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The ancient institutions of Oxford and Cambridge have often been described as 'elitist'. Cumulatively known as 'Oxbridge' the charge of elitism has emerged, in part, because of the large number of undergraduates taken from independent schools. And then there's the issue of where Oxbridge graduates end up...and the current government is a case in point. 100 of its MPs went to Oxbridge, and on the opposition benches so did both Miliband brothers among others.

So does Oxbridge deserve its elitist tag? Is it doing enough to attract a more socially diverse student body? And should it even be trying?

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Tue 28 Sep 2010 12:04
BBC Radio 4 LW only
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