Oxbridge Secret Societies Watch

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In Top American University’s it has become very apparent that many students are members of secret societies and the majority of those individuals go on to become very prominent in the American judiciary as well as in politics the most famous being the Bush family but there are many others such as John Kerry and Bill Clinton.

Societies such as Skull and Bones exist in top American universities such as Yale. I was wondering if any such groups exist in Oxbridge and other Top British universities are we just better at keeping secrets?

Heres The Proof:
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/...in576332.shtml
http://skullandcrossbones.org/articl...llandbones.htm
http://www.parascope.com/articles/0997/skullbones.htm
http://www.commondreams.org/headlines04/0122-10.htm
http://www.jeremiahproject.com/newwo...nworder03.html
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Cambridge has the Apostles. There is a discussion in the Cam forum on whether it still exists or not.
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How would we know?

And more importantly, who cares?
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George Bush is in one and its made him the most powerful man on the planet...lol so i asume they can be quite useful even more so than your Tesco club card
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http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/t135042.html
refers to another thread dealing with the same question
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(Original post by DemonDemonic)
George Bush is in one and its made him the most powerful man on the planet...lol so i asume they can be quite useful even more so than your Tesco club card
I think it's more to do with the fact that his dad was one dodgy bastard in the CIA, later becoming president himself. If it wasn't for him, Dubya wouldn't have gone to Yale.
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with great power comes great responsibility.
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I am pretty convinced that there are loads of exclusive societies in Oxford, Assassins, Stoics, The Grid, Apollo, Piers Gav. To name but a few and membership is not massively secret I don't think.

Obviously Cambridge has mirrors of each of these. I am certain it does for at least one as I have had dinner there a couple of times for the sake of reciprocity.
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None of the people on TSR know anything about them if they're really secret (Apostles etc). Or if they did, they'd have to kill you
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None of the people on TSR know anything about them if they're really secret (Apostles etc). Or if they did, they'd have to kill you
Apostles has a Wikipedia entry, it can't be that secret. The secret societies to watch out for are the ones which the interesting people are members of, that is where the power lies.
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(Original post by matthew)
I am pretty convinced that there are loads of exclusive societies in Oxford, Assassins, Stoics, The Grid, Apollo, Piers Gav. To name but a few and membership is not massively secret I don't think.

Obviously Cambridge has mirrors of each of these. I am certain it does for at least one as I have had dinner there a couple of times for the sake of reciprocity.
The Assassins Guild is not secret in any way and it exists at quite a few universities: Cambridge, Oxford, Durham, Manchester, Sheffield, Huddersfield

I haven't heard of the others you mentioned so I'm guessing they're Oxford exclusives. We have a couple of cool ones of our own like the Nightclimbers of Cambridge though. Not sure if it still exists or not.
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The Assassins Guild is not secret in any way and it exists at quite a few universities: Cambridge, Oxford, Durham, Manchester, Sheffield, Huddersfield
Not The Assassins Guild, the spotting geeks who run around the city "killing" each other. I am talking about the Assissins.

Oh, yeah and don't forget the Bullingdon.
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Years ago, my brother and his friends heard about some secret society meeting in Oxford. I don't recollect much of it, except that they climbed on to a wall to peer into window (which means that it must have been some other college apart from Pmb), were spotted and then ran for their lives when chased. I recollect him saying that it made him quite uncomfortable & he really isn't a chicken (he's a 3rd Dan & the other two had stints in the army)
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There is some kind of secret society which invites people to secret parties by putting invitations in their p'holes. It's for the ultra "cool" people... :rolleyes:
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(Original post by matthew)
Not The Assassins Guild, the spotting geeks who run around the city "killing" each other. I am talking about the Assissins.

Oh, yeah and don't forget the Bullingdon.
Ok, perhaps they're an Oxford exclusive too.

Personally I'd rather share my university with spotty geeks than pretentious snobs anyway.
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Ok, perhaps they're an Oxford exclusive too.

Personally I'd rather share my university with spotty geeks than pretentious snobs anyway.
Spoken like a true pretentious spotty geek
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Spoken like a true pretentious spotty geek
Thanks, although if you knew me you'd know I'm anything but.

EDIT: Ignore the mentions of forevergeek.com etc. in my sig. :p:
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Apostles has a Wikipedia entry, it can't be that secret. The secret societies to watch out for are the ones which the interesting people are members of, that is where the power lies.
Define the "interesting people." Besides, most of these delightfully elusive societies would probably not be interested in me based on a)my gender and b)the fact I'm not from a proper public school :p:

My life is bereft :rolleyes:
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Define the "interesting people." Besides, most of these delightfully elusive societies would probably not be interested in me based on a)my gender and b)the fact I'm not from a proper public school :p:

My life is bereft :rolleyes:
Yeah I suppose so but as my hero and a former member of Apollo once said "You have simply lost the lottery of life"
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Yeah I suppose so but as my hero and a former member of Apollo once said "You have simply lost the lottery of life"
Ah crap, I'm at one of the best universities in the world doing a subject that's going to get me the job I've wanted for years and won't exactly be badly paid. Yet I'm some kind of loser because of my gender so can't join the rah-boys club. What a bummer. :rolleyes:
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