The inaugural St Andrews English Colloquium is on the subject of Opera & Fiction. It comprises one and a half days of lectures by literary critics and musicologists including Brad Bucknell, Philip Ross Bullock, Delia da Sousa Correa, Kate Kennedy, Cormac Newark, Jeremy Tambling, and Phyllis Weliver, on 11th and 12th May 2013. The composer Thea Musgrave will also be speaking and the concert on Saturday evening includes the world premiere of her work, based on three of her historical operas, 'Three Women'. All events are free and open to the public and you are warmly invited to attend. For further information see: www.st-andrews.ac.uk/english/newsandevents/englishcolloquium.
The Ninth Biennial International Conference on Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain will be held in association with the Royal Philharmonic Society and Royal Musical Association at Cardiff University School of Music from 24 June (1.15pm) until 27 June 2013 (3.45pm). The keynote speakers will be Professor Simon Goldhill (Director, Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, Cambridge University) and Dr Leanne Langley (Associate Fellow, Institute of Musical Research, University of London). See the conference website for further details and booking information.