Benjamin Alexander Southwick (He/they)

EDI Chair, Music Durham, Durham University
  • Music Durham, Durham University
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About Benjamin Alexander Southwick

Benjamin Southwick (he/they) is an undergraduate student at Durham University, UK, reading Music at Stephenson College. He has a research interest in those underrepresented in music, focusing on marginalised genders and LGBTQ+ people. Currently, they are working on diversifying the repertory of Durham University's music ensembles in his role as Chair of Music Durham's Equality Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Benjamin is also Director of Music of St Cuthbert's Society Choir at Durham University, where he is working to reduce inequality in choral music.

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Alum: Undergraduate Leadership & Research Programme


Durham University

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Ethnic & Racial Studies Gender Studies LGBTQ+ Music

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United Kingdom

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English Welsh

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Art Hiking/walking Houseplants/gardening Politics & current events

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