Oxbridge is a name for the universities of Oxford and Cambridge. These are the two oldest universities in the United Kingdom and the English-speaking world.

In " Oxbridge " So it is a portmanteau of the names of the two universities, on the one hand has always been competitors, but on the other hand, both traditional - together with Eton - an elite forging Britain apply.

The term connotes Oxbridge beyond, as a sociological concept of habitus, the exclusivity of educational institutions and the associated right of access to the major elites of the country.