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Art and Architecture

The college was built between 1954 and 1958 to plans much amended since original designs of 1937. Whilst always controversial they are listed as being of architectural interest Grade II. The tower and several interiors are notable.

The art collection began during the building. In recent years there has been a vigorous policy to acquire high quality contemporary art for all the public areas of the college.

The College Art Committee is responsible for the care and development of the art collection and for art talks and events.
Peter Randall Page, 'Flayed Stone IV' 1999
Art Tour
May 16th 6.00pm. An informal tour of the JCR and SCR by Andrew Nairne, Director of the Kettle's Yard Gallery, Cambridge University ( former Visiting Fellow and former Director of Modern Art Oxford.Andrew will be in conversation with Gwen Sasse.
Update on Breughel
Our important studio of Pieter Breughel the Younger painting which normally hangs  in the  in the Chester Room is being conserved and restored. It is unergoing full scientific and academic investigation alongside 3 other Breughel works from the major collections of teh Barber Insitute, Birmingham and the National Trust at Upton House, near Banbury. We hope to report in front of the restored picture next term.


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