In the footsteps of Thomas Tallis - Insights Public Lecture

Attend a lecture in the Insights Public Lecture Programme.

  • Thursday 7th December 2017 17:30 (1 hour, 15 mins)
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Kerry McCarthy, Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor, Newcastle University

Thursday 7th September 2017, 17:30-18:45

Thomas Tallis, one of the most performed and researched composers of Tudor England, died in November 1585 aged 80. He had survived, and helped create, more radical shifts in musical practice than any composer before him. This talk is a guided tour through his long career: the places he made music, the people he knew, and the changing cultures surrounding him in Renaissance England.

Free admission, all seats are allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

Public lectures at Newcastle University are free and open to all. The aim is to offer a programme that will inform, stimulate, entertain, and excite debate.

Many speakers are leaders in their field and all have something of special interest to convey. The lectures cover a wide range of disciplines and frequently include key contemporary issues, particularly those that affect our daily lives.

Any views expressed by speakers are their own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Newcastle University.

All lectures are free and open to all, with spaces allocated on a first-come first-served basis. For more popular talks an overspill room will be in operation.

Recordings of past lectures can be found here.


  • Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building,
  • Newcastle University
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • NE1 7RY


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