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Most of the colleges forming the University of Cambridge and University of Oxford are paired into sister colleges across the two universities [1]. The extent of the arrangement differs from case to case, but commonly includes the right to dine at one's sister college, the right to book accommodation there, the holding of joint events between JCRs and invitations to May balls.

Most of the pairings reflect similarities between the two colleges concerned, often parallel histories. For example, University College, Oxford (an ancient and prestigious college, founded 1249) is paired with Trinity Hall, Cambridge (of similar reputation, founded 1350). William Wykeham's statutes for New College, Oxford, founded in 1379, formed the basis of the foundation of its sister college, King's College, Cambridge. The two Colleges both share distinguished choral reputations.[2]. Founded by scholars from Merton College (1282), Peterhouse (Cambridge) is paired with Merton College. Similarly, Somerville College, Oxford (founded in 1879 as a women's institution) has Girton College, Cambridge (also historically a women's college, founded 1869) as its sister college. St Catherine's College, Oxford (the most recent undergraduate college in Oxford, founded 1963) is paired with Robinson College, Cambridge (the newest Cambridge college, founded 1977).

Oriel College, Oxford and St John's College, Cambridge also have links with Trinity College, Dublin. Oriel College and St Hugh's College, Oxford, currently each dispute the other's claim to sister college status with Clare College, Cambridge.[3]

Cambridge Oxford
Trinity Hall All Souls College
University College
St John's College Balliol College
Peterhouse Merton College
(none) Hertford College
Emmanuel College Exeter College
Clare College Oriel College
St Hugh's College
Pembroke College The Queen's College
Gonville and Caius College Brasenose College
Corpus Christi College Corpus Christi College
King's College New College
Downing College Lincoln College
Magdalene College Magdalen College
Queens' College Pembroke College
St Catharine's College Worcester College
Jesus College Jesus College
Christ's College Wadham College
Trinity College Christ Church
Churchill College Trinity College
Sidney Sussex College St John's College
Girton College Somerville College
Selwyn College Keble College
Newnham College Lady Margaret Hall
New Hall St Anne's College
Hughes Hall Linacre College
(none) St Hilda's College
St Edmund's College Green Templeton College
(none) St Peter's College
Fitzwilliam College St Edmund Hall
(none) Nuffield College
(none) St Antony's College
Robinson College St Catherine's College
Darwin College Wolfson College
Clare Hall St Cross College
Lucy Cavendish College (none)
Homerton College Mansfield College
Wolfson College Linacre College
(none) Kellog College
(none) Harris Manchester College

See also


  1. ^ Oxford & Cambridge College Alliances - Queens' College, Cambridge
  2. ^ Links between New College, Oxford and King's College, Cambridge
  3. ^ Sibling rivalry hits Oxford colleges


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