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Professor will tell ‘Stories about Listening’ at University inaugural public lecture

Professor Abigail Gardner will discuss key findings of her research relating to women within popular music and her work with war veterans and migrants, in her inaugural public lecture at University of Gloucestershire.

Professor of Cultural Studies, she will cover some of the connecting concepts that have driven her research in the lecture entitled ‘Stories about Listening’ at the University’s Park Campus on Wednesday, 6 April between 4.30pm and 5.30pm.

The public lecture is free to attend but tickets must be booked in advance.

Based within the University’s School of Creative Industries, Professor Gardner will examine key ideas from her published work on women within popular music, particularly in relation to age, time, and memory.

Professor Gardner, whose research has included digital storytelling with war veterans, migrants and teenagers across Europe, will also introduce the audience to projects with the Cheltenham Hebrew Community and Age UK Gloucestershire that highlight the importance of listening.

Professor Gardner, who has written, co-authored and edited five books, will conclude the lecture with details about her most recent project, Mapping the Music of Migration, where she and her research team used songs to open up listening spaces.

Professor Gardner’s lecture is part of a series of inaugural public lectures hosted by the University featuring a wide range of impactful and innovative research and discussions on topical subjects.