Ian Pace

Ian Pace is a pianist and musicologist, and Professor of Music, Culture and Society and University Advisor – Interdisciplinarity at City, University of London but writes here in a personal capacity

Proposed Office for Students guidelines make for an imperfect but promising start

Research is important — but serving the needs and desires of students matters more

Academia must undo the excesses of the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion agenda

How ideology came to dominate the intellect — and rigidity subordinated scepticism

Proposed changes could exacerbate threats to the free pursuit of knowledge

Closures at Oxford Brookes are a sad reflection on the state of the academic music sector

Communist composers tried to create ideologically pure works for the workers — but without any great degree of success

Naive proposals to “decolonise” Western classical music risk losing the richness of its history