Cambridge university alumni dating

The two 'ancient universities' share many common features and are often referred to jointly as 'Oxbridge'.

The academic standards, history, influence and wealth of the University of Cambridge has made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world.

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The Cambridge Mathematical Tripos is competitive and has helped produce some of the most famous names in British science, including James Clerk Maxwell, Lord Kelvin and Lord Rayleigh. Pure mathematics at Cambridge in the 19th century achieved great things, but also missed out on substantial developments in French and German mathematics. As a consequence the university first received systematic state support in 1919, and a Royal Commission appointed in 1920 recommended that the university (but not the colleges) should receive an annual grant.

Cambridge's libraries, of which there are over 100, hold a total of around 15 million books, eight million of which are in Cambridge University Library, a legal deposit library.

The university is closely linked to the development of the high-tech business cluster known as 'Silicon Fen'.

Cambridge Assessment, also a department of the university, is one of the world's leading examining bodies and provides assessment to over eight million learners globally every year.

The university also operates eight cultural and scientific museums, including the Fitzwilliam Museum, as well as a botanic garden.

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