Principles and Pioneers – Episode 1: Margaret Tuke
The first of three short films by UBP Fellow Dr Imogen Tedbury in which she explores paintings of former College Principals in Royal Holloway and Bedford College’s art collection. This episode focuses on Margaret Tuke, Bedford College’s longest serving principal.


Highlights film from UBP nework and Engage conference, Engaging Young People aged 14-21 with Portraits, and Stephanie Ampofo’s poem ‘Picture Portraiture’, Leeds Art Gallery, 21 January 2020


Highlights film from joint Subject Specialist Network conference, Why Exhibitions? Strategies, audiences, and future directions’ conference, 21-22 February 2018


Dr Jim Cheshire discusses the wider context of his 2017 Annual Seminar presentation, ‘Tennyson, Photography and Portraiture 1857-92’, at the Tennyson Research Centre, Lincoln


Annual Seminar 2017, short highlights film.

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Understanding British Portraits Fellowships 2016

The network granted three Fellowships to museum professionals in spring 2016; Kate Noble & Lucy Shipp (Fitzwilliam Museum); Su Hepburn (Royal Pavilion and Museums, Brighton), and Laura Millward (Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, Leeds). With funding and support over the following year, the recipients have completed their respective projects. In this short film the Fellows discuss their respective projects, principal research findings, and project outputs.


Podcasts from the Hardwick Hall Study day, 1 March 2016

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Understanding British Portraits Woburn Abbey study day, 9 December 2015

See highights from this study day examining the collection of the Duke of Bedford at Woburn Abbey. Further details on the event here >>


AS 2015

Podcasts from the Annual Seminar, 25 November 2015

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Anna Moore introduces her Bursary research on Samuel Percy (c.1750-1819)

Anna Moore, Acting Curator of Sculpture at the Victoria and Albert Museum, discusses her research into the late Georgian wax portraitist Samuel Percy (c.1750—1819), conducted with the support of an Understanding British Portraits Bursary in 2014/15.