Aptly named after the first Professor of Art History at Oxford University, the Edgar Wind Society exists to make the subject accessible, engaging and enjoyable for everyone. The society is founded and run by students.
We aim to encourage engagement with art history beyond the academic study and want to offer an environment wherein one can foster an interest and take a fresh look at art. Art history is a rich, interdisciplinary subject and we are keen to embrace wider visual culture and its interaction with various media and practices.
There is no shortage of exciting and diverse events to attend. Ranging from hosting renowned speakers such as Jeff Koons, Ai Wei Wei, Cornelia Parker and Rachel Whiteread, to private curator-led gallery tours, to film screenings and social evenings, there is something for everyone at the Edgar Wind!
£8 = 1 term membership
£20 = 1 year membership
£45 = lifetime membership
Membership gives you free entry and priority access to society events (unless otherwise stated). You will receive regular email updates to ensure you’re always informed of what’s going on. Access memberships are also available.
Name: Anya Biletsky
Favourite exhibition: 'Haunted Realism' exhibition at the Gagosian Gallery
Name: Eva Stuart
Favourite exhibition: Evelyn de Morgan’s gold drawings at Leighton House
Name: Jun Wha Shin
Favourite artwork: 'A boy with a flying squirrel' by John Singleton Copley
Name: Madeleine Nash
College: Christ Church
Favourite artwork: 'Femmes d’Alger dans leur appartement'
Name: Freya Thomas
College: St John's
Favourite artwork: Gauguin’s 'Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?'
Name: Natasha Jopson
College: St Anne's
Favourite artwork: 'Role Exchange' by Marina Abramović
Name: Beatrice Ricketts
Favourite artwork: Édouard Vuillard’s portrait of Pierre Bonnard
Name: Olivia Cho
Favourite exhibition: Cecily Brown at the MET
Name: Rhea Kaur
Favourite exhibition: Art and Artifce at the Courtauld
Name: Caspar Meurisse
College: St Catherine's
Favourite artist: Barnett Newman
Balliol - Pietro Bordi
Brasenose - Eugenie Sumkowska
Exeter - Ida Lieback, Benet Ge
Harris Manchester - Anja Segmuller
Jesus - Sophia Howard
Keble - Laura Brink, Monica Hemmerde
Magdalen - Maya Herz, Louis Rush, Violet Trevelyan-Clark
New - Mary Vickers
Pembroke - Imee Marriott
Regent's Park - Guy McEwing
Trinity - Orla Phelan
St Anne's - George Rowe
St Peter's - Jada Richard
University - Rachel Turner
Wadham - Finn Grammaticas, Chloe Oxborrow
Worcester - Jessica Glover, Holly Whitnell