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Mattmoy_2000
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Ewan Blair's girlfriend is at Castle, and he has been banned from the undie for starting fights. Allegedly he (or his girlfriend) told someone who asked him if he was Ewan Blair to "fuc of you dirty little commoner", or words to that effect. Another alleged quote is from the Master, who I've heard quoted as saying "Ewan Blair didn't get into Castle because he's a wnakre".
As to old boys networks, there's 2 Etonians and no Harrovians at Castle in my year. Make what you will of that.
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(Original post by Mattmoy_2000)
Another alleged quote is from the Master, who I've heard quoted as saying "Ewan Blair didn't get into Castle because he's a wnakre".
As to old boys networks, there's 2 Etonians and no Harrovians at Castle in my year. Make what you will of that.
Ooh harsh words from the Master there, but probably spot on, if he chooses to have a girlfriend like that

I've only ever met one person from Harrow and he's at Trevs!

*I'm talking about Harrow school here, if anyone gets confused.*

*Incidentally, two of my housemates live on the border of Harrow and Brent!*
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If it's not as prestigous then it's Durhams fault for running rubbish courses...
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I disagree, and think that no, it's not as prestigious as it used to be.

But neither is Oxford or Cambridge. They all used to be very elitist, and with the introduction of new legislation, etc. they have all come a lot closer to the "regular" universities. I think that Durham isn't all that prestigious to be honest....since I got in! :rolleyes:
'Prestigious' isn't the same as 'posh'… I reckon if somewhere has a good reputation for its teaching, and high entrance requirements, then it's prestigious… So Durham fits my definition. Oxbridge is more prestigious though.
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