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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....


Doors to Dorich House Museum, former studio home of Russian sculptor Dora Gordine, reopen after major refurbishment

Posted Friday 27 November 2015

Doors to Dorich House Museum, former studio home of Russian sculptor Dora Gordine, reopen after major refurbishment

One of London's hidden cultural gems, Kingston University's Dorich House Museum, has reopened to the public after a major face lift.

The striking 1930s house on the edge of Richmond Park is the former studio home of acclaimed Russian sculptor Dora Gordine, which she designed for herself and her husband, scholar Richard Hare in 1936. Now under the directorship of David Falkner - also director of Kingston University's Stanley Picker Gallery - the museum houses an extensive collection of Gordine's original sculptures, painting and drawings which have been newly displayed throughout the impressive three storey building....


Kingston Business School study finds university students are safer and more responsible social media users

Posted Monday 9 November 2015

Kingston Business School study finds university students are safer and more responsible social media users

A study by Kingston Business School researchers has shed new light on how different groups use, and stay safe, on social media.

The experts sampled 514 students to explore how they used such social media platforms as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Linkedin and Pinterest compared with those who had left higher education. They found that current students were safer users of social networking services and, therefore, less vulnerable to cybercrime than those who had graduated or were not in higher education. The research also showed that students were open to the use of social media for learning and academic purposes - dispelling the widely-held belief that this group was resistant to the use of social media for anything other than informal networking with friends and family....


Social enterprise ambassador Claudine Reid joins Kingston University as entrepreneur in residence

Posted Monday 2 November 2015

Social enterprise ambassador Claudine Reid joins Kingston University as entrepreneur in residence

Kingston University has appointed social enterprise champion Claudine Reid as its third entrepreneur in residence.

Ms Reid, who has worked as a social enterprise ambassador for the Cabinet Office, brings 23 years' experience as director of PJ's Community Service, a social enterprise providing care services to vulnerable adults and education services for young people. Her role at Kingston University will include working with students and graduates on Kingston's Enterprise! programme, delivering workshops and seminars to help shape would-be entrepreneurs as well as coaching and mentoring those already running their own fledgling business ventures....


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