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Engraved Gems and the Classical Tradition

Engraved GemsAlthough gems are modest in size, gem engraving was a major art in antiquity. From the Renaissance on Greek and Roman intaglios and cameos were collected, observed and copied. Scholars could learn about the appearance of gem subjects through publications, often initiated by their almost obsessive collectors, but also through the expanding production of impressions and casts of gems in a variety of materials.

War Memorials Online

WetheredThe details of all those associated with Christ Church who lost their lives in the two World Wars have now been added to the website and can be seen here:

Acclaim for Cathedral Choir CD

The latest recording and CD released by Christ Church Cathedral Choir has been named as recording of the month by musicweb:

Music Study Day at Christ Church

Music Study Day at Christ Church, a symposium celebrating the completion of the online Catalogue of the Music collection (, took place on Friday 2 November 2012.

Tower Poetry Prize 2013

Christ Church, University of Oxford announces the 2013 Christopher Tower Poetry Competition on Friday 9 November at The Marlborough C of E School, Woodstock, Oxfordshire.

Fifty Years of The Queen's Gallery

The Christ Church Picture Gallery welcomes Jonathan Marsden LVO, the Director of the Royal Collection and Surveyor of The Queen's Works of Art, to speak at its forthcoming 2012 Patrons Lecture on Thursday 8th November. 

Jonathan Marsden will speak on The Royal Collection on Show: Fifty Years of The Queen's Gallery.

The Court Sermon 2012

Court SermonThe annual Court Sermon to mark the beginning of the legal year took place during Evensong at 6.00 pm on Tuesday 9 October. 

Sir John Gurdon Nobel prize

Sir John Gurdon, who was educated at Christ Church, has been awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine for his pioneering work in cloning and stem cells...

Mad Hatter's Tea Party

Eat me! Photo: RWEnjoy Afternoon Tea in the Great Hall, carefully crafted by our Chefs to reflect Christ Church's unique association with Alice in Wonderland. The afternoon will include a talk by a renowned expert on Lewis Carroll.

Installation of Canon Graham Ward

Canon Professor Graham WardProfessor Graham Ward, Oxford's new Regius Professor of Theology, was installed as a Canon of Christ Church during a special service of Choral Evensong on Sunday 22nd of September 2012.

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