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Kingston University professors appointed to prestigious panels for the 2021 Research Excellence Framework

Posted Tuesday 27 March 2018

Kingston University professors appointed to prestigious panels for the 2021 Research Excellence Framework

Three Kingston University academics have been chosen from more than 4,000 nominations to be part of subject panels for the next Government Research Excellence Framework (REF) in three years' time.

Professors Peter Osborne, Jane Pavitt and Mary Chambers will lend their significant expertise and broad experience in the run-up to REF 2021 within separate panels reflecting their individual research specialisms....


Kingston Mayor Councillor Julie Pickering joins borough residents to see how Kingston University's landmark Town House building is taking shape

Posted Thursday 22 March 2018

Kingston Mayor Councillor Julie Pickering joins borough residents to see how Kingston University's landmark Town House building is taking shape

Mayor of Kingston Councillor Julie Pickering has again donned a hard hat as, just 10 months after attending its ground breaking ceremony, she joined members of the community to get another first hand look at the construction site for Kingston University's flagship Town House building. The visit came as the University and construction company Willmott Dixon hosted a series of special site visits as part of Open Doors Week – a national initiative giving members of the public a chance to see behind the scenes at major construction sites across England, Scotland and Wales.

The University's Pro Vice-Chancellor for Culture and Public Engagement Professor Colin Rhodes also took the opportunity, alongside the Mayor and 25 other eager spectators, to see how Town House construction was progressing....


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....


Enterprising biochemistry graduate from Kingston University named in list of 100 Most Positively Inspiring African Youths

Posted Monday 19 March 2018

Enterprising biochemistry graduate from Kingston University named in list of 100 Most Positively Inspiring African Youths

An entrepreneurial biochemistry graduate from Kingston University has been recognised as one of the most influential young Africans by an organisation dedicated to developing opportunities for talented and motivated young people in Africa.

Rui Jaime has been named in the list of 100 Most Positively Inspiring African Youths, compiled by Positive Youths Africa. The list is produced each year and celebrates inspiring young Africans who have shown positivity, purpose and drive – and who have promoted these values to others....


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."...


Kingston School of Art student showcases her fine art talent to the nation in Sky television's Portrait Artist of the Year competition

Posted Tuesday 13 March 2018

Kingston School of Art student showcases her fine art talent to the nation in Sky television's Portrait Artist of the Year competition

Kingston School of Art student Georgia Palomba only just made the deadline for entries in the Portrait Artist of the Year competition – with a little encouragement from her mother, she finished her entry the night before. The finished piece – her first ever self-portrait – earned her a place on the fifth show of the television series.

The Portrait Artist of the Year programme, shown on Sky Arts, saw the third year fine art student pitted against three other amateur artists, as well as five professionals, to complete a celebrity portrait in just four hours. Georgia and two others were tasked with completing portraits of Fiona Shaw CBE, an actress best known for her role as Petunia Dursley in the Harry Potter films...


Six leading female authors in the running for this year's Kingston University Big Read as shortlisted titles announced

Posted Friday 9 March 2018

Six leading female authors in the running for this year's Kingston University Big Read as shortlisted titles announced

Kingston University's award-winning Big Read project is returning for a fourth time – with six books by leading female authors in the running to be this year's chosen title.

As part of the annual University-wide shared reading scheme, a specially-printed edition of a book is sent to every undergraduate and postgraduate student ahead of arriving at the institution to welcome them to their new life on campus....


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