I think we will find out soon! At least in January that is. I am actually just graduating from a Master's program at Georgetown in D.C. in May and I only applied to the Oxford program. I was looking for a biodiversity program that I could enter to continue the thesis research I have been doing at Georgetown and the Oxford program was the perfect fit. I was absolutely thinking about using it to expand to PhD if possible. Because of this, I'm a little less anxious about timing and whether this is the year for me or not. It's super exciting that you have already been accepted into other programs though! Congrats! Either way, you are on a great track! Also, just conservation and biodiversity love <3 <3 <3 No matter what, you are doing awesome and rewarding research and work!
Also, I have the same feeling living in D.C. that when I wake up I could be seeing that email. And the Christmas gift of Oxford is so perfect. I have been all secretive about it to my family and haven't told anyone I applied, but if the notifications came out this week, I would be SO SO SO happy to tell everyone.