Oxford and Cambridge Universities


The famed “ancient universities” of England, dating back to the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Oxford and Cambridge have long held a commanding position in English education, and their graduates have often gained eminence in public life.

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notes for Oxford and Cambridge Universities

The names of these two universities are sometimes merged into “Oxbridge.”

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