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Simcha Brownson

Interviewer

Academic interests...

I studied Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Materials Science in the first year of my undergraduate studies in Natural Sciences (Physical) and then followed my main interest, Experimental and Theoretical Physics. I am now completing a PhD in Astrophysics.


What I wish I'd known before my Oxbridge interviews...

Interviewers want to know what you're interested in and how you think. An ability to tackle new problems is far more impressive than how much you already know!


Extra-curricular interests...

I have rowed for the Christ’s College 1st VIII throughout my time at Cambridge and was Men’s Captain in the 2018-19 season.


Previous interviewing and tutoring experience

I have supervised 14 first year undergraduate students in the Mathematics for Natural Sciences course at the University of Cambridge. I am therefore very knowledgeable of the Oxbridge teaching experience and the level required for successful students/applicants.