Country Life June 1 2016

June 1 is our very special Collectors Issue, a focus on British art with previews of the fine art fairs this summer. This week:

** Hannah Rothschild, the chair of the National Gallery, talks to Michael Hall about putting the art world on the page

** Matilda Bathurst discovers there’s far more to the Oxbridge college art collections than meets the eye

** The secrets of eels

** Julian Radcliffe’s favourite painting

** Steven Brindle explores the creation of the Harris Museum and Library in Preston, Lancashire

** Huon Mallalieu looks forward to the seventh Art Antiques London and summer Olympia fairs

** Recipes with broad beans

** Oxfordshire country houses for sale, plus what are the issues around Brexit and the country house property market?