I was looking through the entries in Wikipedia for peeps from the old Alma Mater Minor (as you do) and have to admit to a certain surprise.
From around and about my year there\’s me (purely because someone started a section on British bloggers years ago), a couple of screen writers (one really rather famous, or at least his films are), couple of actors, couple of musos, a newspaper editor (now fired) and, umm, that seems to be about it.
Oh, couple of rugby players as well.
Which seems an odd list of \”successful people\” to end up with from a British public school. I thought we were all so privileged, as a result of our private education, that we were not so much going to storm the ramparts of the establishment as to be already inside them, effortlessly gliding up that greasy pole of power and wealth.
Is it that, to give a list of a few where I know they are, international lawyers, BBC senior management, Lloyds insurance brokers, Daily Mail journo and the rest just don\’t get mentioned in Wikipedia?
Or is this public school thing somewhat over rated in how easy it makes the ride to the top?