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New book of essays on The Music Profession in Britain, 1780-1920

March saw the publication of a volume of essays edited by Music Department Senior Lecturer Rosemary Golding, focused on the history of the music profession in nineteenth-century Britain. The essays are drawn from a wide range of scholars including the … Continue reading

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Public talk at Bethlem Museum of the Mind

Rosemary Golding will be giving her talk on music in nineteenth-century asylums at Bethlem Museum of the Mind this coming Saturday, 1 July. The talk, which was postponed from March, considers the ways in which music was used in asylums … Continue reading

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Impact and the Victorian University

Rosemary Golding has been invited to speak at an event to be held later this month at Glasgow University, looking at the impact of Victorian Universities as well as the potential impact of Victorian Studies on the modern world. Rosemary’s … Continue reading

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March Academic of the Month: Rosemary Golding

I am lucky enough to be spending most of my time on research this month, and am using my leave to work on a number of projects all centred around my interests in music’s place and role in nineteenth-century Britain. … Continue reading

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New BBC/OU series explores the science behind the world of sound

Tonight, a new two part OU/BBC series Sound Waves: The Symphony of Physics starts on BBC4 at 9.00pm in which Dr Helen Czerski takes us on a spectacular journey into the world of sound. In episode one, Helen investigates the … Continue reading

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9. Music is good for your health

Music is good for your health – as is lifelong learning! Whatever stage you’re at in your life, career and development as a musician you’ll be supported by staff who specialise in online, distance and part-time learning in Music. Many … Continue reading

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Registration open for conference on the Music Profession, 14 September

Registration is now open for the OU-hosted conference ‘The Music Profession in Britain 1780-1920: New Perspectives on Status and Identity’, to be held at the OU’s London office in Camden on 14 September. Full details of the conference, programme and … Continue reading

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Music and the Asylum in nineteenth-century Britain

Dr Rosemary Golding has secured funding from the Wellcome Trust to support a series of archive visits aimed at exploring the role of music within asylums in the nineteenth century. Asylum balls are a well-known feature of the institutions, but … Continue reading

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OU Musicologists in Glasgow

The Music Department is well-represented at this week’s conference on Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain, being held at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow. Martin Clarke is giving a paper on Sir Frederick Bridge and the Methodist Hymn Book, while … Continue reading

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Royal College of Organists Journal features OU contributions

The Royal College of Organists has published papers from the conference held jointly with the OU in April 2014, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the College’s foundation. The Journal includes papers by Dr Rosemary Golding and Dr Martin Clarke, both … Continue reading

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