Extracurricular resources & inspiration

If you are interested in studying English at Oxford University, there are lots of engaging, accessible resources for you to explore to help you read widely and engage critically with your subject. Make sure that you stretch yourself beyond your school or college curriculum before you make your application to Oxford, and remember that there is no one 'right' way to do this. You may use the resources below but there are so many other fascinating lectures, podcasts, plays, articles and blogs out there that you might prefer to delve into. We would encourage you to follow literary avenues that interest you, but to also read a breadth of different texts.

Remember that you can email our Outreach Officer (outreach@ell.ox.ac.uk) with any questions you have about applying to study English at the University of Oxford.