Universities of the World: Cambridge

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The University of Cambridge is a publicly owned university located in Cambridge, England. Founded in 1209 by scholars who left Oxford (after an apparently bloody dispute with townsfolk), it is the third-oldest continuously operating university in the world.

Cambridge and Oxford are known as the two “ancient universities,” and sharing many features in common, they are sometimes jointly referred to as Oxbridge. Between them they have produced a large number of Britain’s most prominent historical figures.

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