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Art and Architecture: Edgar Wind & Oxford

The Sackler Library is the premier research library for the study of art and architecture at the University of Oxford. It incorporates the libraries formerly housed at the History of Art Department and the Ashmolean Museum.


Clare Hills-Nova
Art & Architecture Librarian, Bodleian Libraries

Edgar Wind's Oxford lectures and classes

 Based on documents in the Wind Archive.

Biographical resources on Edgar Wind

Edgar Wind at the University of Oxford


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1954 – 1955 Chichele Lecturer - All Souls College, University of Oxford

1955 – 1967 Professor of the History of Art, University of Oxford

© Wind Benefaction Committee for the Sackler Library, University of Oxford


Edgar Wind portrait

   Edgar Marcel Wind
 Unknown photographer
© Warburg Institute, London

Edgar Wind was the University of Oxford’s first Professor of the History of Art.

In 1954, he was invited to give the Chichele Lectures at All Souls College, where he delivered four lectures on Art and Scholarship under Julius II.

The following year, Wind became Professor of the History of Art, based at Trinity College. By many accounts an inspiring orator, Wind's lectures were
frequently delivered twice over in order to accommodate the large number of attendees.


Materials relating to Wind’s career and his time at Oxford are divided among several University locations: