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Why did YOU choose Oxford or Cambridge over the other?

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    (Original post by Harry S Truman)
    Cambridge's University Library is much more useful to an undergraduate student than Oxford's Bodleian.
    Am I the only one who finds it quite cool that readers can only use one pencil in Duke Humfrey's Library?
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    (Original post by Postscript)
    Generally speaking...Oxfordonions smile with a warm heart Cambridge folk seem hollow, misty, unreachable even - and not in a good way. A humanity of sorts attracted me to Oxford.
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    Neither there both crap
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    (Original post by STFU)
    Neither there the're both crap
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    I do kind of regret my choice because I kind of think the course at Cambridge might of been better for me, but I chose to apply to Oxford purely for the fact that it seemed like a more vibrant city with more things going on whereas although Cambridge is nice for a picturesque punt on the river on a sunny day trip, i couldn't imagine being a student there
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    (Original post by STFU)
    Neither there both crap
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    Neither there the're they're both crap
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    Because Oxford's ranked higher for humanities, and I started my course doing just German (without the science-y linguistics bit). Doesn't really come down to more than that, though having visited both cities since starting uni (I'd never been to Cambridge before I came) I do think I prefer Oxford as a city as well over Cambridge, as it feels more like a university integrated within a city and less like a university with some shops and random people's houses dotted about in the middle.
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    (Original post by a rusH)
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    Oops.

    How do you spell petard?

    Done too late at night
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    (Original post by panda11)
    Cambridge because it's closer to me (30 mins drive) & so I know the city well (ridiculously Durham was my insurance - miles away & I've never been there!).

    Have only visisted Oxford once but found the city centre busier than Camb. A professor at Christ Church Oxford told me that "the main difference between Oxford and Cambridge is that Cambridge has more green areas", but whether he was talking nonsense I don't know.

    (EDIT: haha most people seem to have based their decision on league tables/courses offered etc., mine is essentially because "I like going shopping in Cambridge.")
    What shops are there :eek: I didn't see very many when I visited!
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    (Original post by STFU)
    Neither there both crap
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    I chose Cam over Oxford as I preferred the structure of their Engineering / ChemEng course
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    I got PhD offers from both. Physics at Cavendish in Cam and Materials Science at Ox.

    I chose Ox over Cam because I got a full stipend at Ox whereas only a fees only stipend at Cam.
    Never been to Ox or Cam so far... That´s why I can´t say anything about their quality as a place to live in.
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    (Original post by STFU)
    Neither there both crap

    Someone got rejected:rolleyes:
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    Because this

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    will never top this

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    My role models attended Cam.

    Not once did I consider the other place
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    Oxford does PPE and it is more lively. Cambridge was too village-y for me.
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    (Original post by Ja-m-ie)
    Oxford does PPE and it is more lively. Cambridge was too village-y for me.
    "Village-y"?

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    (Original post by Lord of the Flies)
    "Village-y"?

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    The theory is that Cambridge is just a university, and not much else. Oxford is meant to be a real city as well, with nightlife/shops/whatever.

    [Never visited Cambridge, so I can't really judge...]
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    (Original post by Lord of the Flies)
    "Village-y"?

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    I chose Oxford, however this picture is positively stunning!
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    (Original post by Lord of the Flies)
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    Still looks pretty villagey to me :dontknow:

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