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If you’re applying for Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) or indeed any of these subjects as part of a different course, what questions will you get in an Oxbridge interview?

“Is it moral to hook up a psychopath (whose only pleasure is killing) to a reality-stimulating machine so that he can believe he is in the real world and kill as much as he likes?”

This question was collected in our annual survey as a real question asked in an Oxford PPE interview. It’s a tricky one isn’t it? How would you approach answering, knowing as you will by instinct that ‘yes’ or ‘no’ is definitely a no-go area? We have collected some past questions that arose in PPE interviews and asked our PPE expert and brilliant blogger Resham to answer, using only the kind of knowledge she would have had pre-university. 

  

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