Alexandra Wilson

Alexandra Wilson is Professor of Music and Cultural History at Oxford Brookes University and author of Opera in the Jazz Age: Cultural Politics in 1920s Britain. She tweets at @amwilson_opera

Research is an essential feature of academic life

An element of fiction can bring insights and humanity that pure non-fiction lacks

An awful lot of talent and experience is about to be wasted

We should resist the cultural reductionism of the modern “creative industries”

It is not elitist to expect audiences to be quiet

The phoney courage of disdaining classical music

The problem with modern period drama

Increase access, yes, but don’t restrict movement

The cliché of Britain as “the land without music” was disproved