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Kingston University Stylophone Orchestra record David Bowie classic Space Oddity with super producer Tony Visconti

Posted Tuesday 17 December 2019

Kingston University Stylophone Orchestra record David Bowie classic Space Oddity with super producer Tony Visconti

World renowned super producer Tony Visconti has lent his talents to Kingston University's Stylophone Orchestra for a unique rendition of David Bowie's classic Space Oddity, created from recordings of the much loved vintage analogue synthesizer. The session, held at the Music Department's Visconti Studio at the Kingston Hill campus, revealed new layers to the song, 50 years after its original release.

The Stylophone Orchestra, thought to be the first ensemble of its kind in the world, had created a surprisingly rich sound, aided by the studio's impressive acoustics which allowed the analogue tones to resonate in new ways, Visconti said."This version is a bit like Alice in Wonderland falling down the rabbit hole and going to the land of Stylophone where the creatures have a pen with a wire attached," he said. "It was a complex session - to get it right we had to be meticulous. If one person made even the slightest mistake we had to punch in again and, with nine people playing at the same time, you never quite knew what was going to happen."...


Best-selling author Rachel Joyce reveals how the imaginary world of books can create a safe haven during Kingston University Big Read campus visits

Posted Tuesday 19 November 2019

Best-selling author Rachel Joyce reveals how the imaginary world of books can create a safe haven during Kingston University Big Read campus visits

Acclaimed author and playwright Rachel Joyce has enthralled hundreds of students, staff and readers from across the community during talks about her novel, ‘The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry', as part of Kingston University's Big Read initiative.

The author's debut novel - which started life as a BBC Radio 4 play - was selected to be sent out to all first year students and distributed among staff and current students as part of the University's award-winning shared reading scheme, which aims to make new students feel welcome before they arrive and create links between staff, students and the wider community....


Kingston University seals new three year partnership with Santander Universities to boost enterprise and education opportunities for students

Posted Monday 18 November 2019

Kingston University seals new three year partnership with Santander Universities to boost enterprise and education opportunities for students

Kingston University has signed a new three year partnership agreement with Santander Universities, creating more opportunities for students to shine through business internship scholarships, enterprise education schemes and bursaries to support their journey through higher education.

Santander has donated more than £650,000 to the University since the launch of its original partnership in 2012. The relationship focused on enhancing education, employability and entrepreneurship outcomes for students, Director of Santander Universities UK Matt Hutnell said at a celebration event held to mark the signing of the new agreement....


Leading experts from across country explore future treatments for cancer, diabetes and dementia at Kingston University drug discovery symposium

Posted Friday 15 November 2019

Leading experts from across country explore future treatments for cancer, diabetes and dementia at Kingston University drug discovery symposium

Ways that new, targeted therapies for diseases such as cancer, diabetes and dementia can be successfully taken from the lab to the clinic have been explored during a Kingston University event that brought together leading researchers and industry experts from across the United Kingdom.

With the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, the loss of herd immunity due to dropping vaccination rates and an increase in chronic, long-term conditions due to an ageing population, introducing new drugs and approaches to treatments would be of critical importance to global healthcare going forward, the delegates heard....


Outdoor learning helps school pupils deal with anxiety, Kingston University teaching expert says

Posted Tuesday 12 November 2019

Outdoor learning helps school pupils deal with anxiety, Kingston University teaching expert says

"Forest schools are a growing philosophy. They get children outside, off computers and mobile phones and allow them to reconnect with nature, which helps deal with any anxiety or mental health issues."

Those are the thoughts of Claire Jackson – PGCE primary course lead at Kingston University – on the increasingly popular forest schools programme, an initiative introduced at the leafy Kingston Hill campus....


Work and life of music icon Scott Walker to be explored at Kingston University in first academic symposium to focus on star's late period output

Posted Friday 1 November 2019

Work and life of music icon Scott Walker to be explored at Kingston University in first academic symposium to focus on star's late period output

The life, philosophy and late period output of internationally revered singer and composer Scott Walker is set to be examined at a special day-long symposium at Kingston University on 23 November. Walker's long-time producer and collaborator Peter Walsh will speak about their creative collaboration in an on stage interview with music critic Pete Paphides.

The event will include talks and papers by writers and academics including Rob Young of Wire, Eimear McBride and Kingston University's Professor Scott Wilson, author of Scott Walker and the Song of the One-All-Alone. Other elements include a screening of Stephen Kijak's documentary 30th Century Man and an exclusive playback of the score for the ROH2 production of Jean Cocteau's 1932 play ‘Duet for One' on a special surround sound system in the University's Visconti Studio....


Fashion editors and celebrities select Kingston School of Art student's design to feature on Jeans for Genes Day campaign T-shirt

Posted Wednesday 30 October 2019

Fashion editors and celebrities select Kingston School of Art student's design to feature on Jeans for Genes Day campaign T-shirt

Coleen Rooney and stars of ITV's Love Island have been seen modelling a T-shirt design by a Kingston School of Art student, after it was chosen by a panel of influential fashion industry professionals and celebrities as part of this year's Jeans for Genes Day fundraising campaign.

The striking graphic of Batman and Batgirl in motion against the backdrop of a swirl - representing the DNA double helix structure - was printed as a limited edition design and sold nationwide to raise vital funds to support children with genetic disorders and their families....


Kingston Business School celebrates graduation of next generation of Russia's business leaders from Moscow MBA

Posted Friday 25 October 2019

Kingston Business School celebrates graduation of next generation of Russia's business leaders from Moscow MBA

Senior leaders from the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences travelled to Russia earlier this month to celebrate the graduation of this year's cohort of students from Kingston University's MBA in Moscow, delivered in partnership with the Russian Presidential Academy of Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA).

The academy is Russia's leading provider of education and training programmes for civil servants, entrepreneurs, financiers and lawyers. Kingston Business School has been working in partnership with the institution for more than 20 years delivering postgraduate business and executive education programmes to some of the country's most successful business leaders and political influencers....


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