Monthly Archives: July 2015

Enlightenment Correspondences

On 26-27 June, thirteen specialists on letter writing from the UK, Europe, Canada, and the US, and a loyal and enthusiastic audience from as far afield as Finland and Australia, gathered at Ertegun House for a two-day workshop on Enlightenment Correspondences.  It was the culminating event in a year-long series organised by the TORCH Enlightenment […]

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

Entering the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition at London’s V&A Museum on the afternoon of 29th June, our group of Ertegun scholars were met with a large, moving portrait of the designer himself. McQueen’s bleak, serious face slowly dissolved into the image of a skull mask, oscillating there and back again, accompanied by a mechanical jungle soundscape. […]