I've seen some articles talk about the science city using super specialist scientists and oxford, but none of them described the specific strategy on *how* to build one. This is simply my way to do it, not the only or necessarily the best way. First off this requires only 2 World Wonders: Stonehenge and the Great Library. This is good news because Stonehenge is easy to chop. The hard part is getting GL before another civ while balancing your early game expansion. Stonehenge is necessary to get the initial Great Prophets, you'll need 2-3 of them. An important fact about Stonehenge is that you can build Stonehenge and the GL both in your capital without "diluting" your great scientist GPP with great prophet GPP, since you can "turn off" the Stonehenge by researching Calendar (yes obsoletion is a good thing!). So you chop the Stonehenge in your capital city, remember to leave some forests to chop your GL. Your are now producing 2*2=4 GPP towards a great prophet (100 GPP). You want to use him to get Code of Laws (CoL). The only way to do this is to NOT research Masonry, and research Writing plus all the other religion techs beforehand: Meditation, Polyheism, and Priesthood. Not having Masonry closes off Monotheism and diverts your great prophet to CoL. You have 25 turns before your great prophet pops up, so make sure you can open up CoL within that time before building Stonehenge. Else you're better off building settler/worker till then. You can research the necessary techs sooner if you went for Writing early and chopped a Library in your capital. While the GPP is the main reason for building Stonehenge, it's main effect is great too if you're not Creative or start with Mysticism. Your first Great Prophet is used to get Code of Laws and found Confucionism. If it wasn't founded in your capital, spread it to your capital via your free missionary. Next chop a Temple and stick a priest specialist in your capital. You are now producing (2+3)*2=10 GPP. You need 200 GPP for the 2nd GP, so you have 20 turns to get to Literature. The 2nd Great Prophet is used to get Civil Service, again you need to NOT research Masonry to do this. Once you get Civil Service, switch to Bureaucracy and start chop/pop rush the GL. If you have marble nearby you can now safely research masonry and hook up to it. Remember to chop *after* hooking up to marble, as the double production bonus applied to chops too. Next take off the priest and stick 2 scientists in your capital. Next step is to "turn off" your Stonehenge. Head for Calendar as soon as you can while building the National Epic as well. Depending on how long it took you to turn off Stonehenge, you should be at 70-80% chance to pop your Great Scientist. With your first Great Scientist, build the Academy in your capital. Any Great Scientist after that are parked in your capital as a super specialist. With Library+Academy+Monastery, a super scientist initially produces 6+85%=11.1 research all by himself, and adding 1 point of production. After turning off Stonehenge, you should be churning out 45 GPP/turn, at 83% scientist. The following part is no longer time sensitive, as the GL was the last World Wonder you needed for this strategy. Your next goal is Education, for Universities (built at 1/2 cost!) and Oxford. If you're really ready to build your Universities early, you can spare 1 Great Scientist to hurry Education. You need 6 Universities to build Oxford, so logically your empire needs to be at least 6 cities. Once it's built your max number of scientists in your city is now 5, stick as many scientists as food production allows. Now head for Constitution, to allow Representation. Then Astronomy for the Observatory. By then a single super scientist produces at least (6+3)=9, +235% = 21.15. This excludes the regular scientist you got working in your capital too. Be ready for a slight drop in research and GPP after Scientific Method (SM), which obsoletes the GL and Monastery. However by then your city should be so full of scientist it won't matter much, so don't delay SM for this reason alone. Past SM you might wanna start making other types of GP to feed Golden Ages. Notes: This strategy can be combined with different styles of play, not just tech whoring, as it concerns only your science city. You can devote your other cities to production or commerce as you see fit. I myself use Alexander with this strat, using it to keep on par with tech while I wage war, so my most of other cities are production oriented. Also I am in no way suggesting a pure beeline for the techs I mentioned above, since you obviously need other techs to keep your empire afloat and fight off other civs. However you do need more focus to race for the GL. You can use Oracle instead of Stonehenge, but I prefer the increased certainty of getting scientists. You can also choose to wait for a 3rd Great Prophet before getting GL and turning off Stonehenge, to build a shrine. But a 3rd GP requires 300 GP. This is feasible if you use have 2 religions in your capital to stick a 2nd priest. (2+3+3)*2 = 16 GPP/turn takes 19 turns, at least. To make up for the lost time, you can research Monotheism and build your GL under Organized Religion as well as Bureaucracy. Whew, I hope this was helpful!