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Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences


London is the historical home of science and technology, and the faculty works closely with London’s communities to deliver its research, education and service activities.

Science and engineering bodies including the Royal Society, the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Physics, the Royal Astronomical Society, the British Computer Society and the Institute of Engineering and Technology are all on King's doorstep, providing an unrivalled opportunity for research and collaboration across the capital.

Key London priorities for the faculty:

  • To maintain and manage academic partnerships in London, for example with The Francis Crick Institute and the Thomas Young Centre.
  • To build and enhance the Centre for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) London's relationships with local boroughs and partners in the capital, for example with the Westminster City Council analytics team.
  • To support Service activities in London such as King's Factor, King’s Maths School and Gender Action.

Current initiatives include:

  • CUSP London provides a focus for shared research and dialogue between the faculty and organisations and businesses across London, including the Greater London Authority, borough councils, the London Ambulance Service and the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime.
  • King’s researchers in the Department of Informatics are capitalising on our position in the heart of London to trial groundbreaking 5G technology in a densely populated urban area.
  • The faculty works closely with Science Gallery London to connect audiences across London and beyond with our latest research.
  • Through research relationships and department-based projects, the faculty has strong links with individuals and businesses across the City of London.
  • The faculty organises and hosts distinguished lectures and events for communities across London and beyond including its Christmas Lectures for London schools,  the Daniell lectures and the annual Higgs lecture.
  • Academics and students are working with talented young mathematicians across London to help them reach their full potential through the King’s Factor after-school maths club.

King’s faculties work in London