History and English is a flexible course, offering a wide range of choices in both subjects. You get the chance to compliment the literature side of the course with the same period of history, if you so wish, whilst others prefer to study the two subjects separately. For the latter, you can still enjoy the subjects together in interdisciplinary classes, which have just been introduced for first years and which are good practice for the bridge papers which are taken in your Finals years.
Mansfield is conveniently located for the subject, the History and English Faculty libraries and the Bodleian being just a five minute walk away. We also get the luxury of using the Radcliffe Camera, which holds the Bodleian’s collection of History, English and Theology books. Studying at Mansfield is wonderful, most particularly because every day you get to walk in the beautiful, open quad, which looks stunning when lit up at night. It is also motivating and inspiring to work with tutors who are world experts in their field. The friendly environment at Mansfield was a welcome pleasure after studying at Worcester Sixth Form College in the West Midlands, where I was one of around 2000 students. You will find that within just a few weeks, everyone at Mansfield will know you.