But, then again...amount to do per area in Ox atleast is far higher...I wont speak on behalf of tabland since it all seems to be fields...
I think you can get past with most things in Oxford, and there is certainly not a lack of things to do...but, yes - it doesn't have the same magnitude, but I think that is both a positive and a negative point in some respects...
The standard of life in Oxford and Cambridge is higher than that of London. In terms of day to day life anyway. London has huge museums, nightclubs and posh shops and restaraunts , but how often is a student going to access these? once a week/month unless their loaded. If you need these things they are only an hour away. I live in London and it takes me 1hr mins to get anyware by bus or tube anyway!
Pres_bens never going to convince me any of the London unis are as good as Oxbridge, academically or socially. I myself rejected Imperial college and UCL offers twice to get into the 'bastion of privilege and city of dreaming spires'.
I have also lived in London and worked for a UCL department.
I just want to say to whoever anonymously neg repped me for one of my earlier posts... get a sense of humour.
I dont think pres ben is trying to convince you of that...He makes very good points that london is a wonderfully diverse, large, metropolitan city that offers many things Oxford does not, but I'm sure he would agree that in the case of both of the cities the sociability and education are what you make of the advantages given to you, and each individuals inherent preferences mean that you cannot pidgeonhole one university as being better on all levels - personally I am a fan of the outdoors and the countryside, hence I would hate to have gone from that environment to studying in London, but others feel the opposite.
Most simply, do whatever you feel is best of you, and no one can convince you otherwise.
Unless you go to Bristol ofcourse, in which case you've fecked up somewhere...
Is either oxford or cambridge perceived as better in general, by the average person? I say this b/c most people I've spoken to from the U.K. have given me the impression that they think that Oxford is to Cambridge what Yale is to Harvard.
What the 'average person' thinks and what 'top employers' think are very different. Employers are, perhaps, surprisingly well versed in what is good and what isn't quite so good when it comes to universities and the courses.
For what it is worth, in the general public, I'm pretty sure Oxford and Cambridge are on pretty level begging for overall university reputation. Some will know Cambridge is traditionally stronger in Sciences and Oxford arts. If you start going into much more detail than that, I think we can safely say this isn't the "general public" anymore.
Actually president ben, I was implying exactly what I asked, i.e, which uni wows average joe more. Obviously you dont pick based on that, and considering the fact that my sig says oxford and my question suggests cambridge is seen as the better one, you'd think that was obvious.