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Strand, London, WC2R 2LS
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Anne Marie Rafferty & Stephen Holgate In Conversation

Two eminent professors will be in discussion at this free evening event, part of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery's Nightingale Lecture Series. Stephen Holgate is Medical Research Council Clinical Professor of Immunopharmacology and Honorary Consultant Physician within Medicine at the University of Southampton. Stephen has enjoyed a stellar career in science including investigating causal pathways in asthma and chaired Main Panel A of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) in 2014. Anne Marie Rafferty is Professor of Nursing Policy at the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, King's College London. She is an expert in workforce research and policy in healthcare and historian. What can we learn from an exemplary scientist about research and building a research career? What does it take to become a top flight scientist? This conversation will enable staff and students from King's and beyond to learn from the experience of one of the nations' top scientists and explore how to build a highly successful research career; what does it take to scale the giddy heights of academe to become a celebrated scientist in your field? These and other questions will be put to Stephen and the session opened up to the audience for a Q&A. In the course of the evening we shall learn about role modelling in career development; what makes science exciting; the attributes of a high performing research culture and where, based on its trajectory from the Research Excellence Framework (REF), nursing and midwifery research might be heading. Stephen chaired the oversight panel for REF, which included nursing, midwifery, pharmacy and dentistry research. What suggestions would Stephen offer to developers of nursing and midwifery's research base as well as budding nurse and midwifery researchers of the future? Stephen will respond to your questions too. This event is open to all, and will be followed by a free drinks reception at the Anatomy Museum, on the 6th floor of the King's Building above the Chapel.

Tue 6 Jun

Free

King's Summer Weekend With Tate Britain: Queer British Art

Celebrating Tate Britain's ground-breaking exhibition 'Queer British Art, 1861-1967' and the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Britain, King's College London invites you to join a summer weekend to appreciate Britain's rich heritage and present in queer art. This King's Summer Weekend will introduce and explore the key proponents of British queer art from the mid-19th century up to the present day, including a look at its stars like Oscar Wilde and members of the Bloomsbury Group. Featuring works relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) identities, this summer weekend will explore how artists expressed themselves in a time when established assumptions about gender and sexuality were being questioned and transformed. The weekend will extend to an optional field trip to Charleston on 15 July for a private tour of, and talks, in Berwick Church and to visit the country home of artists Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant of the Bloomsbury Group, whose creative hub of artistic and intellectual activity welcomed guests including Virginia Woolf, John Maynard Keynes and E.M. Forster. Speakers from King's College London and Tate Britain will join independent artists to discuss a range of genres from visual arts like painting, installations and film, to dance and literature. A number of the university speakers are part of Queer@King's, an interdisciplinary research unit comprising colleagues interested in gender and sexuality that launched in 2003. It was recognised as an Arts & Humanities research centre in 2006 and its portfolio of activities continues to grow and to flourish.

Sat 17 Jun

£160

Sun 18 Jun

£160

King's Summer Weekend With The National Archives: Family History: Practical Techniques And Historical Insight

Tracing your family tree and learning more about your ancestors has become a national passion, but many family historians soon find that internet research gives limited results, with simple lists of names and dates often being all that is available. This course is for everyone who wants to expand their research into their family tree. It combines instruction on practical researching techniques with academic insight into how key historic events shape stories across generations. It is designed to help participants better read the information they discover, expand their investigation beyond the internet to include historical archives and guide them in their interpretation of details such as professions and social status to make their own journeys into their family's history as rewarding and revealing as possible. Join us onsite at The National Archives in Kew and at King's College London's Strand Campus to find out how to delve deeper into your family's past and progress your investigations into your family tree. This summer weekend will build your skills with practical instruction on researching techniques and explain the social changes that influenced the historical data you are uncovering.

Sat 12 Aug

£160

Sun 13 Aug

£160

Professor Ruth Harris' Inaugural Lecture

You are warmly invited to join the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery at the inaugural lecture of Profesor Ruth Harris. Professor Harris has a clinical background in acute medical nursing and care of older people.She is a King's alumnus having completed her BSc, MSc and PhD degrees at King's. Her research interests include the impact of nursing and multi-professional interventions on processes of care and patient outcomes. This lecture is part of the Nightingale Lecture Series, and is free and open to all. The event is followed by a drinks reception.

Wed 13 Sep

Free

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead
  • 1990
  • 117 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Tom Stoppard
  • Cast: Tim Roth, Gary Oldman and Richard Dreyfuss

Stoppard's absurdist tragicomedy telling the tale of two minor characters from Shakespeare's Hamlet.

Thu 25 May

Scherzo - Italian Opera Gala

Scherzo - Italian Opera Gala

Favourite selections from romantic Italian opera.

Sun 4 Jun

£15 (Students £7)

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