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Art and Architecture: Edgar Wind & Oxford

The Sackler Library is the premier research library for the study of art, architecture and archaeology at Oxford. It incorporates multiple libraries previously housed in separate locations around the University.

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Clare Hills-Nova
Art & Architecture Librarian, Bodleian Libraries
Email: clare.hills-nova@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Edgar Wind's Oxford Lectures and Classes

Based on documents in the Wind Archive.

Biographical Resources

Edgar Wind at the University of Oxford

 

Edgar Wind banner

 

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: