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    (Original post by 13 1 20 8 42)
    Maths is the only important subject
    Cambridge is better for Maths
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    I wholeheartedly agree.
    I hope my spelling is correct.



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    (Original post by Abstract_Prism)
    Because Oxford cares a lot about GCSEs and my GCSEs were not up to scratch. I would rather apply to Oxford though if I was in a position to.
    They really don't care that much about it - I certainly wouldn't pick Cambridge over Oxford just because of that reason, especially if you'd rather apply to Oxford.
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    (Original post by Vividly clear)
    That isn't "intricacy"

    It's just you being redundant.

    You wanna compare both schools, write Oxford or Cambridge.
    If you can't understand the title is the way it is from the opening post, I can't help you then. I'm done replying to you, so this thread doesn't go off-topic.
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    (Original post by ColossalAtom)
    If you can't understand the title is the way it is from the opening post, I can't help you then. I'm done replying to you, so this thread doesn't go off-topic.
    It's not my fault you used redundant statements in your insipid title.

    And I'm not sure why you're telling me that you're done replying to me, as if I give a flying crap what you're done with
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    Because Maths at Cambridge easily outstrips Maths at Oxford.
    Do you genuinely believe this, or are you just looking to be provocative? I'd love to know your reasons.
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    According to Guardian, you're better off getting a Maths degree from Derby University, than LSE.


    League tables are bullshi*t

    https://www.theguardian.com/educatio...or-mathematics
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    (Original post by Vividly clear)
    According to Guardian, you're better off getting a Maths degree from Derby University, than LSE.


    League tables are bullshi*t

    https://www.theguardian.com/educatio...or-mathematics
    The Guardian once had Hull and Bangor in their top ten for maths. This was particularly surprising as you couldn't do a maths degree at either university at the time - the maths departments only existed for providing maths teaching to other science departments.
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    (Original post by RichE)
    The Guardian once had Hull and Bangor in their top ten for maths. This was particularly surprising as you couldn't do a maths degree at either university at the time - the maths departments only existed for providing maths teaching to other science departments.
    Guardian

    :rofl::rofl:
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    (Original post by RichE)
    Do you genuinely believe this, or are you just looking to be provocative? I'd love to know your reasons.
    It's a bit hyperbole, but I do genuinely think that Maths at Cambridge has a certain... intangible edge over Oxford for maths. It's undeniable that Cambridge has a better reputation for maths than Oxford - perhaps that contributes.

    Then again, having just come through STEP, I may possible be a little biased.
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    It's a bit hyperbole, but I do genuinely think that Maths at Cambridge has a certain... intangible edge over Oxford for maths. It's undeniable that Cambridge has a better reputation for maths than Oxford - perhaps that contributes.

    Then again, having just come through STEP, I may possible be a little biased.
    That's fair enough. I have nothing against the Cambridge course, and am perhaps just feeling a bit raw after not being able to get any sense (as I saw it) out of Newblood in the following thread

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...3#post67339668

    (from post 767). I do sometimes think that the reputation is an historic matter, and not really borne out in the present.
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    (Original post by RichE)
    That's fair enough. I have nothing against the Cambridge course, and am perhaps just feeling a bit raw after not being able to get any sense (as I saw it) out of Newblood in the following thread

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...3#post67339668
    Ah yeah, I saw that. Didn't realise that Cambridge had that much applied in it, will need to get those applied skills sharpened up soon

    (from post 767). I do sometimes think that the reputation is an historic matter, and not really borne out in the present.
    Oh no, I definitely agree, it's not a valid point at all - but it does end up in a self-perpetuating cycle where Cambridge's image for maths is continually reinforced.
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    Applying to Oxford because I want to do PPE, they don't do that at Cambridge
    What's interesting though, here in Germany Oxford is A LOT better known than Cambridge. I believe that before I considered applying to UK unis I had barely heard about Cambridge but a lot about Oxford. (I am only talking about the general public here, scientists etc. know Cambridge of course! Just growing up I heard way more about Oxford)
    This would have never been a reason to pick Oxford over Cambridge though. But Oxford is also thought to be better than Cambridge at social sciences/humanities, don't know how true that is.
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    (Original post by Vividly clear)
    It's not my fault you used redundant statements in your insipid title.

    And I'm not sure why you're telling me that you're done replying to me, as if I give a flying crap what you're done with
    So, the intention of the title isn't directly to compare Oxford and Cambridge, even though that's what the thread has become. The title considers whether the term "Oxbridge" is redundant compared to "Cambridge" given that in OPs experience almost every "Oxbridge" person on TSR is from Cambridge, and people who ask about Oxbridge often mean Cambridge. The title didn't imply that the term is /actually/ redundant, because of course it isn't. A more complete title would say "why say Oxbridge on TSR when we can just say Cambridge" or similar. This has been condensed to "Oxbridge or Cambridge".
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    (Original post by GradeA*UnderA)
    Definitely seems like more talented people come out of Cambridge. I'm pretty sure it has twice the number of Nobel laureates than Oxford for one, along with a higher UCAS Tarrif on the other, and same/higher A Level requirements on every mutual course.

    I'm applying for medicine. Chose Oxford biochemistry as a fifth choice purely because I don't have the stamina to do the BMAT and the NatSci paper on the same day.
    Thought you can only for either Cambridge OR oxford
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    (Original post by metrize)
    Thought you can only for either Cambridge OR oxford
    Yes, that's correct; I think you've misinterpreted what I've posted?
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    Look at the course, that's the key if you are sure. Then, visit and see what your gut tells you.

    My daughter was set on Oxford for archaeology, they she visited and really didn't like it - too posh, too snotty, etc. She visited Cam and it was love at first sight. Intuitive, immediate.
 
 
 
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