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  • Kingston University Civic Reception 2017

    A research showcase

Opening the doors to ideas and innovation

Tuesday 13 June 2017

From getting hands-on with the latest virtual reality technology to discovering how to help pre-school children grapple with numbers and maths, visitors to Kingston University's civic reception were treated to a taste of how its researchers are playing a pivotal role in addressing real-life issues.

From the moment we opened the doors, reactions from Civic Reception attendees were being shared online via #KUThinking. Read on to find out how the event unfolded with featured tweets and images.

Watch Professor Penny Sparke's Civic Reception talk

History of Kingston University: Growth and metamorphosis - Professor Penny Sparke

This talk presented a history of Kingston University; charting its development from a technical college, to a polytechnic, to a university.

Watch Professor Brian Cathcart's Civic Reception talk

The role of ‘experts' in making the press better - Professor Brian Cathcart

In this talk, Brian discussed his role in the important debate about the need for regulation in the newspaper industry

Watch our 2 minute video of the Civic Reception event

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Thought leadership series

Thought leadership series

Researchers at Kingston University are constantly exploring new ideas, questioning the status quo and taking the lead on important research; from world leading art and design to philosophy, health, business and ground-breaking science.

We think it's important to share the great things our researchers are doing. The Thought Leadership Series has published a number of 'snapshot' articles; providing a glimpse into the exciting and interesting areas of research being undertaken at Kingston.

Civic Reception