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News archive 2001

17 Dec 2001 Top teaching score for Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy at King’s College London has scored the highest rating of 24 in their Subject Review carried out last month (November 2001).


14 Dec 2001 Research ratings improve at King's

King’s College London has significantly improved its research ratings in the latest Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), confirming its position as one of the country’s leading research-led universities.


11 Dec 2001 Herbert Smith donation to King's new library

The international law firm Herbert Smith has made a significant donation to King’s College London. The money will be used to create the Herbert Smith Reading Room within the law wing of the College’s magnificent new library in Chancery Lane.


05 Dec 2001 Geoff Hoon delivers major speech at King's

UK Secretary of State for Defence, The Right Honorable Geoff Hoon, spoke from King's College London today to outline current thinking on how the UK should organise itself to deal with new kinds of terrorist threats.


03 Dec 2001 Top teaching score for War Studies Group

The War Studies Group - comprising the Departments of War Studies and Defence Studies - at King’s College London scored the highest rating of 24 in their Subject Review carried out between 29 October and 2 November.


30 Nov 2001 Radio 4 Sunday Service from King's Chapel

Sunday Worship, broadcast on Radio 4 on Sunday mornings, will come this week (2 December) from the Chapel at King’s College London.


23 Nov 2001 New grant for Access to Medicine

King’s College London has been awarded a grant of £878,000 by the Pool of London Partnership (PLP) to help improve employment prospects, education and skills, and increase the career aspirations of young people in deprived areas of London.


08 Nov 2001 King's Vice-Principal elected President of GMC

Professor Graeme Catto, Vice-Principal and Dean of the Guy's, King's and St Thomas's Hospitals Medical & Dental School at King's College London, has been elected as the new President of the General Medical Council.


01 Nov 2001 £1m for wound dressing research

A research team at King’s College London has been awarded £1 million to undertake groundbreaking research into the management of complex chronic wounds.


17 Oct 2001 International mental health prize

It has been announced by the United States’ Institute of Medicine that Professor Michael Rutter of the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, is to be one of two recipients of this year’s prestigious Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health.


16 Oct 2001 $11 million grant for science education research

King's Department of Education becomes a key partner in CILS - an international collaboration building on the success of informal science centres.


03 Oct 2001 Inner city midwifery care: new study results

A study of the UK's only self-employed midwifery practice funded by the NHS has been published by King's College London, revealing that midwifery care targeted to women from ethnic minorities and deprived areas can dramatically improve their experience of pregnancy and birth.


24 Sep 2001 Chancery Lane Library opens to students

King’s College London begins the new academic year with a magnificent new library in Chancery Lane.


21 Sep 2001 Dental students to benefit from new multimedia facilities

A new multimedia centre has been opened for students at the Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Dental Institute, King’s College London, offering ICT facilities to enhance dental education and training.


10 Sep 2001 King's tackles health risks of air pollution

King’s College London has created a new Chair in Environmental Health that will focus current research activity in the areas of air pollution and its impact on public health, and form one of Europe’s leading centres for research in this field.


24 Aug 2001 President of General Dental Council to head UK's largest dental school

King's GKT Dental Institute to be led by Professor Nairn Wilson, President of the GDC.


21 Aug 2001 New MSc in Healthcare Informatics

A new MSc in Healthcare Informatics, the application of information technology to the organisation and delivery of healthcare, will be offered by the Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ School of Medicine, King’s College London, from 1 October 2001.


08 Aug 2001 George Benjamin to succeed Harrison Birtwistle

George Benjamin, the internationally renowned composer and conductor, has been appointed as the Henry Purcell Professor of Composition at King’s College London.


06 Aug 2001 Website boosts research links with industry

King’s College London’s KCL Enterprises has launched a new website to provide more information on intellectual property, patents and industrial partnerships.


26 Jul 2001 King's-SOAS Geography merger

The Geography Departments of King’s College London and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) are to merge, creating the UK’s largest grouping of geographers with a specialist interest in studying less developed countries.


19 Jul 2001 Unique Naval History Unit

The UK's only university Naval History Unit has been established at KIng's College London, thanks to a generous private donation.


09 Jul 2001 New Site Dean for Denmark Hill

Professor Anne Greenough has been appointed GKT School of Medicine Site Dean for King's College London's Denmark Hill campus.


09 Jul 2001 Top score for education

The School of Education at King’s has scored 23 out of 24 in its recent Subject Review.


02 Jul 2001 First books in Chancery Lane library

Major move of library books and facilities to King's new Chancery Lane building.


18 Jun 2001 King's and The Queen's Birthday Honours

The Queen’s Birthday Honours List, announced on Saturday 16 June, includes awards for:


14 Jun 2001 King's and the General Election

Following the General Election last week, King’s now has ten Members of Parliament in the House of Commons who graduated from or worked at the College.


01 Jun 2001 New facilities for King's chemists

Chemistry at King's will be greatly enhanced by the installation of three state-of-the-art nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers, following an investment of over £500,000.


30 May 2001 Announcement of 2001 King's Fellows

New Fellows


16 May 2001 King's scientists develop new treatment in fight against skin cancer

Scientists at King's College London have developed a groundbreaking new gel to treat solar keratosis, a condition caused by over exposure to ultraviolet light from the sun, which can lead to skin cancer if left untreated.


30 Apr 2001 King's £60,000,000 loan

King's College London today issued a £60 million unsecured private placement to institutional investors - the largest such issue ever by a British university.


25 Apr 2001 King's and the BBC Proms collaborate in a new degree course

King's and the BBC Proms collaborate in a new degree course Called MA in Visual & Performing Arts: Promenade Concerts.


23 Apr 2001 Double success for young King's chemist

Dr Helen Fielding, 33, Reader in Physical Chemistry, has won the prestigious Marlow Medal from the Royal Society of Chemistry and has been awarded an Advanced Fellowship from the EPSRC, as an 'outstanding young researcher'.


29 Mar 2001 First UK Chair in Medicine and the Arts

The first Chair in Medicine and the Arts in the UK is to be established at King's College London, thanks to a unique grant of £2 million from the D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust.


28 Mar 2001 SRIF win for Kings

King's has been awarded £11.5 million by the second stream of the Wellcome Trust / Science Research Investment Fund (SRIF) towards construction, refurbishment and equipment for three major projects.


19 Mar 2001 A world view of imprisonment - new findings published

International Centre for Prison Studies' Annual Report


22 Feb 2001 Need an expert quickly? Deadlines approaching?

Experts are comprised within the third edition of the King's College London Directory of Experts published today.









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