The Notion of Musicality?

The Notion of Musicality?

How musical are you?

This week BBC Lab UK launched a new online experiment which will tell you just what level of musical talent you really have. The experiment also aims to disprove public perceptions about musical ability by encouraging everyone in the country to take part.

An interview about the experiment was published to the BBC website today, with a discussion between Radio 3 presenter Petroc Trelawney and Dr. Lauren Stewart, senior lecturer in Psychology at Goldsmiths College at the University of London.

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The Love of Folklore

The Love of Folklore

I wanted to share this podcast from the Folklore Society which I discovered today.

It is a discussion on folklore between Sir Terry Pratchett, author of the Discworld series (among others) and Dr. Jacqueline Simpson, one of the UK’s leading experts on folklore. The two have worked together for many years and even collaborated on The Folklore of the Discworld, which explores the use of myth and legend in Pratchett’s books.

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