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30th Jan 2013 | 09:56

So I said you'd have to do this comparison yourselves, but I can't resist making another list, to go with Janet's list of Oxford college domain names, my list of Cambridge college domain names, and my list of colleges with similar names in the two universities, here is a list of colleges with similar domain names:

Corpus Christi College
http://www.corpus.cam.ac.uk/
http://www.ccc.ox.ac.uk/
Jesus College
http://www.jesus.cam.ac.uk/
http://www.jesus.ox.ac.uk/
Magdalen(e) College
http://www.magd.cam.ac.uk/
http://www.magd.ox.ac.uk/
Pembroke College
http://www.pem.cam.ac.uk/
http://www.pmb.ox.ac.uk/
(The) Queen's's's College
http://www.quns.cam.ac.uk/
http://www.queens.cam.ac.uk/
http://www.queens.ox.ac.uk/
St Cath(a/e)rine's College
http://www.caths.cam.ac.uk/
http://www.stcatz.ox.ac.uk/
St John's College
http://www.joh.cam.ac.uk/
http://www.sjc.ox.ac.uk/
Trinity College
http://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/
http://www.trinity.ox.ac.uk/
Wolfson College
http://www.wolfson.cam.ac.uk/
http://www.wolfson.ox.ac.uk/

A few other comparisons occur to me.

Cambridge seems to have more colleges whose names are commonly abbreviated relative to the college's usual name (ignoring their sometimes lengthy full formal names): Caius, Catz, Corpus, Emma, Fitz, Lucy Cav, Sidney / Catz, Corpus, the House, LMH, Univ. (Does "New" count when divorced from "College"?)

Cambridge is more godly than Oxford: Christ's, Corpus, Emmanuel, Jesus, Trinity College and Hall / Christ Church, Corpus, Jesus, Trinity. (Does St Cross count?)

Oxford is more saintly: Magdalene, Peterhouse, St Catharine's, St Edmund's, St John's, (plus Corpus, Jesus, King's, Queens', according to their full names) / Magdalen, St Anne’s, St Antony’s, St Benet’s, St Catherine’s, St Cross, St Edmund, St Hilda’s, St Hugh’s, St John’s, St Peter’s, St Stephen’s, (plus Lincoln, New, according to their full names).

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The Bellinghman

from: bellinghman
date: 30th Jan 2013 10:18 (UTC)

Regarding the saintly colleges, Peterhouse should count at Cambridge, even if they've not regularised their name to St Peter's. (Unlike Katharine Hall's conversion to St. Catharine's)

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Tony Finch

from: fanf
date: 30th Jan 2013 10:19 (UTC)

Oh good point, thanks! I will correct the article.

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Tony Finch

from: fanf
date: 30th Jan 2013 10:21 (UTC)

St Mary Magdalen(e) should also count :-)

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Eleanor Blair

from: lnr
date: 30th Jan 2013 10:34 (UTC)

(The) Queen's's's College

*giggle*

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Sion

from: sion_a
date: 30th Jan 2013 11:20 (UTC)

Has anyone settled on a good abbreviation for Murray Edwards yet?

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Tony Finch

from: fanf
date: 30th Jan 2013 11:24 (UTC)

Not that I have heard of.

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The Bellinghman

from: bellinghman
date: 30th Jan 2013 13:11 (UTC)

'nh'

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