The Tolkien Estate have recently launched a new website (no doubt in response to the increased interest due to the upcoming TV series and film), and it's a great resource to explore the writings and life of Tolkien, as both a writer of fiction and an academic. You can access the website here. https://www.tolkienestate.com/ There … Continue reading The Tolkien Estate Website
A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited onto a podcast discussion group with Cherwell, Oxford University's student newspaper. A round-table discussion with a bunch of students involved in a broad range of non-print media forms, we explored the future of broadcasting, in the country and the student community, and what we … Continue reading The Future of Student Broadcasting￼￼
This year's interviews are drawing to an end, and so I thought I'd write up some of the advice I compiled this year for people asking questions about how the process works. It's important that information get out to everyone, not just people who can pay for admission tutoring (of which there seems to be … Continue reading Oxbridge History Interviews – Tips and Advice
This week, as the sun came out in the UK, I took a trek out to J. R. R. Tolkien's grave. Located in the Wolvercote cemetery a 50 minutes walk (or very short bus ride) out from the centre of Oxford, I'm amazed I'd never gone out, and it was well worth the time. Wolvercote … Continue reading Tolkien’s Grave
All the way at the back of Oxford's Ashmolean Museum lies the Cast Gallery. It houses an impressive collection of 'Classical' sculpture works, collected from 1884 onwards. There are few places, especially in the UK, where you can experience such a density of statues in so small a space, and it's a great experience for … Continue reading The Ashmolean Cast Gallery – do ‘fakes’ matter?
Does it matter what Oxford College I attend? Which Oxford College is best? How do I choose which Oxford College to go to? Applying to Oxford brings with it hundreds of difficult questions that can stress out applicants - follow this handy guide to help relieve some of the stress! A Quick Note Before we … Continue reading How To Choose an Oxford College