Oxford is a vibrant centre for the study of the history of art. The collection in the Ashmolean is particularly rich, ranging across many centuries and many cultures. There are in addition important collections at the Christ Church picture Gallery and the Bodleian and other libraries. The architecture of the city is also rich and membership of Wycliffe Hall allows SSO students to see inside many distinguishing buildings not normally open to the public. Access to London galleries is easy, and field trips show students other cities of architectural note.


Tutorial List

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  • Anglo-Saxon Archaeology of the Early Christian Period, 600–c.750
  • Approaches to the History of Art
  • Art in China since 1911
  • Art under the Roman Empire
  • Byzantine Art: the Transition from Antiquity to the Middle Ages, 500–1100
  • Court Culture and Art, 1580–1700
  • Culture and Society in Early Renaissance Italy, 1290–1348
  • Egyptian Art and Architecture
  • European Cinema
  • Flanders and Italy in the Quattrocento, 1420–80
  • German Expressionism in Literature and the Visual Arts
  • Gothic Art through Medieval Eyes
  • Greek Art and Archaeology, c.500–300 BC
  • Intellect and Culture in Victorian Britain
  • Literature and the Visual Arts in France
  • Material Culture Studies
  • Modernism and After (20th-Century Art in Europe and North America)
  • Northern European Portraiture, 1400–1800
  • The Carolingian Renaissance
  • The Experience of Modernity: Visual Culture, 1880–1925
  • The formation of the Islamic world, 550–900