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Eton

(ē`tən), town (1991 pop. 3,559), Windsor and Maidenhead, central England, on the Thames River. It is known chiefly for Eton College, largest and most famous of the English public schools, founded with King's College, Cambridge, by King Henry VI in 1440. Some of the buildings (chapel, lower school, cloisters) date back to the 15th cent. Eton is unlike other English public schools in that it does not have a prefect system. At Eton senior students have a larger voice in the selection of student leaders. Another distinctive feature at Eton is the tutorial system, by which each student has a personal tutor. Many of England's most notable men were schooled at Eton. It maintains a close alliance with King's College, Cambridge; scholarships are offered between the institutions. The annual cricket match between Eton and Harrow attracts much attention.
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Eton

 

a town in Great Britain in the south of the county of Buckinghamshire, on the left bank of the Thames opposite the city of Windsor. Population, approximately 5, 000 (1970). Eton is famous for the school founded there in 1440, Eton College, which takes most of its students from aristocratic families.

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Eton

1. a town in S England, in Windsor and Maidenhead unitary authority, Berkshire, near the River Thames: site of Eton College, a public school for boys founded in 1440. Pop.: 3821 (2001 est.)
2. this college
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Again coached up by Ferdinand to the point of making himself popular, he shook hands in the most brilliant manner with the whole company, and even said to Bar, 'I hope you were not bored by my pears?' To which Bar retorted, 'Eton, my lord, or Parliamentary?' neatly showing that he had mastered the joke, and delicately insinuating that he could never forget it while his life remained.
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"What sort of message does this send to the millions of children with hopes and dreams, whose parents can't afford the PS14,000-per-term cost to send their children to Eton?" He added: "If we hope to make any meaningful change to a system that prioritises wealth and privilege over support for the most vulnerable in our society, we must deal with the origin of these injustices - private schools."
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