Book Review: Sound

Sound: Stories of Hearing Lost and Found by Bella Bathurst is a small, intriguing book with emotion that reverberates across its pages. Bathurst takes us on a journey through the science of listening, framed by the narrative of her own intimate relationship with sound; quite suddenly, at the age of twenty-seven she lost her hearing, … More Book Review: Sound

Gail’s: Review

Today, for a mid-morning break of fresh air (and, in all honesty, because I was craving something sweet), I wandered to the newly opened Gail’s Artisan Bakery on Little Clarendon Street. It’s a bright, new shop, fitting in well with Demijohn (artisan gin, a.k.a ‘the liquid deli’), and the Jericho Cheese Company (artisan cheese) on … More Gail’s: Review

Brick Lane Market

On Sunday, we wandered to Brick Lane Market, to feast on delicious food and get lost in the beautiful maze of vintage stalls, selling everything from freestyle haircuts, to old-school cameras, to vinyl records galore and leopard print coats. It’s a part of London that is increasingly attracting a Millenial / hipster crowd (by-words for … More Brick Lane Market

Travels in the Balkans

Early in September, I travelled to the Balkans for two weeks in Croatia, Montenegro and Albania. Kotor, Montenegro was named Lonely Planet’s best city destination for 2016. It’s a credit to the natural beauty, well-preserved old towns and friendly people of these countries that tourism is finally thriving after the region experienced tumultuous wars in the … More Travels in the Balkans

Time(s).

How can we define such a vague, encompassing term as time?   Part of my doctoral research involves attempting to do just that. To pin down exactly what we mean by time, and, specifically, what we mean by musical time and how these might correlate. Recently I took part in the Lady Margaret Hall Research Fair … More Time(s).

Happy 2016!

Happy New Year! 2016. Another year. Another year older. Another year wiser? Another year closer to the end, at least, of my thesis. Every year I make New Year’s Resolutions. I love making them. They generally get a lot of criticism for being silly, naff, improbable, impossible or downright self-shaming – a way of putting pressure on ourselves … More Happy 2016!

Happy Christmas!

  Here are a few photos I took of our spaniel, Jack. He looks like a puppy, but he’s actually 11 and a 1/2! Christmas can often be stressful in the world of academia: interviews, conferences, admissions, applications… so here’s a little reminder to take a break and rest, as Jack is wisely doing. Wishing … More Happy Christmas!