Cambridge or Oxford, which do you prefer?

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Cambridge or Oxford?

Poll ended at 27 May 2018, 5:21am

Cambridge
3
18%
Oxford
4
24%
neither
2
12%
both
1
6%
Milton Keynes (right at the centre)
2
12%
another uni town (which?)
4
24%
Heidelberg or Tuebingen
1
6%
Abingdon
0
No votes
Newmarket
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 17

merseymouth
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Re: Cambridge or Oxford, which do you prefer?

Postby merseymouth » 7 Sep 2019, 4:00pm

Hi all, If it's grey flannel bags then it's Oxford for me, with a nice rowing blazer, very natty :roll: . TTFN MM

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Re: Cambridge or Oxford, which do you prefer?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 31 Dec 2019, 12:26pm

Browsing some old copies of the Gazette, in the December 1995 issue Bob Wells bleated about cycling in the City of screaming tyres*, Oxford
Apparently the previous issue of the Gazette had claimed cycling in Oxford was pleasant
Anything changed?

* used to be the City of dreaming spires, in the time of Zuleika Dobbin
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Re: Cambridge or Oxford, which do you prefer?

Postby Hobbs1951 » 31 Dec 2019, 12:31pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:
* used to be the City of dreaming spires, in the time of Zuleika Dobbin


Dobson not Dobbin, and I prefer my Alma Mater.

John.

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Re: Cambridge or Oxford, which do you prefer?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 31 Dec 2019, 12:40pm

Hobbs1951 wrote:
Cyril Haearn wrote:
* used to be the City of dreaming spires, in the time of Zuleika Dobbin


Dobson not Dobbin, and I prefer my Alma Mater.

John.

I know, the instant spelling 'corrector' struck again :?
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Re: Cambridge or Oxford, which do you prefer?

Postby Hobbs1951 » 31 Dec 2019, 12:57pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:
Hobbs1951 wrote:
Cyril Haearn wrote:
* used to be the City of dreaming spires, in the time of Zuleika Dobbin


Dobson not Dobbin, and I prefer my Alma Mater.

John.

I know, the instant spelling 'corrector' struck again :?


Lazy, how would you like it if your name was misspelt ?

John.

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Re: Cambridge or Oxford, which do you prefer?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 31 Dec 2019, 1:03pm

Hobbs1951 wrote:
Cyril Haearn wrote:
Hobbs1951 wrote:
Dobson not Dobbin, and I prefer my Alma Mater.

John.

I know, the instant spelling 'corrector' struck again :?


Lazy, how would you like it if your name was misspelt ?

John.

My name is often misspelt or pronounced wrongly, I dinnae mind, it is a chance to show magnanimity
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Re: Cambridge or Oxford, which do you prefer?

Postby drossall » 31 Dec 2019, 1:17pm

So's mine. The problem is preventing spell-checkers from "improving" the spelling of my name when I'm not looking :roll:

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Re: Cambridge or Oxford, which do you prefer?

Postby mercalia » 28 Feb 2020, 9:11pm

An interesting article how postrgrad work there is a the preserve of the rich with eye watering fees, little or no bursaries and the only need is to find an academic who will over see your work, maybe no even an interview. Thus all the rich from the world whoa re over represented, get a chance to add a higher Oxbridge degree to theit cv, but few from the UK with limited means

https://life.spectator.co.uk/articles/how-oxbridge-phds-became-the-preserve-of-the-super-rich/

so ****** both of them

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Re: Cambridge or Oxford, which do you prefer?

Postby Mick F » 29 Feb 2020, 8:43am

There's no "I don't care" option.
Mick F. Cornwall

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Re: Cambridge or Oxford, which do you prefer?

Postby carpetcleaner » 29 Feb 2020, 10:03am

I've only ever been to these cities to watch football matches and from this brief experience I prefer Cambridge.

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Re: Cambridge or Oxford, which do you prefer?

Postby sjs » 29 Feb 2020, 10:20am

mercalia wrote:An interesting article how postrgrad work there is a the preserve of the rich with eye watering fees, little or no bursaries and the only need is to find an academic who will over see your work, maybe no even an interview. Thus all the rich from the world whoa re over represented, get a chance to add a higher Oxbridge degree to theit cv, but few from the UK with limited means

https://life.spectator.co.uk/articles/how-oxbridge-phds-became-the-preserve-of-the-super-rich/

so ****** both of them


I was at Cambridge in the 70s and early 80, under- and post-graduate, and it cost me nothing. How times have changed.

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Re: Cambridge or Oxford, which do you prefer?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 29 Feb 2020, 12:22pm

Right again sjs
Just seen a film by Ken Loach, 'Sorry we missed you'
' Why should I go to university? My mate did, he has a debt of 57 grand and a zero-hours 'job' in a call centre', bleats one of the characters
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Re: Cambridge or Oxford, which do you prefer?

Postby carpetcleaner » 29 Feb 2020, 1:49pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:Right again sjs
Just seen a film by Ken Loach, 'Sorry we missed you'
' Why should I go to university? My mate did, he has a debt of 57 grand and a zero-hours 'job' in a call centre', bleats one of the characters


Increasing the supply of graduates does not increase the demand for them from employers. Graduates with the academic ability which matches that of students of the 60s and 70s when the higher education system was much smaller and harder to enter won't be working in call centres. They'll have the good jobs graduates have always had.

Nobody is forced to attend university and people who do end up with a useless degree can't blame anyone except themselves. They should have done some research before going to university and investigated the likely demand for graduates of their academic ability in the discipline they intend to study.

My nephew is of average academic ability and knew it from his schooldays. He did this research with the help of his teachers and his family. He concluded that the many degree courses available to him were useless, so he left school and got a job. His brother is much more able academically, went to a good university to study an in demand course and is in no debt whatsoever as his employer paid off his student loan debt as a golden hello.

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Re: Cambridge or Oxford, which do you prefer?

Postby mattheus » 29 Feb 2020, 6:05pm

Mick F wrote:There's no "I don't care" option.


What, like the Mick's-weather-forecast thread?
or the
Mick-rode-a-chopper-a-long-way thread(s)?

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Re: Cambridge or Oxford, which do you prefer?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 29 Feb 2020, 7:27pm

Yes there was, 'neither' but the poll is closed :?
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