Teasers given to varsity hopefuls
Should it be illegal to run a red light at night on an empty road?
That is the type of conundrum posed to candidates hoping to win an Oxford University place.
The prestigious institution has released its annual batch of sample questions potential students may have to face.
It comes just days before the October 15 deadline for would-be undergraduates to apply for a place to start at Oxford next autumn.
Among this year’s offerings is a question for law candidates, on the legality of running red lights at night on empty roads.
Jon Herring of Exeter College said: “We are interested in what candidates think the law ought to be, but more important is their capacity to justify their position.”