I am off to Oxford, city of dreaming spires, on Wednesday. Sigh. No, I'm looking forward to it. I am going to spend three days sitting in the Bodleian Library working through 100-odd boxes of the personal papers of Charles Elton, ecologist. This might sound as interesting as watching dust settle, but to pluvialis, it's, well, brilliant! I've got a guest room at my College's sister college (each Cambridge college has a 'twin' in Oxford). It's a beautiful College, right in the middle of Oxford, and here is my question.
Most famous past student of my College, Cambridge: Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
Most famous past student of their College, Oxford: Lawrence of Arabia.
Which is cooler?