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Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis contends madness and conflict of Shakespeare's characters can humanise economics in Kingston University lecture

Posted Monday 19 March 2018

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis contends madness and conflict of Shakespeare's characters can humanise economics in Kingston University lecture

Leading economist and former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis highlighted the seminal influence Shakespeare has had on his thinking as he took centre stage at the Rose Theatre following an invitation from Kingston University.

A committed Europeanist but outspoken critic of the European Union, Varoufakis explored how the complexities and contradictions of the Bard's characters have shaped his own take on economics as he delivered the sixth annual lecture for Kingston Shakespeare Seminar, a partnership between the University and the Rose....


Stephen Lawrence case: Kingston University Professor Brian Cathcart examines significance of Daily Mail coverage ahead of 25th anniversary of teenager's murder

Posted Thursday 15 March 2018

Stephen Lawrence case: Kingston University Professor Brian Cathcart examines significance of Daily Mail coverage ahead of 25th anniversary of teenager's murder

A Kingston University journalism expert has analysed the impact of the Daily Mail's coverage of the Stephen Lawrence case during a public lecture ahead of the 25th anniversary of the 18 year old's murder next month.

Addressing an audience at Holborn Bars in central London, Professor Brian Cathcart outlined how the national newspaper's campaign – including its 1997 front page splash which accused five white men of the black British teenager's killing – is often held up as an example of tabloid journalism at its best. In his lecture, Professor Cathcart, an experienced journalist and academic who has written extensively about the murder during the past two decades, set out his views on what the Mail had achieved through its coverage, examining claims made by the paper....


Esteemed music producer Tony Visconti shares tips on working with artists including David Bowie and Marc Bolan during Kingston University masterclass

Posted Wednesday 14 March 2018

Esteemed music producer Tony Visconti shares tips on working with artists including David Bowie and Marc Bolan during Kingston University masterclass

World-renowned producer and David Bowie collaborator Tony Visconti has treated Kingston University music students to a masterclass in production at its acclaimed analogue recording facility, the Visconti Studio. Drawing on his 50 years' experience in the music industry working alongside global superstars such as Thin Lizzy, Morrissey and Damon Albarn, the American producer, who is a visiting professor at the University, revealed the methods he used to get the best out of his artists.

Speaking to students in the 300 metre square octagonal live room of the tape-based studio named in his honour at the University's Kingston Hill campus, the legendary record producer explained how getting the best performance out of artists often involved going beyond advice or coaching, with T-Rex frontman Marc Bolan a case in point. "I discovered with Marc that, while he didn't need a vocal coach, he needed to feel safe and secure," Visconti said. "A recording studio can be really daunting, so I would dim the lights for our sessions and even took over the engineering role for one album, as Marc wanted me to be in charge. Creating a secure environment is probably the most important element in getting the best out of a recording."...


Leading stroke rehabilitation researcher at Kingston University and St George's, University of London receives MBE at Buckingham Palace

Posted Tuesday 20 February 2018

Leading stroke rehabilitation researcher at Kingston University and St George's, University of London receives MBE at Buckingham Palace

A Kingston University academic who has dedicated her career to supporting stroke survivors has been honoured for her achievements at an investiture award ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

Fiona Jones, Professor of Rehabilitation Research at Kingston University and St George's, University of London, was presented with an MBE for services to stroke rehabilitation by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales last month....


Kingston School of Art fashion graduate Kate Clark's collection goes on show in New York as part of Graduate Fashion Week spectacular

Posted Thursday 15 February 2018

Kingston School of Art fashion graduate Kate Clark's collection goes on show in New York as part of Graduate Fashion Week spectacular

Graduate Fashion Week took a trip to the United States last month to highlight 27 years' work with fashion's next generation – with Kingston School of Art BA(Hons) Fashion graduate Kate Clark's collection whisked off to New York for the occasion.

The organisation's first American showcase featured a curated exhibition of garments from a selection of Graduate Fashion Week's class of 2017 at a prestigious breakfast hosted by sponsors Ralph Lauren. Kingston University's Head of Fashion Elinor Renfrew represented the Graduate Fashion Week academic trustees at the New York launch, joining leading British fashion journalist Hilary Alexander and designer Holly Fulton....


SpaceX: Sending cars to Mars is fun – but reusable rocket could eventually help solve world's energy problems, says Kingston University space expert

Posted Thursday 8 February 2018

SpaceX: Sending cars to Mars is fun – but reusable rocket could eventually help solve world's energy problems, says Kingston University space expert

The successful first launch of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy will not only usher in a new era of space exploration – it will open the door to a world of possibilities for improving life back on Earth, according to a leading rocket expert from Kingston University.

Senior lecturer in astronautics Dr Adam Baker said the surreal image of a Tesla car and its 'Starman' passenger being blasted towards the Red Planet from the launch pad at the Kennedy Space Centre in Cape Canaveral, Florida, was a great way of bringing space to the masses....


Post-Brexit Britain – agile and innovative or sleeping museum? Kingston School of Art Dean says creative industries key to nation's future

Posted Tuesday 6 February 2018

Post-Brexit Britain – agile and innovative or sleeping museum? Kingston School of Art Dean says creative industries key to nation's future

Britain is in danger of becoming a relic of the past after it leaves the European Union unless the creative industries are given the opportunity to play a central role in shaping the country's future, according to the new Dean of Kingston University's Kingston School of Art.

Professor Colin Rhodes highlighted the imagination, energy and entrepreneurialism art and design graduates in the sector bring to the United Kingdom and said that, with Brexit on the horizon, it was more critical than ever that these characteristics were showcased across the world....


Historical research expert welcomes release of newly declassified files on Thatcher and Major governments

Posted Wednesday 31 January 2018

Historical research expert welcomes release of newly declassified files on Thatcher and Major governments

Dr Steven Woodbridge, senior lecturer in History and part of the Centre for the Historical Record, said that scholars were given an interesting New Year present by The National Archives (TNA) at Kew, with the release of formerly secret government files which provide new research evidence on the frosty relationship that developed between Margaret Thatcher and her successor as Prime Minister (PM), John Major.

Margaret Thatcher was PM from 1979-1990. Towards the end of her time in office, she alarmed her Cabinet by stating that she intended to ‘go on and on'. A number of her Ministers decided that their leader had developed a ‘bunker mentality' in Downing Street, with Thatcher refusing to acknowledge the unpopularity of some of her own cherished policies, especially the controversial Poll Tax. Key members of the Cabinet subsequently engineered Thatcher's removal from office in November, 1990....


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