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Katie Bastiman

Interviewer

Academic interests...

I'm currently working on a Medieval French project. I love Arthurian legend so I have chosen to study the Lancelot Cycle. I am also working on some modern Italian authors (Calvino and Pirandello) as well as Dante's Divine Comedy.


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

I wish I'd been told to relax and try to have fun! Obviously, your experience during the interview will depend on the tutors themselves, but ultimately they want you to do well. I surprised myself by really enjoying my French interview. It was just fun to be able to have a proper conversation with experts about the texts that I had been studying.


Extra-curricular interests...

I sing, both solo and in my college choir. I also play the violin and the piano, and I ran my college orchestra last year. I really enjoy rowing.