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The times change, but traditions at Oxford do not. For every exam in our Strategy and Innovation program, we are required to wear a black suit, white shirt, white bow tie, and cap and gown. Dressed in this costume, we are led into an ancient building (much older than the one behind us in this picture) where we are seated with pen and paper and write essays as a proctor roams the aisles shouting “Silence!” if anyone makes too much noise adjusting in their seat or turning pages. As uncomfortable as that may sound, it is amazing to experience this tradition in the same way Oxford students have been taking exams for hundreds of years.

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