Term Time of our Universities
There are three terms at Cambridge in a year, and four at
Oxford, but the two middle Oxford terms are two only in name, as they
run on without a break. The three Cambridge terms are Lent, Easter, and
Michaelmas. The four Oxford terms are Lent, Easter + Trinitv, and
begins January 13th, and ends on the Friday before Palm Sunday. Oxford, begins January 14th, and ends on the Saturday before Palm
begins on the Friday of Easter-week, and ends Friday nearest June
20th. Oxford, begins on the Wednesday of Easter-week, and ends
Friday before Whit-Sunday. The continuation, called “Trinity term,”
runs on till the second Saturday of July.
begins October 1st, and ends December 16th. Oxford, begins
October 10th, and ends December 17th.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894