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Friday 27th January 2017

Early Music Ensemble

Early Music Ensemble
Date
27/01/2017 (19:30)
Location:
Chapel
Description
The staff-student Baroque ensemble returns for a programme of cantatas and sonatas from the decades around 1700. Royal Holloway's Department of Music hosts several staff who are specialists in the performance of early instrumental and vocal music, and owns a double-manual harpsichord, a chamber organ, a fortepiano and a chest of viols. The Early Music Ensemble, composed of students and staff, is regularly formed and performs in the department's concert series and fringe events. For further information please click on the link above.
Thursday 2nd February 2017

Mary Toft's Monstrous Births of 1726: Then and Now

Mary Toft's Monstrous Births of 1726: Then and Now
Date
02/02/2017 (18:00-20:00)
Location:
Moore Building Lecture Theatre
Description
In 1726 Mary Toft gave birth to seventeen rabbits or parts of rabbits in Godalming, Surrey. Toft had looked at the animals during her pregnancy and their image was imprinted on her foetus. Based on new research, this engaging presentation explores why so many contemporaries, including eminent male Physicians believed in the hoax. Many portrayed Toft as a devious woman who set out to hoodwink the doctors and make her fortune, yet this lecture offers other explanations for the extraordinary actions of Toft and her family. The lecture also explores the social, physical and emotional experiences Toft underwent in the contexts of the work of contemporary midwives, gynaecologists and reproductive medicine. For further information please click on the link above.
Friday 3rd February 2017

Tippett Quartet and Mary Dullea

Tippett Quartet and Mary Dullea
Date
03/02/2017 (19:30)
Location:
Picture Gallery
Description
Dvorák's Piano Quintet in A Major occupies a lofty place in the chamber music canon shared perhaps only by two other works for the same ensemble from Schumann and Brahms. Throughout Dvorák's, the muscular drama freely intermixes with numerous sections of pure, euphoric beauty with a constant interlacing of magical dance music abounding with spontaneity and vitality. For further information please click on the link above.
Tuesday 7th February 2017

Writing as a Popularis: Ancient history outside the university

Writing as a Popularis: Ancient history outside the university
Date
07/02/2017 (18:15)
Location:
Picture Gallery
Description
Tom Holland talks about how he came to write ancient history for the general reader, and how his books differ - and don't differ - from those written by academics. For further information please click on the above link.
Thursday 9th February 2017

'An Die Musik': Spring Mini-Festival

'An Die Musik': Spring Mini-Festival
Date
09/02/2017 (19:30)
Location:
Picture Gallery
Description
Tim Travers-Brown has a long established career as a countertenor that has seen him perform across the globe both as a soloist and ensemble singer. He has sung with Bach Collegium Japan in concerts and recordings in Tokyo, with the Oslo Cathedral Choir, with the Israel Chamber Orchestra in Tel Aviv, and at the Royal Opera House, Wigmore Hall and Royal Festival Hall in the UK, to name but a few. Opening our Spring Mini-Festival, 'An Die Musik', Tim Travers-Brown presents a programme of music bred from the German art tradition and imbeds a few surprises that have been influenced in turn, featuring music by Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert. For further information please click on the link above.
Friday 10th February 2017

Words and Music - 'An Die Musik': Spring Mini-Festival

Words and Music - 'An Die Musik': Spring Mini-Festival
Date
10/02/2017 (19:30)
Location:
Boilerhouse Auditorium
Description
Students of the Department of Music present an evening of lieder from the great Germanic tradition that we are so indebted to. For further information please click on the link above.
Sunday 12th February 2017

Royal Holloway Chorus and Royal Holloway Chamber Orchestra - 'An Die Musik': Spring Mini-Festival

Royal Holloway Chorus and Royal Holloway Chamber Orchestra - 'An Die Musik': Spring Mini-Festival
Date
12/02/2017 (17:00)
Location:
Windsor Building Auditorium
Description
The most soulful of all Beethoven's music is arguably found in his piano concertos. If you need any proof, listen to his Piano Concerto No 3. There's a beauty and elegance here that truly confirms Beethoven's status as the one composer who quickened the pace of change in classical music by welcoming in the Romantic era that was to follow. Winner of the 2016 College Concerto Competition, pianist Nura Jahanpour, joins Rebecca Miller and the Royal Holloway Chamber Orchestra, and later Rupert Gough and the Royal Holloway Chorus for an evening of true German classics. For further information please click on the above link.
Monday 13th February 2017

Radical Mercy, Radical Change

Radical Mercy, Radical Change
Date
13/02/2017 (18:15)
Location:
Windsor Building Auditorium
Description
What would a movement for social justice look like if it was based on the principles of mercy? In this meditation on the idea Divine Mercy, Abdul-Rehman Malik explores how mercy is a unsettling idea which challenges our human notions of compassion, forgiveness and love. If we are to embrace our share of God's mercy, true transformation must begin with us. For further information please click on the link above.
Friday 17th February 2017

Andean Band: Crossing Borders Series

Andean Band: Crossing Borders Series
Date
17/02/2017 (19:30)
Location:
Boilerhouse Auditorium
Description
The unique Andean band, the only one of its type in the UK, specialises in the performance of music from the Bolivian Andes and gives a diverse range of performances, often in collaboration with the UK-based Andean musicians. For further information please click on the link above.
Monday 20th February 2017

Practising subalternity: Postcolonial Tanzania, the Dar School and pan-African geopolitical imaginations

Date
20/02/2017 (18:15)
Location:
Moore Building Lecture Theatre
Description
Following Tanzanian independence in 1961, and especially during the period after the announcement of its intention to follow an independent path of African socialism after the Arusha Declaration in 1967, Julius Nyerere challenged the geopolitics of colonialism and the Cold War. Nyerere – and those he inspired – sought a voice for those previously marginalised from the imaginings of the world order, and proposed an alternative geographical imagination of a united Africa and an alliance of the poor. In this lecture, Professor Sharp will explore the challenge of bringing subaltern imaginations into academic and (geo)political practice during this period. For further information please click on the above link.
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