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Sir Isaac Newton (1642 – 1727)

The Cambridge Bishop: Sir Isaac Newton. Isaac Newton (1642 – 1727), mathematician and physicist, matriculated for a law degree at Trinity College, Cambridge in 1661, working in parallel as a personal servant to wealthier students to finance his studies. Only eight years later, he was already appointed senior fellow, and became the second Lucasian Professor […]

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Oxbridge Chess Set is ready to order

The first production run of the Oxbridge Chess Set is ready to be shipped in time for Christmas.  The set is available from the shop on our website (www.oxbridgechess.com/shop/). If receiving your set before Christmas is important, please order by Thursday, December 17th.  We estimate Friday is the last shipping date for delivery before Christmas […]

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Queen Caroline of Ansbach (1683 – 1737)

The Oxford Queen: Queen Caroline of Ansbach  Educated at the court of Prussia by scholars such as Gottfried Leibniz, Queen Caroline (1683-1737) became a lifelong supporter of arts and education. In her later life as the wife of King George II, she surrounded herself with artists, writers, and intellectuals. She engaged herself in propagating freedom […]

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Progress Update

Five weeks ago our Kickstarter campaign ended. We have been busy following up producing lower quantities of sets and we have a meeting coming up on Friday to explore the possibilities. We hope to send out some good news soon. In the meantime we have put together the chess set appearances in the news and […]

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Lady Margaret Beaufort (1443 – 1509)

The Cambridge Queen: Lady Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby. Lady Margaret Beaufort, mother of King Henry VII, was an ardent supporter of education.  She founded two colleges in Cambridge: in 1505, the former Godshouse College was refounded and enlarged as Christ´s College, and in 1511, St. John´s College was completed after her death.  […]

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William Herbert, 3rd Earl of Pembroke (1580 – 1630)

The Oxford King: William Herbert, 3rd Earl of Pembroke   William Herbert´s statue can be found in the courtyard of the Bodleian Library, Oxford. He had an almost lifelong connection to the University of Oxford, starting in 1593, when he matriculated at New College at the age of 13. He returned in his later life […]

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King Henry VIII (1491-1547)

The Cambridge King: King Henry VIII of England   King Henry VIII was born in 1491 and was King of England from 1509 until his death in 1547. Following his father Henry VII, he was the second monarch of the Tudor dynasty. He was a benefactor of both Cambridge and Oxford universities, founding Trinity College, […]

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Welcome to the Oxbridge Chess Set

Welcome to the Cambridge vs Oxford Chess Set Stunning architecture, beautiful gardens, and two of the most renowned universities in the world set the scene for this bespoke chess set. The playing pieces were modelled on prominent figures and landmarks from each city by an award-winning sculptor, and designed as a set for elegant presentation […]

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Making of the Chess Figurines

The sculptor Each figurine is made by award-winning sculptor Shawn Slother. Shawn has worked for a variety of clients such as the Smithsonian Institute or the Martin Luther King Jr Foundation.  He has done sculpts for the Musical Production “Les Miserables” in London, worked for film-studios like Warner Bros. or Disney and created awards for sport […]

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The Chess Set Gallery

  Have a look at the figurines and their originals. Please click on one of the pictures to enlarge.        

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