The universities of Cambridge and Oxford need little introduction as they are among the best in the world, as well as the oldest ones in Great Britain. Historic rivalries aside, both are proud of the centuries-old architecture of their buildings and of the great minds who have studied and worked in these hallowed halls.
Exeter College Oxford is known for its chapel choir.
The Eagle Gateway ceiling at St John’s Cambridge.
Most colleges at Cambridge have their own Anglican chapels.
The tower at St Mary’s offers a wonderful panorama of Oxford.
Christ Church Oxford is one of the most prestigious colleges and the location for many scenes in the Harry Potter films.
Ducks are fixtures on the River Cam.
Sunset from the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford.
Punting on the River Cam is popular in the summer.
King’s College Chapel houses a magnificent 16th-century fan vault ceiling.
A door to the Bodleian Library in the Old Schools Quadrangle, Oxford.
Academic gowns are worn during formal dinners.
Both Cambridge and Oxford have beautiful spires.
Chimney sweeps are still employed to keep flues clean in Cambridgeshire.
Merton College alumni include T.S. Eliot and J.R.R. Tolkien.