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    Why doesn't Oxford (or Cambridge) offer a triple-barrelled course in the study of history, English and philosophy? Oxford provides a course in history and English, as well as history and politics, or history and economics, or history and modern languages, not to mention the famous politics, philosophy and economics, but why not a more full view of the humanities?

    History, philosophy and English are a natural fit. I'm curious why Oxford has never offered such a course? Would Cambridge ever consider offering this combination?
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    Staffing - Hiring of new staff to cover the course, or more pressure on existing staff to facilitate the course.
    Funding - No financial gain in establishing a complex course such as this in the current HE climate.
    Facilities - Students take up space, the colleges are already full and building in Oxford and Cambridge is getting ever harder, it's also very expensive.
    Priorities - Hard to formulate a new course, when you are busy addressing other more prominent issues with admissions, testing, student welfare, education reform, OFFA agreements.
 
 
 
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