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Professor Stephen Banfield
Professor Stephen Banfield

Press Release - 05 November 2007

Public lecture: Bristol’s music and musicians in the region, nation and empire

Local people can find out how Swindon fits into a history of Bristol’s music and musicians, in a free public lecture at the University of Bath in Swindon on Wednesday 7 November (5.30pm to 6.30pm).

Stephen Banfield, the Stanley Hugh Badock Professor of Music at the University of Bristol, will focus on art music from the late 18th century to early 20th century, exploring how musicians moved across the region, nation and empire, and identifying historical models.

“Bristol’s musical history, like that of many a British town or city, is multi-faceted, holds numerous surprises, and has not been consolidated,” said Professor Banfield.

Professor Banfield is the founding director of the University of Bristol’s Centre for the History of Music in Britain, the Empire and the Commonwealth. He is the author of books on the English art song and is working on the history of music in the British Empire as well as Bristol.

Admission and parking for the lecture is free and people can just turn up on the evening. The lecture runs from 5.30pm until 6.30pm in the University hall at the Oakfield campus.

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