23 University of Cambridge

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The University of Cambridge is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world (after Oxford).

It is situated in the town of Cambridge, England. According to legend, the university was founded in 1209 by scholars escaping from Oxford after a fight with locals there.

Cambridge has produced more Nobel prize winners than any other university in the world, having 80 associated with it, about 70 of whom were students there.

It regularly heads league tables ranking British universities, and a recent league table by the Times Higher Education Supplement rated it sixth in the world overall and first for science.

The universities of Oxford and Cambridge, often referred to together as Oxbridge, compete to be seen as the strongest overall university in the UK. Historically, they have produced a significant proportion of Britain’s prominent scientists, writers and politicians.

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1. The University of Cambridge is the oldest university in England.
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2. The University of Cambridge was founded by scholars from Oxford.
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3. Many Nobel Prize winners were students at the University of Cambridge.
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4. Many scientists, writers and politicians were students at the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge.
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