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About johnkersey

Historian, musician and educationalist.

Traditional Britain Group Dinner 2015

With the writer on music Stuart Millson before the dinner John Kersey was the invited speaker at the Traditional Britain Group Annual Dinner at the Royal Over-Seas League on 12 September 2015. Here is the speech given on that occasion: … Continue reading

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Talk to the National Liberal Club

Photo credit: © John Lubbock (CC BY-SA 4.0) On 2 September 2015, John Kersey was the invited speaker at a lunch at the National Liberal Club. Here is the talk given on this occasion: NLC 2 September 2015 – Music in … Continue reading

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Review of my piano recital at Chingford

by Neil Lock Originally published by the Libertarian Alliance I was at John Kersey’s piano recital on Saturday May 16th 2015 in Chingford parish church, London E4. The size of the audience was disappointing; perhaps 50 or maybe 60. But … Continue reading

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Piano recital at Chingford

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Publication of “The Radical Traditionalist Today”

“The Radical Traditionalist Today” is a collection of essays and talks by John Kersey. Deriving from his contributions to the Traditional Britain Group and the Libertarian Alliance (UK), they explore areas of culture, politics and law, as well as addressing … Continue reading

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Dr Ray Steadman-Allen: obituary

The obituary of Dr Ray Steadman-Allen in today’s Sunday Telegraph mentions his service as a Patron of the London Society for Musicological Research, which I founded in 2002. Ray was always ready to give his support to musicians, and has … Continue reading

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John Kersey on Legacy

Christmas talk to the Traditional Britain Group, December 2014. It is said that Dom Paul Neville, Headmaster of Ampleforth College from 1924 to 1954, was at a meeting of the Headmasters’ Conference. The theme of discussion was preparation for life, … Continue reading

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“Music and Culture” – Traditional Britain Group Conference 2014

Why does today’s Western art music strive so conspicuously for cultural relevance? Why are many of our university music faculties more concerned with cultural theory than with applied music? Why have we lost confidence in historical and applied models of … Continue reading

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Talk to the Central School of Religion Reunion

I was the invited speaker at the Central School of Religion Reunion at St Jude’s Free Church of England, Balham, in November 2014. Here is the talk given on that occasion: Ambrose Philipps de Lisle, 1809-78 I am going to … Continue reading

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Traditional Britain Conference 2014 – The Basis of Culture?

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