From the ever-curious and acclaimed mind that brought you the bestselling Do You Think You’re Clever?—fifty thousand copies sold worldwide—comes a brand-new trip to the far reaches of the intellectual universe, courtesy of even more notoriously provocative interview questions deployed by the universities of Oxford and Cambridge.
Whether you’re applying to an elite university, a company like Google or Microsoft, or just want a to give your brain a workout, this is the book for you.
Features real questions from—and John Farndon’s deft answers to—Oxbridge entrance exams such as:
How would you poison someone without the police finding out? (Medicine, Cambridge)What makes a strong woman? (Theology, Oxford)How do you organize a successful revolution? (History, Oxford)Why is it a disadvantage for humans to have two legs? (Medicine, Cambridge)
John Farndon is the author of numerous books on science, ideas, and the natural environment, including many in Dorling Kindersley’s Eyewitness series, as well as the award-winning Do Not Open, which was both a New York Times and Washington Post bestseller. He has been shortlisted a record five times for the Royal Society Junior Science Book Prize. Do You Think You’re Clever? was shortlisted for the Society of Authors Education Award. Canada’s Globe and Mail named his Atlas of Oceans a 2011 Top Ten Science Book. He is currently writing The Omnipaedia for Square Peg.