The College Collections’ programme of special exhibitions is hosted in the Verey Gallery and the Tower Gallery. Both exhibition spaces are open to the students and staff of Eton College as well as the wider community, including schools and the general public. If you would like to view a special exhibition, please contact us at collections@etoncollege.org.uk or 01753 370590.

VOYAGES: a journey in books

An innovative exhibition exploring historical travels through documentary and other evidence, and reflecting on travel as a literary theme and an act of the mind and imagination, as well as the body.  The exhibition draws on Eton College Library’s holdings of manuscripts, printed books and literary archives alongside materials from the wider College Collections.

Monday to Friday, 9.30-1pm and 2-5pm   Admission free (by appointment only)  
24 November 2017 – 30 April 2018

Creative Destruction: volcanoes inspiring art and science
Verey Gallery

22 September 2017 – 6 April 2018

Curated by Emma Stibbon RA, Professor Steve Sparks FRS CBE and Professor Katharine Cashman FRS.

A series of artworks by Emma Stibbon RA are shown alongside spectacular volcanic rock and mineral samples on loan from the Natural History Museum, London, a rare copy of William Hamilton’s Campi Phlegraei (1776) held by Eton College and volcanic research by Professor Stephen Sparks FRS and Professor Katharine Cashman FRS, including films of volcanic eruptions and their impact designed to raise awareness in communities who live around volcanoes.










Pāhoehoe with Sign, 2016
Ink on paper with volcanic ash
126 x 182.5cm

With specialism and a separation between disciplines, art and science are often understood as distinct endeavours,
sitting at opposite ends of the intellectual spectrum. The artist concerned with the imagination, and the scientist
with fact.  This exhibition reflects an increasing interest in exploring conversation and opportunities for collaboration between
disciplines, and as an exemplar of crossing assumed boundaries presents the work of Emma Stibbon RA, Professor
Kathy Cashman FRS and Professor Steve Sparks FRS CBE, and their shared fascination with volcanoes, volcanic
landscapes, processes, and impact. The exhibition also looks at a beautiful expression of the historic relationship
between art and science, the Campi Phlegraei (1776) of Sir William Hamilton and Peter Fabris.

The Verey Gallery is open to the students and staff of Eton College as well as the wider community, including schools and the general public.

Read about previous exhibitions.