John Bird Lecture Series

We host regular public lectures covering current research in musicology, ethnomusicology, composition and performance. Talks are given by guest lecturers from the UK and abroad, as well as by School of Music staff.

Lectures take place in the Large Lecture Theatre in the Music Building at 4:30pm.


Tuesday 9th October
Lorraine Byrne Bodley (Maynooth University)
‘Franz Schubert and the Making of the Self’

Tuesday 16th October
David Toop (London College of Communication)
‘Listening is Intimacy’

Tuesday 23rd October
Ian Cross (University of Cambridge)
‘Musics, Selves, Societies: The Value(s) of Music(s)’

Tuesday 13th November
Laudan Nooshin (City University)
‘Whose Alternative Public Space? Gender Dimensions of Music on the Internet in Iran’

Tuesday 20th November
Clair Rowden (Cardiff University)
‘The Sopranos, Parisian style, 1869’

Tuesday 27th November
CIRO Sponsored
Alexandra Wilson (Oxford Brookes)
‘Opera: Highbrow, Middlebrow, Lowbrow … Elitist?’
This event will be followed by a drinks reception sponsored by Cardiff University’s Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Opera and Drama (CIRO)

Tuesday 4th December
Mark Berry (Royal Holloway, University of London)
‘Complementary Opposition: Wagner and Mozart in Schoenberg’s Musical Thought’


See previous lecture schedules here.

For further information on the John Bird Lecture Series, contact Dr Carlo Cenciarelli, Henry Morgan or Ana Ferreira.