Ramo, in all fairness, you're not at university yet, and you definitely know nothing about the respective merits of university departments. Oxford is another university, just like Glasgow, just like Bangor. It's really none of my concern how people view the three, I merely know that there's staff at Glasgow who I don't think are anywhere near this 'world-class' bracket that people talk of, and there are staff at Oxford who aren't in the same league as the staff at Glasgow. There's some average-at-best students at Glasgow, who I don't hold out a great deal of hope for the future for, at least not academically, and there's a few who are every bit as talented in my opinion as the majority of the people I've met at Oxford. The gap is small in my opinion- in TSR's, and for people who've never been to university, it seems huge. It's completely rational to claim Oxford and Cambridge have departments inferior, and known to be as such, than plenty of places in the UK. They're few and far between, and they're usually amongst the best anyway, but it wouldn't stop me swapping Oxford for a Leeds/St Andrews/Bristol/UCD/KCL etc in a minute for very good reasons. Until you've been there, arguing from a point of zero expertise is pretty futile.