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Oxbridge

a. the British universities of Oxford and Cambridge, esp considered as ancient and prestigious academic institutions, bastions of privilege and superiority, etc.
b. (as modifier): Oxbridge graduates
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Somewhere in the chilly bowels of an Oxbridge University library, some earnest double major in visual arts and sociology must be toiling over a thesis titled "Billy Elliot's Indian Soul Sister: Class, Gender Expectation, and Disapproving Daddies in 21stCentury England.
He is a clever boy in the top third of his class and I have been told by his mother that he is ambitious to do well at school and beyond school - he plans to go to an Oxbridge university and then on to Harvard.
We talked about one daughter's brilliant school contemporary who entered a highpowered profession after a successful Oxbridge university career but has now been off work for a year with anorexia.