Recent news item from the Guardian, BBC, Daily Telegraph, etc.
Niall Thompson, who has been attending a sixth form college in the Manchester area, has won a place at Magdalene College, Cambridge aged 15. If you are reading this, Niall, congratulations!!
When he starts reading for his degree (in Mathematics) in October 2009, aged 15 years and 9 months, he will be the second youngest Cambridge undergraduate since William Pitt the Younger, who was 14 in 1773.
The youngest Cambridge undergraduate since Pitt was Alexander Faludy, who was 15 years and 7 months in 1998 (Peterhouse, Theology and Art History).