Oxford and Cambridge (or "Oxbridge" if you prefer) offer a learning experience unlike anything else around the world. The college system permits a dialogue between students of all disciplines, which is particularly nice for graduate students who have the desire to share their work with others. As a member of Pembroke College at Cambridge, I have formed a close circle of friends studying law, medicine, political strategy, and English literature. I spend the majority of my day working in the Control Engineering laboratory deriving control theory and building small airplanes -- work that I find fascinating.
Still, I am grateful for the opportunity to strike up a conversation with my friends about something completely unrelated. The greatest professors in the world, a gorgeous English setting, and an engaging study-body have made my first year in Cambridge an absolute joy!