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Christopher de Bellaigue

Christopher de Bellaigue

is an author and journalist. His forthcoming book, “The Islamic Enlightenment: The Struggle Between Faith and Reason, 1798 to Modern Times”, will be published in 2017

Eton and the making of a modern elite

The world’s most famous school has produced 20 British prime ministers – Boris Johnson being the latest addition. But as old boy Christopher de Bellaigue learns when he goes back, it is trying to reinvent itself as an agent of social change. From the archive