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Annual Report of the Delegacy lxiii Mr Capon and Mr Petti continued to teach Aesthetics and Palaeography-and-Diplomatic and for the first time Mr Jairaz- bhoy of the School of Oriental and African Studies lectured for the Faculty on the Music of South Asia It was with deep regret that the Faculty heard of Mr Capon's death on June nth 1968 he will be much missed Mrs Bent who helped to supervise postgraduates and undergraduates in the first two terms of the session gave birth to daughter in the Easter vacation she will return in October 1968 to continue her teaching The Faculty was fortunate to receive another small donation to the William Byrd Fund for the session this has been spent as usual to help various needy undergraduate and postgraduate students Miss Adrienne Simpson was Secretary of the first Lute Society Summer School She read paper to the 1967 Conference of Music Research Students at Hull Mr Colin Timms research student in the Faculty provided the transcriptions of Steffani's Chamber Duets for performance at the same conference The Faculty continued to teach throughout the session in the Music Building at 34 Surrey Street though under conditions of increasing difficulty Housing the Faculty in an old building for its initial stages was part of the original plan proposed by Professor Dart when he came to the Chair in 1964 but neither he nor his colleagues contemplated staying in such building for more than about year and it will be impossible to continue the Faculty's work in the present building for more than one more session 1968-69 Almost every aspect of the Faculty's life is now being distorted both for undergraduates and for postgraduates the working areas for lectures and seminars are far below what the considers right and the health of his members of staff is causing increasing concern to the Head of the Department In the entire absence of any new teaching posts three were envisaged for October 1968 the existing teachers have been forced to set aside virtually all of their own research An increasing number of part-time teachers have had to be employed and this number will have to be further increased next session It will be remembered that the Faculty at King's has very great responsibilities towards other elements of the University since there is no other Faculty of Music in any of the Schools The build-up of instruments books music and gramophone records for the Working Collection has continued to increase steadily both by purchase and by private benefaction Much of it cannot at present be
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