Ancient university

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Among British universities, an ancient university is one founded before the 19th century in Britain.

The ancient universities in the United Kingdom are, in order of formation:

The University of Durham is also sometimes counted, although it only started granting degrees in 1832.

"Oxbridge" is a portmanteau name for the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, the two oldest in England (see Oxbridge rivalry).

See also

  • Ivy League (a group comprising some of the most prestigious universities in the U.S.; 7 of the 8 are the earliest American universities, founded prior to the 19th century)

Ancient universities exist elsewhere in the world; for these see also:

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