Monthly Archives: June 2014

Matisse: The Cut-Outs

It’s not very often that you see people standing dangerously close to paintings. This, however, was a common sight at the Tate modern’s exhibition of Matisse’s cut-outs, and not merely on account of the huge numbers of people viewing the exhibition on a very cold, wet Tuesday morning in London. While everyone appreciatively noticed the […]

The Queen’s College Tour

On the afternoon of the Feast of the Ascension, a group of intrepid scholars marched down Oxford’s High Street for a tour of The Queen’s College. Although Queen’s is one of the oldest colleges in Oxford (its founder, Robert D’Eglesfield, died during the Black Death) almost nothing remains of the medieval foundation, which was swept […]

Keble College Tour

This month, we visited of Keble College accompanied by St. John’s College fellow and History tutor William Whyte, who provided excellent commentary. Given that Keble is my own college, I was interested to learn more about its history and architecture. In many ways, Keble is a college of the late Victorian era. About two-thirds of […]

Bridging the Gap between Museums and Archaeological Sites: Insights for Turkey

On 23 May 2014, Ertegun House hosted an international workshop entitled ‘Bridging the Gap between Museums and Archaeological Sites: Insights in Turkey’. The event discussed the potential role of museums in achieving the effective management, conservation, and presentation of archaeological sites.  Using an interdisciplinary perspective, the workshop attempted to widen the discussions around museums and […]

Uncle Vanya

In early May, a dedicated group of scholars went to London to see Chekhov’s ‘Uncle Vanya’, directed by Andrei Konchalovsky and performed in Russian by the Mossovet State Academic Theatre.  Although the translation used in the Russian surtitles left some things to be desired (such as a good number of words and even whole lines […]