That could be too. I think I distinguishing feature of Guy’s crowd is their air of intellectualism. Regardless of their roots (and I think most were of modest roots), they most went into intellectual fields: film, directing, acting, law, and whatever the fuck Grayzr does. As SmashMartian said, poncey wankers.
I don’t know if this is informative in any way, but for a long time there was a distinction between universities and polytechnics, which have been relabeled as unis only in the past 20 years or so. Unis were more liberal arts and polys were more practical, and as such they didn’t have the same prestige. So I’m thinking Rick is the sort to have gone to a poly to start his career, whereas the rest have all got the kind of degree that doesn’t usually translate directly into a career.
Polytechnics were newer, and seen as very much second tier. Now they are all universities, but they all have silly names like Nottingham Trent or Oxford Brookes, or Liverpool John Moores, and everyone still looks down on them as ‘ex-polys’. Or at least they did 20 years ago when I refused to even consider going to one