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    That the University of Cambridge was formed by Oxford rejects/those who had been expelled from Oxford? If so, this clearly implies that Cambridge University is rubbish and will NEVER be anywhere as near good as Oxford or any of the other global universities such as Yale.
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    I think I had heard something along those lines too, although bear in mind this would have been about 800 years ago. Cambridge is actually ranked as a better university than Oxford now and has been for some time.
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    Not true. It was formed by Oxford people who were fleeing from conflict.
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    (Original post by 002)
    That the University of Cambridge was formed by Oxford rejects/those who had been expelled from Oxford? If so, this clearly implies that Cambridge University is rubbish and will NEVER be anywhere as near good as Oxford or any of the other global universities such as Yale.
    As a consequence of one of the numerous "town vs. gown" confrontations in the 12th and 13th centuries, many scholars fled Oxford and established new institutions at Cambridge.

    I guess you're at least partly right when you say "expelled from Oxford", but in this case expelled by the townsfolk rather than the university.
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    Someone really needs to sort out the History of Oxford wikipedia page. Copying the history section from the main page would be a start!
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    (Original post by 002)
    That the University of Cambridge was formed by Oxford rejects/those who had been expelled from Oxford? If so, this clearly implies that Cambridge University is rubbish and will NEVER be anywhere as near good as Oxford or any of the other global universities such as Yale.
    Only in the same way that America was formed from those who left Britain. Or is that agreeing?


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