Only briefly in vogue, the codpiece has left a rich legacy in art, literature and – most recently – in televised costume drama. In focusing her attention on this ostentatious male accessory, PhD candidate Victoria Miller has developed some new ideas about its evolution (and demise) as a symbol of virility.
Research into England’s oldest medieval altarpiece – which for centuries provided the backdrop to Westminster Abbey coronations – has revealed that it cost no more than the rather unprincely equivalent of eight cows.
Cambridge gained a new landmark when Clare, a sculpture of a T-rex, was unveiled at the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences earlier today.
Previously un-exhibited art by 15 Royal Academicians goes on display at Wolfson College to mark the 50th anniversary28 Jan 2015
Twenty-eight exceptional works by 15 Royal Academicians will be on display at Wolfson College, Cambridge throughout 2015 as part of a programme of celebrations to mark Wolfson’s 50th anniversary.
Tiny sketchbooks that bring to life one of the most famous voyages in history have been digitised and made available online for the first time.
A new exhibition at Kettle’s Yard celebrating the work of the Scottish poet and artist Ian Hamilton Finlay (1925–2006) opens this Saturday (6 December).
In her new book Representations of the Gypsy in the Romantic Period, Sarah Houghton-Walker provides a fascinating insight into writers’ and artists’ portrayals of wanderers. Her study focuses on a period when gypsies’ fragile place in the landscape, and on the margins of society, came increasingly under threat.