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Art and Architecture: Edgar Wind & Oxford

The Art, Archaeology and Ancient World Library is the premier research library for the study of art, architecture and archaeology at Oxford. It incorporates multiple libraries previously housed in separate locations around the University.


Edgar Wind was the University of Oxford’s first Professor of the History of Art.

In 1954, he was invited to give the Chichele Lectures at All Souls College, where he delivered four lectures on Art and Scholarship under Julius II.
The following year, Wind became Professor of the History of Art, based at Trinity College. By many accounts an inspiring orator, Wind's lectures were frequently delivered twice over in order to accommodate the large number of attendees.

Edgar Wind at the University of Oxford

1954 – 1955 Chichele Lecturer - All Souls College, University of Oxford

1955 – 1967 Professor of the History of Art, University of Oxford

Edgar Marcel Wind
Unknown photographer
© Warburg Institute, London

Materials relating to Wind’s career and his time at Oxford are divided among several University locations:


Edgar Wind's Oxford Lectures and Classes

Based on documents in the Wind Archive.


Art & Architecture Librarian, Bodleian Libraries

Biographical Resources