Tuesday, 21 July 2009


Not wishing to sound like a cracked record, but this is very strong evidence of what I've been arguing for some time: the Guardian is more "talk" than "walk".

Here's a (long) list of Oxbridge attendees at the ever-so-equal Guardian. It's not comprehensive, unfortunately.

Martin Kettle – Balliol College, Oxford

George Monbiot – Brasenose College, Oxford

Jonathan Freedland – Wadham College, Oxford

Catherine Bennett – Hertford College, Oxford

Zoe Williams – Lincoln College, Oxford

Tanya Gold – Merton College, Oxford

Marina Hyde – Christ Church, Oxford

Bidisha Bandyopadhyay – St Edmund Hall, Oxford

Melanie Phillips – St Anne's College, Oxford

Emily Bell – A. N. Other College, Oxford

Allegra Stratton – Emmanuel College, Cambridge

Peter Bradshaw – A. N. Other College, Cambridge

David Mitchell – Peterhouse, Cambridge

Riazat Butt – A. N. Other College, Oxford

David Shariatmadari – King's College, Cambridge

Timothy Garton Ash – St. Antony's College, Oxford

Simon Tisdall – Downing College, Cambridge

Andrew Osborn – Oriel College, Oxford

Jane Martinson – A. N. Other College, Cambridge

John Hooper – St Catharines College, Cambridge

Ian Black – A.N. Other College, Cambridge

Sam Leith – Magdalen College, Oxford

Peter Preston – St John's College, Oxford

Andrew Rawnsley – Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge

Simon Jenkins – St John's College, Oxford

Alexander Chancellor – Trinity Hall, Cambridge

Alan Rusbridger – Magdalene College, Cambridge

Paul Sagar – Balliol College, Oxford

Richard Norton-Taylor – Hertford College, Oxford

Clare Armitstead – St Hilda's College, Oxford

Janine Gibson – St John's College, Oxford

Martin Wainwright – Merton College, Oxford

Victoria Coren – St Johns College, Oxford

Simon Hoggart – King's College, Cambridge

Nick Cohen – Hertford College, Oxford

Ben Goldacre – Magdalen College, Oxford

Seumas Milne – Balliol College, Oxford

Rowenna Davis – Balliol College, Oxford

Hadley Freeman – St Anne's College, Oxford

Paul Lewis – King's College, Cambridge

John Harris – Queen's College, Oxford

Madeleine Bunting – Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

Jackie Ashley – St Anne's College, Oxford

Polly Toynbee – St Anne's College, Oxford

(Also Larry Elliott, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge)

From here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/jul/20/social-mobility-inequality-milburn?commentid=dae7c0a3-e125-46a4-8706-fcbb42a912ee


matt h2o said...

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matt h2o said...

On the Gruaniad site, that is...