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THE World Rankings - Oxford stays on top, Cambridge second watch

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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    They are desperately in need of a female quote system at Cambridge - it could start at, say, 75% female, just to rectify things for a few years.
    Male : Female ratio at Oxford 53:47, Cambridge 52:48 :eviltongue:
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    Male : Female ratio at Oxford 53:47, Cambridge 52:48 :eviltongue:
    I know. But mudslinging the fens is so fun. Some of it's bound to stick.
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    I know. But mudslinging the fens is so fun. Some of it's bound to stick.
    Plenty of mud in O*ford for you to sling.

    You even have books about it:

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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    Plenty of mud in O*ford for you to sling.

    You even have books about it:
    Cambridge - the pre-tutorial prep.

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    Cambridge wins on teaching tho... seems most important to me
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    Another fun day in the lives of the TSR Oxbridge Brigade
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    What makes Times any more reliable than the other rankings? I tend to use CUG, but I don't really know why.
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    It's hard to deny Cambridge's visual appeal - I guess Oxford will always be Oxford. :rolleyes: Your Wittgenstein claim is a bit over the top - he wasn't really educated at Cambs and if we're comparing researchers and teachers then a real battle will commence. :teehee: Anyway, Wittgenstein's Tractatus has been described as "plain nonsense" by the post-Wittgie people and that's good enough for me. :yep: We have Isiah Berlin you know. :smug: At least he wrote things that mean something. :lol:
    Oxford also had A J Ayer, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Jeremy Bentham, Peter Strawson.

    Bertrand Russell was educated at Cambridge though so I'm afraid that trumps everything because.. just the word 'Bertrand'.

    I definitely must stop letting my Cambridge bias get the better of me. Oxford is a titan in publishing philosophy, no matter where the philosopher comes from, and many are from Oxford. It's because I like architecture so much and Cambridge's is so good. Also Cambridge has this chilly austerity to it that is so appealing to a philosopher but Oxford has its moments- Oxford's about the interiors, Cambridge about the exteriors I'd say.
 
 
 
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