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Talks in Contemporary Art & Lecture Lists

The Programme for Talks in Contemporary Art and the Lecture Lists for Trinity Term 2023 are now available. Talks in Contemporary Art are free and open to the public - please see details below on how to book a ticket. Curriculum lectures held in the Examinations School are open to members of the University but those held on Ruskin School of Art premises are generally closed, except to Ruskin students and appointed students.  

Trinity Term 2023

Talks in Contemporary Art

Convenors: Eve Ess and Sarah Jones

In the academic year 2022-23, the Ruskin will be hosting a series of talks by leading practitioners in international contemporary art (artists, writers, curators and others), which will be open to the University community and the public.  These talks will be held at the School's East Oxford building in Bullingdon Road, usually at 5pm on alternate Thursdays (even weeks) through the term.  Details of the full programme will be updated below.

Free and open to all Oxford University members and the public. Please book your tickets at the link: 

Ruskin students and staff are not required to book tickets to attend the talks.

  • Project Space, Ruskin School of Art, 128 Bullingdon Road, OX4 1QP.
  • 5pm
  • Week 2 - Thursday 4th May: Jenkin van Zyl
  • Week 4 - Thursday 18th May: Ayo Akingbade


Lecture Lists

Teaching begin on the first possible day after the beginning of Full Term unless otherwise stated.

Non-members of the University may not attend university lectures (unless they are announced as open to the general public) without payment of a fee, otherwise than by personal invitation of the lecturer concerned. Persons who are neither reading for a qualification of this University nor otherwise exempt, and who wish to attend lectures in any term, should apply to the Buildings and Events Manager, Examination Schools, for details of fees. At least three working days’ notice is required before a lecture permit can be issued, to allow liaison with the department or faculty concerned. Senior visiting scholars from other universities who wish to attend lectures, seminars, or classes should normally apply to the lecturer concerned directly, and not to the Buildings and Events Manager.


History and Theory of Contemporary Visual Culture

Convenor: Professor Jason Gaiger

Lectures held in the Examination Schools are open to any member of the University of Oxford. Those lectures and seminars etc held at the Ruskin School of Art are open only to Ruskin students, except by arrangement in advance. Please apply.


Examination schools:

Final Honours School (BFA2) - Wednesdays

Weeks 1-4: Art and Experience 
Professor Jason Gaiger & Dr Kate Keohane

  • 11am, Examination Schools
  • Week 1
  • 'Embodiment and Being-in-the-world'
  • Week 2
  • 'Materiality and Imaginative Engagement'
  • Week 3
  • 'Common-Sense'
  • Week 4
  • 'Common-Places'

last edited: April 19th 2023