Seriously, don't worry about it. We are (a) same as you, and if my kids want to apply to Oxford - or even Cambridge
- I wouldn't hesitate to support them. (I went to Oxford and dh works there, hence the tongue being stuck firmly in cheek for any discussion of 'the other place'
Yes, it's not the widest cross-section of society. But that isn't going to change any quicker with people still peddling myths, hearsay, random opinions, etc. Both O and C do lots to encourage as many people as possible to apply, and Oxford does have the best bursary packages in the country, and are really working to make themselves more accessible. Dh (who went to Salford, shock horror, and isn't too much of an outcast
) was a bit of an inverted snob about Oxford when he started working there 19 years ago, but he came home yesterday and told me about the Moritz-Heyman buraries and is clearly very proud now to be there.
As for white - well in Oxford, I think the numbers of black students are very low, but there are lots of Asian students. Which actually is pretty similar to the town make up.