It was a great pleasure to play a Sunday afternoon recital at Mansfield College, Oxford on 21 February.  Now that Jane and I have moved back to Oxford, it was easy to accept the invitation and our plan to do some playing with pianist Jonathan Higgins was finally realised.

The recital took place in the Lecture Room where my father used to give his lectures during his years as Senior Tutor and later Principal of the college. It was also in the same room that I asked to listen to a holiday orchestra rehearse as an eleven-year-old and found myself invited to play – my first introduction to Schubert 8! The conductors that day were Christopher Robinson and Sydney Watson.

Thanks go to John Oxlade, Director of Music for his kind hospitality and to Chaplain, John Ovenden who has asked me to join the committee to renovate the Mansfield Chapel organ – donations will be gratefully received…….



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