My name is Daisy Gibbs and I’m a PhD student at the International Centre for Music Studies, Newcastle University. Before I started at Newcastle in September 2014 I read Music at the Queen’s College, Oxford, where I graduated in July 2014.

My studies are supported by the AHRC-funded project Tudor Partbooks, and I’m one of the members of the project’s research team. Tudor Partbooks is led by my supervisor Dr Magnus Williamson here in Newcastle, and the other members are Dr Julia Craig McFeely and Dr Katherine Butler in Oxford. The project’s website is brand new – it’s at http://www.tudorpartbooks.ac.uk.

I should add that the rather lovely image at the top of this page is from the Bass partbook of the ‘Dow Partbooks’ set (Oxford, Christ Church MS. 988), copied by Robert Dow, probably in Oxford, in the 1580s. The Latin text means ‘Music gladdens hearts’. The image is from folio 48 and can be found at http://www.diamm.ac.uk/jsp/AnnotationManager?imageKey=19999, last accessed 28/10/14.



2 Responses to About

  1. Michael Gebhart says:

    Dear Daisy,
    This is a fascinating blog – I’ve really enjoyed reading it. I’m currently applying to do an MLitt at Newcastle with Magnus Williamson during the 2015-16 year. Looking forward to reading more about your work (and possibly introducing myself “officially” one day!)

    Best of luck,


    • daisymgibbs says:

      Hi Michael!

      Thank you for reading my blog, and I’m glad you enjoyed it! Good luck with the application – I’ll look forward to meeting you if you decide to come to Newcastle!

      All the best,


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