News archive 2008
Welcome to the new term07 Jan 2008, PR 05/08
King’s College London welcomes back all students and staff to the start of the new year. There are many events and activities planned for this term which can be viewed at What’s On.
Opening of Term Service
The new term begins with the Opening of Term Service, led by the Preacher Rt Revd Graeme Knowles AKC, Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral. The service, on Wednesday 9 January at 13:10 in the College Chapel, Strand Campus, is one of music, prayer and readings for Christians of all denominations and traditions to meet together and celebrate the season of Epiphany, as well as praying for each other and the wider College. The Dean of King’s College London, Revd Dr Richard Burridge, invites everyone to the service and the reception afterwards.
First Graduation Ceremonies of 2008
Graduation Ceremonies will take place at the Barbican Centre on the 15 January for the Schools of Social Science & Public Policy, Medicine, the Dental Institute, and the Institute of Psychiatry. On 16 January there will be a ceremony for the Schools of Biomedical & Health Sciences, and Physical Sciences & Engineering, and one for the Schools of Humanities, Law and King’s Institute of Learning and Teaching.
Living a more healthy lifestyle
The last week of January will be filled by activities for Healthy Living Awareness Week. To raise the profile of healthy living, and its benefits to the College community, KCLSU will be running three Health and Fitness Awareness days. The events will be informative, fun and interactive and will enable attendees to learn a little more about themselves and much more about what encompasses a healthy lifestyle and how to implement it into a daily routine.
Improving our environment
On 23 January the Principal, Professor Rick Trainor, will be chairing the symposium ‘Achieving sustainable air quality for London’. Speakers will include Paul Ekins, Professor of Energy & Environment Policy at King’s and a member of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution, and Martin Williams, Head of Air and Environmental Quality Division at the Department for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs.
A little entertainment
Film screening sessions will start on 15 January with the first film La mala educación [Bad Education] (Pedro Almodóvar, 2004). From this date onwards Tuesday evenings will be a repertory night. Screenings begin at 17.15 in the Arthur and Paula Lucas Lecture Theatre (room 2B18) on the Strand Campus; doors open at 17.05.
Jekyll and Hyde
The GKT Musical Theatre Society will be staging Jekyll and Hyde from 23-25 January in The Greenwood Theatre, Guy's Campus.
For more information on any of the above events or to find out about other events taking place within the College this term please see the ‘What’s On’ section of the website.
Notes to editors
King's College London
King's College London is one of the top 25 universities in the world (Times Higher 2007) and the fourth oldest in England. A research-led university based in the heart of London, King's has 19,300 students from more than 130 countries, and 5,000 employees. King's has an outstanding reputation for providing world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. The College is in the top group of UK universities for research earnings and has an annual income of approximately £400 million. An investment of £500 million has been made in the redevelopment of its estate.
King's has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, social sciences, the health sciences, natural sciences and engineering, and has played a major role in many of the advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA. It is the largest centre for the education of healthcare professionals in Europe and is home to five Medical Research Council Centres – more than any other university.
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