A significant event this month was the centre’s involvement with the Being Human Festival. This was the second year we have participated, and ‘The Soho Theatre at 50’ proved to be a great success. We were particularly pleased to be able to stream this live.  Further details to follow via the dedicated Soho Poly Project web pages.

The Theory Meets Practice series continued with two excellent recording contract masterclasses given by Ed Weidman of Simkins. In addition we welcomed representatives from the PRS for Music to give the students insight into the role of collection societies and Tom Weir (De Montford University)  to talk eloquently on sport and disability and the fascinating insights gleaned via his PhD research.

Tom Weir from De Montford University giving a talk as part of the Theory Meets Practice series

As part of the LLB Entertainment Law module we arranged a visit to the V&A exhibition Censored! Stage, Screen, Society at 50 which concluded with an excellent lecture given by the Senior Curator. Thanks also to the Law School for providing some refreshments in the Museum’s beautiful William Morris inspired café - view some pictures on Twitter.

Pippa Catterall helped run a conference on policy alternatives in Iran on 27 November in Fyvie Hall and gave the opening address at a conference on the Anglican-Methodist Conversations of the 1950s and 1960s at the Oxford Centre for Methodism Studies at Oxford Brookes on 29 November. Pippa also had a new article published entitled ‘The Plural Society: Labour and the Commonwealth Idea 1900-1964’ in the Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History.



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