Looking forward to teaching at Cohen Quad

As the Fellows start to think about the year ahead, four are preparing to move into Cohen Quad and will reside in the stunning Fellows’ Sets on the third floor of the building.

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A Fellow’s Set – work in progress!

Alongside Philipp Kukura (we posted about his impressions and expectations of Cohen Quad in July), Christina de Bellaigue, Jackson Fellow in Modern History, will also be moving to Cohen Quad.

Having recently visited the site, she said: “I’ve just been down to Cohen Quad with Gez [Wells, the Deputy Bursar] and am so impressed. It really is stunning and will be a hugely invigorating space for us all to work and teach in”.

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Another Fellow’s Set

Fellow's-Room

And how a Fellow’s Set will look when completed

We can tell she’s really excited as she has opted to move from her lovely set on the Front Quad at Turl Street and is looking forward to teaching some of her tutorials in the Neil Blair Special Collections Reading Room where students will be able to study from our own archives and special collections.

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The Neil Blair Special Collections Reading Room

Architect's rendering of the reading room at Cohen Quad

And how the Reading Room will look when finished

Stunning roof revealed

Over the last week, some of the scaffolding has been removed from the south cloister of Cohen Quad, revealing the upper levels of the building.

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The Rimex tiling is in place and the checker-board pattern is clearly established along the exterior walls. It really highlights the stunning dormer windows which protrude and will flood the internal corridors and rooms with natural light.

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We are also now able to see the beautiful curve of the roof-line as the tiles wrap around the roof and down the walls, creating a seamless cloak around the building.

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20160822 Rimex tiling from interior window