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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 Michaelmas.

LENT -

Cambridge,
begins January 13th, and ends on the Friday before Palm Sunday. Oxford, begins January 14th, and ends on the Saturday before Palm Sunday.

EASTER -

Cambridge,
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.

MICHAELMAS -

Cambridge,
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
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