Monthly Archives: February 2015

Gods In Colour Private View

Cold and drizzly Oxford was briefly brightened in late January by a visit to Ertegun House by Mrs Ertegun and Mrs Wachner. We enjoyed the pleasure of their company at a private evening viewing of the Ashmolean’s new exhibition, Gods in Colour. The exhibition comprises a group of twenty full-size casts of ancient sculptures, all […]

Grayson Perry at the National Portrait Gallery and a trip to London’s Banqueting House

The Ertegun Scholars made their way to London for yet another cultural outing, this time to visit the Banqueting House and the National Portrait Gallery. We first made a quick stop in Trafalgar Square to take in the sights and sounds. I was surprised to discover that when the National Gallery was completed in the […]

Tour of St Catz

The first Ertegun tour of 2015 took the scholars to St Catherine’s College on Manor Road. St Catz is famous for its then daring decision to appoint a Danish modernist architect, Arne Jacobsen, to help realise a new college at the beginning of the 1960s. Born of a desire to find a home for students […]