The Department of History of Art

To contact The Department of History of Art, please email: or check their website at:

History of Art Manager - Penelope Lane


01865 (2)86832

Penelope is responsible for the non-academic management of the Department of History of Art and Centre for Visual StudiesShe supports the Professor and staff in all academic administration, from recruitment and admission, through examination and beyond. She promotes the activities of the Department, supports academic visitors and the annual Slade Professor, and maintains communication with the wider art historical community.

Penelope is the Disability Coordinator for History of Art students, overseeing the implementation of provision to ensure necessary adjustments are made to meet the needs of students with disabilities, in liaison with colleges and the University's Disability Advisory Service

Academic Assistant - David Pepper

01865 (2)86830

The Academic Assistant supports all academic administration functions in the Department, with particular responsibility for open days, prospective student enquiries, events organisation and secretarial support for the Head of Department and Professor.

 Visual Resources Assistant- Francesca Issatt

Francesca Issatt 

As Visual Resources Assistant, Francesca supports all users of the Visual Resources Centre, including students, Faculty, and the wider University community. She provides advice and training in accessing digital visual content and the Department's analogue image collections for research and teaching purposes.

Please see the Visual Resources Centre page for a guide to its collections and services:
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