A BYT tutor’s experience applying for PPE at Oxford .
Oxford PPE, Christ Church and Somerville, interviewed by Hugh Rice,
At Christ Church College, Oxford I was given a question on Sikhs being required by law to wear motorcycle helmets (individual liberty vs. societal welfare).
I discussed factors which could affect prices in a market and for economics, and asked to discuss a topic of my choice for Philosophy (I discussed Descartes and A priori arguments for existence).
At Somerville, I discussed globalisation and the nation state for politics, game theory for economics and again, a topic of my choice for Philosophy (I discussed Human Scepticism).
Advice for future candidates:
The best advice is to have a topic in mind for each subject in case you are allowed to choose – I didn’t and ended up discussing topics that were not my strongest because they were the first that came to mind.