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Indian Arrivals - Book cover extract. Elleke Boehmer
31 August 2016
Elleke Boehmer wins prestigious ESSE English literature prize

Professor Elleke Boehmer has been awarded a 2016...

Isaiah Berlin Bust Wolfson College
11 August 2016
Search for Wolfson College's next President

The qualified members of the Governing Body of Wolfson College are looking to elect a new President to succeed Professor Dame Hermione Lee on her...

Cancer Research
27 July 2016
Research shows that anti-malaria drug could make tumours easier to treat

An anti-malaria drug could help radiotherapy destroy tumours, according to a Cancer...

Our upcoming events

Art exhibition
02 - 21
Oct Oct
Exhibition: The Secret Staircase
Sunday 2 October - 10:00am to Friday 21 October - 7:00pm

The Secret Staircase is an exhibition/installation by artist Caroline Isgar and writer Michèle Roberts. Inspired by the eighteenth-century tokens left by mothers with their babies at the Foundling Hospital in London (and previously shown there) it comprises artefacts, an incised table-top which also serves as a woodblock, a woodcut, a text, and an artist’s book, and explores mother-child separation in our own day.

Lectures and Seminars
14 - 14
Oct Oct
The Secret Staircase
Friday 14 October - 5:30pm

Talk to launch an exhibition inspired by the eighteenth-century tokens left by mothers with their babies at the Foundling Hospital in London (and previously shown there).

Lectures and Seminars
20 - 20
Oct Oct
Dark Satanic Towns
Thursday 20 October - 6:00pm

Decorative icing on builders’ boxes (aka “the lipstick on the gorilla”), or servant to people’s practical needs, the manifestation of artistic urges, or art, craft, or technology – what is architecture? However else it’s defined, architecture is above all a product of social, political, and economic forces. Why are today’s buildings as they are, and why do we no longer build as did our great grandfathers, or as those who hanker for thatch and traditional styles would have us build?