This event is for new PhD students, as well as Masters students who are planning to continue their research at doctoral level
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, 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.
Our annual series of Doctoral Open Days is aimed at first year PhD students 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 ESSENTIAL
Comments from previous attendees:
Helpful information, delivered in an interesting and enjoyable way. A well-organised day.
The British Library is like the toolkit every scholar aspires to have.
Excellent way to make researchers feel welcome.