Monthly Archives: March 2013

Expert on Francis Bacon leads visit to Pompidou Centre

Professor Martin Hammer from the University’s School of Arts, expert on 20th century artist Francis Bacon and member of the Tate Britain Council, visited the University of Kent at Paris today to work with our Masters students.

Following a specialist lecture in which he described the influences and impact of Bacon’s work, students got to see one of the subjects of the class first hand, the 1964 triptych ‘three figures in a room’ and one of the Pompidou Centre’s prize exhibits.

“I have learnt so much today! If Professor Hammer hadn’t been here, I probably would have looked at this triptych for a few moments and then moved on. His insights have been fascinating and he’s really made us think about the messages of the paintings. I have to say I never thought I could have spent a whole hour looking at same work of art and enjoyed it so much!’ (Paris student).

Undergraduate history students’ two-day trip to Paris

A group of final year undergraduate history students returned to Canterbury today after spending two days at the University of Kent at Paris. They were accompanied by Dr Stefan Goebel who successfully bid for funding to give his undergraduate students an ‘international experience’,

About to write their final year undergraduate dissertations, the history students were given the opportunity to reflect upon and plan the subject of their projects in a different University centre.

They also made the most of the University of Kent’s central Paris location by seeing the city’s sights and enjoying a French meal.

Dr Goebel said:

“The whole trip was a big success with the students: one has already written to me to say how much he enjoyed the combination of seminar, socialising and sight-seeing.”