Modern and Medieval Languages: Oxford & Cambridge Interview Questions

  • What is the purpose of comedy? (Oxbridge Applications)
  • Was Romeo impulsive? (Oxbridge Applications)
  • Why does French food interest you? (Oxbridge Applications)
  • Are you surprised that there is no Russian word for "privacy"? (Oxbridge Applications)
  • Why do we psychoanalyse historians? (Oxbridge Applications)
  • Think of a painting of a tree. Is the tree real? (Oxbridge Applications)
  • Chekhov's great, isn't he? (Oxbridge Applications)
  • what would happen here if someone caught bird flu? (this question was asked in German) (Cambridge, Oxbridge Applications)
  • do you feel that there is censorship in the English media?  (Cambridge, Oxbridge Applications)
  • if you had a rugby match, an orchestra concert and a piece of homework, how would you prioritise them and why?  (Cambridge, Oxbridge Applications)
  •  if you had to send 3 things in a package to a group of isolated tribes’ people that would immediately let them know what it means to be 'French', what would you choose? (Cambridge, Oxbridge Applications)
  • tell me the most interesting thing about yourself.  (Cambridge, Oxbridge Applications)
  • what is wrong with the sentence 'here comes bob'?  (Cambridge, Oxbridge Applications)
  • why do things have names?  (Cambridge, Oxbridge Applications)
  • would you describe yourself as a post-modernist?  (Cambridge, Oxbridge Applications)
  • why should we choose you over the other candidates (Oxford, Oxbridge Applications)