Day: May 11, 2019

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Why are conductors usually middle-class men? Questioning authority in classical music

By Anna Bull In my early 20s, after training for 15 years as a classical musician, suddenly I came to a point where I could no longer work under conductors. Something in me had grown increasingly uncomfortable with this mode of human – and gendered – interaction. Years later, carrying out my PhD research into […]

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Self-Harm

The Need to ‘Do Something’

By Akiko Hart And here we are: yet again, the need to ‘do something’, anything, about social media and self-harm. The latest furore, borne of the tragic suicide of Molly Russell, is part of a longer tirade against social media and against self-harm, by people who don’t understand either and would take them away from […]

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