News archive 2002
15 Dec 2002 World first: unique method of treating children born with heart defects - results announced
Doctors and scientists have today reported on a successful new way of diagnosing and treating children born with heart defects.
10 Dec 2002 Letter to all staff from the Principal
A letter from Principal Arthur Luca, announcing his resignation.
29 Nov 2002 King's Military Archives honours Professor Sir Michael Howard
A new Reading Room will be formally opened in the completely redeveloped Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives at King's College London on Tuesday 3 December.
29 Nov 2002 C18th volumes presented to King's
The Master of the Rolls, the Right Honourable The Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, will present the College with the Rolls Chapel copies of the Bible and the Book of Common Prayer today Friday 29 November.
27 Nov 2002 BMJ article
An article in this week's British Medical Journal, "Institutional Corruption in Medicine", falsely implies that there was a cover-up by the management of King's College School of Medicine of research fraud in a case dating back to 1990.
20 Nov 2002 Foreign Secretary launches King's Prison Handbook
Jack Straw, the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, will today launch a major new handbook on prison management which translates universally agreed standards on prison reform into practical guidance for prison staff.
15 Nov 2002 King's Nursing Department celebrates 25 years
Nursing and Midwifery at King's College London celebrates its 25 anniversary on Tuesday 19 November.
15 Nov 2002 King's College London wins Queen's Anniversary Prize
King's College London has been awarded a prestigious Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education.
08 Nov 2002 Top Bush aide gives major speech at King's College London
Tom Ridge, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security, gave a keynote speech at King's College London on 7 November.
31 Oct 2002 Academy Award for King's Professor
Professor David Rodowick of King's College London has been selected as one of two 2002 Academy Film Scholars by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
30 Oct 2002 Deregulation of tuition fees
In response to media speculation about the introduction of differential fees (prompted by reports that Imperial College planned to introduce such fees), the Principal, Professor Arthur Lucas, commented:
22 Oct 2002 Statement on proposed merger of Imperial College and University College
Speaking about the proposed merger of Imperial College and UCL, King’s College Principal, Professor Arthur Lucas, commented:
11 Oct 2002 King's announces first joint international degree
A taught MSc degree in Construction Law and Arbitration will be offered by King’s College London and the National University of Singapore (NUS) from July 2003.
09 Oct 2002 The sale of Block 9
At its meeting on 8 October the Council of King’s College London agreed to the sale of Block 9 on the St Thomas’ campus to the Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charitable Foundation. The Charitable Foundation has agreed to secure the site for future health services/academic use on behalf of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital NHS Trust, which is the Foundation’s principal beneficiary.
03 Oct 2002 The future of Block 9
The future of Block 9 will be decided by the Council of King’s College at its meeting on the evening of 8 October.
01 Oct 2002 Humanities at King's 2002-2003: A year of major events
Humanities at King’s 2002 - 2003: A year of major events examining the role of the humanities.
23 Sep 2002 Rowan Williams to preach at King's
The Most Revd Dr Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Wales, will preach at the King’s College’s London Opening of Year Service on Wednesday 25 September at 1.10 pm in the College Chapel at the Strand Campus.
17 Sep 2002 The Art of Dying
Major programme of events explores changing attitudes to a good death.
13 Sep 2002 History professor presents C5's Warrior School
A new Channel 5 television series in which men and women will be trained in different kinds of ancient warfare each week is to be presented by King’s College London medieval expert Professor David Carpenter.
11 Sep 2002 King's links with BBC for 11 September
The War Studies Group at King’s College London is working with the BBC to provide commentary and analysis on September 11, one year on, for their respective websites.
04 Sep 2002 King's choir tours USA
Top British choir performs in New York.
16 Aug 2002 Ahoy there! War Studies Professor sets sail on Endeavour in BBC TV' s The Ship
A King’s academic will be amongst the intrepid crew of the Endeavour who are about to be the subject of the new, ground-breaking BBC Two documentary series, The Ship.
14 Aug 2002 King's academics call for improved information on exam results
Much of the annual debate about whether exam standards are going up or down is futile and empty, according to a new report out this week.
15 Jul 2002 Manna: truth and legend
A new exhibition at Thomas Guy House, Guy's campus from Saturday 27 July.
15 Jul 2002 Music professor elected Fellow of the British Academy
Professor Laurence Dreyfus has been elected a Fellow of the British Academy.
15 Jul 2002 Human gene defence against HIV discovered
A team led by King's scientist Professor Michael Malim has discovered an anti-HIV gene.
12 Jul 2002 Commonwealth Games drug testing at King's
UK Sport's drug testing for the Manchester Commonwealth Games 2002 will take place at King's College London's Drug Control Centre.
08 Jul 2002 Two new Honorary Fellows for King's
Two new Honorary Fellows have been announced.
02 Jul 2002 Improved standards achieved by transforming assessment for learning
A new report by top UK education researchers shows that standards can be raised by helping pupils to become better learners rather than by teaching to tests.
01 Jul 2002 South London teenagers get a taste of university life
King’s College London will offer 16-year-olds from across South London an insight into university life at its Higher Education Summer School from July 1 until July 5, 2002.
25 Jun 2002 Access to Medicine and Damilola Taylor Trust
The Access to Medicine Project at King’s College London is marking its first full year today and celebrating its success with the first ever awards made by the Damilola Taylor Trust.
19 Jun 2002 Research into schizophrenia in British African-Caribbeans
Unemployment and earlier separation from both parents may be key factors behind the higher rates of schizophrenia in British African-Caribbeans, according to new research by a scientist at The Centre for Caribbean Medicine, King’s College London.
17 Jun 2002 CBE for Principal
The Principal of King’s College London, Professor Arthur Lucas, has been awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Jubilee Year Birthday Honours.
12 Jun 2002 Funding from alumni
In 1994 the College launched an Annual Fund, which invited former students and staff to make donations to enhance academic and social activities throughout the institution.
12 Jun 2002 UK first in primary care nursing research
King’s College London, University College London and two NHS partners are today launching the UK’s first ever Primary Care Nursing Research Unit, which will produce high quality research into many aspects of nursing in primary care.
20 May 2002 Announcement of elected Fellows 2002
Ten new Fellows of King's College London have been elected.
16 May 2002 Genes, greens and vaccines
Research at Guy’s, King’s & St Thomas’ Dental Institute, King’s College London, into pharmaceuticals made from genetically modified (GM) plants will be highlighted in this year’s Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show (21-24 May).
07 May 2002 Top American book prizes for King's academics
Two academics at King’s College London have won prestigious American book prizes.
03 May 2002 Prison studies academic oversees Palestinians' detention
Dr Andrew Coyle, Director of the International Centre for Prison Studies at King’s College London, has played a central part in the deal to end the Israeli army siege of Yasser Arafat’s HQ in Ramallah.
26 Apr 2002 The development of the St Thomas' campus
An article in today’s Times newspaper raises issues concerning the development of the St Thomas’ campus.
25 Apr 2002 Dynamic Brain Atlas may diagnose patients
Scientists have today unveiled new technology that may one day help doctors identify subtle brain abnormalities that underlie major diseases including many psychiatric disorders and dementia.
18 Apr 2002 Major US foundation gives grant to King's Library
King’s College London has been awarded a 50,000 challenge grant from The Kresge Foundation towards its conversion of the former Public Record Office into the major College library.
16 Apr 2002 The Princess Royal visits the King's Guy's Campus
Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, Chancellor of the University of London, today visited King’s College London, Guy’s Campus.
16 Apr 2002 Neuroscientists regenerate severed spinal cord
Research by scientists at King's College London may pave the way for new treatments of spinal cord injuries.
05 Apr 2002 Does Economy Class Syndrome exist?
Scientists at King’s College London are launching the BEST (Business class vs Economy Syndrome as a cause of Thrombosis) study to see if there is truth in the controversial phenomenon known as Economy Class Syndrome, where it is thought passengers travelling long distances sitting in cramped conditions are at a higher risk of developing clots in their legs.
01 Apr 2002 Genetic discovery paves way for new anti skin-ageing research
Scientists have discovered the genetic mutations that cause a common inherited skin disease in South Africa, a finding which may also open up new avenues of research into alternative treatments for skin ageing, scarring or poor wound healing.
28 Mar 2002 Research by scientists at King's College London may pave the way for new treatments of spinal cord injuries.
For thousands of dentists a new online initiative by the Dental Institute of King’s College London will enable them to study and improve their skills, without having to take time out of the surgery.
27 Mar 2002 King's study reveals unfair treatment for older people who pay for residential care
Older people who pay for a care home place in England and Wales are unlikely to receive fair treatment at the hands of their local authority, reveals a report published today.
19 Mar 2002 King's creates more doctors from diverse backgrounds
The success of the King's College London Access to Medicine Programme is today highlighted at the House of Commons launch of a report into widening access to higher education, Social Class and Participation in Higher Education.
04 Mar 2002 The Maughan Library
King’s College London is to benefit from a generous donation from Sir Deryck and Lady Maughan.
01 Mar 2002 King's scientists lead world in stem cell research
Scientists at King’s College London were today granted one of the first two licences to produce human embryonic stem cell lines.
13 Feb 2002 New Sackler Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences
A new Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences is being established at King’s College London thanks to a generous endowment from the Dr Mortimer and Theresa Sackler Foundation and the Sackler Family.
07 Feb 2002 Jack Straw speaks on arms control
Last night Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw, delivered a lecture entitled Arms Control: changing contexts and new challenges at the Centre for Defence Studies, King’s College London.
29 Jan 2002 Appointment of UK's first Chair in Medicine and the Arts
King’s College London has made its first appointment to the D’Oyly Carte Chair in Medicine and the Arts.
28 Jan 2002 King's launches London air pollution website
The new London Air Quality Network internet pages, which enable visitors to view pollution levels where they live, are launched today, Monday 28 January.
08 Jan 2002 King's chemist wins top European prize
One of the two 2001 Descartes Prizes has been won by a team of scientists led by Dr Michael North of King’s College London.
02 Jan 2002 Knighthood for King's Vice-Principal
Professor Graeme Catto, Vice-Principal of King's College London with particularly responsibility for the College's medical, biomedical, health & life science, psychiatry, nursing and dental Schools, has been knighted in the New Year's Honours List.