The University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge are the twomost prestigious and oldest universities in the English Speaking World.They are attended by the smartest, often wealthiest people, not justfrom the UK, but also around the World. Together, the universities are known as Oxbridge.
OxfordOxford is a town in centralsouthern England, famous forit´s architecture with oldfashioned, church like buildings. The university itself is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. There are more than 21,000 students studying here. To attend this place of study, you need to have achieved 11 As/A*s at GCSE and have 3 A Levels of A grade…and even then you might not get a place! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxAU88LxLis
CambridgeCambridge is a town that´s quite near to London. It´s, likeOxford, in central southern England. It´s famous for its cobbledstreets, chapels and gardens.It also has a large riverflowing through it.
SubjectsThe subjects on offer are often bizarre. Someone I know went toOxford and studied Medieval Russian! Dress Code In Oxford and Cambridge universities, you have to look smart all of the time. People wear shirts, ties, blazers and shoes to attend lectures and classes.
The peopleThe people who attendOxford and Cambridgeare mostly from veryrich backgrounds. Theyattended private schoolslike Eton, and havefamily wealth.People say they can bepretentious and out oftouch with the rest ofUK. They arestereotyped as a bitgeeky.
Famous peopleMany famous people have attended these twouniversities. 26 British prime ministers went toOxford (including David Cameron), Rowan Atkinson(Mr Bean!), Stephen Hawking and even former USApresident Bill Clinton. In Cambridge, Sacha Baron-Cohen, and Thandie Newton.
Boat RaceEvery year, there´s a boat race between the Cambridge and Oxforduniversities. The competitors have to be at these universities, but can be ofany nationality and sometimes even Olympians have competed. Often it´sAmericans on either side.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1Lg2QOp540