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the College Newsletter Kin 0-\ responds to (I()\ crnn1cnt proposals tor initial teacher cd llcati()n


he 'ollege has told John I'atten, ' eeretar) of tate for Education, that the current

Green I'aper proposal for changing teacher education would lead inevitably to three extremely seriou


undesirable consequence. The


fm I':duc:lttonal StUdies' re pon e ays that. unless modified. the proposals

Molcolm RI/kind, Semolaf) ofSlate for Defence pIctured with the Principal, Robert 0' eill, G'hlchele Professor of the Ihslory of War al A 11 Souls College, Oxford and Professor Laurie Freedman. Mr Ri/kInd's t/Slt to King's on 16 ,\'o'1.-ember allracted a good deal ofmedia allenllon when he delivered a speech which Included a policy slatement on the fUlure of U K nude rf1i;eapons

would rcsult in: tralnin


qualification for teacher

'I he


her tVl 0 con equenccs \Hluld be

no lon/;er heing underwrttten by

an att.1ck on the earch for truth and


academic frcedom, ':\ governm<.:nt


trivlalizlng the IlI1k hetween

trainll1g and i

practical application;

reducing real opportunities for

governmenc control of what i

which hought It knew \\ hat should be

training and development through

taught about education In universltle :

taught and \\ hat hou Id be dl,>co\ered

teachers' \\orklng life:

government control of re eareh In education In univerSities.


ould have beeomc an enem)


In a way exactl

Intend these consequences, the

Government', main expre,sed

submission notes. The fir t

IntentIOn by:

conseq uence wou Id obviou Iy be



ay, if only because

Ihitish tea her Vlould become unemployable elsewhere in Europe.

decrea Ing the effectlvene , of expenditure on edu ation training.

believe the proposals will also act

The Government mayor may not



freedom and truth.' the subml 'Ion says. contrary to the

lo\\ertng eduC3tlOnal st3nriards in

tralnl n14;

'I he CE. response specifically criticl es the construction placed by the Green Paper on the re ult of an Of ted report on The. 'cw Teacher in. chool. V\herea,> the Green Paper claims that

rcduclng the emphasis on competel1l:es for effective pratlce;

cuntinued on page 2 p.lge I

continuedfrom page I Of ted ay 'around a third of le on taken by new entrants are un ati factory', what the Of ted report actually ay i that the teaching carried out b new teacher wa ati factory 10 almo t three quarter of ca e ; that thi i the ame proportion for teacher 10 19 7 in general and a higher proportion than that for all teacher in the 19 1 urvey; and that the proportion of current '\cry good' les on by new teachers i higher tha n that for teachers in general. In other word, that new teacher are achieving tandard equal to those of more experienced teacher, and there are sign that in time they will rai. e tho e . tandard . The CES respon e de cribes the Green Paper' con truction of the Of ted report a, 'a wilful distortion of face' The College's respon e, further detail of \1 hich are available from Profes or \1argaret Brown, con iders the Green Paper fully in terms of the propo ed teacher training agency; chool-ba ed training; the impact of teacher quality and upply, and higher degrees and research. In hi co ering letter to the ecretaryof tate the Principal also point out the threat to interdi ciplinary link. between ed ucallon and other Schools of the College from the proposed changes, and the difficulties that would ari e for the univer ities' research a sessment exerci e from eparating educational research from other types of research, particularly since many higher degrees and research in ed ucation are concerned with teaching and learn 109 other than in schools. trong critici m of the Green Paper ha al 0 been made by the C P, which said that the proposals cou Id pose a serious threat to quality and lead ro political control over teacher education.

600 thl year. The go ernment i optiml tiC that G. '\'Q Advanced Level \\ ill provide a more \'ocatlOnal alternative to A le\el for entrance to uni\er IlIe . The first candidates \1 ith G. '\'Q Advanced Level \Idl be applY-lOg to unl\er Ity or entry in I 4' the clence qualification \\ill come on tream for I .5 entry. A eminar \Ia held In King' College in \Iay to introduce the ne\\ eour e to admi ion tutor and a follo\\-up \\a held at the end of October to discu the sCience cour e in more detail. It was clear that the mathematiCs element in the core modules \las insuffiCient b itself for entrance to physical cience or engineering degrees. Ilo\\ever, all departments except mathematics were hopefu I that \1 ith a uitabk: hoice of the 0pllon unit avail:Ible, students would be able to gain adml sion to their course. Theeminar \1 as addre ,ed by a team from Kingston FE College lead by Or Oavid Waddoups. Ilead of cience and \'lathematic . 11 i colleague in mathematic, chemistry', ph ic and biology also attended. Dr \1 ike Clode poke on the King's College view of G"VQ Advanced Level and the eminar wa chaired by Dr Barrie \Iorgan, Director of External Relations.

'l'hc nc\\ l'C \S \ rem Acting on a sugge tion from the Principal, the Ilome Recruitment Office arranged a seminar at which \1r Philip Oakley. the Chief Executi e of the Application Di ision of CCA " gave a comprehenSive and lOCI i e account of the new ystem wh ich has re u Ited from the merger of CCCA and PCA.. The meeting was attended by - college


Q Advanced Levels are, according to pre reports, popular with 16 year old student at FE colleges, CTCs and school. The cheme began in 1992-93 with pilots in manufacturing, business,

staff: Departmental Adml ion Tutors, Departmental _ ecretarie, choo! Administrator and Registry taff. :'vIr Oakley' talk wa follo\\ ed b half an hour of que tions on tOpics ranging from what the new ratio of offer to places should be and details of the new clearing 'pas ports'. It wa' interesting to learn that the then current ri e in total

health & social care and art & de ign. This year pilot subjects include science. t\bout90 colleges and chools were Involved in 1992-93, there are around

applicant (including a high proportion of Oxbndge candidates) was approximately 20% for the old univeritles \11th a Similar percent

crninM on G.. 'Q \d\ dl1CcJ Le\ cl, ciCI1CC



decrea e for the new uni er IlIe . In conclu Ion \1r Oaklcy empha I ed CCA. ' contlOulOg pohcy of offering adVice dlrectl to an ollege taff concerned \\ Ith admi Ion.

In 1uir into st Ident disciplinar. regulations 7

he College' inquir' into its disciplinary regu lations. following the Oonnellan case, ha, no\\ been e tablished. The Chairman will be Ilis Ilonour Judge \1arcu Edwards, \\ho will conduct the inqu iry on behalf of the Chairman of the College' Council. His term of reference will be to report on the appropriateness of the student di cipline regulation of the ollege, taking into account the generality of univer ity discipline procedures in the Cnited Kingdom, and in particular to con;ider whether the pre ent regulations are na\\ed in principle. If changes are required, it is hoped that Judge Edwards will be able to provide model ets of regulations to illustrate any ugge tion for change. Judge Edwards will also inquire into whether the College has been u ing the existing regulation properly, particularly, but not only, in term of the event leading to the Donnellan case. The College intends to use the Judge' report a a ba i for con idering it di cipline regulation, and it will therefore be published. An additional confidential report to the Chairman of Council may be made if it is considered neces 路ary. Staff of the College wi 11 be expected to an \Ier an que tions asked by the inquiry, and documents a sociated with tudent disciplinary ca es will be provided a required. The report will be presented as soon a i; con istent with a through inquiry, and It IS hoped that th is wlil be early in 1994.

tud nt utorln a or he la \0 a ad mic :ear , t dcnt.:> r')m KIO ' ha e been undcrta in)! reoular communi v ~~Ice In 10 I hoob.ln J (1- 2,20 ' under~radl ate, -r m En h h, Cheml try. Ph, I , fathematlc and , 10dern L n"ua'e 'a ea mlOlmum 0ten hal -<L!, '>C Ion e ch to ac a cia room a I lant 10 pnmary and econdary ~"hool 10 Lambcth and outhwar

1 hey \\crc \ cl) enth u latlcallv received b) both taffand pupd '. and ome ept up thclr \.) Its to the chool \\ell bC)ond thclr on"inal commltmentone e-en continued to the cnd of the academic. ear. '1 hey contnbuted to ~chool life beyond tutOnn 7 In their dq~n:c ubjects. accomp n .'lOg VI Il and laklO r part In eXlra-currlcular a tlVltle . 'I hiS experien e cncouraged u, to find ZC volunteer, (lfl"ludlng onc po,tgraduJte) 10 1 92- . Recruitment for next erm' tutor, I" about to tarl; we ha"e rece",ed req ue,t.:> for 50 tudent, to '-"ork In Lambeth pnmary and secondary .,chool> in the new year. 'I he .,cheme began 10 I 75 at Impenal ·ollege. and e,labl",hed Ilsel on a l:lrge .,c:ile there .,'1 he Plmllco Connecllon. '1lJtoflng pro\ed popular In the l nlled. lalC.,. too. \\here .,tudent tutor, arc kno\\ n a, 'buddle '. Yet In Britain, gro\Hh wa, chara ten tieally .,10\\. \\ Ilh on I. fi"e other project ,tartlng up b 19 9. Recently, however, there ha been a cry rapid expan ion 10 the ,cheme, \\Ith nearly 1'0 uni"er itie and college participating thl year. Th", growth ha, been made pos Ible by Industnal ,pon.,or.,hlJ) from five maJoreompanlc . In 1991-2, the Lord .\1ayor of London, Sir Unan Jenklll'>. launl.hed an appeal for fund to uppOrt the C \' Learning" ogether lOitlative, and C V now coordinates the heme nationally, \\ ith the help of staff econded from. among other. Ro 'al :v1ad. Wc at King' have re elved grant from Ill', The Fir,t. 'ational13ank of Chicago and 13rimh Telecom, to enable u to admllll,ter the .,cheme. pa our sLUdent~' lrilH:1 expense" and el up a .,mall-.,cale re,earch project examining the benefit., oftutonng to the


undef"Li a e. e h . 're dolO": m' hll ,.: \\ or h\\ hile.\alu tlon 0 he he e'· Ir \\ o. ar here, It' becn clear tha o r t dent ha e enJo, cd helplOg other to le rn, and that the pupil thc, h e \\ or' cd "th ha c j?alOed not onl In no\\led 17 e b [In mo I [Ion and e'\e ecm. It I po 'Ible tha ome ma ral e their a plratl n w\\ard a unl\er It. place, ha 1nl( 'njo,cd the rc.. ular conlaC with one 0 - our uden.,. I he Collc're gain too 'rem thl po Itl e In\ol\cmcnt \I nh the communn and thebuddlOgupo'lln' \\lthloc;I' , hool." ,\lieh d QUlIltrell Lecturer In I:n"lt,h EduC:H1on LUdent 1 ULUnn > 0- lrdlnator. chool of Ed ueatlon




the 1994-9acad ar Date

or seme er in the I

unlort n tel,. ha"e not been con I enL I thought It \\ould be u e ull I tated or the \ oidance of an) doubt che dates agreed by the AcademiC I30ard The e are a ollow \londay 2 cptember 1 December j 4

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'I he fir tln-hou e course or new member., of Kin >-., academiC .,ta f \\as held althe end of. eptember In the . trand. Pro e sor Hlchard Gnffiths. the \ Ice'Pflncipal. welcomed more than 20 "ta or the three days of worbhops and ,mall group dl,cus'olon . \10'ot of the .,e ,ion, "'ere Icd b ' KlIlg's staff. PJrticularly appreclatcd \\ere the "e, Ion., on le LUre.: practice With pcclali.,t,pecch tutor". tWO from the ll:L unlt,and tlmc m:lnagcmcnt. run b Dylan WiI,am (CE~), People Itked \\ orklng \I Ith colleague rom other disciplines and felt the course had been ucce ful and enjoyable. '1 he gcneral arrangement, \\ ere particularly \\ell organized and much appreciatcd; thank to Janine \lorLOn. Probationer, and their adVISer attendcd an e\enlng,e Ion at the cnd of October to discus, KlI1g', arrangement, for probatIOnary staff. I)unng the work hop probationer, thou ht aboulthelr obJe tl·e a, the JOin KlIlg\. po,sibly or their first appoimmelll, and advl"cr, thought about thclr obJective, a the ta e on re pon Ibilltles for encouraglllg the development 0 new member, of their department.2 ta f attended the


academic, ear ha e appeared recentl" in , a number 0 dcx.umen and,

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\londa) 1 \1a) - Fnda 2 June 1995 • The firSt \\eek of the econd cme,ter \\ dl be set a",de for examlllatlOIl'>. and teaching will not normally star until. 10nday January 1 It should be noted that certalO degree programme uch as those Incorporating clinical placements and teaching practice will operate to dl erent dates. Furthermore. the date for the first eme ter are teaching date and do not Include an period for tudent Induction. I3nan alter AcademiC Regi trar

evening and felt It had been helpful and stlmulatll1g. \cnetla I'ranee I:xternal /{elatlons page 3

Miss Ann Conlon, Director ofStudent Sen--ices. took part in Profe or Anthon Clare's programme 11 In the Mind on

programme talking about memory (even giving a memor te t to the pre enterwho pas ed It.).

Radio 4 which dl cu sed the main problems and difficultie affeetin tu den when they fir t tart at univer it,.

M rg. rei Brof'j.n, /lead ofthe School of Ed alion's. inauguralteeture attracted a

H RT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) wa the ubjeet of a fcature in ChIc magazine. Mr Malcolm Whitehead, Senior

good deal of media at ention including an appearance on LBC' lunchtime new programme. Her lecture dl cu ed the wa mathematiC i taught and ch i1dren' attai n ment.

Lecturer in the Deportment of Obstetn'cs and Gynaecology, re ponded to claim that HRT could cause ma ~ive weight gain in women, He explained that thi had not been proved by studie~ and that if the correct dosage was taken women should not experience thi ort of ideeffect.

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A Sunda)' Telegraph article examined the activitie and teaching of the o-called chari matic ch urche \\ hich. in some rare ca es, are in the hand of zealou exorcist and have caused its followers to suffer long-term p. ychological, emotional and spiritual damage and even death during or after 'exorcisms'.

Dr Andrew Walker, Senior Lecturer in Theological Education, said of the people who get invol cd in the e groups, 'they are walk ing into a paranoid un iver e, complete with a demonic hall of fame and a detailed geography of hell. This paranoid delusion lead~ to a fantasy world in wh ich they avoid reality.'

Professor Henry Roseveore, Professor of History, took part in a BBC cotland's radio discussion programme with the Rt Honjohn l3iffen (former chief Secretary to the Treasury) on the historical sign ificanee of the ehangeover from spring to autumn annual budgets and the ending of a 250-year tradition.

Professor John Jo)/or, I'rofessor of Mathematics, has been in demand recently with numerou televi ion and radio appearances, including The Big Breakfast Show, talking about progress in artificial intelligence providing a clue to conseiousne s and hi work de igning a machine which will cast light on the deepest working of the brain. as \\ell as hiS recent boo When tire Clock Slruck uro. He ha~ al 0 appeared on Rad io 5 's Blue Skies. di cus~ing co mological and elementar) particle~) mmetrles, and on the live RadiO 5 SClena MOffers.

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e \' I urcell n1an userl pt di. co 'creel as rep >rtcd in l'he l'iJJle,~ rofe sor Curtis Price, I-lead of the Department of 'vi usic. has helped to make the disco cry of an extremely important music manuscript of Henry Purcell, one of the greatest English composers. The manuscript includes music for harpsichord, including five or six previously unknown pieces, all in the hand of Purcell himself. The manuscript was recently acquired by Lisa ox, the antiquarian music dealer, and was established as an autograph by Professor Price, who is Ilonorary ecretary of the Purcell Society. The manu criptcontains the only known example of Pureell' keyboard music in hi~ 0\\ n handwriting and is extraordinary In being a working draft. Besides everal known movements from the harp ichord uite, it at 0 include refined and elegant arrangements of pieces from the composer's theatre mu ic, including The Fairy Queen. Profe sor Price comments: 'Only six or even other prime Purcell autographs urvive. \10st of them are at the British Library and the Fitzwilliam 'vi useu m, Cambridge. Given the rarity of Pureell's autographs and the high quality of his music. th i is fully as significant a dIScover) as a new piece by 'vIozart or Beethoven. '

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o 1 he Indu tr,a 'eural Computln" lub 1I .~; ha been >Ct up under the D'I I ,9 ha been the be t \car ~et for re earch 'rant Income Into the Department of ElectronIc and Electrical Englnccrlng \\ Ith more than 11" millIOn ha Ing been a'v\arded to the department during the C last t\lelve month, The Department' re earch is organ I cd IntO three major re earch groups: (I) CommunicatIOn (11) Ph ' ical I'.lcctronie (Ill). ignal,. CirCUit and S~ tem . and each of the e group has contribllted Ignlficantly to thiS ,ucce s, l'lth topiC oler a broad range. including neural ne(\, orks. ultra-IO\I nOI,e o,clllator, emlCondUCLOr dellLe , mlcroll vc cirCUit and de;:" le. optI(.a1 wltchcs. optical sensors, ,uperconductlng devices. Image proce, In~. digital I 'nal proce . ing. and ultra,onic,. 'I hi mid-term buoyancy augur, well for the I kp:Htment\ firm commitment to a further advanLe from rating to 5, In the next re,earch .elecLiVlty exercISe.

\ J Ro 'er, J)epartment 0 Electronic and 1':lectncal Engll1eenng

eural \1' arene , l'ro:,:ramme and the C. I a, been Inluhed a the L nl\Cr'lt'r te m, I' nh I:nglnccrln" Rescarch \ SOClate O:R \) a the club leader I he I. CC tarted Ilork on 2 Au u t. and has appointed Dr \1 Rei a, the C re earcher In" olved. A monthly newleuer "Ill be publt,hed, I he companies in\ Died Include Roll Royce. I{o\al lar!. London 1 nderground and Cro field l:1eurie" Profes,or J G I ay lor. the Director of the Centre or eural et\\ork" ha, "rlm:n the - ,II()\, In~ b, ,k II hlch hale recentl" been p.Jbl ,hed lit, proml"t! of n,ur. I ntl orks. pubh,hed by • prlnger ('>eptl:mber) Wht!n Ih" docJ: urul.k uro, pu bh,hed by Picador (J ul))

Jlolh..,nallcal approach. 10 neural (Ir/: (edited). 1',1,e ler ( ovember)


FolioI' In he ucce of the 'I hln' ing lence material produced at he Centre;: or Edu<.:atlonal wdle three "ear avo, BP and King' College have been \\or In together to produce a set of material to help teacher and other Introduce the method of ognlti e Acceleration In chool , The King' -BP Thinking. lence I.' ET Pack wa launched la t month at a ceremony held in the Ecology Gallery of the 'atural I I Istory \Iu eum., attended by the Principal and other illu triou guests, fhe 1 r:r pack prOVide detatls of teacher education e Ions developed at King's College Centre for l:ducaLional ,>wdles. to 'ether II Ith overhead projector ma ter and a ideo 'v\ hlch introduce the I hlnklng clence programme and shows ample of good teaching prac Ice de Igned to help secondary' school pupil develop higher level thinklll ' abilltle , Thank to the gcnerou\ \upport of I3P. who mct all of the InitiatiOn ost~, the complete pack retail, for onl ,£ 0 and will bc readily available to schools and other In\tltlJtioll and Individual concerned I' Ith the lIl,erVlce education of teachers, The 'I ralncr were trained at King' , Phtlip Adc)' School of I:d ucatlon

,ll/he unch offh. Thin IIlg Icnce l:.T p d. plcluredf; om left 10 nghl, re G rol)n Y. It" (ex researcher 01 Kings, co· ulhor ofThlnkll1g lenCe,), Jane ,l1easures (BP) Tony flamaker (Greenwich [~ducallon Aulhonfj, aduur on Ihe I. ',\ Cl pac ), Ray Mas ell (Thinking S ence Trainer, Kenl) Rn'an PalmerrBPj (,'111 !iron (Dark 110 e Produclions, producer of Ihe VIdeo) Michael Shayer and Phtlip 11di-J (co-aulhors of Thinking SCience, and ongrnalors of Ihe I.NSET pack. 110lh ore Senior Leclurers in CF..S), Judllh Coley (Thrnking Science Trainer, .\"jrlhamlonshrre)


hool of Phy lcal


& Engineering held its annual Prize-giving Ceremony on 21 October. The guest peaker wa Profes or 0 G Crighton, FR ,Head of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Phy ics at Cambridge and Chairman of the ERC Mathematic Committee. A new award was made in Chemistry, in memory of Robert Wake ford, a former student who was killed in a car accident in 1992. The Robert Wake ford Prize, funded by CII3A, wa awarded to Jason Davis for the be t overall performance in undergraduate Chemistry. Earlier 10 the day Profe or CrIghton formally opened the \1ATII L 13, a hool initiative funded by the College with the aim of encouraging the development of innovative teaching methods within the School and of making a ailable computer algebra program such as Mathemati a and Maple to undergraduate students.

Pit:lured ollhe Ph)sics Prize-giving ceremony: Mr and Mrs Wokeford, loson Dovis, Mr Derek Brundish, ClBA, Dr Brion Smilh, Chemislry

he recent e.tabli hment of a new research programme in the Department of Electronic and Electrical EnglncerIng ha culminated in a onc da International workshop on high performance [le tron Devices for \1ierowave and Optoelectronie applications (ED\10 '93) which was held in the Great J lall at King' on 1 October 1993. The purpo e of the work hop \\ as to bring together device engineer expert 10 the area of ompound semiconductor deVices and circuits to dlscu new results and novel ideas, The work. hop \\as jOlOtly organised by King's College London and the IEEE CKIR \1lcrowave Theory & Techniques _ociety, Electron Devices ociety, Antennas & Propagation 0 iety Joint Chapter and co-operative I pon ored by the lEE. \10re than 50 delegates attended, from seven countries as far apart a Ireland and Australia, Eighteen scientific papers were presented, and twelve industrial laboratories and many univerSities were direct! involved, providing stimulatlOg presentations and di cussions. Following the success of this workshop the second ED\10, a two-day event, will be held at KlOg' in September 1994, and will include invited distingul hed peaker from the Cnited State and Japan.

Prize f[;;tnner, S Boshor

s a result of the continuing review of the Training and upervision of Po tgrad uate Re earch _ tudents' policy within the chool of Physical eiences and EnglOeerlng, It was deCided to introduce an ann ual poster competition for research students entering their third year of research study. The first of these was held on 15 October in the Great I lall, followed by a cheese and wine reception for all postgraduate tudent and staff of the School. The purpose of the poster competition is to encourage students entering their final year of study to focus their research work to date, and thereby aid clarification of the work required to suece sfull complete, and submit, their thesis within three year, Thirty five po ter were entered for the competition, and the winner received monetary prizes kindl donated by \1acmillan Publi hing. The judge of the competition were, Profe or R Pike (Head of chool), Or \1 Yianne kis and Profe or C Bu hell. The wlOners were: 1 t Pm.e \1 r l3ashar Deportmenl 0/ I~fec/ronic & Elecln'col Engineen'ng 2nd Prize \1r C Millbanks Deportmenl 0/ Chemislry 3rd Prize \1r -C Park Deportmenl 0/ Physics

I (h ( rofe or Colin Bu hnell ohhe Department of Mathematic has been in ited to peak at ICM 4, the International Congre of Mathematicians, to be held in Zurich in Augu t 19 4. The International Congre of Mathematician organi ed by the International Mathematical nion, meets at four-year intervals and about 100 leading workers are invited to speak on recent developments in the major area of mathematic. Professor Bu hnell will give hi lecture in the area of Lie groups and repre entations and will describe his joint work with PC Kutzko (Iowa) on p-adic groups and the Langlands programme. Profes or Bushnell was a tudent of Profes or A Prohlich, FRS FKC, who spoke at the 1974 International Congres and it i believed that Profe ors Bu hnell and Prohlich are the onl King' mathematicians" ho have been so honoured.

Ro .11 Grants in Support of Public Understanding of Science Grant are available for new or continuing activities or initiatives directly concerned with the promotion of public understanding of science, including mathematic, technology and engineering. Over 100 grants have already been awarded for a range of project, such as science in theatre, dance and art; enhancing di plays; travelling shows and open days; pro iding equipment and interactive exhibi ,signage, labelling and leane cience workshops; talk and lecture serie. 11 applicants mu t be resident in the LiK. The maximum sum available for an individual grant i 拢3000 and allocations will often be less than thi amount. The closing dates for applications are 3 I March and 31 October each year. For further information and application forms contact M Cheryl Davie on 07 1- 39 5561 ext 247 or write to the address below.

Scientific Exchanges with Africa, Asia and Latin America: Fellowships and Study Visits The Royal Society i offering grants to

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Priority is given to newly qualified po tdoctoral candidates and the closing date for applications is 12 January 1994.

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Research Profes or hips are available for British scienti ts to visit Israel for periods of between two and eight months. Vi its are for the purpose of re earch, giving lectures and supervising tudents. Application must be submitted at least four months prior to the start of the proposed visit. For further details contact Ms Vida Cody on 071- 39 556 I ext 21 . Ref: Israel or write to the address below.

Contact address: The Executive Secretary, The Royal Society, 6 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y SAG.

King' ollowlO on the populam 0 the 810 database, the Llbrar)- i no," 0 enng OCL arch to member 0 he Colic e Fir arch 0 er online acce to a number 0 database (currently 1 l, ree to the !>earcher. You can search for book, journal article or 'hard' actual Informa Ion, and do," nload or print out he resul . A,cce s to Fir earch i via a connection on the.·1 gateway. and can be made from any termlOal or per onal computer with a connection to the college network. The Librar taff .... ill be happy to demon trate Fir t arch or provide more extenSive train 109, but there are ea y on- reen In\tructlons provided. mong the databa e available are V. orldCat, nearly 30 million record, of

books and other matenal IOcluded 10 the catalogue of 1500 librane .... orldwlde; .\rttclehrst, over 500 journals In SCience, humanities, buslnes and popular culture; FactSear h, fa ts and statIStiC from some 300 works, II1cludlOg ne .... spapcrs; and uch ....ellkno .... n IndeXing \erVlce a ERIC, \ledilne, \.1lcrocomputer Abstracts and 'oclal Clence, Index. 1n order to acce\ Fir,t earch. you mu~t have a u ername and pas, word. The e and further IOformation can be received by contacting any of the Reader Advi,ers, the Information Service Libranan, Ann Lees, ext 21 6, the En'luir)- Point. ext 2424 or, tephen Prowse, ext 2133.

I .conar 1 .1Iner I, ollno.ltion Jason Piner of KlOg's was among ten suece ul candidates for the fir t Lconard 'alOer Legal Education Foundation a..... ards announced In October. The chcmc, which IS operated b) Titmuss Salner d\\'cbb in conjunction \\Ith the. 'auonal Wc tmlnster Bank, provides each 0 the award win ner With an Intere tree loan of £4000 to assist with the course fees for either the Solicitors' Law Practice ourse or the Bar I· inals. Some SO univerSity law department and other colleges throughout the country were each inVited to nominate twO law student for consideration by the Trustee.

ed u to dra .... the folio .... in ad Ice \ air Count or 0 er ea (LKCO M. L'KCO .\ ha had e er I en ume recentl) about the problem faced by VI a-national academiC vISitor .... ho attempt to change their Immigration StatuS to that of tudent or. in ome case , to that of wor -permit holder .... hile till 10 the L' K. Cnder the immigration rules VI a· national Visitor are not allo .....ed tO'vaf) their leave to remalO'. 'I hi Include application ur a change 0 taW and for an extcn Ion of the leave to rcmaln beyond IX month, unless the applicant IS applying or ettlement. In tltutlons could jeopardi e the possibili ) 0 isa-natlOnal academic Vl,ltor being allo\\ed to remain by offerlOg postgraduate study or a POSitiOn a, a resear her b) ask Ill)!; the student to apply for a change 0 status, or by submlttlO' a work-permit appilcatlon \\ hill: the student IS In the L K. .\cademlc VI'ltor, normally have the same cond Itlons Imposed upon them by Immigration 0 ficer, as Visitors, apart from the fact that they \\ ill u,uall be granted leavc to remain for a maximum of twelve month\. '1 h ) do not have student status. Furthermore, a, a result of changes introduced by 'e lion II 0 the A ylum and Immigration Appeals :\ct 1993, visanational\ no longer have the nght to appeal agalO t refu al\. I thcyapply \\ Ithln the L K and arc rt=fu\ed permlS'lon to vary their leave to remain, they," III be gi en a limited period of time In \\ hlch to leave the countr)- and. I the) fail to comply, deportation proeeedlllgs will commence.

lKCO ,\ ad\ises in't1tutlons to ully inform \ Isa-nauonal ac.1(kmic v ISltorS of the Immigration regulation and to en, ure that thcy apply out Ide the L K In such In,tances. 'ome adVISer, wtll be able to quote examples ofvariatJon, being granted \Vh tic the applicant IS in the UK, bllt the removal of appeal rights introduced In Jul makes such granting of vanatlons les likely.

no thl: Clark Diari .

109' featured m he recent publication of the contro er lal dlafle 0 • lan Clar , ormer lmlster or De enee Procurement, but he had nothm but md ..... ord for the Colleg ,1 he 0 10 \ m I an ex raCt rom hi dJar, rom \Ionda; 10 Decc mber 1 0: 1 hi e\enlng I gave the Llddell Hart \!emonalleeture at Kmg's. \1 text wa a cleaned up vcr Ion 0 the '. 'ATO today - a bureaucracy m !>earch of a pensIOn' theme, with which I had teased the Cercle at the \.1 u cat seminar. 'It went well, and afterward Laune Preedman and Frank Cooper (both good jud~es) \\ere appreciative..... It was a clo e-run thlOg, though. I had to get some cover because ..... hat I was sa ing \\a vcr) Contentious. hamele Iy I 'boun cd' dear Peter and an unfortunate junior In 'Polic ' ..... ho. unable to ma teror perhap belie\e - the ubverl e conclusion that were implied. relll tantl~ 'pa ,cd' It. I ..... a meant to be at King' for tea and ,mall talk at .1 '5. 1.lkc the Hev lew, It had to be done 'pn\atel;', and It wa not until 4.30 hat Altson took the last sheet out of the pnnter, \\ e got there, helter ,kelter at 4.5 to deliver a lecture billed for 5 pm. "!'hirty years ago, when I was writing " he Donkeys at Bratton, I would have thought this evenmg the cry pinnacle of attamment and recognition. 'But now, alas, having 'arrived' I knew that soon I am about



A young AI. n Clark In Iypically deep convenallOn t:i/ln Rasil Liddell lIarl in I1rallon In {JeuJn In /960.

ntral dn1ini, tration n10YCS orn \ all I louse he final pha e of the Central Admini tration' mo e to Cornwall Hou e will be completed b the end of:"ovember. C ntil the new telephone directory is issued, colleagues might like to note the newexten ion number of enior Officer:

With effect from Monday 15 November Krishna Kirpalani


Robin honfeld Brian Oldham

3440 3441

\1ervyn \1aharaj fax: 72 :2 2


With effect from Monday 22 November I3rian alter Virginia Wainwright

3370 3399

\1arcella ,can lan fax: 72 3400


With effect from Wednesday 24 November I'rincipal


Julie Thoma Faith Wakeford fax: 72 3430

3433 3432



\1 ichele Par ons fax: 72 3300


dialling externall \\' C lade College ecretary



SE17 House to let C ar Sep e G



9 er aced ouse ber or 0 e year.

...,d 'Ioor 1I Ing/d I 9

open 'Ire and





rom WI

piano, I c en,

pa 10 F rst loor. ba oom, wo bedroo s or 0 e pi s s dy. ell appoln ed and ully rnished. Gas cen ral hea ing ear Walworth Road sops, Eas S ree mar e and public


ranspo £550.00 pcm Inc ins rance, council ax, exc services Re erences essennal SUI able or sta only Tel 071-272 6305

South Kensington SW10 The new phone dirc 'tory will be available very early on in the ne\\ year once all the moves ha e taken place. The :"ightingale In t1tute at :"ormanby College i now on the College telephone network and will be in the new directory a will major element~ of the \ledical choo!.

Good ube and bus rou es. Responsible domestica ed nonsmo er to share elegan period house In pnme loca Ion £65 per wee single, £90 double, plus bills. elephone 07124 3366 or ur her de ails and 0 ar ange iewlng

Covent Garden 130b Redmond General ervices ,VI anager

Deligh ul s udio, sel -con ained lat available for sho -term, 3 month rent, January 0 arch 994. Within easy reach 0 Bri ish Library, shops, theatres and public transport (Holborn/ Covent Garden). £180 per week (+ electricity and telephone) Contact C

\I.IP:-' of the LllllpU\e

Woddin on 071-405 7505 (answerphone).

Ilandy compliment ~Iips with coloured maps showing the location and full po tal addre~ses and telephone numbers of the Strand, Kemington, Chelsea and Denmark Ilill Campuse are no\ available from the, tationer Office ~t the price 0 - peach.




King's Christma Cards are now on sale at at the Reception Desks in the Main l3uilding on the trand, Cornwall House

David Ball


\1ary Jamie on



Please note that allncw exten ion number be in with 071- 7Z \\ hen

l pd:ne ()J1 I )ircctol



72 3300

Annex and Chelsea Y1anresa Road, and in the Central ervices Office on the


Gerry I I ughe I.aura Ryehan fax: 72 3311

3310 3309

Peter Gilbcr


Peter Cpton Alison Rodney fax: 872 331 J

3305 3304



If 0, please help us, \\C de peralely need you to donate a 24 hour urine pecimen in order for us to examine the ratio of nicotll1e metabolltes that 'ou excrete., '0 pain, no inconvenience, just smoke a norma!. Plea contact either !'rofe or J \,.

Kensington Campus. Two card are available. One, which carrie an attractive and high quality reproduction from the Courtauld I nstitute Galleries: Sisley' Snow at Louveciennes, i selling at 60p a card (or ten for £5). The other card displaying the College Coat of Arms is 30p a card (or ten for £2.50).

Gorrod tel 347 9 or Or G Ainslaitner td 333 4 77 for further details. pa).,e lj

Principal, Ir Gain -ord and Pro, e



E die on "ro




the Deanef\, If Dere h, _ le - Exe Ing'


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part, atmo phere d rm e Illner \\hl h \la a ompamed b, J3ZZ v.IEh \Ian on the farlne. 'I o\\ard e 'n Cl thc pr eedlll" Pro e or L, a lnnounced \ an' ementu Pro -e or t3t III the ledleal hool. a 11 ell a I lonl ,rarl Con ultant Pharma ologl t t 'm;!' Ilealthcare.

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Profe or \ndrell Porter ha been appom ed 0 the pre i iou Rhodes Chair 0 Imperial HI tOr). The Rhode Chair ha a Ion hi tor) at Km . and wa Ir e tab I hed m

1 I a a re ult of he inltlatlle of idne~ LOll, ajournali til.l h tron historical Interest . LOll" a, primarily concerned 1\ Ith fo terlng clo er relation between Brltam and the Ilhite Domllllons and all rcater no" Icdge ofthc Empire a an es entia I part 0 such relation. lie belieled that thi~ nOli ledge . hould come through education a alllelel and the function of uni\er Itie lIould be to encourage re ear h mw subjects relelant to the practl al need 0 the l:.mplrc uch a' la\I, economic. lan 'uage and anthropolog .. as \lell as hlstor). lie urgcd that a cour e m I mpcrlalll "wry should bc compul ory for all hlstor) student. Lo\\ called for the setting up of an Imperoal Centre in London lnl er ity IIhich should be directed by a Profes or of Imperial HIStory. From the out et Kmg's showed a special interest In the historical side of Low' project and thi' evcntually lead to the establishment of thc Chair at the College. The first Rhodes Profc . or at Kmg's lI'a A r. ewton. Professor Porter I to contm uc the Rhode tradition at King' . lie first joined the College a a Lecturer m the III tory Department In 1971. followmga one ycar appointment at \1anche tcr lnlver I y. He wa promoted to Reader in 19 5, Head of Department m 19 and Professor of II i tory in 1990. Profes or Portcr I a Fellow of the Royal Historical OClety and an active re eareher. Ili major work 0 date melude four publl hed books With another pending and three more m preparation. lie IS al 0 currently involved in a major grant funded project, the Royal Illstorlcal

ociety British

Bibliographies Project, which i concerned with thc compilation of a bibliographical databa e on British History and IS to bc published by

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Proft: or lknnl:{ B L 1'1 I) J) c I. 111 I RP lUll 1\lan Benllett. Pr' e sor ,I' Pharmacolog~. ret red tr, eptembcr from the lkpartment (f urgerl,

he. . ID alter 0 ear er Le. \part fr'lm h" re,e3rch m the ba'le ".Ience team and hi, many publllatlOn>, hiS re. pOll IbilltlC' al,o Ill\olled teachmg pharmacolog~ and herapelJtle to thc medical and dent31 tudellts.ll" re.:wement Ila. marked h, the Departmcnt of urger) 11 Ith a :'CIClltlfic. ymposlUm held III hiS honour III the Dental. hool which Ilas attended by froend . collcaguc ,SCICntlStS and urgeon from all o\er the world The sy mposlum fealiJre.:d (JistmglJlshed speaker \\holleree\-Ikpartmento urger) member, pa t Ph i) sliJdcl1ts or past collaborators m his re earch and mcluded Profes ors Baum and Ilughcs and \1r John Rennle. as \le.:1I as many of l\lan' former PhD tudel1t. \dlO arc now Department Ileads In academla and industr). The sympo ium was Immediately follolAed by a herr) reception. trade exhll"mion and light-hearted poster session In the boardroom at King's College 110 Pltal. " he poster e.,~,on deVised by department mcmhers, Included photographs, humorou cartoon depicting a PhD student' lot, Alan's well-knolln saYings, the frustrations of research and finally a \lae computer demonStratiOn eacunng Alan. The dinner, attended hy 160 InVited guests, was held in the Great Ilall at Duh\ leh College. (;ue,t, Include.:d the

:eptemher ltogether \11 h. onla Rou\e o the Centrc or Ec1uca IOnal â&#x20AC;˘ tudles), for a dl eus Ion 0 'Dual.\\lard,' and European Diploma \I Ithln the I~R.\

Il pro'ramme. Profe ,or Luca,' Ile\l~ and proposals

f rmed ~ ccntral part of the rncetln ' h the \ I(x-Rector ( International


Rel3tlon,) of \ladrld Complutense l. nller lE) ;Illd \\cre \\rluen up extensllcly In the.: Education . upplcment 0 the lead In , pan"h newspaper "./ Pt/IS.

SETRHA appointment The PrinCipal is among,t three nell mt:mhers appointed to. outh East '[ hames Regional I kalth Authority. As a non-exeClJti\e member. he ha, been appOInted or four year,.

Let er Dear Colleague, 'I hank you for the \Iarmth of your good \I

I he and generous gift on my

retirement from Ktng' . It lIas good to sec so man~ of yOU at my farev.ell party. and I'm mo,t grateful co ou all for hclping to make It such a happy evening. I hope to sec you from time to WT1C and meanll hile end my good WI hes for

1993-94 and for the years that follow. heila Ford Department of Byzantine & \1odern Greek Stud le

Twentieth Century Workshop 8 December

C.ollotjui 1 Institute of Advanced Musical Studies Colloquia 1 December e d Room GO' , sc Depar me ,S ra d Campus, '7 00 0 '830 George BenJam n, Ro a Co ege 0; USIC he composer 11 d sc ss hiS recen wor Cnris opher in le, Ing's

Late Antique and Medieval Studies Day Colloquia 4 December eld In Roo 2C, S rand Campus Ourslders In Medieval SOClelleS Spea ers Include Pro esso Colln Rchmond, Unl erSI y 01 ee;e and Or John Lowoen, Courtauld Instl u e

( .Olll'Or

25 November


3.05, Room Gal, S rand Campus Wor 5 by Ouan z, Telemann and Handel aomt dlman, lute, Sarah Ite, lolin, annah Boo ,cello, Sarah Icolls, arpslcord

29 November 13.05, Room Gal, S rand Campus Wor S by Handel, Gluck, Martin and Varese Ann Warner, lute, Gwen Thomas, piano

2 December


Concert by King's College London Orchestra 6 December Grea

all, S rand Ca

pus, 1930


2 30 Bee hoven Egmon 0 ereure, Beelhoven Second Piano Concereo, SOlOist, Sarah Nicolls, Dvora Eighth Symphony

Conduc ors Rober Sharon Choa

eeley and

Council for Arms Control Annual Lecture 29 November, 17.30 Grea all, S rand Campus Defence and d,sarmamen priOri les a lew from lhe UntIed Slales A bassador Ralph Earle, President 0 ne US Board 0 he British American Security In ormallon Council

Centre for Hellenic Studies Lecture 30 November Grea Hall, S rand Campus, 1800 0 1900 Greece and the resurgenl nallonaltsm In the Balkans Professor T Veremis, University of Athens

Late Antique and Medieval Studies Special Palaeography Lecture 16 December Room 1B06, S rand Campus, 7.30 to 19.00 The Invesllgauon of Romanesque SCribes, seripls and scnptoria cl 050cllBO Ichael Guilllc , The Red Gull Press

3.05, Gal, S rand Ca pus Wor 5 by J S Bach, Schubert. Mendelssohn, R S rauss and Gershllvln Bndge Bano ,mezzosopra Rosalind Ardern, piano

Grea a: , Strand Campus, 730 0 830 5 ra inS y ass or mixed chorus and Ind inS rumen 5 5 ra inS y Can a a or soprano, enor, female chorus and a small inS rumen al ensem le and a e smaller unaccompanied choralliems by 5 ra inS 'y and Debussy. Cond cars Robe eele, Davld rende I and Chns opher Intle Aa ISSlon ree

Physiological Society lectures The PhYSiological Society is holding wo public lec ures as part of a sClenti ic meeling which I is hos ing be ween 15 and 7 December.

The Brain Research Association Annual Lecture 15 December, 17 30, ew Lec ure Thea re, S rand Alzhelmers Disease Professor Davld Sml h, Ox ord University

r 3gC 11

Electronic & Electrical Engineering Research Seminar 30 ovember ~oor"" ., ,S:-a d • 3 00 :0 - t. 00

The 1993 McDowalllecture

rig transistors Ta'" A~mao.

under liar' Id \\'d on, IOcludlO L nder- ere T) 0' tate at he [) partmem 0 Educa Ion and lence,


l':lrliamentaT). crcta" at the 110 I tT) o P h U i1dlOg and \\ r . and

Management Seminar 2 December Inaugural lecture 30 '0 e~oe' e - ,ea re, S'rand Camp In er aces In flee romcs Pro essor '" G S anson, Ins P

5, '

7 30


anage"""e"i Se""" -a' r100.....,· el's '"'g:o Ca PvS • 7 30 :0 • 900 e cond, Ion 0 Brli sn manu aetunng a CBI ,e\!', A ore Sco', D ec:o r , an Tac' r ng no st' es, Co ede'a: on 0 B- is nOLoS:"

1 December


11 '1 Ir

Centre for American Studies Research Seminar Held In Room 2C, S rand Campus,

8 5 25 November American Jazz m he 1920s, 30s and 40s chael Hvebenla, In9'S

Oepa'tmen' O' I v's g S 1.'0 es, Co ege ~ondor

Lce.turer In Ph) lology at



1:Ii/.3bcth Colie 'C. died last momh. "fiend and colleague arc \\elcome to attend a memorial ef\ icc In the College Chapel on I' Dc ember at 1 .1-.

17 February 1994 ResearCh n Cancer ursmg ea 0 i IS con e'ence s 0 erao,e nurses ,'"'teres ed In IS Subject 0 rT'ee oge her a'ld exc a'lge ,aeas Researcn ssues In cancer n rSlng WI be addressed and a a e been nu ber Of s:ud,es wn,c comple ed or a'e curren I being nder a en by nurses will e presen ed he venue WI I be he Grea Hall, S rand Camp s Contac 'or ur her noma Ion Sandra Peros, e 07 -872 3024 (, terna e t 3024)

eld ,n Room B6. S -and Camp s, 700 0 830

29 November Adven ures of an epigraph IS m the haun s 0 Dlgems A rt as And ew Palmer, Ing's

Room t./24 (I. t ; oar) Oeoar me'l 0 rs,ng S ud es, Corn nail ouse Annexe 8 00 :0 . 9 00 A we come o a tend adm ss on 500

6 December

8 December

A Byzan me bes lary wo examples of MIddle Byzan me marble sculp ure Rowena Loverance, BrI ,sh useum

Doc ors' orders and pa len s· responses he case 0 hyper enslon y anwy organ. U DS S homas's OSPI al


Dr Bernard C \\'haler. ormerl)


Byzantine and Modern Greek Seminars


I'arliamenta" L nder- creta!) or the l,nl>t" of De cnce.

:\rm~ In thc

Donation arc bCln" ,ent to the LelC:.c tcr Gcneral Ilo,>plLaI \ppeal Rcnal Lnlt,\ppc I Fund \.Ia uc 11011) 10 I'h)."olo!:,'\. at Kcn'>ln"ton.

( or ose applying or nKlng 0' applying 'or BSc courses Grea a I, Sad Campus. ' 00 0 400 For ur ner de a s con ac Oere Or m le on 07 -836885

jame Bo\ en. he Labo r poli ician .... ho died n ptember aued - _, .... a a a e . , nu' , He held aIlo

7.7 prll.e each of ered


()f~5,OOO arc


general and specific areas of

teaching and learn 109 In higher cd IIcatlon. " he \cheme I'> upported b) a numbcr of Icadll1g L K companle.,. "OpIC and subjects or 1 94 Include: -\eces arran 'ements; Bu Ine '> a pect; ",nglOcerll1g, Geography, Information lcchnolol,') for Icarning; Language.,; Lcgal education; .V1cdieal education and nllr 109; 'clcnce ; Teacher training. -ulde and nomination paper. arc available from lhe Pre sand l'ublicallOn\ Officc cXl3202. The clo ing dale I'> 7.2 December.

Comment 073 November 1993  

rcduclng the emphasis on Green I'aper proposal for changing Intend these consequences, the the construction placed by the Green conseq uence...

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