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The Oxford Brookes Popular Music Research Unit (PMRU) presents:

Nightshift: Exploring Oxford’s Music Magazine




Richard Hamilton Building, Headington Hill site
Oxford Brookes University
Tuesday 27 March 2018, 9.45am – 4.30pm

Oxford’s local music magazine, Nightshift, will be the subject of a full day of discussion at Brookes University on Tuesday 27 March, hosted by the Popular Music Research Unit.

The day will feature the history of Nightshift and the Oxford music scene going back to its origins as Curfew in the early 90s, as well as discussing local scenes, regional music media and demo reviews, finishing with a Q&A session with founder and editor Ronan Munro.

Provisional programme:

  • 9:30: Arrival; refreshments
  • 9:45: Registration
  • 10am: Introduction, followed by Dr Dai Griffiths (Brookes) on Nightshift as a music magazine
  • 10:30: Long-time Nightshift writer Sam Shepherd on the magazine’s history
  • 11am: Snapshots of Nightshift from different perspectives 1:
  • 12pm: Lunch (on main Gipsy Lane site)
  • 1:30: Snapshots of Nightshift from different perspectives 2:
  • 2pm: Demo of the Month workshop, featuring:
  • 2:45: Refreshments
  • 3:15: Q & A with founding editor, Ronan Munro
  • 4pm: Brief plenary and depart




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