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Commencement Into This New World

Tue, 2015-05-19 17:34
Within this Darwinian analysis of higher education, what is the state of play in the performing arts and where exactly is their place in our contemporary world? Tony Woodcock

The Death of Liberal Arts? Or the Reunion of Broken Parts

Fri, 2015-04-24 15:05
Zakaria is a compelling spokesman for the Liberal Arts. He shows unequivocally their importance in the cultural, economic and developmental world and how our world becomes threatened by the narrow focus of Manichean politics. Tony Woodcock

Ran Blake and Film Noir

Thu, 2015-04-09 11:53
An extraordinary improvising musician who styles himself a "noir pianist," Ran celebrates his 80th birthday on August 20 this year. He can look back, and indeed forward, at a life spent entirely in music as a performer and as an educator. Tony Woodcock

Benjamin Franklin and the Reflective Conservatoire

Wed, 2015-03-25 08:27
I recently heard a mordantly humorous new take on Benjamin Franklin's most famous quote: "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes and the immutability of conservatoires." Tony Woodcock