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Oakhamians celebrate Oxbridge offers

Published Tuesday 20th of January 2015 03:04:00 PM

Ten Oakham students are celebrating after receiving offers to study at either Oxford or Cambridge University, two of the world�s most prestigious institutions. The students have received offers for a wide range of courses, from Engineering, Mathematics and Chemistry, to Fine Art and Classics.

�The competition for places at these leading universities is fierce,� says Headmaster Nigel Lashbrook. �They are looking for exceptional applicants, students who are not only at the top of their class academically, but are also passionate about their studies and have done a lot of independent work around their subject.�

He continues, �This year�s Oxbridge successes are just one indication of how we nurture our students� academic talents and pique their interest to learn more, as well as developing their communication skills to be able to really stand out from the crowd, to be offered not only places at Oxbridge, but also at leading universities across the world.�

Oakham�s success comes swiftly after the appointment of the School�s new Oxbridge Mentor Adam Rothwell, who said, �I�m delighted that so many deserving students have received Oxbridge offers this year. Each of them has worked incredibly hard to get to this stage, with many students succeeding academically at the same time as representing the school at a high level in music and sport. This is a really impressive achievement.�

Cambridge have offered seven places to Oakham School students including Bob Cliffe, who will be reading Mathematics at Pembroke College. Bob is no stranger to Cambridge University, having spent a week training in Quantum Physics there during the summer, having won the prestigious Senior Physics Challenge.
Other students offered places at Cambridge include Monty Fynn (OO) who has an offer to read Philosophy at Gonville and Caius College; Alistair Golby who has been offered a place to read Classics at Jesus College; Misha Knight (OO) who has a place to read History at Peterhouse, and Gregory Sale who has been offered a place at Jesus College to study Engineering. Both Adrian Patenge and Laura Steere have been offered places to read Human, Social and Political Science at Corpus Christi College and Murray Edwards College respectively.

Oxford have offered Lachlan Black (OO) a place at Somerville College to study Chemistry,
Briana Che (OO) a place a Lady Margaret Hall to read Fine Art, and Anson Yip a place at Magdalen College to study Physics.

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