Delve deeper with Katie...

Expand your mind and satisfy your curiosity with books, articles, podcasts and videos recommended by current Oxford undergraduate students. 


Portrait of Katie Sayer “I chose English because I love the freedom and scope for imagination that comes with studying a literature degree. My course has taught me to think deeply and consider the world from completely new perspectives, and has shown me the power of art as a force for change.”
- Katie Sayer, English Language and Literature

If you want to find out more about the ethics of eating meat, Katie recommends:

Animal Liberation by Peter Singer

A ground-breaking philosophical book on the ethics of meat-eating.

Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari 

A history of anthropology and the human race, beginning with pre-history and including a discussion of how our dietary habits came about and why we now eat meat and grain.

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

A documentary about animal farming and the impact of the meat industry on global warming.

Enjoyed this Big Question? University study offers the opportunity to ask all your big questions, and develop the skills to find the answers. The university subjects covered in this question include…

Archaeology and Anthropology 

Study humankind from the origins of the human species to the present day. Find out more on their course page.

Biological Sciences

Study every aspect of living things, from cell biology and the science of the brain (neuroscience) to evolutionary biology and ecology. Find out more on their course page.


Learn about issues including environmental change, regional and global inequalities and the transformation of global economy and culture. Find out more on their course page.