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News archive 2007

18 Dec 2007 UK researchers tackle chronic pain

A consortium of UK researchers, including scientists from King's, known as the London Pain Consortium (LPC) is aiming to develop a better understanding of and new ways to treat the causes of chronic pain.

 

10 Dec 2007 Recent alumnus killed in Afghanistan

Trooper Jack Sadler, 21, who completed a War Studies degree last summer, was tragically killed in an explosion while on patrol in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan last week.

 

10 Dec 2007 Director of Stem Cell Research appointed

Leading stem cell scientist Dr Alan Colman, has been appointed as the new Director of Stem Cell Research at King's College London. 

 

30 Nov 2007 Honorary Degree Ceremony

The College's second ever Honorary Degree Ceremony, at which the new Chairman of King's College Council, Lord Douro, officiated for the first time, took place on Thursday 29 November, in the Chapel at the Strand Campus.

 

28 Nov 2007 New species named after King's VP

A species of tapeworm, new to science (Oochoristica whitfieldii), has been named after Professor Phil Whitfield, King's College London Vice-Principal (Students), and internationally renowned parasitologist.

 

23 Nov 2007 FCO historic library transferred to King's

An extensive ‘Historic Collection' of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) Library was formally transferred to King's College London at a reception at the College yesterday evening.

 

22 Nov 2007 Parenting Academy opens at King's

The National Academy of Parenting Practitioners (NAPP), based at King's Strand Campus, officially opened its doors yesterday.

 

21 Nov 2007 Unique UK-China knowledge transfer partnership

Her Excellency Madam Fu Ying, Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the UK, and Ian Pearson MP, Minister of State for Science & Innovation, yesterday formally launched Innovation China UK.

 

15 Nov 2007 MLC win major Government contract

The King's College London Modern Language Centre has won a major contract from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) to teach up to 15 foreign languages to FCO diplomats and employees.

 

13 Nov 2007 Digitising the Dead Sea Scrolls

Simon Tanner of the Centre for Computing in the Humanities at King's College London is leading a team which is to digitise the Dead Sea Scrolls which were discovered 60 years ago.

 

12 Nov 2007 New £10 million centre to cut heart disease

King's College London has officially launched a new £10 million, state-of-the-art research facility for medical imaging. It houses a newly formed team of specialists, called the Interdisciplinary Medical Imaging Group (IMIG).

 

08 Nov 2008 Scientists hail the 'sunshine vitamin'

Scientists from King's College London have found that vitamin D may be instrumental in protecting us against certain diseases, as well as helping to slow down the ageing process.

 

08 Nov 2007 King's enters world top 25

King's has now been recognised as one of the top 25 universities in the world. The Times Higher -QS World University Rankings, published today, places the College in 24th place, up from 46th last year and from 73rd in 2005.

 

06 Nov 2007 Gene links breastfeeding to higher IQ

King's researchers have discovered that breastfeeding can increase the IQ of children when combined with the right genes.

 

01 Nov 2007 Law Lord gives Commemoration Oration

Lord Bingham of Cornhill, the Senior Lord of Appeal in Ordinary in the House of Lords, gave the King's College London Commemoration Oration entitled The Rule of Law and the Sovereignty of Parliament last night in the Great Hall, Strand Campus.

 

30 Oct 2007 Churches debate stem cell ethics

King's today hosted a major one-day seminar on the bio-ethics of stem cell research for senior representatives of more than a dozen of the main denominations of the churches of England and Scotland.  

 

25 Oct 2007 Celebrating 30 years of nursing at King's

Celebrations took place this week to mark 30 years of nursing at the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing & Midwifery at King's College London.

 

24 Oct 2007 Climate change expert to issue warning

Professor Sir David King, the Government's Chief Scientific Advisor, issued a stark warning that climate change is the biggest challenge faced by humanity at King's College London's annual Fison lecture yesterday.

 

23 Oct 2007 Study reveals genetic link to diet

Our diet is largely determined by genetic factors, according to a study from King's College London. In particular, garlic lovers, coffee drinkers and those who eat plenty of fruit and vegetables are likely to have inherited their tastes from their parents.

 

22 Oct 2007 £5,000 Business plan competition launched

King's graduates and post doc researchers have the chance to win £5,000 if they enter the College's Business Plan Competition, which was launched this week. This new competition is a joint venture between King's College Business London and King's Graduate School.

 

19 Oct 2007 Bremner's unique King's performance

Impressionist, comedian and political satirist Rory Bremner performed last night (18 October), for the first time, at his old university, King's College London, for a special evening of entertainment to raise money for the Students' Union. Adam Boulton, Political Editor of Sky News, was Master of Ceremonies for the evening.

 

17 Oct 2007 £1m left to College by Professor

Ros Driver, Professor of Science Education at King's College London from 1995-7 has left the College £1 million to fund PhD scholarships in the Department of Education & Professional Studies. This is the largest amount ever bequeathed to the College by a member of staff.

 

16 Oct 2007 Report shows cancer inequalities in London

A report out today from the Thames Cancer Registry at King's College London shows that cancer death rates in the capital have dramatically declined, but deprived Londoners are at greatest risk of developing and dying from the disease.

 

15 Oct 2007  Brain scans reveal circuits that control food intake

The Centre for Neuro-Imaging at King's and colleagues from University College London (UCL) have identified the circuits that ‘decide' how much people eat. Using live brain scanning techniques and an innovative design study, researchers have discovered how the brain controls food intake in humans.  

 

12 Oct 2007 World's first genome screen for osteoarthritis

UK scientists, including Tim Spector, Professor of Genetic Epidemiology at King's, are to mount the world's first search of the human genome for genetic risk factors for osteoarthritis.

 

10 Oct 2007 Liam Fox: major nuclear terrorism speech

Shadow Secretary of State for Defence, Dr Liam Fox MP, gave his first major speech on nuclear terrorism today. Speaking at King's, he called for this issue to be placed at the top of the defence agenda saying ‘A nuclear attack as an act of terrorist aggression would make 9/11 look like the most innocent of dress rehearsals'.

 

05 Oct 2007 Blood gene clue to sickle cell therapy

Scientists at King's College London, led by Professor Swee Lay Thein, have identified a gene that accounts for variation in peoples' levels of fetal haemoglobin (HbF) in a discovery that could help in treatment of people with sickle cell anaemia. The research was funded by the Medical Research Council.

 

02 Oct 2007 Statement on Israel boycott

The University and College Union(UCU) announced (28 September) that, after seeking legal advice, an academic boycott of Israel would be unlawful and cannot be implemented.

 

02 Oct 2007 King's best for PhD completion rates

Figures released today by the funding council show that King's College London is the most successful university in the country in terms of PhD completion rates. This is the first time The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) have published this data for individual higher education institutions.

 

02 Oct 2007 Henry III celebrated 800 years on

Two days of events at Westminster Abbey and King's College London have been held to mark the historic 800th anniversary of the birth of King Henry III (1207-72). These included an Act of Commemoration around Henry III's tomb in the Abbey yesterday evening (1 October), the exact anniversary of his birth. 

 

01 Oct 2007 Age Friendly cities

On the International Day of the Older Person, a major report, What makes a city age-friendly? will be launched at the House of Commons this evening. Written by members of the King's Institute of Gerontology, and sponsored by Help the Aged, this project was part of a World Health Orgainazation's (WHO) global initiative ‘Age Friendly Cities'.

 

26 Sep 2007 Strand recycling scheme launched

A major new recycling scheme is being rolled out for the Strand Campus. It is estimated that up to 80 per cent of the site's waste could be recycled, representing several tons of rubbish a week. A pilot project has already proved a great success.

 

21 Sep 2007 Paul Getty III Funds King's Epilepsy Chair

Professor Mark Richardson, the new Paul Getty III Professor of Epilepsy at King's College London, thanked Paul Getty at a reception today, for his generous donation to fund a Chair and research at the Institute of Epileptology.

 

19 Sep 2007 Desmond Tutu joins King's celebrations

Last night (Tuesday 18 September) the Most Revd Desmond Tutu, King's alumnus, former Archbishop of Cape Town and Nobel Peace Laureate, joined more than 100 King's staff, students, alumni and guests at The Savoy Hotel on the Strand for an evening of celebration at the 2007 King's Awards ceremony.

 

18 Sep 2007  Nursing School launches major arts project

Culture and Care, a major new arts project commissioned by the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery at King's College London, launched yesterday with the unveiling of two new visual arts commissions: jewellery celebrating the life of Florence Nightingale and a series of portraits of staff and students at the School.

 

17 Sep 2007 New maritime centre launched

The First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Sir Jonathon Band, inaugurated a new centre promoting the understanding and analysis of maritime history and policy with a lecture on naval ethos. The centre is based at the Defence Studies Department, King's College London, Shrivenham.

 

13 Sep 2007 Principal's inaugural speech as UUK President

In his keynote speech today (Thursday 13 September) at Universities UK's annual conference at the University of Leicester, Professor Rick Trainor, President of Universities UK and Principal of King's College London, called for universities to be given more autonomy if they are to be competitive at home and abroad.

 

13 Sep 2007 Honorary Fellowship for Duchess of Cornwall

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of King's College London today (Thursday 13 September) in recognition of her outstanding contribution through her role as a patron of numerous charitable organisations, particularly as President of the National Osteoporosis Society (NOS), with whose work King's is closely associated.

 

12 Sep 2007 Leading UK charity to expand world-class research

The UK's leading breast cancer charity, Breakthrough Breast Cancer is to develop its vital research work in London by opening a groundbreaking new breast cancer research unit at King's College London, under plans announced today.

 

10 Sep 2007 River Thames audio tour: The Thames Twenty

Experts from King's College London have collaborated with the Mayor's Thames Festival to create a unique podcast showcasing the historical, ecological, and industrial highlights of the River Thames.

 

06 Sep 2007 Malaysian teaching agreement signed

King's College London will be providing intensive training for Malaysian head teachers, under a major new agreement signed by Vice-Principal (External Relations) Professor Keith Hoggart and the Malaysian Government's Ministry of Education.

 

24 Aug 2007 Blood pressure mechanism discovered

Scientists at King's College London have discovered a new mechanism for regulating blood pressure. The research, which is published online this week in the journal Science and funded by the British Heart Foundation, could lead to the development of new drugs for combatting high blood pressure.

 

22 Aug 2007 King's in 'the eye of the storm'

Hurricane Dean, the first of several expected hurricanes to hit the Caribbean this summer and autumn, is currently offshore after striking Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.

 

16 Aug 2007 King's in Good University Guide top ten

King's is placed tenth in The Times Good University Guide, rising from 17th place last year. The newly published guide ranks 113 institutions according to eight criteria, including student satisfaction, research quality and degree results.

 

14 Aug 2007 Bangkok to Brighton by tuk-tuk

A King's student who travelled by tuk-tuk from the British Embassy in Bangkok to Brighton has written a book about her experiences, Tuk Tuk to the Road.

 

08 Aug 2007 Dietary alternatives to long-term HRT

Foods like soya, dark chocolate, tea and red wine, which are rich in polyphenols, can have a beneficial effect on cardiovascular health, according to research from a team at King's.

 

06 Aug 2007 King's Professor leads dementia strategy

Professor Sube Banerjee, Head of Mental Health and Ageing at the Institute of Psychiatry at King's, is to lead the first ever national strategy to tackle dementia.  

 

03 Aug 2007 Mental health risk of long army tours

Researchers in the King's Centre for Military Health Research (KCMHR) have found evidence that the amount of time Armed Forces personnel spend on military operations, above current guidelines, increases the risk of common mental illness, including post-traumatic stress disorder.

 

31 Jul 2007 Launch of new environmental centre

The Centre for Environmental Assessment, Management and Policy (CEAMP) has been launched at King's College London.

 

30 Jul 2007 UK's first three-year dental degree

This September King's Dental Institute will admit medical graduates to a three-year dental degree programme – the first course of its kind in the UK.

 

25 Jul 2007 £18m to combat mental health stigma

The Big Lottery Fund has announced an award of £16 million, matched by a further £2 million from Comic Relief, to Moving People, a mental health charity partnership that includes the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, Mental Health Media, Mind and Rethink.

 

23 Jul 2007 Symposium for Elizabethan composer at King's

A major symposium on the life and works of William Byrd (c1540-1623), the foremost composer of the Elizabethan age, is taking place at the Strand Campus from the 23-24 July.

 

20 Jul 2007 King's law professor awarded FBA

Genevra Richardson, Professor of Law at King's, is one of 48 academics who have been awarded the prestigious Fellowship of the British Academy, the national academy for the humanities and the social sciences.

 

19 Jul 2007 Chairman's final Graduation Ceremony

King's held six Graduation Ceremonies this week. In her last Ceremony as the Chairman of Council, Baroness Rawlings and the Principal, Professor Rick Trainor, awarded Fellowships to 20 new Fellows and Honorary Fellows of the College and more than 2,500 students were awarded their degrees before 7,000 guests.

 

18 Jul 2007 Key Treasury announcement made at King's

The Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Andy Burnham MP, gave his first speech in his new role at King's College London today in which he outlined the Government's new approach to the public sector: giving more power to local councils and NHS Trusts and reducing the number of public sector targets.

 

17 Jul 2007 Asthma-obesity link uncovered

Scientists at King's have discovered a protein that is known to increase appetite in cells which are closely associated with asthma.

 

16 Jul 2007 Study of low income diets

The first national study of diet and nutrition in the most deprived households in the UK shows that low income diets have similar problems to the diets of the general population but there are some areas of particular concern. 

 

12 Jul 2007 King's spin-out secures £3 million

TheraGenetics Ltd, an emerging personalised medicine diagnostics company focusing on central nervous system (CNS) disorders, and King's College London spin-out company, has successfully completed a £3 million financing round.

 

11 Jul 2007 Moles linked with slower ageing

People with large numbers of moles may age slower than expected, according to a study from King's. Researchers studied the skin and telomere length (a marker of biological ageing found on all cells in the body) of more than 1800 twins and found that people with a high number of moles had longer telomeres.

 

09 Jul 2007 Results from first UK survey of multinationals

The first comprehensive survey of employment practice of multinational companies (MNCs) in the UK yet undertaken has just been completed. Together with key findings, it provides a detailed profile of MNCs in the UK today.

 

06 Jul 2007 New MSc: Medicine, Science & Society

The impact on society of stem cell research and other innovations in biomedicine will be the focus of a new MSc being launched by the King's College London Centre for Biomedicine & Society (CBAS), one of the world's leading centres for social science research on stem cells.

 

29 Jun 2007 First widening participation doctors graduate

The first students from the Extended Medical Degree Programme (EMDP) at King's graduated on Friday (29 June) and received a message of congratulations from the Prime Minister.

 

28 Jun 2007 International conference on sexuality and politics

Wolfenden50 brings leading historians of sexuality to King's to debate and explore the impact of the 1957 Wolfenden report. 

 

22 Jun 2007 Biomedical Forum launched

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Comprehensive Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) at King's and Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust today launched its Biomedical Forum to showcase translational research and foster collaboration between scientists, clinicians, dentists and allied health professionals.

 

21 Jun 2007 Minister speaks at King's

Bill Rammell, Minister of State for Lifelong Learning, Further and Higher Education, gave the keynote speech on Thursday 21 June at a conference on Erasmus & Graduate Employability: the Value of an International Dimension, held at King's College London.

 

18 Jun 2007 Birthday Honours for King's

David Armstrong, Professor of Medicine and Sociology in the Department of General Practice & Primary Care in the School of Medicine, has been awarded a CBE for services to medical research, in the 2007 Queen's Birthday Honours.

 

15 Jun 2007 First Director announced for new Integrated Cancer Centre

Guy's and St Thomas' and King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts, King's College London and the South East London Cancer Network, are delighted to announce that Professor Arnie Purushotham will be the first Director of the Integrated Cancer Centre.

 

13 Jun 2007 Human resource management initiative launched

A unique partnership created to bring together academic experts on human resource management with key players in the field from industry and government has been established by the Department of Management at King's.

 

12 Jun 2007 Chief Rabbi lectures at King's

The Chief Rabbi, and Visiting Professor and Fellow of King's College London, Sir Jonathan Sacks, will give a major lecture entitled ‘Religious Education for a Society of Diversity' at King's this evening (Tuesday 12 June).

 

08 Jun 2007 Global dilemmas solved at festival

A strategic simulation event, setting a team of Year 10 students the challenge of planning health strategy in Sub-Saharan Africa, has been devised by Simulstrat, a spin out company from King's College London and will be launched at the Cheltenham Science Festival today (8 June).

 

07 Jun 2007 Crohn's disease genetic breakthroughs

Scientists from King's and Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge have made a number of important discoveries about genetic markers for Crohn's disease, including the identification of a new susceptibility gene.

 

06 Jun 2007 KCLSU win Volunteers award

King's College London Students' Union (KCLSU) has become only the second students' union in the country to achieve the Investing in Volunteers Quality Standard, recognising the excellent work they do with volunteers.

 

04 Jun 2007 Russell Group statement on UCU boycott motion

The Russell Group, which consists of 20 research-intensive universities in the UK, recently issued a statement about a possible boycott of Israeli universities, as referred to in a resolution of the UCU national conference held in May.

 

24 May 2007 Science Minister visits King's

The Minister of State for Science and Innovation, Malcolm Wicks MP, visited King's earlier today (24 May) for a briefing on some of the College's major biomedical research and commercialisation initiatives.

 

23 May 2007 Henry III's 'fine' records go online

A unique project ‘digitalising' the ‘Fine Rolls' of Henry III was launched yesterday at King's Maughan Library in Chancery Lane.

 

18 May 2007 Two new Fellows of the Royal Society

Gillian Bates, Professor of Neurogenetics, and Michael Malim, Head of the Department of Infectious Diseases at King's, have been elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society, the UK's national academy of science.

 

11 May 2007 The 'Will to Survive'

The ‘Will to Survive' is a unique evening of dance, music and talks to mark the bicentenary of the Abolition of Slavery Act (1807).

 

09 May 2007 Edmond J. Safra Memorial Lecture

The Edmond J. Safra lecture theatre was formally opened yesterday (8 May) by Mrs Lily Safra and commemorated with a special lecture given by Dr Stephen Minger, Director of King's Stem Cell Biology Laboratory.

 

08 May 2007 Rooftop art at King's

Three life-size sculptures of male figures are being exhibited on the rooftops of two King's buildings as part of the first major London showing of the work of Antony Gormley.

 

04 May 2007 New Director of HR Services appointed

Brent Dempster, currently Director of Human Resources at Brunel University, has been appointed as Director of Human Resource Services at King's College London and will be joining the College in the summer. 

 

04 May 2007 Graduate prospectus wins prestigious prize

King's College London's Graduate Prospectus 2007 has won top prize at the one of higher education's most prestigious award events, held at Old Trafford last night (3 May).

 

27 Apr 2007 King's academic to write JIC history

The Prime Minister Tony Blair has approved the appointment of Dr Michael Goodman, Lecturer in the Department of War Studies, as the Official Historian for the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC).

 

25 Apr 2007 £30m for national parenting academy

King's College London, the Family and Parenting Institute, and Parenting UK, have been awarded £30 million by the Department for Education to create a new centre of excellence called the National Academy for Parenting Practitioners, which will carry out parenting research and provide quality support for parents.

 

20 Apr 2007 Virginia Tech

The Principal of King's College London, Professor Rick Trainor, has written to the President of Virginia Tech, Dr Charles W Steger.

 

20 Apr 2007 Proms conference first

The first international King's conference in partnership with the BBC and the British Library, will explore the impact of 'the world's greatest Classical music festival', the Proms, on musical culture.

 

18 Apr 2007 Mapping the invisible

Ignacio Ferreras, who studies cosmology and galaxy formation at King's, presented new research and maps of the distribution of ‘ordinary' and dark matter in nine galaxies out to a distance of five billion light-years from the Sun, taking advantage of a rare astronomical phenomenon known as ‘gravitational lensing' at NAM 2007.

 

16 Apr 2007 King's secures £14m DoH funding

King's College London has been awarded £14 million from the Department of Health, as part of the National Institute for Health Research, for seven projects researching into areas such as mental health, medicines for children, diabetes, stroke and dementias.

 

05 Apr 2007 DNA updated and online

A newly updated online exhibition, ‘DNA: The King's Story' charting the College's role in the discovery of the DNA double helix structure in the 1950s is relaunched.

 

30 Mar 2007 King's wins top Green Award

The College has won a prestigious Green Gown Award. In the ‘Sustainable Construction' category, King's won for transforming the Grade 1 Listed Building on the Strand Campus.

 

27 Mar 2007 New sustainable plant source of omega-3

A study by scientists from King's College London has found that relatively small amounts of omega-3 fatty acids from algae can lower blood pressure and could ultimately reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

 

21 Mar 2007 Alumni celebrate Duel Day

Duel Day (21 March), marked the anniversary of a duel which took place on 21 March 1829 between the then Prime Minister, the Duke of Wellington, and the Earl of Winchilsea over the founding of the College.

 

20 Mar 2007 King's symphony orchestra performance

Last night the King's College London Symphony Orchestra gave a major performance at St John's, Smith Square to more than 400 people.

 

19 Mar 2007 Call for closer arts and HE collaboration

King's plays a leading role in a major national conference being held today (19 March) which aims to foster collaboration between universities and the arts and culture industries, emulating the success they have already achieved with the science and technology sectors.

 

14 Mar 2007  Distance learning dental launch

The King's College London Centre of Flexible Learning and the International Virtual Dental School (IVIDENT) were launched yesterday at a reception in their new premises in Strand Bridge House.

 

12 Mar 2012 Law students repeat mooting success

King's College London students have won the national round of the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition for the second year running.

 

09 Mar 2007 First national study on student suicide

The first in-depth study of student suicide in the UK, written by researchers at King's and the University of Central Lancashire, has highlighted the need for universities to review and promote the availability of their student support services during the summer months.

 

09 Mar 2007 Becoming Jane: King's connection

Released on Friday 9 March Becoming Jane, the eagerly anticipated film about the life of celebrated novelist Jane Austen, is based upon a biography by former King's English student, Dr Jon Spence. 

 

08 Mar 2007 King's first Honorary Degree Ceremony

Today King's will hold its first ever Honorary Degree Ceremony. A unique ceremony this evening in the Strand Chapel will celebrate the first time that King's exercises the powers it has long held to confer honorary degrees of the University of London.

 

07 Mar 2007 International award for King's VP

Sir Lawrence Freedman, Vice-Principal (Research) and Professor of War Studies at King's was presented with the International Security Studies Section Distinguished Scholar Award by the International Studies Association (ISA) at a reception in his honour in the United States.

 

06 Mar 2007 Global taskforce for child dental health convenes

Dental disease is reaching unprecedented proportions in many countries and King's is spearheading the first global initiative aimed at improving child oral health.

 

05 Mar 2007 Fifth MRC Centre at King's

King's College London has been awarded a new MRC Centre for Transplantation to address some of the ongoing problems associated with transplantation.

 

02 Mar 2007 Wolfson Foundation gives £4m for neuro centre

The Wolfson Foundation has pledged £4 million towards the new King's Clinical Neuroscience Institute (KCNI), a major new initiative in the field of neuroscience.

 

27 Feb 2007 New report predicts soaring cost of dementia

Dementia costs the country £17 billion per year according to a new, hard hitting report prepared by epidemiologists at the Institute of Psychiatry at King's and economists from the London School of Economics.

 

23 Feb 2007 King's/DTI report on corporate governance

A Department of Trade & Industry (DTI) commissioned-report on UK corporate governance has been published by a team of experts from the Department of Management.

 

20 Feb 2007 King's applications success story

The number of people applying to study undergraduate programmes at King's has increased by 8 per cent – higher than the national average of 6.4 per cent. In particular, there has been an exceptional 50 per cent increase in applications to the School of Physical Sciences & Engineering.

 

15 Feb 2007 New Fellowships and Honorary Degrees

The King's College London Council approved ten Fellowships, eight Honorary Fellowships and five Honorary Degrees at its last meeting.

 

14 Feb 2007 New Fellowships and Honorary Degrees

Joseph Nye, widely recognised as one of the foremost thinkers on foreign policy, and one of the ten most influential scholars of international relations (as voted for in 2005), will be presented with the first Honorary Degree of the University of London, awarded by King's College London, today prior to delivering the prestigious Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives annual lecture.

 

13 Feb 2007 Aromatherapy and cancer study

A major new study by researchers at the Institute of Psychiatry, in conjunction with Cancer Research UK, says aromatherapy really helps cancer patients.

 

13 Feb 2007 King's new links with India

The Principal and Chairman of Council of King's College London have led a successful delegation from the College to India to develop further links, and raise the College's profile.

 

09 Feb 2007 "I will bear witness" – Holocaust exhibition

A new exhibition at King's College London seeks – through material drawn largely from poet, novelist and man of letters HG Adler's own working library and private papers – to document the origins and course of the Nazi Holocaust of the Jews.

 

05 Feb 2007 £2.3 million boosts online dental training at King's

King's College London has secured £2.3 million over three years for an innovative online learning project to train dentists in specialist subjects.

 

01 Feb 2007 Famous names for life writing talks

The Spring series of talks by prominent biographers and autobiographers, including Hermione Lee, Alexander Masters and James Shapiro, has started with a talk by the editor of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography – described by The Daily Telegraph as ‘The greatest reference work on earth' – Lawrence Goldman.

 

25 Jan 2007 Defence Minister speaks at King's

Des Browne, Secretary of State for Defence, today gave a keynote speech at King's on ‘The UK's Nuclear Deterrent in the Twenty-First Century' in the Great Hall, Strand Campus.

 

23 Jan 2007 New drugs potential of Chinese herbs

Herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine contain a host of chemicals that could be used to develop new drugs for a range of debilitating diseases, researchers at King's College London have shown.

 

22 Jan 2007 Boris Johnson speaks at King's

Boris Johnson, Shadow Minister for Higher Education, addressed a national meeting for the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities in the River Room at the Strand Campus on Friday (19 January).

 

22 Jan 2007 Cannabis reclassification: study findings

Despite police guidance to issue street warnings for most cannabis possession offences since its downgrading from Class B to C in 2004, a new study from King's College London has shown major inconsistencies in how the drug is being policed.

 

17 Jan 2007 Black hole found in 'dwarf' galaxy

Astronomers, including King's astrophysics and cosmology expert, Dr Ignacio Ferreras, have found evidence of a supermassive black hole at the heart of a tiny galaxy about 54 million light years away from the Milky Way galaxy – where Earth resides.

 

16 Jan 2007 Alumni honoured in New Year list

A number of King's alumni have been honoured in the Queen's New Year's list.

 

10 Jan 2007 HRH opens flagship research Centre

HRH The Princess Royal was welcomed to the Denmark Hill Campus by Sir Graeme Davies, Vice Chancellor of the University of London, Professor Rick Trainor, Principal of King's College London, and Baroness Rawlings, Chairman of Council.

 

02 Jan 2007 CBE for King's law professor

Genevra Richardson, Professor of Law at King's, has been awarded a CBE in the Queen's New Year's Honours in recognition of her services to public law. 

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