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

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Mick F
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Re: Cambridge or Oxford, which do you prefer?

Postby Mick F » 29 Feb 2020, 7:46pm

mattheus wrote:
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)?
:lol: :lol:
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Re: Cambridge or Oxford, which do you prefer?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 14 Jun 2020, 10:04am

Not been to Oxford for a few years, I was shocked to read that 155 000 people live there now, I thought it was about 100 000
The median house price is more than half a million :?
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Re: Cambridge or Oxford, which do you prefer?

Postby Bonefishblues » 14 Jun 2020, 10:38am

Cyril Haearn wrote:Not been to Oxford for a few years, I was shocked to read that 155 000 people live there now, I thought it was about 100 000
The median house price is more than half a million :?

I doubt the median is over 500K.

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Re: Cambridge or Oxford, which do you prefer?

Postby merseymouth » 14 Jun 2020, 11:21am

Hi again, Never been to Cambridge, so know nowt!
Oxford finds me in the White Horse on the Broad :D . Good beer, great pies 8) . Morse to follow. MM

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Re: Cambridge or Oxford, which do you prefer?

Postby freeflow » 14 Jun 2020, 12:57pm

Neither. Both are filled with mindless pbo's which makes cycling a pain.

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Re: Cambridge or Oxford, which do you prefer?

Postby Oldjohnw » 14 Jun 2020, 3:25pm

I doubt either Oxford or Cambridge are full of mindless people.
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Re: Cambridge or Oxford, which do you prefer?

Postby merseymouth » 14 Jun 2020, 4:28pm

I concur about O & C not being full of mindless people! But I would say that they are places were the opinion is very firmly set so as to become clones that maintain the status quo. Don't rock the boat, so later you may have a step ladder given to you so you can sit atop the greasy pole :roll: :roll: :roll: :twisted: :lol: . Whether it's bolshie posh bloke or a chippy one from the slums, the system will maintain its poise, don't make waves! MM

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Re: Cambridge or Oxford, which do you prefer?

Postby Morzedec » 14 Jun 2020, 6:15pm

Hello all, our family business headquarters are in Oxford - and in Cambridge!

Neither is the city that I once knew, both being over-priced, over-populated, and over-visited: we are now actively looking (I say we, but mean my daughters) to find a different location that will be (a) less stressful (b) less expensive, but (c) one which still has a pool of decent, hard-working, staff.

We also have an office in Sydney, but are suffering labour problems there so may well close it next year.

I did wonder about trying Exeter (we do need to be near a University). Any suggestions, folks?

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Re: Cambridge or Oxford, which do you prefer?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 14 Jun 2020, 6:20pm

Please Morzedec, what is your business exactly?
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Re: Cambridge or Oxford, which do you prefer?

Postby sjs » 14 Jun 2020, 6:57pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:Please Morzedec, what is your business exactly?


Punt hire?

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Re: Cambridge or Oxford, which do you prefer?

Postby Marcus Aurelius » 14 Jun 2020, 7:10pm

Oculi omnium spectant in te, Deus! Tu das illis escas tempore opportuno. Aperis manum tuam et imples omne animal tua benedictione. Mensae caelestis nos participes facias, Deus, Rex aeternae gloriae.

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Re: Cambridge or Oxford, which do you prefer?

Postby merseymouth » 15 Jun 2020, 8:04am

Hi Marcus, Are you sure you should be sending coded messages on an open forum? :shock:
Certainly all looks Greek to me! :roll: Even at 71 y-o-a I'm still trying to learn proper English, so what chance have I got at enjoying your erudite gems? MM

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Re: Cambridge or Oxford, which do you prefer?

Postby Oldjohnw » 15 Jun 2020, 8:17am

Or you could say,

Rub-a-dub-dub, give thanks for the grub.
John

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Re: Cambridge or Oxford, which do you prefer?

Postby Marcus Aurelius » 15 Jun 2020, 8:20am

merseymouth wrote:Hi Marcus, Are you sure you should be sending coded messages on an open forum? :shock:
Certainly all looks Greek to me! :roll: Even at 71 y-o-a I'm still trying to learn proper English, so what chance have I got at enjoying your erudite gems? MM


Aula regia et collegium aenei nasi, dear boy.

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Re: Cambridge or Oxford, which do you prefer?

Postby Oldjohnw » 15 Jun 2020, 8:28am

Marcus Aurelius wrote:
merseymouth wrote:Hi Marcus, Are you sure you should be sending coded messages on an open forum? :shock:
Certainly all looks Greek to me! :roll: Even at 71 y-o-a I'm still trying to learn proper English, so what chance have I got at enjoying your erudite gems? MM


Aula regia et collegium aenei nasi, dear boy.


And Illegitimi non carborundum
John