Monthly Archives: October 2014

Ashmolean Museum Tour with Dr Xa Sturgis

In late October the Scholars of Ertegun House were taken on a special tour of the Ashmolean led by the Museum’s new Director, Dr Alexander Sturgis. The visit began in the company of the Arundel marbles, an assembly of Ancient Greek statues and inscriptions arranged in stately procession along the length of the Randolph Gallery […]

Project Instrumental Concert

In the first week of Michaelmas term, Ertegun scholars convened after the long summer break to hear London-based chamber orchestra Project Instrumental perform their Oxford debut at the Old Fire Station on George Street. I’d first come across the orchestra during the Spitalfields Music Festival in June, when I attended a concert of theirs at […]

Paul Tillich: Theology and Legacy

Paul Tillich (1886-1965) is an influential German theologian who spent the last part of his life in the United States following his suspension from University of Frankfurt by the Nazis. His vision for a theology which engages with culture and connects religious language with philosophical reflection continues to influence and provoke contemporary theological reflection. The […]

New College Tour

The Ertegun Programme resumed its regular schedule of visits to various institutions within the University of Oxford with a tour of New College (founded in 1379). The college was described by Bryan Ward-Perkins, Ertegun-Director-cum-Tour-Guide, as one of the finest examples of a medieval Oxford College. (This is perhaps influenced in part by nostaligia for his […]