"“See if it is possible to go direct from here to Cambridge,” said Zuleika"

                    

                                             

 

The University of Cambridge is slightly younger than the University of Oxford. Early documentation suggests that it was founded by scholars from Oxford around 1209. The two universities have a long-standing rivalry, but their similarities and equal prestige have led to the two universities being referred to jointly as Oxbridge.

 

It is a running joke that there is no convenient direct mode of public transit between Oxford and Cambridge.