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September 17, 2019

This article was previously published in the special edition, ALUMNAE (December 2018).

1928 - 2016 

BA 1949, PhD 1952 

If the average person were to do only one of the things that Anita Brookner achieved, they would be considered a great success. In her early years B...

September 17, 2019

This article was previously published in the special edition, ALUMNAE (December 2018).

1928 - 2017 

BA 1949, PhD 1952 

When thinking about the centenary of women winning the right to vote, ‘rebellion’ and ‘determination’ are words that spring to mind. These are theme...

August 7, 2019

The arts and media have an incredibly important impact on us all. In a time where I am avoiding all news unless I see something to do with art, I turned to the show Queer Eye on Netflix, and learned more than I probably could reading about how there still hasn’t been a...

April 21, 2019

I am usually the first to avoid horror films, but the trailer for Netflix’s Velvet Buzzsaw intrigued me. A horror film concerning the art world is quite an original premise, and I was looking forward to seeing how the art world was portrayed.

The film follows art critic...

April 3, 2019

As I am currently on the Constructing Empires Constellation Course, I was particularly excited to see two historical movies, Mary Queen of Scots and The Favourite, to see how historical female monarchs asserted their power.

The former film depicts the complex histo...

January 27, 2019

Goodbye Somerset House, hello Vernon Square! As our former home becomes a distant memory I thought I’d reflect on how this Neoclassical building has been used by media. It was always a delight for me to glimpse our university, even for a second, on screen and proudly s...

December 5, 2018

If you’re looking for a positive spin on art history in the media, you’ve come to the right place. 

My name is Anna Thompson, an undergraduate in my second year at the Courtauld, wondering how people in the wider public can feel less afraid to talk about and enjoy art. 


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