I took a day trip to Oxford while I was studying at Cambridge. Because that day was unusually cold, I purchased a long-sleeved Oxford t-shirt to warm up. One day when I was wearing that Oxford t-shirt back at Cambridge, someone screamed at me, “No, Cambridge is better!” This was my first introduction to the rivalry between Cambridge and Oxford.
Admittedly, Oxford is older than Cambridge. In fact, disgruntled faculty from Oxford left and formed Cambridge. However, Cambridge consistently ranks higher in the list of world universities. This year, Cambridge was ranked #2 (with MIT as #1) while Oxford was ranked #5.
Biased as I am, I also think that Cambridge is prettier than Oxford. But you can judge for yourself…
Mr. Selfish and I started at Radcliffe Square. We admired the Radcliffe Camera and climbed the tower in the University Church of St. Mary the Virgin to enjoy the fabulous view.