College news items for 2006

New members of the Fellowship

The College is delighted to welcome several new members of the fellowship this autumn:

Fellows: Professor Michael Bordo - Economics, Pitt Professor in the University; Dr Matei Candea - Archaeology & Anthropology; Dr Alexander Etkind - Medieval & Modern Languages; Mrs Joëlle du Lac - Director of Development; Dr Simone Teufel - Computer Science.

Visiting Fellow for Michaelmas 2006: Professor Frances Brodsky - Medical Sciences.

Junior Research Fellows: Dr Stéphanie Lacour - Electrical Engineering; Ms Allison Morehead - History of Art; Dr Oliver Riordan - Mathematics; Ms Anna Vaninskaya - English; Dr Owain Vaughan - Chemistry.

News entry added on: 5/9/2006

Symposium: Issues Facing Women in Science

On Saturday 28 October King's will host a one-day Symposium on 'Issues facing Women in Science'.

This symposium is a forum for discussion of issues facing women in science today. The morning session will include brief talks on history of women in science, initiatives in the UK and US to increase participation and recognition of women in science, and themes from biographies of modern women scientists. The afternoon session will consist of working discussions among panel participants to address issues of commitment balance, recognition, training and political action.

Speakers and panel participants include:

Brigitte Askonas (PhD,FRS,London); Frances Brodsky (DPhil,UCSF,Visiting Fellow at King's); Patricia Fara (PhD,Cambridge); Gillian Griffiths (PhD,Oxford); Nancy Lane (PhD,Cambridge); Ashley Moffett (MD,Cambridge); Inke Näthke (PhD,Dundee); Margaret Robinson (PhD,Cambridge) Elizabeth Simpson (PhD,London); Fiona Watt (PhD,Cambridge).

The symposium will be open to faculty, Fellows and students of Cambridge University. Check the King's College web site in early October for further details of the schedule and location. Meanwhile, save the date.

Direct enquiries to Frances.Brodsky@ucsf.edu.

Sponsored by the King's College Research Centre.

News entry added on: 5/9/2006

King's Archives Acquisitions

Discovery of some of JM Keynes' Bursarial papers, and purchase of letters from Clive Bell to his lover, Bertha Penrose.

News entry added on: 5/9/2006

Dr Donald Parry

We are sorry to report the death of Dr Donald A.Parry on Monday 3 July. Dr Parry came to King’s as a Zoology postgraduate in 1938, and became a Fellow in 1948. He undertook many roles in College – Acting Bursar, Financial Tutor, Tutor for Admissions, Convenor of the Research Centre, and Vice-Provost, as well as serving as Head of the University’s Zoology Department.

News entry added on: 7/7/2006

Honorary Degree for Honorary Fellow

Professor Mervyn King, an Honorary Fellow of King's, was awarded an Honorary Degree in Law at the University's annual honorary degree ceremony on Tuesday 27 June. Professor King is Governor of the Bank of England, a Fellow of the British Academy, and a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

News entry added on: 1/7/2006

Professor Ross Harrison elected Provost

Yesterday evening the Fellows elected Professor Ross Harrison as the next Provost of King's. We are delighted that Ross has accepted the post, and look forward very much to working with him.

Ross is a Fellow of the College, and has served as Admissions Tutor and Director of Studies here at King's. He was formerly Chair of the University's Faculty of Philosophy, and is currently Quain Professor of Jurisprudence at University College London.

Peter Jones
(Acting Vice-Provost)

News entry added on: 5/5/2006

Pembroke and King's to host summer school in 2006

Details of the Pembroke/King's 2006 Summer School are available via the following link: http://www.kings.cam.ac.uk/education/pemSummerSchool.html

News entry modified on 12/5/2006 (added 23/1/2006)

Dr David Munday appointed Second Bursar

Dr David Munday has been appointed Second Bursar with effect from 19th January 2006.

He will be responsible for the duties previously undertaken by a Domus Bursar and will have the day-to-day management of all departments not headed by another Fellow, i.e. Catering & Conference, Maintenance, Housekeeping, Porters, Gardeners and IT.

He will continue his existing duties as Bursarial Tutor and Director of Studies.

News entry added on: 30/1/2006

Director of Development sought

The College is seeking the next Director of Development. Applications have now closed.

News entry added on: 20/1/2006