PPHs claim to be just as competitive as colleges, but it is a fact that less people apply and so in that respect competition is limited - its the small number of places that make it difficult. However the competition is not palpable like it is in colleges - I was also interviewed in Magdalen.
St Benets may look very religious, but they just respect that way of life, not enforce it. I would seriously consider it if your interested?
Below are a few of the tutors that may apply to your course.
Dr Joe Shaw MA, DPhil (Director of Studies and Tutor in Philosophy) (2000)
Dr Brian Klug, MA, PhD (Senior Research Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy) (2001)
Fr Bernard Green OSB, MA, DPhil (Director of Studies and Tutor in Theology) (2004)
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