National Lottery funding enables Birmingham to re-connect with ‘trailblazingly democratic’ Shakespeare heritage

A major project to re-connect Birmingham's communities with the city's Shakespearean heritage and re-establish the West Midlands as the world's 'go-to Shakespeare centre'has won National Lottery support.

Scientists reveal the pecking order of musicians playing in a group

Does Charlie Watts lead the Rolling Stones from the drums? Did Jacqueline du Pré lead Daniel Barenboim from the cello? These questions may in the future have answers thanks to an intriguing model developed by a team of scientists from the Universities of Birmingham, Münster and London's Royal Academy of Music, in research published today (Wednesday 29th January 2014) in the Royal Society Journal Interface.

Scientists reveal the pecking order of musicians playing in a group

Does Charlie Watts lead the Rolling Stones from the drums? Did Jacqueline du Pré lead Daniel Barenboim from the cello? These questions may in the future have answers thanks to an intriguing model developed by a team of scientists from the Universities of Birmingham, Münster and London's Royal Academy of Music, in research published today (Wednesday 29th January 2014) in the Royal Society Journal Interface.