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Kingston University's flagship Town House building wins 2021 RIBA Stirling Prize

Posted Thursday 14 October 2021

Kingston University's flagship Town House building wins 2021 RIBA Stirling Prize

Kingston University's Town House has been named the winner of the 2021 Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Stirling Prize – confirming it as Britain's best new building.

Designed by RIBA Gold Medal-winning Grafton Architects, the landmark building on the University's Penrhyn Road campus received the highest accolade in UK architecture at a prestigious ceremony at Coventry Cathedral....


Kingston University recognised by National Cyber Security Centre as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Education

Posted Wednesday 13 October 2021

Kingston University recognised by National Cyber Security Centre as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Education

Kingston University's commitment to promoting excellent cyber security education has been recognised with a prestigious silver award from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), which is part of GCHQ.

The recognition means the University has been named an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Education (ACE-CSE) by the UK's lead technical authority on cyber security – a feat achieved by only 11 other higher education institutions across the United Kingdom. The ACE-CSE programme aims to help close the UK's cyber skills gap by supporting the next generation of cyber experts....


Fine Art exhibition highlights artistic practices used in coronavirus lockdown and reconnection with the art school

Posted Tuesday 5 October 2021

Fine Art exhibition highlights artistic practices used in coronavirus lockdown and reconnection with the art school

Kingston School of Art's MFA Fine Art students have came together to celebrate the completion of their final projects with a show celebrating the end of a period of artistic isolation during the coronavirus pandemic's national lockdowns.

Following a challenging year of restrictions, the students have had to adapt their practices with the intense and solitary nature of producing art during a pandemic reflected in their output. The eight students displayed a range of styles, practices and techniques, including sculpture, painting and video installation. They will be exhibiting their work from 23 September at the Swan Studios, a former pub also known as the Centre for Useless Splendour – so named by Turner Prize winner and Kingston School of Art Professor Elizabeth Price – opposite Kingston School of Art's Mill Street Building....


Stanley Picker Gallery fellowship project with artist Ben Judd concludes with final exhibition bringing together Kingston University art students and community groups

Posted Wednesday 29 September 2021

Stanley Picker Gallery fellowship project with artist Ben Judd concludes with final exhibition bringing together Kingston University art students and community groups

A fellowship project at Kingston University's Stanley Picker Gallery, which brought Kingston School of Art students and community groups together, culminates in a final exhibition over the next few weeks.

The Origin project, developed by Stanley Picker Fellow in Art and Design and London-based artist Ben Judd, sought to connect different groups, such as Kingston University students and academics, residents, and charities, to imagine a fictional community which inhabited an island on the Hogsmill River where the gallery stands. The imagined community represented a society based on a common ownership, with strong links to the river surrounding it....


Kingston University architecture graduate and double medallist at Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games reflects on his journey into elite sport

Posted Friday 17 September 2021

Kingston University architecture graduate and double medallist at Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games reflects on his journey into elite sport

An architecture graduate from Kingston School of Art has credited his drive to discover what he was capable of for setting him on the road to his first Paralympic Games, where he scooped two medals in the men's team fencing events.

Oliver Lam-Watson, and his teammates, Piers Gilliver and Dimitri Coutya, defeated Ukraine to secure the bronze medal in the épée event, before coming back to compete in the foil event, where they took silver with a victory over France....


Kingston University's Town House shortlisted for 2021 RIBA Stirling Prize for best new UK building

Posted Thursday 16 September 2021

Kingston University's Town House shortlisted for 2021 RIBA Stirling Prize for best new UK building

Kingston University's flagship Town House building has made the final shortlist for the United Kingdom's most prestigious architecture award – the 2021 RIBA Stirling Prize.

Designed by RIBA Gold Medal-winning Grafton Architects, the building, at the heart of the University's Penrhyn Road campus, is one of just six contenders to make the eagerly anticipated shortlist for the coveted accolade, now in its 25th year. The news comes after Town House last week secured a place on the Stirling Prize longlist, after being named one of 54 RIBA national award winners in recognition of its contribution to architecture in the United Kingdom....


Kingston University PhD student wins Vitae Three Minute Thesis national final with presentation about research into sustainable future for concrete

Posted Friday 10 September 2021

Kingston University PhD student wins Vitae Three Minute Thesis national final with presentation about research into sustainable future for concrete

A Kingston University postgraduate engineering student has carried off the top prize at this year's Vitae Three Minute Thesis national competition  – impressing judges with a presentation that demonstrated her passion for concrete and featured the clever use of a giraffe toy from her childhood. Ana Pavlovic was Kingston University's representative in the annual academic competition, which saw research students from 61 institutions submit spoken presentations on their research topic and its significance in just 180 seconds, alongside an image of their choice.

Ana, from Belgrade in Serbia, has been exploring the use of a common volcanic rock, basalt, as an emerging alternative material to steel for reinforcing concrete structures as part of her PhD, having already completed a Masters degree at Kingston University and a second Masters at the University of Belgrade. ...


Kingston University's flagship Town House building scoops coveted RIBA National Award for significant contribution to architecture

Posted Thursday 9 September 2021

Kingston University's flagship Town House building scoops coveted RIBA National Award for significant contribution to architecture

Kingston University's Town House has been named one of Britain's best new buildings, scooping a coveted 2021 RIBA National Award for architecture.

The Royal Institute of British Architects announced the flagship building as one of 54 winners from across the country in this year's awards, recognising its significant contribution to architecture in the United Kingdom. The winning projects will form the longlist for the Stirling Prize – the UK's most prestigious architecture award – with the shortlist due to be announced next week....

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