At six years old Joshua Beckford, from Tottenham, North London, is the youngest student at Oxford. Studying Philosophy and Maths in 2012.

Ruth Lawrence, 12, from Brighton studied mathematics in 1983.

At the other end of the spectrum, with no names available, the University reports a lady student taking courses until she was 102. They have also had several students taking on-line courses in their 90s.

What school were you at when you were six? We were at Greenleaf Infants in Walthamstow, East London and Darras Hall infants in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, respectively.

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