News archive 2005

Exhibition of original paintings

By Valerie Weir

Friday 25 November to Sunday 4 December in the King's College Art Room. Opening times are 12pm-2pm on weekdays and 12pm-4pm on weekends.

Posted: 24 November 2005

Election of a new Provost

The Fellows of King's College, Cambridge intend to elect a new Provost early in 2006.

The Provost is the Head of the College, and provides leadership to the Fellows in their governance of this scholarly institution. Candidates should have a wide experience of academic life or some other relevant field of activity.

Expressions of interest should be sent to the Fellowship, care of Dr T K Carne, King's College, Cambridge CB2 1ST by 19 December 2005. Further particulars are available from the College website or from the address above.

Posted: 22 November 2005

Lecture on The Great Windows
2:30pm 29 October 2005

Dr Jean Michel Massing will give a lecture on The Great Windows at 2.30 p.m., on 29 October. The lecture, and the service of Choral Evensong at 5.30 p.m., will be dedicated to the memory of Hilary Wayment, OBE, Litt.D., FSA, a former Fellow and Adviser on Stained Glass at King's College, who died on 20 March 2005. All members of the University and the general public are welcome to attend.

Posted: 18 October 2005

New Fellows in Michaelmas 2005

King's welcomes five new Fellows this year:

  • Dr Stuart Althorpe - Theoretical Chemistry
  • Dr Alex Orlov - Physical & Environmental Chemistry/Engineering
  • Dr Alex Regier - English
  • Dr Alex Schekochihin - Applied Mathematics & Theoretical Physics
  • Mr Mark Sprevak - Philosophy

We are also pleased to welcome Professor Tony Reid as Visiting Fellow, and Anton Lukoszevieze (Kettle's Yard Composer in Residence) as Resident Musician.

Provost to step down in 2006

At a Congregation of the Fellows of King's College, Cambridge, held on Friday 15 July, Dame Judith Mayhew Jonas DBE informed the Fellows that she is taking up her entitlement to sabbatical leave under the College Statutes and also informed them that she will be stepping down from her position as Provost of the College on 31 August 2006.

Dame Judith, who took up the post in October 2003, said "The strategic and managerial agenda of the College has now been reorganised successfully. I believe that the next stage in the College's development needs to be led by an academic. Accordingly, and in view of my other commitments, I have decided to give the College notice in good time of my decision to step down."

In an official statement, the Fellows said "Dame Judith has presided over a time of major change in the College, which has led to the formation of a new and forward-looking management team. All of us at King's wish Dame Judith success in her future career. We are pleased that she intends to retain her links with the College and in particular to continue to contribute to the College's development effort."

Dr Tess Adkins, as Vice-Provost, will assume Dame Judith's responsibilities whilst she is on sabbatical leave and a successor is sought, in accordance with the statutes of the College.


  • Dame Judith Mayhew Jonas's other commitments include being Chairman of the Royal Opera House, Chair of the London Development Agency's Private Investment Commission, member of Merrill Lynch's Diversity Advisory Board, a member of the Government's Commission on Equality and Trustee of the Natural History Museum. Dame Judith was appointed Dame Commander of the British Empire in the 2002 Queen's birthday honours list for services to the City of London.
  • Dr Tess Adkins has been a Fellow of King's College since 1972, when she was appointed Tutor and Director of Studies in Geography. During her time at the College she has held the positions of Senior Tutor and Director of Development. She was elected Vice-Provost in March 2004.

Posted: 20 July 2005

External events with College connections

The Saul Seminars: Studies in Recorded Music This event is at the British Library starting at 6:15pm on Tuesday the 8 November 2005.

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