Oxford and Cambridge universities should be turned into museums and charities. I don't believe they have any place in a 21st century meritocratic British society. For centuries, these universities have divided British society by promoting a 'them Vs us' approach to education. This is wrong. Education is about inclusively, not exclusivity. Oxbridge have limited economic growth. An increasing number of young people fail to reach their potential because these universities promote social inequality, a corrosive British class system, institutional racism, and nepotism, all methods they use to protect 'white privilege' and sustain the British class system and thus their existence. Post-Brexit Britain needs a strong economy, and Oxbridge must reform and promote an inclusive environment to achieve this. Free, universal high quality education for everyone always creates the strongest economy, just like it has in Germany and Scandinavia.
What do you think??
They are bastions of the Middle Ages
Oxbridge is world famous with students from all over the world seeking admission.
They operate as an academic meritocracy dedicated to seeking out the highest achieving students who are committed to fulfilling personal ambitions that tend to be sky high.
High calibre teaching standards, impressive facilities, students considered "the cream of the cream" who combine talent with ambition, perseverance, the determination to succeed and skilled industry networking.
It is true that not everyone wants to apply to enter that sort of environment or can fit in without causing trouble to others.
I didn't apply because it wasn't for me but its far from accurate to assert that Oxbridge is culturally reflective of the Middle Ages.
They are both charities already!
(Original post by Mykolajiw)
Oxford and Cambridge universities should be turned into museums and charities.
As said by others they are already charities.
They also host excellent museums including the Fitzwilliam
Good to see you agree with yourself
PS. Moved to Educational debate
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