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List of fictional Oxbridge colleges

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This is a list of fictional colleges of either:

  1. the universities referred to collectively as Oxbridge, but where the specific university is not specified or known;
  2. fictional institutions spanning both Oxford and Cambridge universities; or
  3. a fictional Oxbridge University
Boniface College, Oxbridge
Pendennis by William Thackeray, inspired by his time at Cambridge and home to the poet Sprott.
Fernham College, Oxbridge
A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf, based on Newnham College, established in 1871 as the first exclusive women's college at Cambridge University.
Footlights College, Oxbridge
from which came a team of participants in an imitation of University Challenge in an episode of the The Young Ones called "Bambi". Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson and Ben Elton played contestants: "Lord Snot", "Lord Monty", "Miss Money-Sterling", and "Mr. Kendall-Mintcake", respectively. Fry, Laurie and Thompson were all students at Cambridge and members of the Footlights.
Omnibus College
in Middlemarch, Chapter 52, where Fred Vincy takes his bachelor's degree.
Pembridge College, Oxbridge
The Passing of Sherlock Holmes by E. V. Knox
St Luke's College
The Adventure of the Three Students, a Sherlock Holmes story by Arthur Conan Doyle.

In The Masters by C. P. Snow, the author decries the use of a fictional name for the college where the events he describes take place as being the "Christminster" convention, Christminster being the fictional version of Oxford in Thomas Hardy's Wessex.

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List of fictional Oxbridge colleges Wikipedia


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