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Wonder, passion & terror: what music tells us about our brain

Event schedule details

Sunday 30 June

14.00-15.00

Event location details

Britten Theatre

Royal College of Music

Lord Winston, Professor of Science and Society and Emeritus Professor of Fertility Studies at Imperial College London, will be discussing two great areas of his interest – music and science. He’ll be taking on the big questions such as: Where do art and science collide? What is the science of the making of a work of art? Is the skill of music a hereditary trait? How does the human brain process music and decipher meaning? What makes a great musician and a great performance?

Robert Winston is joined for the discussion by Stephen Johns, Artistic Director of the Royal College of Music and a multiple Grammy-Award winning classical record producer.

This is part of our ‘Art of Science’ talks series. Take a look at the other talks in this series.


This event is free but booking is available to guarantee a place. Booking will open in June.

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Event categories

  • Adults
  • Family with 12+
  • Talk