News archive 2013

Michael Morpurgo talks about tonight's event at King's

Children's author Michael Morpurgo talked to BBC Radio Cambridgeshire yesterday about the reading he is giving tonight at King's.

20 December 2013

The Choir launches a Chorister recruitment campaign

The Choir has just launched the 'Give your child a voice' campaign to encourage boys to apply for Choristerships.

17 December 2013

Christmas Eve Service booklet now available

The service booklet for A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is now available.

11 December 2013

Four new Honorary Fellows elected

John Barrell, George Benjamin, Tony Clarke and Leslie Valiant have just been elected as Honorary Fellows of King's.

9 December 2013

2013 Annual Report published

You can now download the King's College Annual Report for 2013.

6 December 2013

New issue of King's Parade

You can now download the autumn 2013 edition of the College newsletter, King's Parade.

4 December 2013

Archive of the month: Carols in the Chapel

December's Archive of the month looks a the history of A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols and the Advent service.

3 December 2013

Commissioned carol sets Blake poem to music

This year's commissioned carol for A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is a setting of Blake's 'Hear the voice of the Bard'.

27 November 2013

King's celebrates Benjamin Britten's 100th birthday

King's is holding a special Evensong this Friday to celebrate the birthday of Benjamin Britten.

21 November 2013

New PhD studentship in Spanish Studies

King’s is offering the Nigel Glendinning PhD Studentship in Spanish Studies: Art and Literature of 17th and 18th century Spain.

20 November 2013

Honorary Fellow Frederick Sanger dies

Honorary Fellow and double Nobel Laureate Professor Frederick Sanger died on Tuesday 19 November. He was 95.

20 November 2013

Listen to choral services online

Chapel services are now being recorded and broadcast from the King's website.

13 November 2013

Early release tickets on sale for Easter at King's

Tickets are available for two concerts in the 2014 Easter at King's series, featuring the countertenor Andreas Scholl.

12 November 2013

Tower Hamlets schoolchildren inspired by visit to King's

Children from Culloden Primary School in London visited King's earlier this autumn and have written to express their appreciation.

11 November 2013

Scholl sings Purcell and Britten

Renowned countertenor Andreas Scholl returns to King's to sing Purcell and Britten, who was born 22 November 1913.

8 November 2013

Archive of the month continues a series about the Chapel

The Archive of the month continues a series on the history of the Chapel interior, with the history of the altar and reredos.

6 November 2013

New Choir recording marks Britten's 100th anniversary

The Choir is celebrating Benjamin Britten’s 100th birthday with the release of a new recording of Saint Nicolas.

1 November 2013

Cyclists celebrate Tour de France announcement outside King's

Cyclists gathered outside King's to celebrate the announcement that Stage Three of the 2014 Tour De France will start in Cambridge.

25 October 2013

Research Fellow tipped as one of the next big names in physics

The Financial Times has listed Dr Suchitra Sebastian as one of the 'next big names' in physics.

21 October 2013

BBC broadcasts an Evensong from 1981

BBC Radio 3 is broadcasting an Evensong recorded in 1981 when Philip Ledger was Director of Music.

18 October 2013

New book about the Chapel published

A new book about the history of King's College Chapel has just been published.

17 October 2013

Gerald Finley returns to sing at King’s College Chapel

Gerald Finley, world-renowned Canadian baritone opera singer, returns to King’s for an exciting concert on Friday 25 October.

16 October 2013

George Efstathiou wins physics prize

King's Fellow Prof George Efstathiou has been awarded the 4th Nemitsas Prize 2013 for his contribution to Physics.

4 October 2013

New Chapel services booklet

The services booklet for the coming term (October - December) is now available.

27 September 2013

King's runners win Inter-College Cup

The King's College A team came first among the colleges in the Chariots of Fire race around Cambridge.

23 September 2013

Chapel gets record number of visitors

After a relatively quiet year last year, record number of visitors came to the Chapel last month.

11 September 2013

Concerts at King's programme 2013-14

The programme for the 2013-14 season of Concerts at King's has just been published.

10 September 2013

Library and Archive Centre open to the public

The Library and Archive Centre at King's will be open to the public this Friday (13 September).

9 September 2013

Choral Scholars cycle 1,200 miles for charity

Three members of the Choir are cycling to Norway to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

27 August 2013

Auditions for Choristers and open days for Choral Scholars

This September the Choir is holding open days for prospective Choral Scholars and auditions for Choristers.

9 August 2013

Stipendiary Junior Research Fellowships

King's College wishes to appoint Junior Research Fellows in three fields of research.

7 August 2013

Chapel appoints 91-year-old man to help tourists

King's has appointed David Pollock, 91, as a volunteer to help in the Chapel.

7 August 2013

King's Fellow wins €1.5M grant

King's Fellow Dr Andreas Bender has been awarded a European Research Council grant worth €1.5 million.

23 July 2013

Kingsmen's music premièred at the Proms

Two pieces of music written by King's alumni have just been premièred at the Proms.

18 July 2013

The Choir to appear in Starkey's Music and Monarchy

The Choir is appearing in the first episode David Starkey's new BBC Two series Music and Monarchy.

17 July 2013

Romeo and Juliet in the Fellows' Garden

The Cambridge Shakespeare Festival is staging Romeo and Juliet in the Fellows' Garden until 27 July.

11 July 2013

King’s race at the Henley Royal Regatta

The King's boat crew is racing in the first round of the Temple Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta on 3 July.

3 July 2013

Fellows' Garden open to the public this Sunday

The Fellows' Garden at King's is open to the public this Sunday (30 June) as part of the National Gardens Scheme.

26 June 2013

Suchitra Sebastian wins L'Oréal Women in Science Fellowship

Junior Research Fellow Suchitra Sebastian has just won The L'Oréal UK & Ireland Fellowship For Women in Science.

21 June 2013

Emeritus Fellow rows in the Bumps

Leo Sharpston QC stepped in for an ill crew member and rowed impressively in the Bumps on Saturday.

17 June 2013

Former Fellow Martin Bernal dies

Professor Martin Bernal, the scholar of Chinese history and author of The Black Athena, died on 9 June.

17 June 2013

King's and St John's host joint choral Open Day

King's College and St John's College are hosting a a joint Open Day and Vocal Assessment on 25 and 26 September.

14 June 2013

Concerts at King's season ends with a celebration of Beethoven

The last concert in the 2012/13 Concerts at King's season features Beethoven's Mass in C and his Violin Concerto in D.

12 June 2013

May Week Concert

This year's May Week concert is on Monday 17 June and the programme includes Vivaldi's Gloria.

4 June 2013

Custodian wins county golf championship

King's custodian Sarah Attwood has won the Cambridge and Huntingdonshire County Championship for the third time.

29 May 2013

Librarian's ghost stories re-issued

The ghost stories written by 'Tim' Munby, a former Librarian at King's, is being re-issued.

24 May 2013

Alumna wins Ivor Novello music award

King's alumna Errollyn Wallen has just won the 2013 Ivor Novello Award for Classical Music.

24 May 2013

Lily Cole launches new website and app outside King's

King's graduate, model and actress Lily Cole unveiled 'Impossible', a new social networking venture yesterday.

16 May 2013

Former Fellow Norman Routledge dies

Former King's Fellow and mathematician Norman Routledge died on 27 April. He was 85.

9 May 2013

Critics praise the new Choir CD

The latest Choir CD, 'Mozart Requiem: Realisations', has received good reviews from music critics.

8 May 2013

Radio 3 broadcasts Evensong from King's

Radio 3's 'Choral Evensong' on Wednesday 1 May will be broadcast live from King's College Chapel.

30 April 2013

Yasir Suleiman elected Chair of the 'Arabic Booker Prize'

King's Fellow Professor Yasir Suleiman CBE has been elected as Chairman of the International Prize of Arabic Fiction (IPAF).

29 April 2013

King's hosts top US academics

King's, together with CRASSH, is hosting two of the worlds most eminent academics - Cornel West and Judith Butler.

29 April 2013

HE Durham Fund for Cambridge undergraduates

The HE Durham Fund is offering grants to life science undergraduates of the University of Cambridge.

23 April 2013

The Choir featured on BBC Radio 3

King's College Choir was featured on BBC Radio 3's The Choir programme yesterday.

22 April 2013

Chapel services booklet for the Easter Term

The Chapel services booklet for the Easter and Long Vacation Terms (April-July) is now available.

18 April 2013

Fellow runs Brighton Marathon for charity

King's Fellow Dr Francesco Colucci ran the Brighton Marathon yesterday to raise money for the Childrens Arthritis Trust (CAT).

15 April 2013

King's 2013 Telephone Campaign begins

The annual Telephone Fundraising Campaign has started and runs until 21 April.

12 April 2013

The Choir releases a new recording of Mozart's Requiem

King's College Choir has just released the second recording on their own label, called Mozart Requiem: Realisations.

8 April 2013

István Hont (1947-2013)

Historian and King's Fellow István Hont died last Friday, 29 March. He was 65.

2 April 2013

Easter Oratorio previewed on Radio 3

This Saturday's performance of Bach's Easter Oratorio was previewed on BBC Radio 3's In Tune yesterday.

28 March 2013

King's students run workshops in North East schools

A group of King's undergraduates has just returned from a tour of schools in North East England.

25 March 2013

Map of young universe revealed by King's Fellow

Cosmologist and King's Fellow Prof George Efstathiou reveals the most detailed picture yet of the early universe.

22 March 2013

King's faces Pembroke in University Challenge quarter final

King's faces Pembroke College in the University Challenge quarter final on Monday.

21 March 2013

The Choir sings at Downing Street

The Choir met the Prime Minister and sang at Downing Street yesterday.

20 March 2013

King's students to show their research in Parliament

Two King's students are presenting their research to politicians and academics on 18 March as part of the SET for Britain competition.

11 March 2013

King's launches an online magazine

King's has just launched a new online magazine called King's Review, which will give an in-depth analysis of current world issues.

28 February 2013

King's Drama Society puts on 'The Gift of the Gorgon'

The King's Drama Society is staging Peter Shaffer's 'The Gift of the Gorgon' on 7-8 March.

27 February 2013

Pianist Susan Tomes wins the 2013 Cobbett Medal

The first woman to study music at King's, Susan Tomes, has just won the Cobbett Medal for services to chamber music.

25 February 2013

Evensong marks 50th anniversary of famous Choir recording

Evensong last Saturday marked the 50th anniversary of the celebrated recording of the Choir singing Allegri's 'Miserere'.

21 February 2013

Honorary Fellow Sir Geoffrey Lloyd wins $1 million prize

Professor Sir Geoffrey Lloyd has just won $1 million for his work on science in the ancient world.

15 February 2013

King's honours librarian and bibliographer 'Tim' Munby

King's College is holding a conference in June to mark the centenary of the birth of A.N.L. (Tim) Munby.

12 February 2013

George the Poet interviewed by The Guardian

King's student George Mpanga, better known as George the Poet, was interviewed by The Guardian last week.

11 February 2013

The Library acquires rare Mozart sonatas

The King's Library has been given a rare early edition of two Mozart sonatas and a piano trio.

5 February 2013

Archive of the month shows the photos of an anthropologist

The latest Archive of the month shows photographs taken by the anthropologist Sir Edmund Leach.

4 February 2013

Former Choir members invited to sing at Sir Philip Ledger Memorial

The Director of Music, Stephen Cleobury, has invited former Choir members to sing at the Sir Philip Ledger Memorial Service on 2 March.

30 January 2013

King's Fellows discuss the history of weeping on Radio 3

King's Fellows Peter De Bolla and Simon Goldhill discuss the cultural history of weeping this Sunday on BBC Radio 3.

24 January 2013

Elizabeth Murchison featured in The New York Times

An article in last Monday's New York Times featured the work of King's Fellow Elizabeth Murchison.

23 January 2013

London schoolchildren to sing with the Choir

Children from The West London Free School will sing with the Choir in a concert at The King's Place on 29 January.

18 January 2013

Specially-commissioned carol to be sung this Saturday

A new carol by King's Fellow Richard Causton will be sung at Evensong this Saturday, 19 January.

17 January 2013

Chapel services booklet for Lent Term and Easter

The Chapel services booklet for the Lent Term, Holy Week and Easter is now available.

8 January 2013

Roger Fry featured in the Archive of the month

The influential art critic Roger Fry is featured in the January Archive of the month.

7 January 2013