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    (Original post by Aimée123)
    Any ideas? Aimée x x
    Where are you going? Is it a general Geog degree or a Physical or Human specialised one? Try the University department pages from their websites (Southampton's one is usually good) for some ideas. Otherwise I'd suggest some good general ones like Globalisation by Stiglitz or The State we're in by Will Hutton for some good general knowledge background of current affairs.
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    Pre-Oxbridge interview, I read Malthus' Essay and Engels' The Condition of the Working Class in England because I have a particular interest in human and historical Geography. Malthus just repeats the same thing over and over, but I found Engels absolutely fascinating and had this huge revelation about human nature as a result of reading that and Hardin's The Tragedy of the Commons.

    One of the best things you can do in terms of Geography preparation is having detailed knowledge of current affairs and reading The Economist.
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    Alternatively, I have a first year reading list from Newnham (somewhere!) if you're that interested . Unfortunately most of the books on it are so specialised as to not be in any of my borough's libraries and v expensive on Amazon.
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    (Original post by katiyakat)

    One of the best things you can do in terms of Geography preparation is having detailed knowledge of current affairs and reading The Economist.
    I would certainly support that.... at least a few weeks of that was required reading for my 2 students who got into Cam for Geog last year (!)Along with articles from Geography (GA Publication) and difficult articles from me! Geography Review is OK but not really testing enough, but at the end of each article I think they do additional reading or suggestions - that might be worth looking at too.
 
 
 
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