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Hi, I'm currently set on applying to Oxford for Classics, to start in 2017, and I was wondering how I can express my interest in the subject as I am rather stuck - does anyone have any ideas about books to read/ plays to see/ museums to visit et cetera or any personal experiences of applying and how they made their applications stand out?
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One for you, Lucilou101
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It's really up to you what areas and things you read to show your interest!

Honestly, I would just pick things that actually interest you. I was mainly interested in Greek literature, so I read quite a few plays by Aeschylus and Sophocles, and read through the Iliad and Odyssey. If you're more interested in history, philosophy or archaeology then that's absolutely fine - just read as much as you can and make sure to only mention things in your personal statement that you'd be happy to talk about!

You can try beginning to teach yourself either Latin or Greek if you don't know either of them already, but thats not a prerequisite - although it would be helpful as the course is very language heavy.

You could also go to museums or visit places of interest, but thats definitely not necessary as most people won't have access to these things.
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Hey! Another Oxford Classics hopeful here- just thought I'd introduce myself! Which college are you thinking of applying to?


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Hey! Another Oxford Classics hopeful here- just thought I'd introduce myself! Which college are you thinking of applying to?


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Oh hello! I've chosen Brasenose, it just really appeals to me for some reason! What about you?
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I'm fairly sure I want to go to Oriel- it looks so beautiful and I've met the tutors there at an open day and they seemed lovely! Have you started preparing for the CAT yet?


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I'm fairly sure I want to go to Oriel- it looks so beautiful and I've met the tutors there at an open day and they seemed lovely! Have you started preparing for the CAT yet?


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No I haven't, I've just taken my Latin language AS and I have my literature next week so I'm sort of using these to prepare and will focus on it more diligently nearer the time. What about you?
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