The first sporting contest between the universities of Oxford and Cambridge was held on 4 June 1827, when a two-day cricket match at Lord's, organized by Charles Wordsworth, nephew of the poet William, resulted in a draw.
There is no record of any university "colours" being worn during the game.
The awarding of blues began at Oxford and Cambridge universities in England.
It is awarded at British, and some Canadian, Australian and New Zealand universities.
Virginia Woolf used it, citing Thackeray, in her 1929 essay A Room of One's Own.
By 1957 the term was used in the Times Educational Supplement When expanded, the universities are almost always referred to as "Oxford and Cambridge", the order in which they were founded.
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The term is used to refer to them collectively, both in contrast to other British universities and more broadly to describe characteristics reminiscent of University of Oxford and University of Cambridge, often with implications of superior social or intellectual status.
Although both universities were founded more than eight centuries ago, the term Oxbridge is relatively recent.