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How Posh Was Your University?

Red trousers as far as the eye can see.

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  1. Tick off all the things your university had:

    Student halls that aren't made of pure concrete
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    Student halls that aren't made of pure concrete
    An enormous endowment
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    An enormous endowment
    A Latin Motto
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    A Latin Motto
    Formal dinners
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    Formal dinners
    Gowns you wear to dinner
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    Gowns you wear to dinner
    A fancy library
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    A fancy library
    Alumni in politics
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    Alumni in politics
    A great hall
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    A great hall
    Summer balls
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    Summer balls
    A building that looked like Hogwarts
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    A building that looked like Hogwarts
    Winter balls
    Via ollie harridge/Flickr
    Winter balls
    A proper theatre
    Via Derby Theatre
    A proper theatre
    A notable chancellor
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    A notable chancellor
    A croquet lawn
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    A croquet lawn
    Oil paintings of the founders
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    Oil paintings of the founders
    Ridiculous slang
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    Ridiculous slang
    Grass you can’t walk on
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    Grass you can’t walk on
    Famous students
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    Famous students
    Tweed-wearing lecturers
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    Tweed-wearing lecturers
    Red trousers
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    Red trousers
    Barbour jackets
    Via Barbour/Orvis
    Barbour jackets
    A chap
    Via Channel 4
    A chap
    Ocado deliveries
    Via Ocado
    Ocado deliveries
    Cheese & wine nights
    Via Bob Cotter
    Cheese & wine nights
    An OTC
    Via U.S. Army photo by Spc. Brett Hurd
    An OTC
    Drinking societies
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    Drinking societies
    A Conservative society
    Via @Conservatives
    A Conservative society
    A “union”
    Via Padraic/Flickr
    A “union”
    Famous speakers
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    Famous speakers
    Rah accents
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    Rah accents
    Loads of private school students
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    Loads of private school students
    A boat house
    Via The wub/Wikimedia Commons
    A boat house
    A rowing team
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    A rowing team
    A sailing team
    Via Etnoy/Wikimedia Commons
    A sailing team
    A polo team
    Via Siddha/Wikimedia Commons
    A polo team
    A varsity tournament
    Via Andreas Polo/Wikimedia Commons
    A varsity tournament
    Tourists
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    Tourists
    Royal alumni
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    Royal alumni
    A sense of entitlement
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    A sense of entitlement

How Posh Was Your University?

It ~may~ have had a Latin motto and the odd stray red trouser wearing lad, but it was not very posh. While you might not have had fancy buildings or a sailing society you probably had a lot more fun not spending three years in a stuffy antiquarian institution.

your university was not very posh
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You may have had a few fancy buildings but you probably never went in them. Your uni might have had the odd celebrity alumnus, and you probably had a couple of posh sports teams and a Tory society.

your university was a bit posh
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Your campus was no doubt littered with delightful architecture (apart from those horrible 1960s buildings which they omitted from the prospectus) and there was definitely quite a high number of private school students. You probably regularly had talks from famous alumni.

your university was pretty posh
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Your university was probably full of red trouser wearing boys called Hugo. You definitely had black tie balls and a very successful rowing team, and you can count at least one Prime Minister in your alumnus. It probably looked like Hogwarts to be honest.

your university was extremely posh
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