How and Why Have Oxford Admissions Outcomes Reproduced Existing Inequalities

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Sol Gamsu (University of Bath) and Claire Maxwell (UCL/Institute of Education) will lead a roundtable discussion exploring the question: How and why have Oxford Admissions outcomes reproduced existing inequalities?

This event is intended to promote discussion of the historical, geographical and social forces shaping admissions to Oxford in the past and which still have an influence today. The speakers' research draws on geography, history, sociology, and education to illuminate long-standing trends and influences. We hope that discussing and gaining a better understanding of these patterns may help admissions tutors, access officers, interviewers, and others involved in Oxford admissions to build on the work already being done by outreach officers and schemes like UNIQ to recruit students more widely.

Free lunch prepared by @Tastetibet

All welcome – please register via eventbrite -

Convened by Christina de Bellaigue and Conrad Leyser

Generously funded by the Lightbody Fund, Worcester College


Humanities & Identities

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Contact name: Christina de Bellaigue

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Audience: Open to all