News archive 2014

Carl Rütti

Carl Rütti composes the 2014 commissioned carol

The composer of this year's commissioned carol is Carl Rütti, who set to music the words of a medieval hymn.

17 December 2014

Choristers with a TV camera

BBC celebrate the 60th anniversary of Carols from King's

BBC Two is showing a documentary about the televised service Carols from King's.

12 December 2014

Cover of 'Millennium Scenes'

Recording of the Year accolade for King's composer

A CD of music by Richard Causton has just been named The Sunday Times recording of the year for contemporary music .

10 December 2014

Cover of 'Turbulent and Mighty Continent'

King's Fellow wins the European Book Prize

Lord Anthony Giddens has just won the European Book Prize for 'Turbulent and Mighty Continent: What Future for Europe'.

8 December 2014

Brad Epps

Winter issue of King's Parade published

You can now download the Winter 2014 edition of the College newsletter, King's Parade.

4 December 2014

Cover of Favourite Carols from King's

The Choir releases a new Christmas CD and DVD

The Choir has just released a new CD and DVD: Favourite Carols from King's (CD) and Carols from King's (DVD).

7 November 2014

Cover of the Chapel book

New book celebrates 500th anniversary of the Chapel

A new book to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Chapel will be out on 4 December.

31 October 2014

Students walking through the Gatehouse

King's offers postgraduate studentships in Law and Spanish Studies

King's is offering the TRACE Scholarship in Law and Nigel Glendinning PhD Studentship in Spanish Studies.

30 October 2014

Parker Ramsay

Former Organ Scholar wins international competition

Former Organ Scholar Parker Ramsay has won the prestigious Sweelinck International Organ Competition in The Netherlands.

29 October 2014

Harrison Birtwistle

King's celebrates Harrison Birtwistle's 80th year

Events organised by King's Fellow Richard Causton celebrate the composer Harrison Birtwistle's 80th year.

13 October 2014

Cover of Fauré's Requiem CD

Latest Choir CD is BBC Recording of the Month

The Choir's new recording of Fauré's Requiem is Recording of the Month in the BBC Music magazine.

8 October 2014

Andreas Bender

Andreas Bender wins the Corwin Hansch Award 2014

King's Fellow Dr Andreas Bender has just won the 2014 Corwin Hansch Award in Chemistry.

1 October 2014

Carving on a Chapel door

New Chapel services booklet published

The service booklet for the coming Michaelmas Term is now available to download.

25 September 2014

Student in the Chariots of Fire Race

King's runners win the Colleges Cup again

Six runners from King's College have won the College Cup at the Chariots of Fire Race for the second year in a row.

24 September 2014

Richard being soaked

The Chaplain takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

The Chaplain of King's, Revd Richard Lloyd Morgan, took the ice bucket challenge last Friday.

8 September 2014

King's launches an entrepreneurship competition for students and alumni

King's has launched King's Enterprise, a new competition where student and alumni can be awarded up to £20,000.

3 September 2014

Student reading in the Library

New Law studentship (LLM) announced for academic year 2015/16

King’s College and TRACE International announce the establishment of the TRACE studentship in Law in the academic year 2015/16.

1 September 2014

John Sperling

Fellow Benefactor John Sperling dies

Fellow Benefactor and businessman John Sperling dies, age 93.

26 August 2014

Cover of  Fauré’s Requiem

New recording of Fauré's Requiem from the Choir

King's College Choir is releasing a new recording of Fauré's Requiem, which aims to emulate the work's first performance.

15 August 2014

Jane Elliott

Kingswoman appointed Chief Executive of the Economic and Social Research Council

Professor Jane Elliott (KC 1984) has been appointed as Chief Executive and Deputy Chair of the ESRC.

6 August 2014

The Chapel at sunset

Junior Research Fellowships available

King's has Junior Research Fellowships available in Biological Sciences, International Law and the History of Political Thought, and Economics, Philosophy, and the History and Philosophy of Science.

5 August 2014

The Choir outside St Peter's Cathedral, Adelaide

The Choir wins accolades in Australia

King’s College Choir has received praised from the critics on its recent tour of Australia.

5 August 2014

Roger Norrington

Roger Norrington conducts the St John Passion

Sir Roger Norrington is conducting Bach's St John Passion in the Chapel this Sunday (27 July 2014).

24 July 2014

Judith Weir

Judith Weir becomes Master of the Queen's Music

Kingswoman Judith Weir (KC 1973) has just become the first female Master of the Queen's Music.

22 July 2014

The Choir singing in candle light

The Choir tours Australia

The Choir is touring Australia, with concerts in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.

21 July 2014

Cyclists riding past King's

Tour de France passes King's

The Tour de France passed by King's yesterday, cheered on by crowds of spectators.

8 July 2014

Gerald Finley

Former Choral Scholar wins Canadian honour

Former Choral Scholar and bass-baritone Gerald Finley has been appointed Officer of the Order of Canada.

2 July 2014

Mark Ainslie

Breaking the world superconductor magnetic field record

Dr Mark Ainslie and his colleagues have just broken the world record for the strongest magnetic field in a bulk high-temperature superconductor.

26 June 2014

Richard Causton CD cover

New Richard Causton album receives critical acclaim

The new album from King's Music Fellow Richard Causton has won praise from the critics.

17 June 2014

Lit by Holy Fire flyer

World première in the Chapel this Sunday

The world première of 'Lit By Holy Fire' by Francis Grier will be sung in the Chapel this Sunday (15 June).

12 June 2014

Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett's sermon published

Alan Bennett's gave a sermon in the Chapel on 1 June, which has just gone online.

9 June 2014

Mozart celebration flyer

Concerts at King's season ends with two summer concerts

This year’s Concerts at King’s season closes with two contrasting concerts, each ideal for a summer’s evening.

2 June 2014

Xu Zhimo

Xu Zhimo exhibition in the Chapel

A photographic exhibition about the Chinese poet Xu Zhimo will be held in the Chapel from 1 July to 31 October.

29 May 2014

After Hours CD cover

The King's Men release a new recording

The King's Men (the men's voices from King's College Choir) release their new album of close-harmony arrangements on 2 June.

27 May 2014

Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett to give an address in the Chapel

The playwright and author Alan Bennett will be speaking in the Chapel on Sunday 1 June.

22 May 2014

Lectureship in Twentieth-Century European History

The Faculty of History is offering a University Lectureship funded by the Ehrmann Fund at King’s.

20 May 2014

Debate at King's

King's Politics holds "Question Time at King's"

Newly-formed student society King's Politics has launched its first set of events, called "Question Time at King's'".

15 May 2014

Caroline Humphrey

Caroline Humphrey awarded the Sir Richard Burton Medal

King's Fellow Professor Caroline Humphrey DBE, FBA has just been awarded the Sir Richard Burton Medal by the Royal Asiatic Society.

2 May 2014

New Dean of King's

The Revd Dr Stephen Cherry has just been elected as the College's new Dean.

29 April 2014

The Dante Quartet

The Dante Quartet plays Brahms and Haydn on 4 May

The Dante Quartet, with clarinettist Mark Van der Wiel and viola player Fra Rustumji, will play two Brahms quintets on 4 May.

29 April 2014

Mervyn King

Honorary Fellow Mervyn King joins the Order of the Garter

Kingsman and former Governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King has just been appointed to the Order of the Garter.

25 April 2014

HE Durham Fund for Cambridge undergraduates

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

23 April 2014

Joel Williams

Choral Scholar wins national singing competition

Choral Scholar Joel Williams has just won Musica Britannica's Sir Anthony Lewis Memorial Prize Competition, with Organ Scholar Douglas Tang winning the accompanist prize.

8 April 2014

Archive of the month: the cats of King's

April's Archive of the month looks at the cats of some of the famous Fellows of King's.

2 April 2014

The Chapel at night

New series of late-night concerts in the Chapel

A new series of late-night concerts in the Chapel, Chapel Lates, starts on 24 April.

1 April 2014

A room at King's

King's offers visitor accommodation

If you are visiting Cambridge then King's offers overnight accommodation at its new hostel.

24 March 2014

Marilyn Butler

Honorary Fellow Marilyn Butler dies

Honorary Fellow and literary critic Marilyn Butler FRSL FRSA FBA died on 11 March, aged 77.

20 March 2014

Monteverdi Choir celebrates its 50th at King's

The Monteverdi Choir held a 50th anniversary concert in the Chapel last night with its founder Sir John Eliot Gardner.

6 March 2014

King's researchers publish Nature paper on immune cells in pregnancy

King's Fellows Ashley Moffett and Francesco Colucci have just published a paper showing the importance of Natural Killer (NK) cells during pregnancy.

3 March 2014

KCMS poster

KCMS performs Bach and Handel this Saturday

The King's College Music Society is playing works by Bach, Handel and former Choral Scholar Toby Young this Saturday (1 March).

27 February 2014

King's College Chapel

Oliver Dawson Memorial Service

A memorial service will be held in King's College Chapel for the late Oliver Dawson on Saturday 8 March 2014.

26 February 2014

Tom Wilcock

King's alumnus wins Young Engineering Consultant of the Year

King's alumnus Tom Wilcock has been named Young Consultant of the Year 2013 by New Civil Engineer and the Association for Consultancy and Engineering.

24 February 2014

Azim Surani awarded new Indian Fellowship

King's Fellow Prof Azim Surani FRS has just received a new Jawaharlal Nehru Science Fellowship from the Indian government.

21 February 2014

Music graduate wins BBT Special Award

Kate Whitley, who read Music at King's, has just been given a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Special Award 2014.

17 February 2014

Interactive lights illuminate the College

The Screen at the front of the College is being lit with a colourful interactive light show from 12-23 February.

13 February 2014

Suchitra Sebastian talks at Google's 'Solve for X' event

King's Fellow Suchitra Sebastian talked about how superconductors can change the world at a Google event last week.

12 February 2014

King's adopts Low Carbon Meal Scheme

King's Conference & Dining Department has committed itself to a University-wide initiative to reduce carbon emissions.

10 February 2014

King's offers College Research Associate positions

King's is offering up to six College Research Associate positions in 2014, three in sciences, three in arts and humanities.

7 February 2014

Azim Surani wins the 2014 McEwen Award

King's Fellow Professor Azim Surani FRS has just been awarded the prestigious McEwen Award for Innovation.

31 January 2014

Easter at King's programme published

The programme for the concerts and services over Easter is now available to download.

30 January 2014

Rachel Podger performs Vivaldi at Kings

Internationally renowned baroque violinist Rachel Podger performs Vivaldi's L'Estro Armonico concerti on Monday 3 February.

21 January 2014

Jeremy Morris

The Dean elected Master of Trinity Hall

The Dean of King's College, The Revd Dr Jeremy Morris, will leave in October to become Master of Trinity College.

17 January 2014

Bert Vaux

Dialect survey goes viral

A dialect survey co-devised by the King's Fellow Dr Bert Vaux was featured in the New York Times and has gone viral over the internet.

13 January 2014

Critics praise latest Choir CD

The latest Choir CD, Britten: St Nicolas, has received good reviews in The Observer and The Telegraph.

8 January 2014

Former Fellow Alan Turing receives posthumous royal pardon

Alan Turing, best known for his work as a codebreaker in World War Two, was given a royal pardon on Christmas Eve.

3 January 2014