Ref NoAPO/2
TitleOther projects and interests
Admin/Biog HistoryAfter graduating from New College, Oxford, in 1901, Oppé pursued an academic career, specialising in ancient Greek culture, myth and art. Yet, in 1905, he changed direction and embarked on a career in the Board of Education where he worked until his retirement in 1938. Alongside this work he began to pursue his interest in art history, building a network of correspondents and participating in public debate on various related matters. After his retirement, he continued to write books on art, and also reprised some earlier interests in creative writing.
DescriptionThis series contains various files which compile Oppé's other research interests and his related activities in the art world.


-early academic work and research
-work at the Board of Education
-work with Cecil Sharp, including their 1924 book, The Dance
-BFAC winter exhibition, 1916
-opinions on the Tate Flood
-Oppé's chapter on art in the 1934 book, Early Victorian England
-essays and reviews
-creative writing
-opinions on various C.E.M.A. exhibitions
-material on an exhibition at Eton College in 1944
-opinions on picture cleaning at the National Gallery
-Royal Academy winter exhibition, 1951-52

The files in this series have been organised chronologically. They were originally stored throughout his papers in no particular order, and were brought together here during cataloguing.
Date[c 1894-c 1958]
Extent30 files
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