Oxford Exam Paper 2030


There are a number of questions raised by the following two exam papers. They appear to come from the Human Sciences Faculty in Oxford, but are dated the year 2030. Actually, the immediate question of provenance is the one that is the most easy to answer. Nor do we need recourse to bubbles in space time or other hypothetical jumps in the continuum to do so. Because the answer is based on the advantage of using fiction as a way of dramatising what may happen in the future. However, we should note one important point, which is that the answers provided in these exam papers are not themselves fictitious. They are, in fact, real answers to real questions.

Here then are a few more of the many issues provoked by the answers to the questions in these two papers.