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Thomas Wood and his love of Music

These are just a few examples of the
Recognition Thomas Wood gained for his Musical Talent

In 1920 he became a Doctor of Music at Oxford and then in 1921 he was appointed director of music at Tonbridge School, Kent, where one of his students recalled him as a 'bespectacled, untidy, little man'

Wood returned to Exeter College where he was a lecturer in 1924-27. In both posts he won golden opinions and began to compose choral and orchestral works, some of which subsequently received acclaim. then in 1947 became chairman of the Royal Philharmonic Society, Chairman of the Arts Council's Music Panel in 1949 and then a member of the BBC's Music Advisory Committee.

Suffolk and Essex Free Press, June 6th 1946

Bury Free Press, February 1943

Bury Free Press, August 1942

Suffolk and Essex Free Press, June 6th 1941

Derby Telegraph, January 1940

Suffolk and Essex Free Press, December 16th1943

Kent Courier June 1920

Kent Courier September 1923


Published 02/02/2017