Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Eton College

Eton, and Eton College is very close to where I live.  The latter is famous for having had many pupils who have gone onto to having very successful high flying careers..
Anyhow, in order to get to Windsor I have to go through Eton.....This is a pleasant trip. To get to Windsor just takes under an hour on foot.
It was at Eton College back in the 1970s that I went to a lecture by David Fanshawe on his musical magnus opus of African Sanctus. It was intriguing.
Towards the end of every year, the College has a Fair which can be very crowded, and interesting with an abundant supply of goods for sale. The proceeds go to charity.
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For the school in Canada, see Eton College (Vancouver). For the school in Mexico City, see Eton School (Mexico).
Eton College
MottoLatin: Floreat Etona
Let Eton flourish
TypeIndependent boarding school
Public school
ReligionChurch of England
Head MasterTony Little
ProvostLord Waldegrave
FounderHenry VI
England Coordinates: 51°29′31″N 0°36′29″W / 51.492°N 0.608°W / 51.492; -0.608
Local authorityWindsor and Maidenhead
DfE number868/6016
DfE URN110158 Tables
Colours     Eton blue
PublicationThe Chronicle
The MJP House Chronicle
The Arts Review
The Lexicon
Former pupilsOld Etonians
School SongCarmen Etonense
Eton College, often informally referred to simply as Eton, is an English single-sex boys' independent boarding school located in Eton, Berkshire, near Windsor. It educates over 1,300 pupils, aged 13 to 18 years. It was founded in 1440 by King Henry VI as "The King's College of Our Lady of Eton besides Wyndsor",[1] making it the 18th oldest HMC school.
Eton is one of nine English independent schools, commonly referred to as "public schools", regulated by the Public Schools Act of 1868. Following the public school tradition, Eton is a full boarding school, which means all pupils live at the school, and it is one of four such remaining single-sex boys' public schools in the United Kingdom (the others being Harrow, Radley,and Winchester) to continue this practice. Eton has educated nineteen British prime ministers and generations of the aristocracy and has been referred to[who?] as the chief nurse of England's statesmen. Charging up to £11,478 per term (there are three terms per academic year) in 2014/15, Eton is the 6th most expensive HMC boarding school in the UK.[2]

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