Mark Griffin, alumnus of ES Culham, has a European School education in common with Boris Johnson, but it is fair to say it has not left them seeing eye to eye

In his exuberant history The Dream of Rome, Boris Johnson reveals something of his own early schooling.

I was part of a similar experiment, attending the European School in Culham, a few miles south of Oxford, only a few years after Boris had left Brussels.

What I loved, but rather took for granted, during those teenage years was that many of my seminal experiences were being mediated through so many prisms beyond my own.

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