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Higher Education - Past, Present and Future with Sir Michael Barber, Chair, Office for Students

Higher Education - Past, Present & Future with Sir Michael Barber, Lord Blunkett, Shakira Martin and Harry Anderson On Thursday 4 October we were delighted to welcome to the University, Sir…

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Uses and Abuses of Economics in the Debate on Universities by Martin Wolf, CBE

The President and Vice-Chancellor’s Annual Guest Lecture by Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator at the Financial Times Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 6.30pm, Lecture Theatre 1,…

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Catching Up With Martin Simpson

Martin invites us to join him in his back garden for a performance of his version of My Town. He then talks to us about some of the highlights and challenges of this songwriting task. Notice how,…

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Catching Up with Martin Simpson

In this video, Martin starts to refine his ideas for the melodic structure of the song and shows us how he will add to this basic structure with instrumental ‘fills’ in between sections. …

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Catching Up with Martin Simpson

Previously, we saw Martin come up with a melodic shape and form for the verses of My Town. This week, he turns his attention to the refrain. In this video, Martin plays around with chord…

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Catching Up with Martin Simpson

In this video, we join Martin as he attempts to write a melody for the verses of My Town. Martin strums sequences of notes and chords on his guitar and sings the lyrics over the top to come up with…

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Catching Up with Martin Simpson

Martin talks us through the rhythmic implications of the My Town lyrics, looking out for patterns and forms inherent in the text. He also starts to think about how he might come up with ideas for a…

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Meeting Martin Simpson

Folk singer, guitarist and songwriter, Martin Simpson, worked alongside learners to write his own version of My Town. We’ll be checking in with him each playlist for inspiration and guidance on…

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