It is probably the most important day of your life. Your mind is racing and your hands are trembling at the thought of the erudite questions you are about to be asked, which will determine your future education, career and indeed the rest of your life. Then a man leans forward towards you and says: "Tell me about a banana."
"Why isn't this chair acting as a wave?"(Chemistry, Oxford).
"Estimate the number of pebbles on Brighton Beach. If a pebble was given to each person would there be enough for the entire population?" (Natural sciences, Cambridge).
"If you leave the fridge turned on in a thermally isolated room, what happens to the room?" (Physics, Oxford).
Knowledge of a banana may be the key to Oxbridge entry
By Richard Garner
Monday, 6 September 2010
So You Want to Go to Oxbridge?: Tell Me About a Banana