The Textile Conservation Centre announced at the IIC London Congress that discussions have been taking place with the University of Oxford about the possibility of transfer of elements of the TCC's work to Oxford in late 2009. The world-renowned teaching and research Centre is due to close within the University of Southampton then, a decision announced some time ago. See the TCC website
Negotiations continue, but if an early agreement is reached it may be possible to offer the postgraduate programme in textile conservation in Oxford as soon as the 2009-2010 academic year. Anyone who would be interested in this course should contact the TCC on firstname.lastname@example.org.