Eton College

Ian Fleming entered Eton College in the autumn term of 1921.  His brother Peter had started a year before and was already earning a reputation for academic brilliance.  In contrast, Ian was not a gifted scholar but excelled at athletics for which he was twice awarded victor ludorum (champion of the games).  In 1925 Ian co-edited an issue of the school magazine The Wyvern which featured his first published short story, The Ordeal of Caryl St. George.

Left: Ian Fleming’s Eton College Leaving Portrait, 1926.

Right: Victor Ludorum at Eton College.

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