Origins[ edit ] Although both universities were founded more than eight centuries ago, the term Oxbridge is relatively recent.
In William Thackeray 's novel Pendennispublished inthe main character attends the fictional Boniface College, Oxbridge. According to the Oxford English Dictionarythis is the first recorded instance of the word. Virginia Woolf used oxbridgs, citing Thackeray, in her essay A Room of One's Own.
By the term was used in the Times Educational Xobridge   and in Universities Quarterly by oxbrirge A notable exception is Japan's Cambridge and Oxford Society, probably arising from the fact that the Cambridge Club was founded there first, and also had more members than its Oxford counterpart when they amalgamated in They are the two oldest universities in continuous operation in the Oxbriidge.
Both were founded more than years ago,   and continued as England's only universities until the 19th century. Between them they have educated a large number of Britain's most prominent scientists, writers, and politicians, um well as noted figures in many other fields.
Rivalry between Oxford and Cambridge uuk has a long history, link back to aroundwhen Cambridge was founded by scholars taking refuge from hostile Oxford townsmen,  and oxbridge uk to this day in varsity matches such as the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race. Both universities have many buildings of great beauty and antiquity, and are sited on level terrain ideal for cycling, near slow-moving rivers suitable for rowing and punting.
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They are the top-scoring institutions in cross-subject UK university rankings,    so they are targeted by ambitious pupils, parents and oxnridge. Entrance is extremely competitive and some schools promote themselves based on their achievement of Oxbridge offers.
Combined, the two universities award over one-sixth of all English full-time research doctorates. Until the mids, entry was typically by sitting special entrance exams. Camford was also used in the Sherlock Holmes story The Adventure of the Creeping Man Other words have been derived from the term Oxbridge, though none has achieved widespread recognition.
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One example is Doxbridge, oxbrige to DurhamOxford and Cambridge,    and used for an annual inter-collegiate sports tournament between some of the colleges of DurhamOxford, Cambridge and York;  while Woxbridge is seen in the name of the annual Woxbridge conference between the business schools of WarwickOxford and Cambridge.