From Mozart to the media – Durham college unveils talk series

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GREY College in Durham has unveiled its latest series of talks.

The first, on Sunday, will focus on the life and music of Mozart.

The guest speaker is music educator Ann Rachlin who will present this colourful talk by using 98 slides and short films as well as Mozart’s musical masterpieces as the background.

On Sunday, May 19, the speaker will be Financial Times Science Editor Clive Cookson, whose talk will be called Science in the Media.

The series will conclude on Sunday, June 16, when the Grey College choir will perform Say it with Music: The Life and Songs of Irving Berlin, arranged by Iain Kerr, and presented by Ann Rachlin.

Iain, who has spent a lifetime in music, theatre, radio and television, was for 25 years the resident pianist and host at the Mayfair Hotel in London

Alan Martin, president of Grey College Senior Common Room, said: “This will be another in our popular series of stimulating and important interactive events to which everyone is invited. The response we get both from the university and from the community is growing substantially year on year, and we look forward to greeting familiar and new faces this summer.”

The events start at 2.15pm and are free and open to the public.

The May 12 and June 16 events will be held in Holgate House, while the May 19 talk is in the Old Library.

For more information call 334 5900 or email grey.reception@durham.ac.uk.