Monday, 19 November 2012

The Beatles, Popular Music and Sixties Britain

The Department of Continuing Education at the University of Oxford is offering a course on the Beatles next summer!

The Beatles, Popular Music and Sixties Britain
Sunday, 30 June to Saturday, 6 July 2013
The Oxford Experience Summer School
Christ Church, Oxford
Tutor Dr Rikky Rooksby

"Revered and reviled in equal measure, the Sixties continue to fascinate. We will explore how the Beatles made their music, and trace its development from the relatively simple recordings of their first albums to the layered recording techniques of Abbey Road. We will place their songs in context by discussing examples by other notable British groups of the period. The course also includes some British poetry and articles from the decade, as well as archive film of Swinging London and other clips, and mention of some of the key events in British art and politics. However familiar you think the Beatles’ music is, prepare to hear more in it than before."

"Rikky Rooksby has a Ph.D in English Literature and is a tutor for the University of Oxford Department for Continuing Education. He is a guitar teacher and composer, and the author of many articles, reviews and books on English literature and popular music, including the best-selling How To Write Songs On Guitar (2000) and Inside Classic Rock Tracks (2002)."

For more information on this course, and to book, visit the Website:

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