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English at Cambridge encourages you to think differently right from the start, to experiment as much as you can, and find your own interests within the subject. Before I applied, I was anxious about the course being too rigid and ‘traditional’. But I’ve been able to write about things I’d never even considered before - food on stage, tennis in literature, a comparison between the TV show True Detective and Shakespeare.

It helps being at a College like Jesus, where the arts play such a central role in College life. It’s fantastic to be part of a community like this; whether poetry workshops or film screenings, there are countless opportunities to help you think more broadly about literature and its place in the creative world.

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