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Christopher Blakey

Pgr Combined Role

Pgr Combined Role in the Department of Music


Christopher Blakey is a PhD candidate in the Department of Music, where he is the holder of a Northern Bridge studentship. He graduated from Durham BA (first-class) in 2017 and was the recipient of The Rosalind Dickinson Prize. In 2018 he completed his MA (distinction) also at Durham. Christopher’s MA course was funded by the Durham University Masters Scholarship (Faculty of Arts & Humanities), The St Hild and St Bede Trust Scholarship, and The Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust. 

Christopher is now studying for a PhD with his project focussing on the music of Vaughan Williams in relation to natural theology and biological evolutionary thought. He is supervised by Professor Bennett Zon and Revd Professor David Wilkinson.

Christopher is also a pastoral tutor at St. John’s College.

Research interests

  • Musical analysis
  • The relationship between science, music, and faith.
  • The theology of music