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Centre for Music and Science


The CMS holds regular seminars in term-time which are open to the general public. These seminars generally take place at 5pm on Tuesdays in Lecture Room 1 at the Faculty of Music; it is also possible to attend via Zoom. For more information, including zoom links, reminders, and last-minute updates, please subscribe to the mus-sciencemusic mailing list, or contact the CMS seminar chair Xi Zhang at

Michaelmas 2021

October 10th 2021, 4.30pm, Recital Room
Ian Cross’s retirement celebration


November 2nd 2021, 5pm, Lecture Room 1
Raf Orlowski & Camilla Fletcher
Acoustics of spaces for performance


November 16th 2021, 5pm, Lecture Room 1
Ana Clemente
Aesthetic sensitivity


November 18th 2021, 11am, CMS Computer Room
John McBride
Evolution of musical scales


November 30th 2021, 5pm, Lecture Room 1
Liila Taruffi
Can music shape ongoing thoughts and visual mental images?

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Part II student research projects

2 December 2021

Michaelmas Term has been drawing to an end, and our Part II undergraduate students have been making excellent progress on their coursework research projects. Ellis Thomas has been studying the sense in which room acoustics affects expert performances of keyboard music. Emily Trubshaw has been running a series of large-...

DataCamp supports the CMS with free data science classes

1 December 2021

DataCamp will support our undergraduate Music and Science students with free data science classes over the 2021 Christmas holidays. Students will be taking classes in R and Python, learning fundamental programming and data analysis skills that will serve them very well for future research projects. Click here to learn more...