Samuel Teague

Samuel Teague
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Library Assistant (Collections Management)

In his role, Sam is responsible for aiding in the managing of the library collections, focussing on those collections stored off-site and in basements around the college. Sam also helps with the day-to-day running of the working library, as well as projects in the Special Collections.

Alongside working at Christ Church, Sam is reading for a DPhil in Music at The Queen’s College, focusing on Captain Henry Cooke and music in Restoration England – which incorporates many items from the library’s special collections. Sam also has interests in the music (and general history) of the Reformation both in England and on the Continent, delivering tutorials in this area (Polyphony and Polemic in a Fractured Europe, c.1500-1650), and has a particularly keen interest in the works of William Byrd, for which he is planning to showcase some of the library's collections for the composers quatercentenary in 2023. He previously worked as a Library Assistant within Queen’s before moving to Christ Church. Sam also sings as a lay clerk in the Choir of The Queen’s College, and as a scholar at the University Church of St Mary the Virgin.

Sam holds an MSt in Musicology from The Queen’s College, Oxford, and a BA in Music from Bangor University. Recently. Sam is also the Editor of Early Music Performance & Research, the journal of the National Early Music Association (NEMA), an Early Career Researcher with the Royal Historical Society, member of the Burgon Society - working towards fellowship by examination, and a member of the Independent Society of Musicians.