News archive 2015

Former Provost writes history of King's

Professor Ross Harrison writes a short history of King's.

9 November 2015

Gabrieli CD cover

Choir's new CD is first to use Dolby Atmos

The Choir has released an album of music by Gabrieli in a new surround-sound format.

2 November 2015

Professor Lisa Jardine (1944-2015)

Honorary Fellow Professor Lisa Jardine has died aged 71.

26 October 2015

King's CRA wins Singapore Challenge Prize

King's CRA, Dr Charlotte Houldcroft, wins prestigious essay prize.

17 October 2015

Cleaning of historical Gibbs' Building

King's continues the cleaning of the second oldest building in College.

12 October 2015

First Impressions of King’s: Old and New

What were students' first impressions of King's?

8 October 2015

The Choir performing in the USA

Choir releases USA concert webcast

King's College Choir makes a full live recording of a tour concert available online for the first time.

30 September 2015

Sir Adrian Cadbury (1929-2015)

Honorary Fellow Sir Adrian Cadbury has died aged 86.

29 September 2015

Sir Adrian Cadbury (1929-2015)

Honorary Fellow Sir Adrian Cadbury has died aged 86.

29 September 2015

King's runners win inter-college cup in local relay

King's students, fellows and staff succeed in this year's Chariots of Fire event.

26 September 2015

Thomas Ades

Composer Thomas Adès to receive Sonning Award

King's alumnus is to be awarded top musical honour at a special concert in Denmark on 8 October.

21 September 2015

David Willcocks

Sir David Willcocks (1919-2015)

Honorary Fellow and former Director of Music Sir David Willcocks has died aged 95.

17 September 2015

Proposed community centre design

Research Associate helps Kenya slum dwellers

College Research Associate Dr Maximilian Bock is part of a team helping to build a community centre in one of Kenya’s oldest slums.

11 August 2015

Akemi Vossbrink

Glendinning PhD Studentship in Spanish Studies awarded

The Nigel Glendinning PhD Studentship in Spanish Studies has been awarded to Akemi Herráez Vossbrink.

28 July 2015

Yeh Chun Chan

Chinese ambassador opens exhibition in the Chapel

Chinese Ambassador Liu Xiaoming opened an exhibition about the Chinese writer Yeh Chun Chan in the Chapel last week.

28 July 2015

Edward Gardner

Two celebrated Kingsmen mark the Chapel 500th

Edward Gardner and John Butt star in two concerts that celebrate the 500th anniversary of the completion of the stonework of the Chapel.

6 July 2015

St John's and King's Choir singing

St John's and King's combine for Joint Evensong

The choirs of St John's and King's Colleges sang a joint Evensong on Thursday 2 July.

3 July 2015

Actress in The Merry Wives of Windsor

Shakespeare festival comes to King's

The Cambridge Shakespeare Festival is staging The Merry Wives of Windsor and Macbeth at King's.

2 July 2015

Gabrieli concert poster

Venetian music comes to King's this Friday

A concert of seventeenth century Venetian music takes place in the Chapel on Friday (19 June).

18 June 2015

Robert Foley

Robert Foley wins international anthropology prize

King's Fellow Prof Robert Foley has just won the Fabio Frassetto International Prize for Physical Anthropology 2015.

16 June 2015

Photo of the King's Tennis Club, 1897

Online exhibition: the Amalgamation Club

A new online archives exhibition looks at the Amalgamation Club at King's, which included the Boat Club.

16 June 2015

Chris Gilligan

Christopher Gilligan awarded a CBE

King's Fellow Prof Christopher Gilligan has been awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

15 June 2015

Kate Whitley talking to school students

King's alumna organises music outreach project in multi-storey car park

King's alumna and composer Kate Whitley (KC 2007) has organised a series of music events in a muti-storey car park in London.

3 June 2015

Cover of Evensong Live 2015

The Choir releases a live album

The Choir has released a new recording of tracks taken from their Evensong webcasts.

1 June 2015

Cover of 'The Body in Literature'

David Hillman co-edits a new book: The Body in Literature

King's Fellow Dr David Hillman has co-edited the Cambridge Companion to The Body in Literature.

29 May 2015

Alex Tay

King's student wins composers' competition

Third-year undergraduate Alex Tay has just won a competition for Cambridge University Composers.

18 May 2015

Maximilian Bock teaching hardware to children

Research Associate starts educational foundation

College Research Associate Maximilian Bock has co-founded an educational programme for poor children in India and Kenya.

8 May 2015

The Chapel from the west

King's Fellow elected a member of the American Academy

Prof Christopher Prendergast has just been elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

8 May 2015

Cover of new organ CD

Stephen Cleobury releases a new recording of organ music

The Director of Music Stephen Cleobury has just released a new recording of music played on the Chapel organ.

5 May 2015

Andrew Hammond

King's appoints a new Chaplain

King’s has appointed The Reverend Andrew Hammond as the next Chaplain.

3 May 2015

John Cage concert flyer

Chapel Late: John Cage's Sonatas and Interludes

The Chapel Lates series of concerts continues this term with John Cage's Sonatas and Interludes this Saturday (2 May).

29 April 2015

Introduction to Archives screenshot

New online resource: Introduction to Archives

King's has just published a new online resource that teaches A level students about archives, using Rupert Brooke's papers as a case study.

27 April 2015

Brooke memorial plaque

King's acquires a major collection of Rupert Brooke papers

King’s College has just acquired a major collection of materials relating to Rupert Brooke, The John Schroder Collection.

23 April 2015

Rupert Brooke

Event commemorates the centenary of Rupert Brooke's death

A special event in the Hall on Sunday 26 April commemorates the centenary of Rupert Brooke's death.

20 April 2015

Contemporary music poster

Contemporary music in the Chapel

As part of King's College Chapel's 500th anniversary celebrations, a concert of contemporary music will be held in the Chapel on 22 April.

16 April 2015

West end of the Chapel

HE Durham Fund 2015

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

15 April 2015

Service booklet cover

New Chapel services booklet

The Chapel services booklet for the Easter and Long Vacation Terms is now available.

13 April 2015

Hollie McNish

Poet and alumna Hollie McNish returns to Cambridge

Hollie McNish (KC 2001) is returning to Cambridge as part of her tour of the UK and Ireland.

7 April 2015

Illustration of the Chapel anniversary plans

King’s celebrates 'Henry VI: the 500th Anniversary Project'

To celebrate the 500th anniversary of the completion of the Chapel, King’s announces a substantial redevelopment of its buildings.

1 April 2015

The Choir singing in the USA

Choir at its 'British best' in the USA

The Choir has just returned from a successful tour of the USA.

30 March 2015

Fanny Belais

King's student to row in the Boat Race

First year student Fanny Belais will be rowing in the Cambridge women's crew in the Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race.

27 March 2015

Richard Causton

Richard Causton's new Piano Quintet praised by critics

Composer and Fellow Richard Causton's new Piano Quintet has received warm reviews from the critics.

26 March 2015

Stained glass showing the crucifixion

Seven short films feature the Chapel stained glass

Seven new films featuring the Chapel stained glass and the music of Francis Grier will be released over Holy Week.

25 March 2015

Easter from King's DVD cover

Easter DVD from the Choir

The Choir has just released Easter from King's, a DVD of the 2014 BBC broadcast.

23 March 2015

Illumination from the College Charter, 1446

New blog showcases the Library and Archive collections

King's College Library and Archive Centre has launched "King's Treasures: Special Collections of King's College Cambridge"

19 March 2015

The West End of the Chapel

Job vacancy: Chaplain

King's College is seeking to appoint an Anglican priest as Chaplain to take up duties in September 2015.

16 March 2015

English Hymn Anthems CD cover

Choir releases new Hymn Anthems album

The Choir has just released English Hymn Anthems, a recording of anthems based on hymns from the Anglican choral tradition.

11 March 2015

Members of the boat club

King's students row 24 hours for charity

Members of King's College Boat Club (KCBC) rowed for 24 hours last weekend to raise money for Alzheimer's Research UK.

10 March 2015

Nigel Walker

Nigel Walker memorial event

King' is hosting a memorial event for the criminologist and former Fellow of the College Nigel Walker, who died last year.

9 March 2015

Flyer for A Sea Symphony

CUMS Chorus performs Vaughan Williams

King's is hosting a concert to mark the centenary of the death of the poet Rupert Brooke (1887-1915).

2 March 2015

Pat Bateson

Pat Bateson receives the Frink Medal

King's Fellow Prof Sir Pat Bateson FRS has just received the Frink Medal from the The Zoological Society of London.

23 February 2015

Mirages and Mad Beliefs cover

Christopher Prendergast wins the RH Gapper Book Prize

King's Fellow Prof Christopher Prendergast has just won the RH Gapper Book Prize for his work 'Mirages and Mad Beliefs: Proust the Skeptic'.

13 February 2015

Emeritus Fellow Nicholas Mackintosh dies

Prof Nicholas Mackintosh FRS died on 8 February. He was the former Head of the Department of Experimental Psychology and a Fellow of King's.

10 February 2015

Patrick Brennan

London Symphony Orchestra to play work by King's postgrad

Patrick Brennan, a first-year PhD student in music at King's, will have his work 'Ballabile' premièred by the LSO.

2 February 2015

Sophie Van Der Zee

Research Associate develops a new lie detector

College Research Associate Dr Sopie Van Der Zee and her colleagues have developed a new lie detector based on body movements.

26 January 2015

Projection inside the Chapel from a Beckett play

Samuel Beckett multimedia event planned for the Chapel

A multimedia event called 'Samuel Beckett in dialogue with King’s College Chapel' will take place 2-6 November.

23 January 2015

Screenshot of the dialect app

King's Fellow releases a dialect app

Linguist Dr Bert Vaux has just released an app for locating US dialects.

22 January 2015

Cover of the Lent 2015 service booklet

Services booklet for this term published

The Chapel services booklet for the Lent Term and for Easter is now available online.

21 January 2015

The Porter's Lodge

New Year's honours for King's alumni

King's alumni Gwyneth Stallard, Sir Adrian Cadbury and Olav Slaymaker have received New Year's honours.

5 January 2015