Lucien Pissarro in England: the Eragny Press 1895-1914, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Lucien Pissarro was the eldest son of the Impressionist painter, Camille Pissarro. This pleasingly informative exhibition, on display in a single large gallery at the Ashmolean, tells the story of how Lucien, packed off to England to rid him of the perennial itch to be an artist did not quite do what his mother so fervently desired.

Lucien Pissarro in England, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Pissarro fils experimented with Camille's pointillism. but it was as a printer that he made his own mark

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Book Of A Lifetime: William Morris: Romantic To Revolutionary, By EP Thompson

In 1962, my university tutor, Richard Cobb, the iconoclastic historian of the French Revolution , sent me to see his friends Dorothy and Edward Thompson, mumbling something about their work on Chartism. Memory is short when you are just 19 and it seemed to me then that Conservatism –with a large and small "c" - had covered the globe with a gloom of blue since the beginning of time. The Thompsons' household, perched on a Halifax hill was, in contrast, a magical Tardis which enabled you to travel to debates and struggles of long ago. His The Making of the English Working Class was still in the making, but sitting amid the piles of papers and books, I discovered William Morris: Romantic to Revolutionary.

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My Secret Life: Steve Coogan, Comedian, 44

My parents were ... compassionate, liberal. My father worked for IBM. My mother raised us kids. There were six of us, and a couple of extra foster kids at any given time.

Ari Emanuel: 21st century Hollywood mogul

He's a super-agent who is as glamorous as the stars he represents, the inspiration for a TV series and the envy of countless wannabe moguls. Now, says Guy Adams, he's planning to change the movie business for ever

Don't mention the restoration! Prince quits heritage body in censorship row

The Prince of Wales has resigned as patron of Britain's most venerable heritage society after a heated falling-out over his conservative architectural views, The Independent has learnt.

Mass sacking of Hollywood agents as recession bites

They are notorious for taking a slice of the profits, but now it's the 'tenpercenters' who are getting cut

Drama plays out behind the scenes as Hollywood talent agencies vote on merger

Some of the biggest names in show business will be programming fresh numbers into their speed dials and getting new personal assistants to shout at should two of Hollywood's most prestigious talent agencies carry out a likely merger that will alter the balance of power in the film industry. Partners at William Morris and Endeavour met yesterday in scenes that recalled a real-life episode of the TV comedy Entourage to vote on a tie-up that would create a "super agency" with a client list that includes more than a thousand of the world's most famous actors, directors and writers.

Desperate Romantics: Private lives of the Pre-Raphaelites

Their canvases were bold, their love lives were wild

Desperate Romantics, By Franny Moyle

Passion and paranoia with the Pre-Raphaelites

Design rebels of Burns Night

Glasgow design group Timorous Beasties make Burns Night a wild affair, discovers Annie Deakin

Great Ideas: Series Three (20 volumes)

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Observations: Weaving a new thread

Tapestry often seems banished to a no man's land between art, craft and design. But with the opening of a stunning new creative centre and a home for Dovecot – which houses Scotland's Dovecot Studios of tapestry weavers and rug tufters – this ancient art is coming out of the shadows. The premises, which opened last week, combine a centre for craft and design allied to a working studio making it the world's top place for tapestry. This gallery and workspace, created out of the shell of Edinburgh's Infirmary Street Baths, looks set to create quite a splash.

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