Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Kidlington

St Mary's Kidlington


Director of Music

David Hewett began his musical career at Romsey Abbey in Hampshire, singing as a boy chorister in the Abbey Choir and studying organ with Jeffery Williams.

During his time as a mathematics undergraduate at the University of Warwick he was Organ Scholar at St Mary's Warwick and Sub-organist at All Saints' Leamington Spa, and continued his organ studies with Andrew Fletcher in Birmingham. During his DPhil (also in mathematics) at Oxford he sang as a countertenor in the Worcester College Chapel Choir.

He was appointed Director of Music at St Mary's Kidlington in 2011. He enjoys playing the organ for church services, giving organ recitals, and training and conducting the church choir.

David's main profession is as an academic mathematician. He was a research fellow at both the Mathematical Institute and the Queen's College, Oxford, before becoming a University Lecturer in Applied Mathematics at UCL and an OCIAM Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Mathematical Institute. His research centres on the mathematical analysis of wave propagation, especially electromagnetic and acoustic waves - so his research and musical interests are very much intertwined. David lives in Kidlington with his wife Meghann and two sons, Joshua and Isaac.