Essays Tagged: "Oxbridge"

Elitism in the UK university system.

oud tradition of excellence at its universities up and down the country; notably the distinguished 'Oxbridge' institution, i.e. Oxford and Cambridge. Many ex-scholars from a wide range of academic bac ...

(3 pages) 75 0 4.3 Jan/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

An essay on Edward's Syndrome also known as Trisomy 18.

30% of babies with this condition die in the first month and fewer than 10% survive the first year (Oxbridge Solutions Ltd, 2003). Imagine that! Hearing about anyone with a disease derives empathy in ... he incidence of this condition is about 1 per 6000 live births, with a male to female ratio of 1:2 (Oxbridge Solutions Ltd, 2003). Thus, it does not affect many.Babies who have Edward's syndrome nearl ...

(2 pages) 24 0 3.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Why has parliament (UK) been criticised for being insufficiently representative?

disproportionate amount of white, middle class, middle aged men who have attended public school and Oxbridge. Parliament has been accused of involving an 'old boys' network and men having an unfair ad ...

(4 pages) 39 0 0.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

"Fern Hill"

his work.In his poetry Thomas works from emotion and "embodies a revolt against modern classicism, Oxbridge intellectualism, and the "King's English" of London" (Kershner, 120). "Fern Hill" is writte ...

(10 pages) 81 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Art Essays

Eduction and the importance for the economy.

ot higher. For example 4 out of 10 at the University of London drop out compared to 1 out of 100 at Oxbridge. (The guardian, 10 Sept 2001). This reinforces that people from less well off backgrounds m ...

(3 pages) 64 0 5.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

"History Boys" Film Analysis - What philosophy does Irwin want the boys to learn? How is it different/similar to Hector's? Is it possible that the two philosophies work together?

The headmaster believes that this group of kids is the school’s best chance of making it into Oxbridge (Oxford or Cambridge), thus he hires Mr. Irwin to help them get through Oxbridge. Unfortuna ...

(2 pages) 20 0 2.3 May/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Comedy often challenges the norm- and both Hector and Irwin offer alternative approaches to education. How serious do you think is the plays critique of education?

is Irwin, a supply teacher hired by the Headmaster to offer the boys more 'polish' and boost their Oxbridge entrance exam grades.Despite taking a more formal, business-like approach to his work as a ... de the box, just as Hector does, Irwin encourages this with the aim of the boys being accepted into Oxbridge, and not for the moral life experience Hector supports.Irwin's most frequent, and possibly ...

(5 pages) 2 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers