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15th Sep '16 8:21:32 PM GliderPro
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Oxford has educated twenty-six British Prime Ministers (including the incumbent, UsefulNotes/DavidCameron). Its most visible institution is probably the Oxford Union, an independent debating society whose controversial guest speakers occasionally make the mainstream press. Since 1902, Oxford has also offered the Rhodes Scholarship to a very select group of foreign students each year. Several Rhodes Scholars have gone on to be heads of state and/or government of their home countries, the most famous being UsefulNotes/BillClinton (who never actually graduated from Oxford, having transferred to Yale to finish his law degree). Two [[UsefulNotes/AustralianPolitics Australian Prime Ministers]] were also Rhodes Scholars, Bob Hawke and Tony Abbott.

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Oxford has educated twenty-six twenty-seven British Prime Ministers (including the incumbent, UsefulNotes/DavidCameron).UsefulNotes/TheresaMay). Its most visible institution is probably the Oxford Union, an independent debating society whose controversial guest speakers occasionally make the mainstream press. Since 1902, Oxford has also offered the Rhodes Scholarship to a very select group of foreign students each year. Several Rhodes Scholars have gone on to be heads of state and/or government of their home countries, the most famous being UsefulNotes/BillClinton (who never actually graduated from Oxford, having transferred to Yale to finish his law degree). Two [[UsefulNotes/AustralianPolitics Australian Prime Ministers]] were also Rhodes Scholars, Bob Hawke and Tony Abbott.
7th Aug '16 9:14:35 AM TimberRidge
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* The ''Literature/VillageTales'' novels are rife with Oxonians: a goodly number of the clergy, a lot of peers, gentry, and The County, and any number of scholars and professors. The Duke of Taunton and the Nawab (both Christ Church men) were captain and vice-captain, respectively, of the [[UsefulNotes/{{Cricket}} OUCC]] 1st [=XI=], the Duke's cousin the Duke of Trowbridge (also up at the House) having preceded him in that role, and Taunton and the Nawab are nowadays a Fellow of All Souls and involved with [=OCIS=], respectively. Both of the Duke of Taunton's nephews are up at Oxford (the House and Oriel in turn). The Rector and two of his three curates are Oxford men (Keble, Keble, and Jesus); the third is a retired Cambridge don new to Orders. And Professor the Baroness Lacy may lecture at Durham, but she's a product of Oxford (LMH), as is her deputy in the local archaeological survey, Professor Den Farnaby of All Souls and the House, Tauntonian Professor of Ancient British History and Antiquities.


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* The newest though not himself young curate in the ''Literature/VillageTales'' series is the Rev'd Henry Gascelyn Levett, an expert on church architecture and restoration who has recently taken Orders in his retirement retirement from a Fellowship at Clare College Cantab (he was at Selwyn as an undergraduate). As the Rector and the other two curates are, in order, Keble, Keble, and Jesus, this ought to make the Boat Race interesting in the parish.
17th Jun '16 7:47:24 PM nombretomado
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Cambridge is known for the Cambridge University Footlights Dramatic Club (more commonly just "The Footlights" or "The Cambridge Footlights"), which puts on a yearly comedy revue and has featured some of Britain's best-loved comic writers and actors, including Peter Cook, half of Creator/MontyPython, Creator/DouglasAdams, Creator/EmmaThompson (actress, ''Remains of the Day''), Clive Anderson (presenter, ''WhoseLineIsItAnyway''), and John Oliver (''Series/TheDailyShow''). The Footlights have also given birth to some of Britain's best comedic pairings/groups, including Creator/StephenFry and Creator/HughLaurie (''A Bit of Fry and Laurie'', but better known these days as the guy from ''Series/{{QI}}'' and the guy from ''Series/{{House}}'', respectively--and, incidentally, introduced to each other by Emma Thompson), half of the Creator/MontyPython troupe, Series/TheGoodies, and [[Creator/DavidMitchell Mitchell]] [[ThatMitchellAndWebbLook and Webb]] (''Series/PeepShow'').

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Cambridge is known for the Cambridge University Footlights Dramatic Club (more commonly just "The Footlights" or "The Cambridge Footlights"), which puts on a yearly comedy revue and has featured some of Britain's best-loved comic writers and actors, including Peter Cook, half of Creator/MontyPython, Creator/DouglasAdams, Creator/EmmaThompson (actress, ''Remains of the Day''), Clive Anderson (presenter, ''WhoseLineIsItAnyway''), and John Oliver (''Series/TheDailyShow''). The Footlights have also given birth to some of Britain's best comedic pairings/groups, including Creator/StephenFry and Creator/HughLaurie (''A Bit of Fry and Laurie'', but better known these days as the guy from ''Series/{{QI}}'' and the guy from ''Series/{{House}}'', respectively--and, incidentally, introduced to each other by Emma Thompson), half of the Creator/MontyPython troupe, Series/TheGoodies, and [[Creator/DavidMitchell Mitchell]] [[ThatMitchellAndWebbLook [[Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook and Webb]] (''Series/PeepShow'').
19th May '16 9:43:17 PM nombretomado
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Cambridge is known for the Cambridge University Footlights Dramatic Club (more commonly just "The Footlights" or "The Cambridge Footlights"), which puts on a yearly comedy revue and has featured some of Britain's best-loved comic writers and actors, including Peter Cook, half of Creator/MontyPython, Creator/DouglasAdams, Creator/EmmaThompson (actress, ''Remains of the Day''), Clive Anderson (presenter, ''WhoseLineIsItAnyway''), and John Oliver (''Series/TheDailyShow''). The Footlights have also given birth to some of Britain's best comedic pairings/groups, including Creator/StephenFry and Creator/HughLaurie (''A Bit of Fry and Laurie'', but better known these days as the guy from ''Series/{{QI}}'' and the guy from ''Series/{{House}}'', respectively--and, incidentally, introduced to each other by Emma Thompson), half of the Creator/MontyPython troupe, Series/TheGoodies, and [[DavidMitchell Mitchell]] [[ThatMitchellAndWebbLook and Webb]] (''PeepShow'').

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Cambridge is known for the Cambridge University Footlights Dramatic Club (more commonly just "The Footlights" or "The Cambridge Footlights"), which puts on a yearly comedy revue and has featured some of Britain's best-loved comic writers and actors, including Peter Cook, half of Creator/MontyPython, Creator/DouglasAdams, Creator/EmmaThompson (actress, ''Remains of the Day''), Clive Anderson (presenter, ''WhoseLineIsItAnyway''), and John Oliver (''Series/TheDailyShow''). The Footlights have also given birth to some of Britain's best comedic pairings/groups, including Creator/StephenFry and Creator/HughLaurie (''A Bit of Fry and Laurie'', but better known these days as the guy from ''Series/{{QI}}'' and the guy from ''Series/{{House}}'', respectively--and, incidentally, introduced to each other by Emma Thompson), half of the Creator/MontyPython troupe, Series/TheGoodies, and [[DavidMitchell [[Creator/DavidMitchell Mitchell]] [[ThatMitchellAndWebbLook and Webb]] (''PeepShow'').
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25th Apr '16 8:44:51 AM Paireon
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Meanwhile, Oxford has the The Oxford Revue, which has also produced some other well known comics; such as the two of the other two Pythons (Terry Gillam is the only one not to have gone to one of the two universities) and Creator/RowanAtkinson.

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Meanwhile, Oxford has the The Oxford Revue, which has also produced some other well known comics; such as the two of the other two Pythons (Terry Gillam (Creator/TerryGilliam is the only one not to have gone to one of the two universities) and Creator/RowanAtkinson.
25th Apr '16 8:43:58 AM Paireon
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Cambridge is known for the Cambridge University Footlights Dramatic Club (more commonly just "The Footlights" or "The Cambridge Footlights"), which puts on a yearly comedy revue and has featured some of Britain's best-loved comic writers and actors, including Peter Cook, half of Creator/MontyPython, Creator/DouglasAdams, Creator/EmmaThompson (actress, ''Remains of the Day''), Clive Anderson (presenter, ''WhoseLineIsItAnyway''), and John Oliver (''Series/TheDailyShow''). The Footlights have also given birth to some of Britain's best comedic pairings/groups, including Creator/StephenFry and Creator/HughLaurie (''A Bit of Fry and Laurie'', but better known these days as the guy from ''Series/{{QI}}'' and the guy from ''Series/{{House}}'', respectively--and, incidentally, introduced to each other by Emma Thompson), half of the Creator/MontyPython troupe, The Goodies, and [[DavidMitchell Mitchell]] [[ThatMitchellAndWebbLook and Webb]] (''PeepShow'').

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Cambridge is known for the Cambridge University Footlights Dramatic Club (more commonly just "The Footlights" or "The Cambridge Footlights"), which puts on a yearly comedy revue and has featured some of Britain's best-loved comic writers and actors, including Peter Cook, half of Creator/MontyPython, Creator/DouglasAdams, Creator/EmmaThompson (actress, ''Remains of the Day''), Clive Anderson (presenter, ''WhoseLineIsItAnyway''), and John Oliver (''Series/TheDailyShow''). The Footlights have also given birth to some of Britain's best comedic pairings/groups, including Creator/StephenFry and Creator/HughLaurie (''A Bit of Fry and Laurie'', but better known these days as the guy from ''Series/{{QI}}'' and the guy from ''Series/{{House}}'', respectively--and, incidentally, introduced to each other by Emma Thompson), half of the Creator/MontyPython troupe, The Goodies, Series/TheGoodies, and [[DavidMitchell Mitchell]] [[ThatMitchellAndWebbLook and Webb]] (''PeepShow'').
18th Feb '16 4:34:56 PM therandomsciencegirl
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[[caption-width-right:350:Let the Battle of the Commas Begin!!!]]->'''Blackadder:''' I then leapt upon the chance to test you. I asked if he had been to one of the great universities: Oxford, Cambridge or Hull.

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->'''Blackadder:'''
I then leapt upon the chance to test you. I asked if he had been to one of the great universities: Oxford, Cambridge or Hull.
18th Feb '16 4:34:22 PM therandomsciencegirl
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[[caption-width-right:350:]]->'''Blackadder:''' I then leapt upon the chance to test you. I asked if he had been to one of the great universities: Oxford, Cambridge or Hull.

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[[caption-width-right:350:]]->'''Blackadder:''' [[caption-width-right:350:Let the Battle of the Commas Begin!!!]]->'''Blackadder:''' I then leapt upon the chance to test you. I asked if he had been to one of the great universities: Oxford, Cambridge or Hull.
18th Feb '16 4:32:12 PM therandomsciencegirl
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->'''Blackadder:''' I then leapt upon the chance to test you. I asked if he had been to one of the great universities: Oxford, Cambridge or Hull.

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[[caption-width-right:350:]]->'''Blackadder:'''
I then leapt upon the chance to test you. I asked if he had been to one of the great universities: Oxford, Cambridge or Hull.
24th Jan '16 2:28:19 PM Anata
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* In ''Film/AnEducation'', Jenny dreams of going to Oxford, until her relationship with David distracts her from her goal. [[spoiler: She eventually does attend Oxford, and the movie ends with a shot of her riding a bicycle with a boy on the grounds of Oxford University.]]
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