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The Courtauldian

c/o The Students’ Union

The Courtauld Institute of Art

Vernon Square, 

Penton Rise,




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October 9, 2017

Bill Haley, Rock Around the Clock, 1950s, Lathe/hand-cut record on x-ray film. X-RAY AUDIO Collection

What would you do if tomorrow your government banned all your favourite songs, sent your country’s most popular singers to jail, and severely restricted access to forei...

September 4, 2017

'Perfume: A Sensory Journey Through Contemporary Scent' at Somerset House. Photograph by Peter MacDiarmid

After the virtual reality show ‘Mat Collishaw: Thresholds’, Somerset House is now hosting ‘Perfume’: another ambitious exhibition, but this time for our noses. Thro...

Past & Present: The Singapore Pavilion

by Bianca Schor

Zai Kuning, Dapunta Hyang: Transmission of Knowledge, 2017at the Singapore Pavilion in the Arsenale. 

Photograph courtesy of National Arts Council.

When discussing a potential group review of the Venice Biennale...

July 27, 2017

Veranda, Villa Necchi Campiglio, Milano. Image courtesy of Alessandra Cianni Zambotto 

Every summer, Milan Arch Week casts light on the architectural treasures of the Italian capital of design, offering tours and visits of house-museum...

July 24, 2017

llustration: Anna Seibæk Torp-Pedersen 

Sonnet, Senior Curator responsible for twentieth-century and contemporary fashion at the V&A, met us with a welcoming smile in the John Madejski Garden, just before the public opening of the Exhibition Road Quarter...

June 23, 2017

After the Grenfell Tower fire, Londoners’ origins and living conditions are back at the centre of public debate. Whilst the number of victims remains unclear, the disaster strikingly questions our own personal trajectories in and out of the capital. If, like me, you ar...

April 4, 2017

 Illustration by Ellen Charlesworth

To pip

One of the reasons of my moving to the UK five years ago was to explore the British side of my identity. Having inherited a British passport from my dad, born in London fifty years ago, I did not feel that my upbringing in Paris...

February 22, 2017

Book of Knell, Illustration by Emily Knapp

From the grand libraries that are full of wonder, to the small second-hand books stalls and independent libraries with cosy armchairs, book-lovers cannot dream of a better place than Dublin. Not forgetting the lovely people tha...

January 22, 2017

To all the direct and indirect victims of terrorist attacks over the past year. May the arts and our humble writings inspire you to live and shape a positive future for yourself and people around you.

‘VIVEZ JOYEUX’ François Rabelais (1483-1553)

Nicole McDowall, Kloé Dea...

January 16, 2017

To my sister Céleste,

Last time I watched ‘Princess Mononoke’ on a big screen, I was seven. It was in the independent arts cinema called studio Galande, in one of the medieval streets of Paris. I remember very well that screening because it was in Japanese with French s...

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