"Toby of course read PPE"
Edwina Currie
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Ed Balls
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 PPE, which stands for Philosophy, Politics and Economics, is a course of study at the University of Oxford. It is traditionally chosen by those who wish to pursue a career in politics. The course originated at Balliol College in the 1920s, and was initially known as Modern Greats.

Well-known politicians who studied PPE at Oxford include David Cameron, Ed Balls, Anne Widdecombe, Roy Jenkins, Edwina Currie, and Barbara Castle.