The Oxford University Society for History of Art

About Us


Find out about the society's mission, membership and events 


Meet the 2017-18 team 


Pitch to this term's "Oculus" magazine 

About Edgar Wind

It is a common misconception that art is inaccessible, difficult to understand and intimidating.  Established and run by students, aptly named after the first Professor of Art History at Oxford University, the Edgar Wind Society exists to make art history accessible to everyone. 

We aim to encourage engagement with the History of Art, to promote involvement beyond academic study and to offer an environment within which one can nurture an interest, develop a passion or take a fresh look at art. Art history is an interdisciplinary subject, something we are keen to develop not only within the university but around Oxford. 

Our weekly events provide the opportunity to get involved: from renowned speakers such as Waldemar Januszczak, Jeff Koons and Martin Kemp, weekly gallery tours and behind-the-scenes talks, film screenings and social evenings, there is no shortage of exciting and diverse events to attend. 


Becoming a member

£5 = 1 term membership

£15 = 1 year membership

£35 = 3 year membership

Membership gives you free entry to society events. You will receive regular email updates to ensure you’re always informed of what’s going on.  

If you’re interested either send us an e-mail at (to pay by bank transfer or cheque) or sign up in person at any of our events (with cash or cheque).



Name: Georgia Merchant

Subject: Classics

College: Jesus

Favourite Work of Art: Hieronymus Bosch Garden of Earthly Delights

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Name: Olivia Reynolds 

Subject: History of Art 

College: Christ Church

Favourite Work of Art: Serpotta's Oratorio in Palermo 


Name: Annabel Sim

Subject: English Literature

College: Christ Church 

Favourite Work of Art: The Sir John Soane Museum


Name: Anietie Ekanem

Subject: History of Art

College: St. Peters

Favourite Work of Art: Constantin Brancusi Măiastra

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Name: Jemma Paek

Subject: Spanish and Beginners' Russian

College: Merton

Favourite Work of Art: Henri Matisse L'atelier Rouge


Name: Asia Felix

Subject: Philosophy & French

College: St. Johns

Favourite Work of Art: Charles-Émile Vacher de Tournemine African Elephants and  anything by David Lynch.


Name: Mary Gatenby 

Subject: Fine Art

College: St Edmund Hall

Favourite Work of Art: Ragnar Kjartansson The Visitors

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Name: Oli Lloyd-Parry

Subject: Medicine 

College: Lincoln
Favourite Work of Art: The prospect of choosing a single favourite artist or artwork is unimaginable to me.


Name: Ariana E. Kalliga  

Subject: History of Art 

College: St. Peter's  

Favourite Work of Art: Luc Tuymans' The Shore 

Oculus Magazine

The "Oculus" magazine is published termly, composed of submissions by society members and academics, providing a further opportunity for students to engage with the subject. This term's theme is: ART & ANARCHY.

In order to submit to "Oculus" please write an 100-word pitch outlining the concept of your piece. The piece can be prose or poetry, long or short and directly or indirectly related to the theme. Please send your pitches to