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Leading judge and chair of landmark public inquiry in to journalism Sir Brian Leveson awarded Kingston University honorary degree

Posted Thursday 25 July 2019

Leading judge and chair of landmark public inquiry in to journalism Sir Brian Leveson awarded Kingston University honorary degree

Sir Brian Leveson, the country's most senior criminal judge until his recent retirement, highlighted the crucial role fairness and humility play within the justice system as he received an honorary degree from Kingston University.

Sir Brian was presented with an Honorary Doctorate of the University during a graduation ceremony for the University's Kingston School of Art at the Rose Theatre. The award recognised his outstanding contribution to the public understanding of journalism – having chaired the landmark Leveson Inquiry in to the culture, practice and ethics of the press – alongside a distinguished career in the field of justice....


A sustainable future for construction – Kingston University hosts international conference to help tackle climate crisis

Posted Tuesday 23 July 2019

A sustainable future for construction – Kingston University hosts international conference to help tackle climate crisis

How does the construction industry reduce its global carbon footprint to help create a more sustainable future for the planet? Experts from around the world gathered at Kingston University for an international conference to discuss the challenges and potential solutions that could play a key role in helping tackle the climate crisis.

With the UK government recently making a commitment to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050, finding innovative ways to reduce waste and make construction more efficient was vital, according to Kingston University's Professor Mukesh Limbachiya, conference organiser....


Innovative school pupils' designs showcased at Kingston University as part of Primary Engineer's London Leaders Awards

Posted Monday 8 July 2019

Innovative school pupils' designs showcased at Kingston University as part of Primary Engineer's London Leaders Awards

Creative solutions to global engineering problems dreamed up by young innovators of the future were unveiled at Kingston University as part of an annual Primary Engineer competition.

The London awards ceremony of this year's 'if you were an engineer, what would you do?' contest, run by Primary Engineer Programmes – a not-for-profit national organisation promoting engineering careers for school children – was supported by Siemens and held at the University's Penrhyn Road campus. Pupils between the ages of three and 18 were challenged to interview engineers, identify problems and design solutions to them....


International Women in Engineering Day: Kingston University expert Dawn Childs highlights importance of teaching girls how creative science careers can be

Posted Thursday 20 June 2019

 International Women in Engineering Day: Kingston University expert Dawn Childs highlights importance of teaching girls how creative science careers can be

Ensuring young girls understand the creative potential of engineering and science careers could play a key part in addressing the sector's gender imbalance, according to industry expert and Kingston University visiting professor Dawn Childs.

The group engineering director for global theme park operator Merlin and current president of the Women's Engineering Society also spoke of the need for more female engineers to visit schools and act as powerful role models to children ahead of International Women in Engineering Day this Sunday....


D-Day landings 75th anniversary: six closely-guarded military secrets about Kingston upon Thames' involvement in this critical campaign

Posted Thursday 6 June 2019

D-Day landings 75th anniversary: six closely-guarded military secrets about Kingston upon Thames' involvement in this critical campaign

On the D-Day landings' 75th anniversary, a Kingston University historian reveals the essential role the borough and its residents played in the momentous events which began Operation Overlord and changed the course of the Second World War.

It is no exaggeration to say that D-Day on 6 June 1944, in which British, American and Canadian Allies invaded German-occupied France with the Normandy landings, altered history. Kingston University lecturer Dr Steven Woodbridge takes a look back at some of the local hotspots that provided a backdrop to these key events and at the lives of local heroes who were among the brave servicemen helping to liberate Europe....


Kingston University's Dorich House Museum secures National Lottery support for heritage project exploring its recent history

Posted Wednesday 29 May 2019

Kingston University's Dorich House Museum secures National Lottery support for heritage project exploring its recent history

Dorich House Museum has been awarded a grant from the National Lottery to fund a new heritage project examining a lost period in the iconic building's history. The Squatter Years: Recovering Dorich House Museum's Recent Past will collate recollections from the community that lived in and visited the building during the 1980s and 90s.

The £65,000 National Lottery grant will provide vital funds to enable museum staff and volunteers to explore the transition of Dorich House from a private home to a public museum....


Unexploded Second World War bomb discovered in Kingston: Five facts about impact of German air raids on borough during the war

Posted Tuesday 28 May 2019

Unexploded Second World War bomb discovered in Kingston: Five facts about impact of German air raids on borough during the war

The recent discovery of an unexploded Second World War bomb on a building site near Kingston University's Penrhyn Road campus served as a reminder of how the local area bore the brunt of some considerable attention from the German Luftwaffe between 1939 and 1941.

Kingston University historian Dr Steven Woodbridge has compiled five brief facts about the frightening and damaging consequences of air raids on Kingston and the surrounding district during the first three years of the war, some of which may be familiar to people but others less so. All in all, Kingston and the surrounding areas of Surbiton, Tolworth, Hook and Chessington suffered damage and casualties from Hitler's bombs during the war....


Kingston University's leading role in closing BME attainment gap highlighted in new report by Universities UK and National Union of Students

Posted Thursday 2 May 2019

Kingston University's leading role in closing BME attainment gap highlighted in new report by Universities UK and National Union of Students

​Kingston University's sector-leading work in reducing the BME attainment gap has been highlighted in a new report by Universities UK and the National Union of Students.

The report, led by Baroness Amos, director of SOAS, and Amatey Doku, vice-president of higher education for the NUS, sets out five key recommendations for the sector to adopt as a framework for closing the gap. These include providing strong leadership, having conversations about race and changing the culture, developing racially diverse and inclusive environments, getting evidence and analysing the data and understanding what works....


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