In the Blood

Season 2018 / 2019 – Talk 16 A – In the Blood

Andrew Cole’s talk In the Blood is the first in a series of four short talks given to the Farnham U3A World History Group.

Andrew’s talk is about the influence that parents have on the careers chosen by their children.

He starts by asking the question ‘to what extent are eminent composers from professional musician families?’ In his analysis he went through the family trees of 100 famous composers. The composers came from the periods – pre-1700, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.

Andrew then created similar lists for other professions. He reviewed doctors, lawyers, clergy, engineers and novelists.

Andrew found that the strongest ‘in the blood’ links were amongst composers and the clergy.

Please click below to open a .PDF copy of Andrew’s presentation.

Presentation for ‘In the Blood’

The other three talks in this series of Short Talks will be published over the next few weeks.

The Farnham U3A site is at Farnham U3A Home Page.

AKM Music has licensed Media Magazine for use as the title music.

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