Practical and inspiring open days for first year PhD students
The music collections at the British Library are unparalleled in their scope and diversity, providing a wealth of material to aid and inspire researchers and performers. Several million items of printed music and sound recordings across all genres sit alongside original manuscripts and private papers, from Purcell to Panufnik and Monteverdi to Maxwell Davies. Our sound and moving image collections include commercial discs, concert programmes, pop videos and ethnographic field recordings from across the globe. Our Sound Archive provides the only public access to the BBC's sound archives including radio sessions, interviews, documentaries and live performances. The British Library’s music materials are relevant not only to music students, but to students in many other disciplines.
To make the most of your day, you may wish to register for a free Reader Pass before the event.
These events are aimed at first year PhD students, and Masters Students planning to continue at PhD level, who are new to the Library. Each day focuses on one aspect of the Library’s collections. You are welcome to attend the day you will find most useful to you. Lunch and refreshments are provided. Booking is essential.
Comments from previous attendees:
The whole day was superb and it was so worth it.
Very helpful and interesting day. I now feel a lot more confident using the British Library
The enthusiasm and knowledge of the staff – definitely encourages me to return to the library soon!