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3 May 2016, 5:45 pm, Clay Room, Views of Nuffield, Canal and Castle, Julian Munby

Julian Munby, Head of Buildings Archaeology, Oxford Archaeology Ltd, Trustee of the Oxford Preservation Trust, will give an extensively illustrated talk on the archaeology and history of the area around the College.
Follow these links to find out more about the Castle, Canal & College project of the Oxford Preservation Trust:
To become more acquainted with Julian and to get some insight into his area of expertise, follow the link below to watch a video on the history of New College, Oxford:


Past Events


10 February 2016, 6.15 pm, Butler Room, Political Satirical Prints, Jon Whiteley
The distinguished Ashmolean Curator and noted speaker will talk, with illustrations, about works in our collection including the recent donation of William Hogarth’s  set of Election prints and a number of James Gillray prints. (Drinks reception at 5:45 pm).
23 February 2016, Unveiling of the Warden’s Portrait
Senior Common Room, 5:30 - Drinks Reception and 5:45 - Unveiling & Discussion
Gwen Sasse (who has led the commission on behalf of the Governing Body) will introduce the artist, Alessandro Raho, and interview him and the Warden.
28 November 2014, 6.15-7pm, JCR: Conversation with Paul Hobson, Director of Modern Art Oxford and Visiting Fellow, Nuffield College
We welcome Paul Hobson to Nuffield College in his new capacity as Visiting Fellow. On this occasion he will share his first impressions of our art collection. The conversation will be led by Gwen Sasse. In the coming terms we are planning to hold a series of events linking social science research and contemporary art.
2 December 2014, 12 noon, SCR: Ten Minutes with the College's Architecture, Alexander Gard-Murray
We continue our series of 'Ten Minutes with…' -- informal talks by college members about a particular work in our collection. On 2 December Alexander Gard-Murray (DPhil  student in Politics) will talk about the model of the college front in the SCR.
Trinity Term 

29 May 2014, 12.15pm, JCR: Ten Minutes with Viktor Marushchenko's 'Dreamland Donbas', Olga Onuch

We are launching a new series of mini-events called 'Ten Minutes with…'.  College members will share their impressions of a work in our collection – the work they like best, the work they find most intriguing, fun or disturbing, a work that relates to their research, or a work that seems very topical – in an informal 10 minute conversation in front of the chosen work

16 May 2014, 6-7pm: Tour of the Nuffield Art Collection with Andrew Nairne, Director of Kettle's Yard, Cambridge

Andrew Nairne was a Visiting Fellow at Nuffield College during his time as Director of Modern Art Oxford. He was central to the development of the college art collection and advised on several acquisitions. We have invited him back to share his thoughts on these and other works in our collection in conversation with Gwen Sasse. 

Hilary Term

14 February 2014, 6.15-7pm, Brock Room: Phyllida Barlow

Phyllida Barlow is a British sculptor and painter. Her works often starts from an observed detail or object which she paints and transforms into a large-scale installation. Through the use of materials like cardboard, rubber, wood or rags her sculptures undermine notions of permanence and stability.  Her work 'dock' is this year's Tate Britain Commission for the Duveen Galleries. For For  more information on this work which is on display until October 2014, see   Phyllida Barlow was Professor of Painting at the Slade School where she was a major influence on a number of now prominent younger artists. In recent years her own work as a sculptor and painter has achieved a remarkable international reputation with exhibitions around the world. She is represented by Hauser & Wirth.
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