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Eating dark chocolate every day could help boost athletic performance, Kingston University research reveals

Posted Monday 18 April 2016

Eating dark chocolate every day could help boost athletic performance, Kingston University research reveals

Dark chocolate has already been hailed for its positive effects on cardiovascular health – and now a study undertaken at London's Kingston University has found the tasty treat could help give sports enthusiasts an extra edge in their fitness training.

A team led by postgraduate research student Rishikesh Kankesh Patel discovered that dark chocolate provides similar benefits to beetroot juice, now taken regularly by elite athletes after studies showed it can improve performance. "Beetroot juice is rich in nitrates, which are converted to nitric oxide in the body. This dilates blood vessels and reduces oxygen consumption – allowing athletes to go further for longer," Mr Patel explained....


Researchers at Kingston University develop new model to predict outlook for US economy

Posted Wednesday 13 April 2016

Researchers at Kingston University develop new model to predict outlook for US economy

Financial forecasting can be as precarious as trying to predict the weather, but researchers at Kingston University have developed a new way to more accurately assess the outlook for the world's biggest economy. The new model highlights the inter-dependence of household, business and government expenditure and international trade in the United States and is rooted in a new approach to economics teaching.

Traditionally, students have predominantly been taught one theory - neoclassical economics. However, since the global financial crisis hit the headlines in 2008, students across Britain have increasingly been calling for reform in the way their subject is taught....


Judge Advocate General Jeff Blackett talks about the UK court martial process at Law School's 50th anniversary lecture

Posted Monday 14 March 2016

Judge Advocate General Jeff Blackett talks about the UK court martial process at Law School's 50th anniversary lecture

Kingston University students enjoyed a rare opportunity to hear from a senior British judge earlier this month, during an exclusive talk by His Honour Judge Jeff Blackett, Judge Advocate General.

As Judge Advocate General, Judge Blackett is responsible for the court martial process within the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force. Addressing an audience of students, alumni, academics and local judges, he spoke of his time both in the law and in the military - he was called to the bar in 1983 and enjoyed a successful career in the Royal Navy until his retirement from the Service in 2004....


Kingston University music expert leads tributes to commemorate renowned French composer Henri Dutilleux's 100th anniversary

Posted Wednesday 2 March 2016

Kingston University music expert leads tributes to commemorate renowned French composer Henri Dutilleux's 100th anniversary

A Kingston University French music specialist has hailed the inspiring legacy of late composer Henri Dutilleux, as figures from the world of classical music gather to mark 100 years since his birth.

Dr Caroline Potter is widely regarded as a prominent authority on Dutilleux, seen as one the greatest composers of the twentieth century by leading music critics. Her 1997 book ‘Henri Dutilleux: His Life and Works' explored the evolution of his musical style and also included personal interviews with the composer himself. "What I find particularly interesting about Dutilleux is that he was inspired by the work of artists from other disciplines, such as the literature of Charles Baudelaire and Marcel Proust and the paintings of Vincent Van Gogh," Dr Potter explained. "He explored connections between different artistic genres - something I find fascinating as a researcher," she added....


UK Supreme Court President Lord Neuberger talks luck, land law and Prince Charles' letters at Kingston Law School 50th anniversary lecture

Posted Tuesday 22 December 2015

UK Supreme Court President Lord Neuberger talks luck, land law and Prince Charles' letters at Kingston Law School 50th anniversary lecture

The country's most senior judge, Lord Neuberger, enthralled an audience of almost 200 people when he shared advice and answered questions from judges, staff, students and alumni at an event marking the 50th anniversary of the Kingston Law School.

After ambitiously undertaking to address eight varied topics within his one hour slot, Lord Neuberger took the audience on a whistle-stop canter through his career, providing responses to questions and distributing nuggets of advice along the way. Topics he touched on included; the separation of powers and rule of law, EU law, the closure of courts, privacy in an online era, methods used by legal practitioners as compared to those used by scientists and the Magna Carta....


Charity campaigner Katie Piper inspires Kingston University students with tale of how she held on to hope to rebuild her life after horrific acid attack

Posted Wednesday 16 December 2015

Charity campaigner Katie Piper inspires Kingston University students with tale of how she held on to hope to rebuild her life after horrific acid attack

Acid attack survivor Katie Piper revealed how she has learned to love the scars that saved her life during a moving talk at Kingston University. Addressing an audience of more than 200 students, the television presenter and charity campaigner opened up about having to rebuild her life after the horrific 2008 attack in north London, when she had sulphuric acid thrown in her face leaving her in need of pioneering surgery.

During the event, organised by the University's careers and employability team KU Talent, the 32 year old spoke passionately about how people who were disabled or disfigured in some way shouldn't feel limited and, with the right support network, could go on to achieve everything they wanted from life....


Comedian Stephen K Amos highlights importance of education during interview with Kingston University Chancellor Bonnie Greer at student media summit

Posted Monday 14 December 2015

Comedian Stephen K Amos highlights importance of education during interview with Kingston University Chancellor Bonnie Greer at student media summit

Aspiring entertainers and prospective media moguls have been given an insight into the industry from well-known comedian and broadcaster Stephen K Amos after he visited Kingston University to discuss his life, struggles and successes with University Chancellor Bonnie Greer.

The question and answer session was the highlight of the 2015 Media Summit, organised by the University's careers and employability team KU Talent. The annual event, which draws representatives from key organisations across the sector, is aimed at students on media-related degrees and those with an interest in careers in the wider field....


Kingston University professor Will Brooker launches David Bowie biopic website called Forever Stardust

Posted Tuesday 1 December 2015

Kingston University professor Will Brooker launches David Bowie biopic website called Forever Stardust

Kingston University Professor Will Brooker is halfway through a year-long research project living as David Bowie and, as his research reaches the 1990s, he is going digital.

Professor Brooker has immersed himself in the music star's life a decade at a time, wearing Bowie's costumes and make-up, reading books and listening exclusively to the music that would have been available in each era. He has even been restricting himself to some of Bowie's more peculiar dietary habits. Now, as Professor Brooker's research enters the 1990s phase, he is celebrating Bowie's status as one of the music world's early adopters of the internet....


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