History (Oxford & Cambridge Interview Questions)

  • How do you organise a successful revolution? (molivam42's weblog) 
  • Is there such thing as 'race'? (Oxbridge Applications)
  • How would you compare Henry VIII and Stalin? (Oxbridge Applications)
  • In the 1920s did the invention of the Henry Ford car lead to a national sub-culture or was it just an aspect of one? (Oxbridge Applications)
  • Should historians be allowed to read sci-fi novels? (Oxbridge Applications)
  • Do you think that all of History is a History of Thought? (Oxbridge Applications)
  • Would History be worth studying if it didn’t repeat itself? (Oxbridge Applications)
  • Is national character a useful concept in History? (Oxbridge Applications)
  • How can one define a revolution? (Oxbridge Applications)
  • How would a biography of a major political figure written while they are alive differ from one written after their death? Which would be the more accurate assessment of their contribution to history? (Oxbridge Applications)
  • Imagine we had no records about the past at all, except everything to do with sport – how much of the past could we find out about? (Oxford University website)
  • Which person (or sort of person) in the past would you most like to interview, and why? (Oxford University website)
  • Is violence always political? Does 'political' mean something different in different contexts? (Oxford University website)
  • Can history stop the next war? (Oxford Interview Questions)
  • What trees did Disraeli plant at Hughenden Manor? (Oxford Interview Questions)
  • Why are you sitting in this chair? (Oxford Interview Questions)
  • When was the English monarchy at its strongest? (Oxford Interview Questions)
  • Do you think the Bavarian peasants of 1848 had an ideology? (Oxford Interview Questions)
  • Why did Henry VIII call his son Arthur? (Oxford Interview Questions)
  • Why is it OK for one country to intervene in another? (Oxford Interview Questions)
  • Who writes history? (Oxford Interview Questions)
  • Is History moving away from the study of great men to that of ordinary people? (Oxford Interview Questions)
  • Do you think the government should spend money preserving historical sites? (Oxford Interview Questions)
  • How would you research illiterate medieval craftsmen? (Oxford Interview Questions)
  • What are the origins of your Christian name? (Oxford Interview Questions)
  • What is the difference between modern history and modern politics? (Oxford Interview Questions)
  • What is the position of the individual in history? (Oxford Interview Questions)
  • How do historians obtain evidence? (Oxford Interview Questions)
  • Do you feel historical artefacts belong in the country of their origin? (Oxford Interview Questions)
  • What is the most useful source for a historian? (Oxford Interview Questions)
  • How much of the past can you count? (Oxford University website )
  • Is humanity destined to repeat the mistakes of history?' -( Classical archaeology and ancient history, Cambridge, The Student Room)
  • What do you think of Ben Elton? (Cambridge interview - The Student Room)
  • Can the American political system be compared to the feudal system of the medieval age? (Cambridge interview, The Student Room)
  • Can you see a connection between Britain’s 'euro-skepticism' and its obsession with teaching about Nazism? (Cambridge interview, The Student Room)
  • Has the French revolution ended? (Cambridge interview, The Student Room)
  • If you could interview anyone from history, who would it be? (Cambridge interview, The Student Room)
  • Was Hitler really evil? (Cambridge interview, The Student Room)
  • Was it more detrimental or beneficial to Elizabeth 1's image to align herself with the virgin Mary? (Cambridge interview, The Student Room)
  • Is the Stansted expansion was a good idea?  (Cambridge interview, The Student Room)
  • Is Christianity solely about salvation?  (modern history, Cambridge interview, The Student Room)
  • Were the Russian peasants mystically connected to the countryside? (modern history, Cambridge interview, The Student Room)
  • What are the parallels between totalitarian control in the Nazi state and forms of control in the western world today? (modern history, Cambridge interview, The Student Room)
  • What can we learn from the south wall of Warwick castle? (modern history, Cambridge interview, The Student Room)
  • do you think the dumbing down of history for television and in museums is a good thing?  (Oxbridge Applications)
  • history repeats itself in paragraphs rather than sentences  (Oxbridge Applications)
  • how would one apply effective governmental systems to Mongolia?  (Oxbridge Applications)
  • was Russia just too damn big for democracy?   (Oxbridge Applications)
  • what is your view on women in the second world war, eg. any gains?   (Oxbridge Applications)
  • why do archaeologists love pots so much?   (Oxbridge Applications)
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