Classical Archaeology And Ancient History @ St Hilda's, Oxford in 2018

Interview format

2x 15 min interviews, 15 minutes apart

Interview content

Interview 1: comparing ancient societies described in source; Interview 2: analysing picture of dig

Advice in hindsight


Final thoughts

Relax and show how you think.

Remember this advice isn't official. There is no guarantee it will reflect your experience because university applications can change between years. Check the official Cambridge and Oxford websites for more accurate information on this year's application format and the required tests.

Also, someone else's experience may not reflect your own. Most interviews are more like conversations than tests and like, any conversation, they are quite interactive.

Interview Format

Number of interviews: 2

Skype interview: No

Time between each interview: 15 minutes

Length of interviews: 15 minutes each

What happened in your interview? How did you feel?

I was given a source and asked to compare two different ancient societies described in it.

In the second interview, I was given a picture of an archaeological dig and asked to analyse it.

What advice do you have for future applicants?

Looking back, what advice would you give to your past self? Relax and show a method of thinking, rather than the knowledge that you have.