DiscoverEnglish Learning for Curious Minds#276 | Oxbridge: Why Two Universities Dominate Britain
#276 | Oxbridge: Why Two Universities Dominate Britain

#276 | Oxbridge: Why Two Universities Dominate Britain

Update: 2022-06-3015
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Despite only educating 1% of the population Oxford and Cambridge University have a tight grip over everything from UK politics to business.

In this episode, we look at what life at Oxbridge is like, why graduates often go on to such powerful positions, and see what these two universities have been doing to improve access to disadvantaged children.



  • Global rankings of Oxford & Cambridge university

  • Influence and power of Oxbridge

  • How Oxbridge is divided (the "college" system)

  • How much students at Oxbridge need to work

  • The most prestigious of the Oxbridge colleges

  • Christ Church Oxford: the college that has produced 13 Prime Ministers

  • Trinity College Cambridge: the college that has produced 34 Nobel prize winners

  • Famous alumni of Oxbridge

  • Why are graduates of Oxbridge so successful?

  • Is access to Oxbridge fair?

  • Private schools & Oxbridge

  • Getting into Oxbridge vs. American universities

  • The Varsity Blues scandal

  • Curiosities of Oxbridge: Harry Potter, a library with 13 million books, the head of Oliver Cromwell and a tortoise race

Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/oxbridge


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#276 | Oxbridge: Why Two Universities Dominate Britain

#276 | Oxbridge: Why Two Universities Dominate Britain

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