Why have so many Prime Ministers gone to Oxford University?
What has Theresa May in common with Clement Attlee, Edward Heath and Tony Blair? Yes, they've all been prime minister, but they also all went to Oxford University. Actually, make that almost every general election-winning leader since World War Two.
Since Robert Walpole, who is generally regarded as the UK's first prime minister, there have been 54 heads of government and 27 were educated at Oxford, compared with Cambridge, the runner up with 14.
With a new crop of Oxford undergraduates arriving for freshers' week it seems a prime minister of the future is likely to be among them.
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