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.
A door to the Bodleian Library in the Old Schools Quadrangle, Oxford.
Christ Church Oxford is one of the most prestigious colleges and the location for many scenes in the Harry Potter films.
King’s College Chapel houses a magnificent 16th-century fan vault ceiling.
Punting on the River Cam is popular in the summer.
Sunset from the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford.
Most colleges at Cambridge have their own Anglican chapels.
The tower at St Mary’s offers a wonderful panorama of Oxford.
Ducks are fixtures on the River Cam.
Both Cambridge and Oxford have beautiful spires.
The Eagle Gateway ceiling at St John’s Cambridge.
Academic gowns are worn during formal dinners.
Exeter College Oxford is known for its chapel choir.
Chimney sweeps are still employed to keep flues clean in Cambridgeshire.
Merton College alumni include T.S. Eliot and J.R.R. Tolkien.