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    (Original post by BazTheMoney)
    To list a few: Mansfield, St Catz, St Anne's. Not that I would advice you base you decision on competitiveness.
    Nor would I, but considering that I don't really rate my chances too highly in any case, I'm trying to be pragmatic.
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    (Original post by Ellie4)
    AH ok, I didn't know. One of my friends from a comprehensive is off there is September, wonder if she knows!
    It's about 60% private I think. So 40% are from state schools, so there's still a good mix of people.
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    (Original post by grey faerie)
    st hugh's
    St Hugh's Senior Tutor for History (George Garnett) is brilliant - really engaging and interesting guy. Specialises in Medieval History, which probably isn't everyone's cup of tea; if it is, however, you really could do an awful lot worse than St. Hugh's.
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    (Original post by H&E)
    St Hugh's Senior Tutor for History (George Garnett) is brilliant - really engaging and interesting guy. Specialises in Medieval History, which probably isn't everyone's cup of tea; if it is, however, you really could do an awful lot worse than St. Hugh's.
    it still has a relatively low applicant per place ratio if that's what people are looking for - probably partly because it is so far out. Also, for history they often give lower than average offers, which some people will find an attractive prospect.
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    (Original post by grey faerie)
    it still has a relatively low applicant per place ratio if that's what people are looking for - probably partly because it is so far out. Also, for history they often give lower than average offers, which some people will find an attractive prospect.
    BBB standard offer I believe.
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    (Original post by deianra)
    Bath Open Day, got talking to person next to me at Economics talk.

    Him: "So you're applying to Oxford then, E&M?"
    Me: "Yes, you?"
    Him: "Yeah, I'm going to an Open Day next week."
    Me: "Oh, which one?"
    Him: "Oriel."
    Me: :eek: "...people actually apply there?!? Oh. Wait. Do you go to a public school?"
    Him: "Uh, yes, of course."

    But he wasn't looking all that public schooley!
    And it's been alleged that you let certain chaps with a love for lycra in rather easily. Just a rumour.
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    (Original post by BazTheMoney)
    And it's been alleged that you let certain chaps with a love for lycra in rather easily. Just a rumour.
    Will you lot lay off Oriel!

    (Damn lefties...if it were up to you we'd all be speaking Russian)
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    Is pseudo-political banter common place at Oxford? If so, I have to get there. Pseudo-political banter rules.
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    (Original post by Tonight Matthew)
    Is pseudo-political banter common place at Oxford? If so, I have to get there. Pseudo-political banter rules.
    I think it's commonplace in most universities. The whole growing a goatie and complaining about how evil capitalism is seems to be a big feature among my friends who've already gone off to uni somewhere.
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    (Original post by H&E)
    BBB standard offer I believe.
    Looking on St. Hugh's website, they don't actually list History as a subject they cater for. Has it been an addition recent enough to leave the website outdated?
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    (Original post by H&E)
    I think it's commonplace in most universities. The whole growing a goatie and complaining about how evil capitalism is seems to be a big feature among my friends who've already gone off to uni somewhere.
    Don't forget wearing ripped jeans and using a messenger bag. Not that I haven't already done that.
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    St Hugh's would have pushed up their average a bit this year I think. I applied there but ended up getting an offer from Queen's instead after a second interview at that college. And yes, as someone has already said, although in retrospect it wasn't a good choice for me personally, you could certainly do a lot worse.
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    (Original post by H&E)
    Will you lot lay off Oriel!

    (Damn lefties...if it were up to you we'd all be speaking Russian)
    They're 25th in the Norrington Table and 2nd on the River, even a Oriel student could work that one out... :rolleyes:

    We prefer Korean, Russian is so 1980's.
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    (Original post by Tonight Matthew)
    Looking on St. Hugh's website, they don't actually list History as a subject they cater for. Has it been an addition recent enough to leave the website outdated?
    it's there... go to http://www.st-hughs.ox.ac.uk/ and click on 'subjects' - it's listed as 'modern history and joint schools'
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    (Original post by Tonight Matthew)
    Looking on St. Hugh's website, they don't actually list History as a subject they cater for. Has it been an addition recent enough to leave the website outdated?
    It is there (or at least it was:P)
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    Oh yes, so it is.

    I very much like the sound of this; "As History Tutors, we believe in backing our own judgement about whom to admit, rather than leaving the final decision about who should come here to the A level examiners: accordingly, we tend to give low conditional offers."

    Makes so much sense, in all honesty.
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    Baz: I'm going to set my Oriel friend onto ya. And he's this big and this tall. You'll be sorry!
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    Yeah, I just missed it first time around.

    Any suggestions on literature introducing the various schools of historiographical thought then?
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    (Original post by H&E)
    I think it's commonplace in most universities. The whole growing a goatie and complaining about how evil capitalism is seems to be a big feature among my friends who've already gone off to uni somewhere.
    Lol, yeah, especially among the boys. Growing hair until it looks stupid also seems to be a pre-requisite for true First Year rite-of-passage
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    (Original post by Tonight Matthew)
    Yeah, I just missed it first time around.

    Any suggestions on literature introducing the various schools of historiographical thought then?
    Your persistance has defeated my laziness...

    Schoolf of thought to consider: Marxism/Class, Post-Modernism, Nationalism, Tradition, Liberalism, Ornamentalism, Virtual History

    A decent book - "Historians on History", edited by John Tosh. Pick the chapters which interest you.
 
 
 
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