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September 28, 2019

This article was previously published in the special edition, VENICE (July 2019).

"In every home, someone is playing a musical instrument or singing. There is music everywhere." – Anon, Seventeenth Century 

It is very hard to walk along the narrow alleys o...

September 17, 2019

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

BA 1997 

Beth Greenacre is a leading force in the British contemporary art world. A curator and art consultant specialising in Modern British and International Contemporary art, s...

This article was previously published in Issue 20, ISLANDS (March 2019).

What better way to illuminate the theme of ‘islands’ than by re-enacting Desert Island Discs? Radio 4’s much-loved series has been entertaining the British public since 1945, and today it stands as...

May 3, 2019

Hello everyone and welcome to my new column on unsung women in the history of the arts! I’m Francesca, a second-year undergrad here at The Courtauld, and each week I’ll be highlighting a new woman whose work has gone un- or underacknowledged due to her gender. I’ll als...

March 16, 2019

It’s midnight. I’m walking home, I see nothing but dark buildings and orange streetlights. Traffic goes by nearby, I can hear the wind in the trees. Somewhere below, in a nearby garden, a fox rests. With my headphones on, there is a peace to the city. We all have album...

April 30, 2016

Illustration by Tennessee Williams

So we return to my favourite and the en vogue subject - Beyoncé. And lemonade. Lemonadé? The semiotic indication of the word lemonade has changed forever. No longer will the word signify the sweet tangy drink that sends your salivary g...

March 8, 2016

 Illustration by Ellen Charlesworth


The 24 year old Londoner George Mpanga, better known as George the Poet, is a socially motivated poet, spoken word and recording artist. After attending a state grammar school in Barnet, George went on to study sociology, psychology...

March 4, 2016

Illustration by Claire Mead 


Hello, welcome to my cliché-ridden review of Adele’s new tune. The queen of breakup songs, and generic despair, has returned with a sizzling new cover of Lionel Richie’s classic. Only joking. The emotional roller coaster that is...

March 4, 2016

This weeks Desert Islander, and head editor of The Courtauldian, is Thomas Bodinetz.


Top 3 Albums? 

BB King, Live at the Regal, 1965  
The greatest blues player at his best. He only played about five different notes yet said more through th...

November 20, 2015

This months castaway is the one and only, Greg Wilkinson, our Students' Union President! 


Top 3 Albums 

Johnny Cash - American III: Solitary Man 
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II 
Robbie Williams – Sing When You’re Winning 

“It was a hard choice not to put s...

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