Eton and Eton College

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Eton College © Herry Lawford

Eton College © Herry Lawford

Eton is a town and civil parish in Berkshire, England, lying on the opposite bank of the River Thames to Windsor and connected to it by Windsor Bridge. It has a population of 5,000. Eton was transferred from Buckinghamshire to Berkshire in 1974. Since 1998 it has been part of the unitary authority of Windsor and Maidenhead.

Neither Windsor nor Eton is desperately large and walking is a good way around the central area. For example it will take you no more than 15 minutes to walk from Eton College Chapel to Windsor Castle. Several streets, including Windsor Bridge and Peascod Street (the main shopping street) are pedestrianised.

Eton College, often referred to simply as Eton, is a British independent school for boys aged 13 to 18. It was founded in 1440 by King Henry VI as “The King’s College of Our Lady of Eton besides Wyndsor”. It is one of the original nine English public schools as defined by the Public Schools Act 1868. Eton has a long list of distinguished former pupils. David Cameron is the nineteenth British Prime Minister to have attended Eton.

Windsor Bridge and Town, seen from Eton © Aurelien Guichard Tom Brown's schoolwear © geograph.org.uk Eton's main theatre, Farrer Theatre © ExpressingYourself River Thames at Eton © Cham Eton from Windsor Castle © Ibagli Eton College - The Court © Kaihsu Tai Eton College - Quadrangle © jtriefen Eton College - Dorney Lake © Doc Searls Eton College © Carlos Luis M C da Cruz Eton College © Carlos Luis M C da Cruz Eton College Chapel © Herry Lawford Eton College © Herry Lawford
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Windsor Bridge and Town, seen from Eton © Aurelien Guichard
Eton has traditionally been referred to as “the chief nurse of England’s statesmen”, and has been described as the most famous public school in the world. Early in the 20th century, a historian of Eton wrote, “No other school can claim to have sent forth such a cohort of distinguished figures to make their mark on the world”.

Eton Dorney Rowing Centre at Dorney Lake is a world-class venue that will be used for the Rowing events during the London 2012 Games.

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