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Univ Politics Utilitarianism Alex Final edit

Oxford and Cambridge are so similar that they are often talked about in the same sentence. Here's a joint outreach website from both Universities with resources and events...


Check out this page for all the courses Oxford offers at Undergraduate level. Some of them may surprise you!

Cambridge Reformation History 500 years Martin Luther

To commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation begun by Martin Luther, Cambridge University's History journals have 50 free to access articles for you to explore!

Geographical Magazine Royal Geographical Society

The Magazine from the Royal Geographical Society. Check out the features, opinion pieces and occassional competition online or see if your school or local library has a...

What about Law, Catherine Bernard, Janet O'Sullivan, Graham Virgo

Thinking about studying Law? This handy book is designed specifically for you! It can give you an idea of what studying Law at university is actually like.

The Philosophy Gym Stephen Law book review

In this easy to digest book takes an adventure through 25 questions in contemporary philosophical thinking. Excellent for budding philosophers who want to go the step further...