Why Music? The Key to Memory

Event series

13 October 2017 - 15 October 2017

Join BBC Radio 3 and Wellcome Collection to explore music and memory with a special weekend of live broadcasts, concerts and events.

With the help of acclaimed musicians, scientists and experts, ‘Why Music? The Key to Memory’ explores the implications of music’s unique capacity to be remembered, and keep us in the moment, through wide-ranging discussions and live performances.

One-off programmes, world premieres and live music from the weekend will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3, and will also be available on BBC iPlayer for 30 days afterwards.

All tickets are free. Book from Friday 29 September. Plan your visit.

'Why Music? The Key to Memory’ is a partnership between BBC Radio 3 and Wellcome Collection.





Friday 13 October


Sean Rafferty launches ‘Why Music? The Key to Memory’ with an eclectic mix of live music and guests.



Friday 13 October


A special edition of BBC Radio 3’s arts and ideas programme on the Winston Graham novel and Alfred Hitchcock film ‘Marnie’.