15 envelopes. That's how many envelopes it took to apply to Oxford. I'll be posting three envelopes. One envelopes will go to the Graduate Admissions Office. One will go to Nuffield, my first choice college. One will go to my parents. This envelope contains three further envelopes, addressed to my three referees. Each of these envelopes contains three further envelopes; one to send to Nuffield, one to send to the Graduate Admissions Office and one envelope to be sealed and put inside the Graduate Admissions Office envelope. This then is the Russian Doll approach to university applications.