Flowers of the Field

Ann Widdecombe, the former Tory British MP, famously undermined the party-leadership prospects of fellow parliamentarian Michael Howard in 1997 by suggesting he had “something of the night” about him. The novel phrase, with its sinister implications, has since entered the … Read More →


International Women’s Day – a report from the music department

As the posting of this week’s blog coincides with International Women’s Day, let’s kick off by quoting Frédérique Petrides, the female violinist, conductor, teacher and publisher who was a pioneering advocate for women in music. Born in Belgium in 1903, … Read More →