Top class: The British public school system prides itself on the high standards of education, and also for producing leaders in the fields of politics, science, economics, sport and the arts. One such school is Harrow, pictured, where students can be seen calling the register, known as 'Bill', which takes place in each house daily. However, on Speech Day, it is a more ceremonial occasion where the whole school files passed the Head Master and Head Boy, raising their hats as their name is ...
Life at the nation's top boarding schools of the 1980s revealed
First look: A new book called Thirty Years On: A Private View of Public Schools has documented life behind closed doors at some of the nation's finest learning establishments. This snap shows the 1st XI cricketers and 1st VIII oarsmen at Radley sporting discrete plain white blazers with only an embroidered magenta badge linking them to their sport
Regatta! If you are an Oxford Blue (rowed at the highest level for Oxford) or a Cambridge Blue (same) you have attained quasi-Olympian status in the Wasp world. It means you competed in The Boat Race on the River Thames. What the Superbowl is to hoi polloi, The Boat Race is to English Wasps. If you had a school friend who was an Oxford Blue they probably never let you forget this crucial fact. I know ; )