If you are an intellectual snob, a dullard and super serious about your academic subject go to Cambridge.
If your a fun go getter with a good social life who wants to achieve in business or politics it's Oxford.
Well that is one comment from someone who is biased, but you won't get a definite answer because they are both good uni's and people will stick up for whichever one they attended.
Answer: Whilst generalisation is always dangerous, there is some truth in the comment above!
Historically, Cambridge has tended to be the more radical of the two universities: eg it was a hotbed of Reformation zeal, & produced many "Puritan" leaders (eg Cromwell), & has more recently generated a fair number of Communists, Russian spies & traitors - eg Cambridge Spy Ring. On the other hand, Tariq Ali was President of the Oxford Union!
Keynesian Economics originated in Cambridge (JM Keynes was a college fellow & bursar), but it was also a major centre of "monetarist" thinking during the 1960s, '70s & '80s. Many leading "new right" Conservatives of the Thatcher/ Major era were Cambridge products (eg Geoffrey Howe, Leon Brittan, Michael Howard, Michael Portillo), but Thatcher herself went to Oxford, & Major did not go to university.
Today, "Cowley Tech" appears to be very much back in the "driving seat" where UK Govt is concerned: Cameron, Hague, Osborne, Gove, Alexander, Boris et al are all Oxford products, although The Clegg & Vince Cable went to "Fenland Poly"! Many of the last Labour Govt (eg Blair, Balls, Cooper, Mandelson, the Milibabbles & Co.) were also Oxonians, although the "colourful" Campbell (not an MP, nor technically a member of the Govt) was a Cambridge man.
During the English Civil War, Oxford was the Royalist capital, and it's probably broadly true that Oxford students still often tend to be more "Cavalier" in attitudes/ behaviour than those at Cambridge. Arguably, there is a greater variety of "interesting" student clubs/ societies at Oxford, and drama/ theatre/ performing arts are more vibrant in Oxford (eg the city has more, & better, theatres) than Cambridge. It has often been said that Oxford is a real city which happens to contain an ancient university, whereas Cambridge is a large town dominated by an ancient university: there is some truth in this assertion in terms of the respective atmospheres of the two places, & many find Cambridge the more insular & "provincial".
Cambridge's traditional focus on mathematics & science has tended to produce an ethos in which Cartesian logic, calculation/ quantification underpins intellectual activity, & in my experience Cambridge people are often quite cool & aloof - supercilious even - in manner. I have found, on average, Oxford people to be less intellectually precious, & more "rounded"/ worldly wise, than Cambridge products.
IMO, Cambridge often seems to attract/ produce clever people who are more than a little pleased with themseves, but who frequently lack "people skills" & are sometimes quite a long way along the Aspergic continuum! Oxford products seem more "grounded", are generally less intellectually arrogant, & are usually more fun to be with. That stated, without doubt, both contain, by normal standards, very high numbers of eccentrics, "oddballs", & pretentious thunderprats.
A totally subjective opinion; probably very unfair, I know. Academically, it should not be forgotten, both universities are nationally & internationally outstanding, & few can match "Camford's" output of World leading research (eg King's, Cambridge has produced more Nobel prize winners than France & Russia combined!), & it's particularly impressive when compared with that of vastly better funded American universities.
Oxford and Cambridge University
probably oxford and cambridge!
Cambridge stronger in science subjects. Oxford stronger in arts subjects.
Oxford was founded around 1170, Cambridge about 40 years later.
Cambridge was founded in 1209 (it is celebrating its 800th anniversary in 2009). Oxford was founded a little bit earlier though the exact date is unknown. Cambridge was founded by faculty from Oxford who realised they could do better and left. All the Oxford colleges (what make up Oxford University) were founded many years after the founding of Cambridge and are thus younger than Cambridge University. The University of Oxford is the oldest English-speaking university in the world.
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The University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge. Along with the universities, both are large cities with tourist attractions, shopping, restaurants etc.
Scholars running away from Oxford university.
Cambridge? I want to go there!
The top 5 universities in England based on pass rates:Cambridge UniversityLondon EconomicsOxford UniversityImperial College LondonDurham UniversityYour answer would be Oxford.
Yes, if you buy a helicopter for a college master you're guaranteed entry. Also, bring heroin. It's Oxford and Cambridge universitys' currency. A helpful Oxford university student.
Cambridge, Oxford and Harvard.
They are both equally the same
As and Bs maybe depenes on what subject
Steven Hawking studied at Cambridge and oxford university
Richard Gloucester has written: 'The face of London' -- subject(s): Pictorial works 'Oxford & Cambridge' -- subject(s): History, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford
no. unfortunately, cambridge, oxford, ucl, and imperial do not offerdentistry.
According to the TImes higher education supplement top 200 list, Oxford is the best in UK, followed by Cambridge.
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No Oxford university is the oldest.
Hawking began his university education at University College, Oxford
Cambridge at one time was considered to be a posh university along with Oxford. However both are no longer considered as such.
The Times university rankings state that Harvard University is number 1 in the world, followed by Yale (US), Cambridge (UK) and Oxford (UK).
I guess it is University of Cambridge, England, and University College, Oxford...