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when I was at my interview at robinson they told me that the whole of robinson collegee is insured for less than the trinity wine cellar!

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I think fishpaste said it could pay for everyone!

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Oh whoops, misread it! Still don't know that the colleges would be happy accepting charitable donations though, especially not with all the rivalry But god, it'd be nice...
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(Original post by Jools)
College inequality is huge at Oxford. Whilst the official prospectus claims that all colleges are alike, accommodation ranges from £60-£140/week... academically 1 college has 30% getting 1sts another 10%... number of books in library goes from 40,000 to 180,000... search for it in uk-l, it's all been raised plenty of times.
I did try to search through the archives, but anything I tried either returned nothing or several hundred posts. I would appreciate some hints about keywords to search for, or the titles of any threads you particularly remember.
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Well, if Trinity offered free accommodation to all its undergrads that would probably have caused unrest amongst the students elsewhere in the university, I expect. But I think they probably could afford it!
In this vein, I once heard the rumour that St. John's wanted to waive its college fees, at one stage, but didn't because all the other colleges would complain. This rumour is probably just that, though, given the mammoth size (£2.4 million) of its deficit at the moment.
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is it true that king's cambridge is relatively impoverished?
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is it true that king's cambridge is relatively impoverished?
Yes. They're in a bit of financial trouble and trying to raise rents to compensate, which is going down appallingly badly with the students...
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(Original post by MadNatSci)
Yes. They're in a bit of financial trouble and trying to raise rents to compensate, which is going down appallingly badly with the students...
...I think they couldn't have found a worse set of students to try it on with in Cambridge too.

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...I think they couldn't have found a worse set of students to try it on with in Cambridge too.

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On the other hand I can't imagine many students willing to give up their places at the college over the rent.

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(Original post by leda swanson)
is it true that king's cambridge is relatively impoverished?
The financial situation is not at dire as that at St. John's, though. King's have just a modest deficit.
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The financial situation is not at dire as that at St. John's, though. King's have just a modest deficit.
That modest deficit is in the range of about £40 million.
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That modest deficit is in the range of about £40 million.
£40 million? I thought the figure for King's was £1 million and that for St. John's £2.4 million (someone said that the latter's deficit has reduced to £1 million as well because the remainder 'had been found', but I'm not sure I see how that's possible).
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That modest deficit is in the range of about £40 million.
Hmm... I found a Guardian article on King's, which seems to indicate a deficit of £1.2 million. http://education.guardian.co.uk/stud...067201,00.html. I wonder why there is such a great disparity; I thought college accounts were supposed to be in the public domain.
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