Special Sub-Topic: British Collegiate Universities
|Which is the oldest University in Britain?|
Oxford. Oxford was founded in the 12th century, Cambridge in the 13th, and London and Durham both in the 19th century. Some other British universities also have colleges but elsewhere the latter lack the autonomy that they have at these four universites.
|Which college of Durham is named after the founder of thw whole University?|
Van Mildert. Van Mildert College was named after Bishop Van Mildert, who founded University College in the 19th century.
|The annual University Boat Race is run between Durham and Cambridge - true or false?|
f. It's between Oxford and Cambridge, and only once has a boat sank - it was Oxford's. Do I need to tell you they lost? :)
|Imperial College was part of which University?|
London. Unlike the other three Universities, London's colleges are more often known independently of the University.
|Which of these Oxford College is on Catte Street?|
Hertford. Hertford College incorporates a "Bridge of Sighs" based on the famous bridge in Venice.
|Which of these Cambridge colleges is not all female?|
Girton. Newnham and New Hall are undergraduate colleges, and Lucy Cavendish is a mature students' college. Girton is for mixed undergraduates.
|Which of these colleges is actually built into a castle?|
University College, Durham. Hence the nickname "Castle College".
|Which of the following is Newnham College, Cambridge famous for?|
all of these (Emma Thompson made a film there, It was one of the University's first women's colleges, One of its corridors is the second longest in Europe). Emma Thompson rode a motorcycle down the infamous corridor- one of the "do's and dont's" in the college prospectus is "Do- run down the 2nd longest corridor in Europe in your gown pretending to be Batman!"
|Which Cambridge college can boast Stephen Hawking as a fellow?|
Gonville and Caius. Caius is actually pronounced "Keys"- another one of those slip-ups that it's possible to make unless someone tells you!
|Which of the following Oxford is a research college and not normally listed in the prospectus by the University?|
All Souls. Although it is listed on University maps it isn't actually an undergraduate college.
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