copyright, was persuaded to withhold the further permission to show the picture. Mr. Cameron has since shown embarrassment for his association with the Bullers but these photos could easily have tipped the outcome of the close election. The Brits are still conscious about a classless society: although most of the British prime ministers hail from Eton-Harrow, Oxbridge circles, there still deep animosity towards elites.

The Oxford elite: The Bullingdon Club members in 1993

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1. Rupert Cotterell: The grandson of the 6th Baron Camoys, he learnt to fly while studying architectural history at Oxford and was likened to Biggles because of his appearance.

Described as having ‘boundless enthusiasm’, he returned to his family’s manor house in rural Dorset after graduation and still lives in the area. Now 41 and married with three children, he helps run the family mail order food business, Cornucopia Foods.

2. Chris Coleridge: He is a descendant of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, brother of Condé Nast managing director Nicholas Coleridge, and son of Lloyds of London boss David Coleridge.

Chris studied history at Exeter College where, with financier Nat Rothschild, he launched a racy student newspaper called Rumpus which featured a topless model, a ‘Page 7 fella’ and a guide on how to steal cars, which was frowned on by the local police.

George Osborne appeared on the magazine’s astrology page, wearing a wizard’s costume. In 2005 Coleridge founded V Water, which sells vitamin-infused water. It was later sold to Pepsi. The 41-year-old recently moved to the U.S. to pursue a new business venture.

3. Nat Rothschild: The billionaire financier, 41, is the youngest of four children and, as the only boy, the future 5th Baron Rothschild. After Eton, where contemporaries remember him as an unruly student, he studied history at Wadham College.

To his family’s horror, he met Kate Moss’s friend, model Annabelle Neilson, on a beach in India and when he was 23 they eloped to Las Vegas and married. They partied hard, but after three years punctuated by explosive rows, they divorced. He later stopped drinking and turned his life around, and is now tipped to become the richest ever Rothschild.

Already heir to a £750 million fortune, he also ran the Atticus hedge fund, which grew from £60 million in assets to a peak of £13 billion before it was wound up three years ago.

The tax exile has homes in Manhattan, Paris and the Swiss ski resort of Klosters, and spends 750 hours each year in his private jet.
Last summer he celebrated his 40th birthday with a £1 million, three-day extravaganza in Porto Montenegro at the marina billed ‘the Monaco of the Adriatic’. The guest list included politicians, such as Peter Mandelson, industrialists and celebrities.

4. Mark Petre: The son of the 18th Baron Petre, he was part of an aristocratic family who made their fortune during the Tudor dissolution of the monasteries. After Oxford he became the editor of a glossy property magazine, International Homes.

In 2004 he was found dead, age 34, at his family’s stately home, Ingatestone Hall in Essex, while awaiting trial for driving under the influence of drugs after his Mercedes hit a BMW. The sedative Tamazepam was in his bloodstream ‘in excess of the therapeutic dose’, but his death was treated as ‘unsuspicious’.

5. Ed Harris: The Old Etonian studied modern languages at Christ Church. He now works in the City and is head of Asian equity sales at Standard Chartered Bank in London.

6. William Nourse: He trained as an accountant after graduating in experimental psychology from Corpus Christi College. Since 2003, the Old Etonian has worked for Deutsche Bank and is now based in Hong Kong.

Part of his job has also involved advising the National Bank of Greece. He has two children with his wife Annabel, who is the daughter of Lt General Sir John Paul Foley.

7. Mani Boni: The Italian polo player has taken part in prestigious tournaments around Europe. He is also a successful entrepreneur who was a founder of social travel site Roomsurfer.

8. Jo Johnson: The younger brother of London Mayor Boris Johnson, and son of politician Stanley Johnson, he graduated with a first in history from Balliol College in 1994. After postgraduate studies in Europe, he worked at Deutsche Bank and later as a journalist at the Financial Times.

He is married to social affairs journalist Amelia Gentleman and they have two children. Johnson, 40, became a Tory MP in 2010 and is tipped for fast-track promotion.

He declined to comment on the Bullingdon photograph — or why he is the only member of the club wearing grey trousers — and suggested that all queries should be directed to George Osborne’s office.

9. Christopher Egerton-Warburton: He has been described as the ‘picture of worldly success’, ‘charming but ruthless’ and a rare example that ‘bankers can be a force for good’.

The descendant of a Baron, Egerton-Warburton read biochemistry at Christ Church and worked for Goldman Sachs for 14 years before co-founding an investment banking firm specialising in sustainable projects in Africa and developing regions.

He was involved in the establishment of one of the largest charities in the UK which funds immunisation programmes in partnership with government, and is a trustee for several charities.

He has described himself as lucky to be alive after breaking his neck when he was knocked off his bicycle last year. The married 41-year-old lives in Pimlico, central London, and has two children, including a daughter with the middle name Lettice.

10. Lord  Alexander Hope: The 41-year-old is the son of the 4th Marquess of Linlithgow. After graduation he became a merchant banker then quit to join the art world. He worked at Christie’s and last year became director of the Art Inventory company.

His friend, Tory MP Louise Mensch, acknowledged his help in her 1999 chick-lit novel, Venus Envy. In 2008, he was named by Tatler magazine in the top 100 most invited power partygoers alongside Boris Johnson and David and Samantha Cameron.

11. James Axtell: He attended Oxford’s exclusive Dragon School and Radley College, then took a degree in materials science, economics and management at Trinity College. He worked in venture capital before helping to set up the Sainsbury’s Nectar loyalty programme. He is now a director of a renewable energy company.

12. Dan Higgins: Son of Baron Higgins, a former Tory minister and Olympic athlete, and Dame Rosalyn Higgins QC, the ex-president of the International Court of Justice and a senior legal adviser on the Chilcot Inquiry into the Iraq war.

Dan, 41, studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford and later worked in wealth management for Merrill Lynch before becoming a partner in hedge fund Fauchier Partners. The father of two lives in Notting Hill, a few streets from David Cameron’s townhouse.

The Prime Minister was in the Bullingdon in 1987, six years before Osborne. In 2009, with his TV producer wife, Jacqueline, Mr Higgins was invited to a Conservatives’ premier political dinner at the Carlton Club, described by one newspaper as the ‘New Tory power brokers’ dinner.

13. paul Higgins: He attended Manchester Grammar School before studying at Trinity College, Oxford. Called to the Bar in 1996, he works in Manchester specialising in personal injury and fraud cases.

14. Luke Bridgeman: second son of the 3rd Viscount Bridgeman, he became heir after the death of his older brother. He was educated at Eton and graduated from New College with a double first in Classics and Russian. Now 41, he’s married with two children and works for private equity firm Dawnay Day, running assets worth over $4billion.

15. Harry Mount: The son of baronet and Conservative politician Ferdinand Mount and a cousin of David Cameron, he initially worked as a banker after graduating with a degree in classics from Magdalen College. He retrained to be a lawyer but quit and wrote a book, My Brief Career, on his two years as a pupil barrister.

Formerly the New York correspondent of the Daily Telegraph, Harry, 41, is currently a freelance journalist who writes for the Mail among other papers.

The Oxford elite: The Bullingdon Club members in 2013
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On guard: The 2013 Bullingdon Club travelled to South Africa for a spot of hunting (for a who’s who, see below, number nine could not be identified)

1 The Hon Michael Marks

The great-grandson of Michael Marks, the Victorian co-founder of Marks & Spencer, he will one day be the 4th Baron Marks of Broughton.

The 24-year-old Old Etonian read politics, philosophy and economics at Balliol before becoming a visiting scholar at Harvard.

In college, Michael held a curious position which involved looking after Matilda, the 17-year-old college tortoise. When Matilda died, he was ordered to eat a whole lettuce as punishment.

After graduation, he worked for blue-blooded bank Rothschild but this year joined Robertson Robey Associates. His father Simon, 53, the 3rd Baron, also studied at Eton and Balliol. His South African-born mother Marion is a ceramics restorer.

2 James Tilney

He studied chemistry at Lincoln College but, after securing an internship with one of the world’s leading hedge funds, he decided to pursue a career in finance.

On graduation, he took a job at global investment bank Jefferies & Co. But last year he was poached by Italian banker Corrado Scian, a former Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan Chase executive, who employed him to take charge of business development at his new investment management company Glider Trading.

3 Cassius Marcellus Cornelius Clay

Born in Massachusetts into the Clay business dynasty, 6ft 5in Cassius was invited to join the Bullingdon Club despite attending Oxford for only  two terms as part of his history of art studies at Yale – where he gained a reputation as an imposing cravat-wearing figure who carried a pocket watch and $5,000 Hermes Birkin bag.

During his second year at Yale he took a leave of absence after Kanye West invited him to become his right-hand man.

Cassius was described in the press as the rapper’s stylist, but said he was uncomfortable with the term, stating: ‘The word risks either oversimplifying fashion’s broader significance to identity and aesthetics, or somehow glorifying dressing up as some glamorous veneer du jour.’

The 22-year-old was a member of the infamous Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity at Yale – the closest American equivalent to Bullingdon.

It has produced five US presidents, including both Bushes, but was banned after video footage of an initiation involving songs about necrophilia and sex acts was posted online.

A direct descendent of slavery abolitionist Cassius Marcellus Clay, after whom the boxer Muhammad Ali was originally named, he will start a postgraduate degree at Cambridge in October.

4 Nicholas Green

While reading engineering at University College, the Old Etonian was led away by police in handcuffs – wearing his Bullingdon Club tailcoat – following an alleged serious assault on a fellow student in a row over a girl, but was not arrested or charged.

The 24-year-old, a friend of Princess Beatrice, was featured in Tatler’s list  of 200 ‘sexiest singles’ in 2009. He now works for a mining company in Johannesburg. His stepfather, Patrick Quirk, is thought to be a mining tycoon in Zimbabwe.

Green’s Facebook page at one stage showed apparent support for an anti-Obama group – as well as a seemingly sexist group calling itself ‘The awkwardness when a woman doesn’t choose the iron in a game of Monopoly’.

5 Timothy Aldersley

The 24-year-old shared a student house with Nick Green while he read physics at University College. He appeared in a student production of Alan Bennett’s comedy The Madness of George III and was described as ‘suitably raffish’ in the role of king-hating radical Charles James Fox.

He now works on the mining investment team at RK Capital Management, the hedge fund owned by George Farmer’s father.

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6 Charles Clegg

While many students have to make do with college digs, the Exeter College undergraduate was able to buy a flat in the centre of Oxford which he later sold for £420,000.

The the 26-year-old economics and management graduate has followed his investment banker father Christopher into finance and works at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

His mother, Jane Morris, is an interior designer who runs a shop in Knightsbridge.

Since returning from the South Africa shoot, he has changed his Facebook profile picture to one of him brandishing a gun.

7 Alexander ‘Alick’ Dru

A Descendant of the 4th Earl of Carnarvon, the Old Etonian, 21, is in the final year of his history degree but has already started to map out a career in finance – he took an internship with Paris-based HMG Finance last year. His father Auberon, 61, and mother Catherine, 53, own a firewood business. His Facebook page shows him with a double-barrelled shotgun.

8 George Farmer

According to friends, George boasted that he once flew all his Bullingdon Club peers to Bordeaux on a private jet owned by his father, Tory Party co-treasurer and donor Michael Farmer.

He went to St Paul’s – George Osborne’s old school – then read theology at St Peter’s and was social secretary of the Oxford University Conservative Association.

OUCA became embroiled in scandal and was barred by the university after candidates for election to its committee were asked to tell the most racist joke they knew and name their ‘least favourite minority’.

George was not present but his father – a hedge fund founder who is currently 522 on the Sunday Times Rich List with a worth of around £150million – helped bail out OUCA and also funded George’s Bullingdon membership.

George was club president during his final term. The 23-year-old worked as an investment banker with Jefferies & Co after graduating.

His Facebook page includes a picture of him and Nick Green with Boris Johnson at a Conservative Party fundraiser.
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curiosity:

In February 2013, the Daily Mirror reported that an initiation for a new member to the Club involved burning a £50 note in front of a beggar.

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