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Do you believe that to measure the quality of a university by its age (with terms such as 'redbrick') is now largely redundant, in light of universities such as York, Warwick, Bath, etc?

Of course, there are some correlations with age and quality (with the 'ancient' universities generally being excellent), but is it foolish just to blindly state 'x university is better than y university, because it is a redbrick' even when evidence suggests that y university is generally better in terms of research, teaching, facilities, etc?

Does this attitude mean that because a university is labelled a 'redbrick', it has its place in terms of reputation sealed - even if its standards fall or newer universities overtake it? Is this not illogical?
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I couldn't care less if my University is a 'redbrick' or not.
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