The histories of universities and religion are intertwined across the globe. In Britain the first universities were heavily involved in educating prospective clergy for centuries. In this country and internationally, many universities still have active associations with religion and indeed many still have names which recognise this.
Forget all that. In a desperate attempt to come up with a novel higher ed quiz for a Friday we’ve picked out fourteen cathedrals which share their names with a university. These aren’t necessarily the best cathedrals or the oldest but they do have a name which is the same as a British university. Note too that it’s not just about proximity either, just the name. So there won’t be a picture of Guildford Cathedral below even though it is close to the University of Surrey which also holds its graduations there (in normal times). The cathedrals pictured are a mix of denominations and some are more well-known than others. In all cases it is their locations we are interested in, not the name of any saints associated with them. We really aren’t that clever.
Good luck. Answers can be found here. No peeking.
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How did you do?
0-4 Atheism isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, is it?
5-8 A score to be agnostic about
9-12 Signs of a well-spent youth
13-14 You are truly omniscient
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