Delve deeper with Emily...

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


 Portrait of Emily Dixon“I chose English because I love feeling connected with people and understanding how they think. Studying English taught me to interact with the thoughts and beliefs of people very different from me, or who lived hundreds of years ago, and people from all over the world.“
- Emily Dixon, English Language and Literature

If you want to find out more about dangerous, forbidden and unrequited love, Emily recommends:

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Set on a Caribbean Island, this love story tells the tale of Florentine Ariza, a man who waits fifty-one years, nine months and four days for the love of his life to return to him.

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

A story of unspoken love told through the memories of a 1950’s butler who allowed the love of his life to slip through his fingers.

Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx (short story, part of the short story collection Close Range)

This short story tells of two cowboys in America whose companionship develops into forbidden love.

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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.

English Language and Literature

Study writing from Anglo-Saxon England to literature of the 20th and early 21st centuries from both Britain, and works written in English from all over the world. Find out more on their course page.

Experimental Psychology

Develop an understanding of how humans think and behave, including how we see colours to how children develop language. Find out more on their course page.