Never have two centres of learning produced such a combination of intellectual genius, academic achievement, sporting prowess, red-hot rivalry, scandal, sexual liberation, gluttony and violent uprising as the universities of Oxford and Cambridge. A useful, fascinating, witty, sometimes irreverent guide and miscellany comparing the two universities histories, alumni, achievements, characters, eccentricities and scandals from foundation to today warts and all. Part historical guide, part tourist guide, part quick reference almanac and miscellany of facts and figures, this is an all-round engaging and lively read. Invaluable for all those who want to know the real and unabridged Oxford and Cambridge.
By Ross Reyburn