Dr Kate Kennedy is a biographer and musicologist who has worked with BBC Radio 3 on the programming for International Women’s Day, presented The Essay on forgotten women in music, the Sunday Feature on the first female string players, Building a Library on Ethel Smyth, and works with orchestras and ensembles such as Southbank Sinfonia and the Berkeley Ensemble to compile and present programmes featuring forgotten women’s work. She is the Associate Director of the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing. Kate is working with the Oxford Dictionary for National Biography on the inclusion of women composers in its studies, and has been asked to write the Cambridge Companion to Women Composers.