How stupid rich kids get into Oxford University

“The future journalist Toby Young, rejected after failing to get the two Bs and a C1 at ‘A’ level that Brasenose College had required of him, was lucky enough to have a father well positioned to phone the admissions tutor himself….he got into Oxford only because his father was Michael Young, Baron Young of Dartington…”


1 2 Bs and a C were a minimum requirement for most universities in the 1980s never mind Oxford.

From: Simon Kuper Chums: How a tiny caste of Oxford Tories took over the UK (2022) p9

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