News archive 2006
January Graduation Ceremonies19 January 2006, PR05/06
King's College London held four Graduation Ceremonies at The Barbican in London on Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 January. More than 1,200 students from across the College took part.
The Chairman of College Council, Baroness Rawlings, and the Principal, Professor Rick Trainor, also awarded Fellowships to eight people for distinguished service to King's and public life.
Rory Bremner, King's alumnus, impressionist, and the country's foremost political satirist.
Sir Jeremy Greenstock, a former British diplomat of great distinction who is now Director of the Ditchley Park Foundation, and was UK Permanent Representative on the UN (1998-2003)
Sir Mark Potter, son of Professor Harold Potter (Dean of the Law School at King's), President of the Family Law Division and Head of Family Justice
Hugh Whitemore, award-winning playwright and screenwriter, alumnus and member of the Council of RADA
Professor Ray Gosling, professor emeritus at King's, where in the early 1950s he contributed to the discovery of the structure of DNA
Sir Jonathan Michael, Chief Executive of the Guy's and St Thomas' National Health Service Trust
David Potter, Treasurer of UMDS and (since 1998) of King's
Dr Victoria Solomonidis, a distinguished alumna of the College and Cultural Counsellor of the Embassy of Greece in London
Also at the Ceremony held on the morning of 16 January, Alice Fuller was presented with the Jelf Medal for the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing & Midwifery. This is the first time the School have awarded the medal.
Notes to editorsKing's College London is one of the two oldest and largest colleges of the University of London with over 13,800 undergraduate students and nearly 5,700 postgraduates in nine schools of study. It is a member of the Russell Group: a coalition of the UK's major research-based universities. The College has had 24 of its subject-areas awarded the highest rating of 5* and 5 for research quality, demonstrating excellence at an international level, and it has recently received an excellent result in its audit by the Quality Assurance Agency.
King's is in the top group of UK universities for research earnings, with income from grants and contracts of £100 million, and has an annual turnover of more than £348 million. In 2004 the College was once again awarded an AA- financial credit rating from Standard & Poor's.
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