OASA Lectures


2024 OASA lecture series

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our 2024 series of lectures and hope to see you there.


5 February
Xa Sturgis
“Changing Museums”
The last 30 years have seen dramatic changes for museums…see flyer
AGM 4:45
4 March Bendor Grosvenor ‘The Importance of Connoisseurship’
29 April
Ben Okri and Rosemary Clunie

Words and Images’ (TBC)
3 June
Martin Kemp and Samson Kambalu‘In Conversation
21 OctoberDora Thornton‘Experiments in Form: exploring modern brooches in the Goldsmiths’ Company Collection 1961-2024’
18 NovemberLydia Miller‘Early Years at the Slade and Forgotten Female Talent ‘

OASA Lectures Archive


20 FebruaryMia JacksonAlice de Rothschild (1847-1922) and Waddesdon Manor: reassessing a collector’s legacy
20 March Philip Pullman  “No good place, and ryghtly fear’d …” 
Inigo Jones, proportional dividers, and an anomaly in Palladio’s Quattro Libri 
15 May 
OASA AGM followed by a lecture from Jevon ThistlewoodThe Secret Lives of Paintings: what they hide from view                        
5 June
Emma RidwayMaking Art Histories: curating the British Pavilion at the 
Venice Art Biennale 2022

9 October

Colin Harrison

‘The Afterlife of Edgar Wind: a scholar and his collection’ (in person/no Zoom)

6 November

Catherine Whistler
‘Hidden Images: portraits and their covers in Renaissance Italy’



20 February
20 March 
9 May 
Jacqueline ThalmannWhen art came to Oxford: Christ Church Picture Gallery, Britain’s first public art museum              

6 June 

Jeremy Warren

Medieval and Renaissance bronzes of the Ashmolean

3 October

Francesca Leoni

‘Enchanting yet treacherous’: lustreware in global perspective

7 November

Kate Heard

‘Scurrilous caricatures & infamous things’: the British monarchy and satirical prints, 1780–1830

OASA Lecture – Jacqueline Thalmann

‘When Art came to Oxford, Christ Church Picture gallery, Britain’s first public Art Museum’

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Monday 9 May, 5.30 The Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean, and online via Eventbrite


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