Subject Reading Lists

What you read between now and your interview will unquestionably be crucial to how you perform. Whether simply because you’ll be asked questions on specific texts you’ve read, or because certain books will give you new ways of thinking about things which you can apply to interview, we simply cannot emphasise the importance of reading enough. But what is most important is that your reading is targeted. It’s about the quality and depth of what you read, and what you take from that, rather than the sheer number of books you read. That said, it pays to read more than just one article!

Below is a selection of suggested reading for each subject. It is by no means definitive, so feel free to edit or remove from the list, depending on what your interests are.  

Chemical being poured into a conical flask


The Acropolis on a clear day

Classics and Ancient History

New york through the mist


Set square and a protractor on engineers diagrams


Red and worn book spines


Mountain Range, not in oxford or Cambridge


Edouard Manet - La pêche

History of Art

A box containing files and historical artifacts


People in a meeting 2 in dark suits on in light


Quadratics printed


Doctor in a white coat with a stethoscope


Sunrise over a pier


Polling Station

Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)

Plastic model of the brain