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King Henry VI Circle Event 2024

18 May 2024 - 11:00 am

Leaving a gift in your Will, which is also known as legacy giving, plays a vital role in the continued success of the College; legacy gifts are one of the most powerful and thoughtful ways in which alumni, friends and supporters can be part of the College’s future. 

King's is incredibly grateful for all legacy gifts and we look forward to welcoming King's Legators (those who have pledged a gift in their Will) to King's College on Saturday, 18 May, for our annual King Henry VI Circle event.

Registration for this event has now closed.


A little more about the programme

This year's contributors

Dr Katie Haworth and George Ellison 

Katie is a post-doctoral Research Fellow in Late Roman and Early Medieval Archaeology at King’s and works on the early medieval burials and material culture of north-western Europe, particularly England. Her interests are focused particularly on women, female relationships and their economic agency. Her research project at King’s centres on the fifth- and sixth-century cemetery at Croft Gardens, Newnham. This project explores kinship, community and networks of relationships across Cambridgeshire. Katie is also specialist in early medieval beads and bead-strings and is currently writing up the beads from another early medieval cemetery found beneath a Cambridge college, in this case at Girton.  

George is a final-year undergraduate reading Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic at the University of Cambridge. Through a research project that he designed, funded by King’s College and supervised by Dr Katie Haworth, George developed a database of early Saxon (c. 400-650) sites of settlement and burial in Cambridgeshire. Exploring this database, George’s undergraduate dissertation assesses patterns within the dataset, especially regarding the relationships between sites and the landscape in which they exist and in relation to one another. George is currently a Young Advisor for the Council for British Archaeology and intends to continue his career in archaeology with a postgraduate degree next year.

Polly Ingham

Polly Ingham (AdvDip, BA(Hons), MBA, CMgr FCMI) joined King’s as Domus Bursar in October 2023. Her work to date has been driven through a desire to make a difference to people through connection. Following graduation from History and Politics at the University of York, her career began as a Producer in the arts sector, working across the breadth of the UK, the West End, and America. For the last decade she has led some of the National Trust's most prestigious and complex estates, most recently Anglesey Abbey and Wimpole Hall in Cambridgeshire. Her work covered built heritage and nature conservation projects, master-planning, public engagement and leadership of large multi-disciplinary teams as well as the management of, and investment in, one of the charity's most sustainable estates.

Polly's research through her Master's in Business Administration spanned the intersection between academia and professional practice, by exploring how academic models can be applied through active facilitation to build confidence in business leadership of equity, diversity, and inclusion. She is a Chartered Fellow of the Management Institute, and Trustee of an East Anglian Theatre Company who focus on breaking down rural inequities through participation in the arts.

Dr Gillian Tett 

Gillian joins us as Provost while continuing to write a weekly op-ed column for the Financial Times on global finance and business. She is a member of the FT editorial board. Before coming to King’s Gillian chaired the FT editorial board, US, and has written two weekly columns, covering a range of economic, financial, political and social issues. She also co-founded FT ‘Moral Money’, a thrice weekly newsletter that tracks the ESG revolution in business. Gillian was the FT’s US managing editor from 2013 to 2019. She has also served the FT in Tokyo, Russia and Brussels. Gillian’s books include Anthro-Vision, A New Way to See Life and Business published in 2021, which won the Porchlight best business book and the Columbia Business School Eccles prize; The Silo Effect (2015); Fool’s Gold (2009), a New York Times best seller, and Saving the Sun (2003). Gillian was named Columnist of the Year (2014), Journalist of the Year (2009), Business Journalist of the Year (2008) in British Press awards and has won three American SABEW awards. She has a PhD in Social Anthropology from Cambridge based on field work in the former Soviet Union, and was awarded the American Anthropological Association President’s 2021 medal and the 2009 British Academy President medal for her work in social sciences. She has honorary degrees from the University of Exeter, the University of Miami, University of St Andrews, London University (Goldsmiths), Carnegie Mellon, Baruch and an honorary doctorate from Lancaster University in the UK. She is a CFA fellow in the UK.

Professor Nicolette Zeeman

Nicolette Zeeman is Professor of Medieval and Renaissance English. She works on later medieval literature, with special interests in Piers Plowman, lyric poetry, devotional literature, medieval literary theory and the history of psychology, theology and philosophy. She has long been interested in the history of art and has been Keeper of the College Collection since around 2015

Legacy Giving

Whether you are an existing College Legator or someone who is thinking about leaving a gift in their Will to King's College Cambridge, we would be delighted to hear from you. Your intentions matter and we encourage you to talk to us about them. By confirming your plans, it lets the College know what's important to you and where you would like your gift allocated when the time (eventually) comes.

Tel: +44 (0)1223 331481
Email: legacies@kings.cam.ac.uk

Of course, King's would like to recognise you appropriately for your most meaningful gift. However, this is your choice and if you prefer to stay anonymous, we respect that.

King's College Cambridge recommends that all individuals seek independent, qualified advice before making a charitable bequest.

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