News & Events

On 27 February, the Ertegun Programme co-hosted, with our neighbours, St. Benet's Hall, a study day of immediate interest to two of our Scholars, Sam Shearn and Tobias Tan.
Following on from the visit to the British Library, the Ertegun Scholars continued to a small exhibition at the Royal Academy, Constable, Gainsborough, Turner and the Making of Landscape, tracing the emergency of a distinctive British landscape tradition.
Taking advantage of Scholar Thomas Newbold's knowledge, the Scholars made a trip to London to view the impressive Mughal India exhibition at the British Library, to discover the rise, apogee and fall of Mughal power over the subcontinent.
Alfred Jarry’s play Ubu Roi, first staged in 1896, and set out with the famous line, ‘Merdre!,’ is a piece evolving around the blood-lusting, yet highly ludicrous potentate Père Ubu, who falls for the temptations of power.
On February 6th, the Ashmolean welcomed the scholars and patrons for a reception and after-hours tour. Guests assembled in the Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Gallery: West Meets East.
A group trip by the Ertegun Director and a number of Ertegun Scholars to the Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde exhibtion at Tate Britain, London.
The first group trip for Ertegun Scholars involved a tour of Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication in Greenwich by the College's Director Professor Baker. This was followed by a visit to the British Music Experience at the O2.
A one-day conference entitled 'Was there a Russian Enlightenment?' provided an engaging discussion of a question essential both for Russian studies and for our understanding of the European Enlightenment more generally.
The official opening ceremony of Ertegun House took place on Wednesday 10 October 2012.