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Oxbridge

A popular portmaneau of Oxford and Cambridge Universities, referring to them collectively. Both were founded 800 years ago, have their own printing houses, similar collegiate structure and are rivals in debating, famous alumni and in rowing. Widely regarded as the best of the UK’s universities, Oxbridge implies superiority of education and social status.
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But the proportion of MPs who went to Oxbridge is declining over time.
The underprivileged kid from a state school in Sunderland who gets straight As is almost certainly more talented than their contemporary with the same grades at a top public school - they far outshine their peers and would benefit most from an Oxbridge education.
Further, the company mentioned that through its licensed reinsurance subsidiary, Oxbridge Reinsurance Limited, it writes fully collateralised policies to cover property losses from specified catastrophes, it also specialises in underwriting medium frequency and high severity risks.
But there are a lot of valid reasons why grade A students might choose not to apply to Oxbridge.
Teachers and students think that Oxbridge is a closed shop, which is unfair.
"Overall, newsletters are holding their own, with new newsletters continuing to launch, such as Distressed Assets Reporter and eMedia Vitals," said Trish Hagood, President of Oxbridge Communications, Inc.
The anonymous blogger of "Sex At Oxbridge" describes herself as a "fairly attractive and highly intelligent Oxbridge student currently shagging my way through the half-term hump".
Oxbridge Men is a study of undergraduate masculinity at Cambridge and
The Oxbridge Group, an executive search firm, has renewed its existing lease for 2.837 s/f for its company headquarters.
Running like a thread through Dowland's narrative is the supposition that the powers-that-be in the Church of England tended to regard an Oxbridge education as inherently superior to anything the colleges could offer, even when the theological curriculum was evidently nowhere near as comprehensive as that pursued in the non-graduate colleges.
Hence the design is contemporaneous with MJP's extension to St John's, Oxford (AR October 1994), to which it offers an instruct:re contrast St John's continues the typical Oxbridge courtyard form and draws obvious inspiration flora John Soane.