History of Art

History of Art

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Beyond the classroom

There are frequent opportunities to attend relevant lectures and master-classes at LSE, UCL and SOAS, as well as to attend cinema visits to see films such as ‘Lincoln’. The Politics Department runs visits to the Houses of Parliament and to the UK Supreme Court in the Autumn Term of Year 12.

Politics students can assist with the running of, and participate in, the Borough Youth Council and UK Youth Parliament elections. Some of our Year 12 students have undertaken work experience with a London MP.

At A2 level, students attend a conference run by the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library with leading academics and former members of the U.S. Congress. The department has in the past run a trip to the USA to see some key institutions first-hand as well as attended an event at the U.S. Embassy in London. More information, such as reading lists, podcasts, extension material and articles, can be found on the departmental website, 020 7736 7138 accessed through student’s email account.


Lady Margaret Gets a Mention

Our History of Art department was mentioned in Tuesday’s Guardian newspaper. The feature, entitled “Art history: not just for ‘posh girls’, say teachers”, was about an initiative by the Association of Art Historians’ Schools’ Group to bring art history into more state schools and to break down prejudices about it being an elitist subject that is only studied by fee-paying students in private schools. The writer said, “A-level History of Art is offered at only 17 state secondary schools out of more than 3,000, plus a further 15 sixth-form colleges... Other maintained schools offering the subject include... Lady Margaret in Fulham... not your average community school”. 

Mrs Eyres, subject leader for History of Art at Lady Margaret, is on the Schools’ Group committee of the Association of Art Historians and is actively involved in the association’s initiative to spread the word that art history is a hugely important subject in today’s visual world and should be available to all who wish to study it. Luckily, Lady Margaret girls can study this fascinating and stimulating subject at A-level. Just ask Mrs Eyres if you would like to know more about it. 

To read the article in full click here.


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