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, Slawn, Martin Kemp and Waldemar Januszczak, 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 to society events (unless otherwise stated). You will receive regular email updates to ensure you’re always informed of what’s going on.
Events are £5 for non-members (unless otherwise stated).
The Oculus Journal is published yearly and is composed of submissions by society members, art history academics, and Oxford University students. The journal provides a further opportunity for students to engage with the subject.
We will be accepting pitches for our 2022/2023 edition in Michaelmas, so keep an eye out for updates!
Name: Aspen Warren
College: Christ Church
Favourite art collection: Fondation Beyeler, Riehen
Name: Harin Turrell
Favourite artist: Ragnar Kjartansson
Name: Jessie Glover
Favourite art collection: Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
Name: Mimi Rose-Fyne
Subject: History of Art
College: St John's
Favourite exhibition: Paula Rego at Tate Britain, London
Name: Anya Biletsky
Favourite exhibition: 'Haunted Realism' exhibition at the Gagosian Gallery
Name: Florence Sykes
Favourite art collection: Galerie la Kasbah, Essaouira
Name: Dora Xu
College: St Peter's
Favourite artwork: El Jaleo by John Singer Sargent
Brasenose - Iris Bowdler
Christ Church - Bea Petrova, Charlie Taylor
Exeter - Faith Wong
Hertford - Caoimhe Ronan-Wilson
Jesus - Andy Deng
Keble - Pia Bath
Kellogg - Michael Coiro
Lincoln - Philippa Conlon
Lady Margaret Hall - Ore Gazit
Magdalen - Grace Martineau
Merton - Kiana Reza
New - Oliver Roberts
Queen's - Yun Son
Somerville - Anya Biletsky
St Catherine's - Maximilin Langefeld
St Hilda's - Momo Ueda
St Hugh's - Richard Li
St John's - Cleo Scott
St Peter's - Izzy Walter
St Anne's - Eliza Holland
University - Eloise Cooke
Wadham - Chloe Oxborrow
Worcester - Jessica Glover