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It’s not often we see conferences dedicated to literacies studies. The third in the biennial Cypriot Literacy and Contemporary Society has secured keynotes with Baynham, Cope and Kalantzis, and Georgakopoulou in autumn 2019. The call for abstracts is out to 21st June. “The 3rd International Conference on Literacy and Contemporary Society focuses on the complex …
Author: Tara Furlong
Posted: 03-06-2019
“‘my first reaction – I don’t do it. But the more I thought about it, the more I realised I do actually… more than I thought I did’” (p57). In this article, which features on pages 54-63 of RaPAL journal Vol No 97 (Spring 2019), Sam Duncan highlights participants’ surprise about the topic of her …
Author: Jo Dixon
Posted: 26-04-2019
Learning and Skills Research Network, London and the South East A winter LSRN London and South East Network meeting was convened recently with Continuum, UEL’s Research Centre for Widening Participation. Sai Loo, UCL IoE and Rania Hafez, University of Greenwich, co-ordinated five presentations which explored transitions into different forms of work. The afternoon comprised two …
Author: Tara Furlong
Posted: 19-12-2017
This morning, UKSSD and BOND, two multi-sectoral organisations working towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), hosted a morning on this very theme. Chaired by Jon Snow, we were welcomed with a speech by the Minister of State at the Department for International Development. This was followed by policy development presentations from the Finish Secretary General from …
Author: Tara Furlong
Posted: 08-02-2017
The results of our last survey of members in 2014 emphasised the importance of regular publication of the RaPAL digital journal. Since then we have ensured termly publication, as well as reformulating our overall purpose, sustaining annual events and sector engagement. At the AGM in June, we agreed with members to launch a short follow-up …
Author: Tara Furlong
Posted: 07-12-2016

News & Events

Division of Analytical & Environmental Sciences News & Events

King's College London will be one of six universities to set up and run three new urban air pollution research 'supersites' in London, Birmingham and Manchester by the end of 2018.
Posted: 22-01-2018
Professor David Phillips along with a team of researchers have received £20 million from Cancer Research UK to fill vital knowledge gaps in the environmental and behavioural causes of cancer.
Posted: 17-02-2017
Leon Barron and Denise Syndercombe-Court, Division of Analytical & Environmental Sciences have been interviewed by Chemistry World for a feature piece about the importance of Chromatography in forensic science.
Posted: 23-11-2016
Ten pigtails of hair thought to be from seven mutineers of "Mutiny on the Bounty" fame and three of their female Polynesian companions will be analysed in a new collaboration between the Pitcairn Islands Study Centre at Pacific Union College (California, US) and the forensic DNA group in the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine.
Posted: 23-08-2016
DNA Analysis at King's appeared on a recent episode of the BBC's Fake or Fortune programme
Posted: 22-08-2016

News – The National Archives

Lots of historical records focus on the rich, the influencers or the winners of particular periods. But in a new education resource now available on our website, The National Archives focuses on the voices of the poor in British Victorian society. Our brand new themed collection, Workhouse Voices, includes letters written by the poor and […]

The post Creative writing competition launched for schools appeared first on The National Archives.

Author: Matthew De Ville
Posted: 14-10-2020

We’re very pleased to be able to welcome visitors back into our reading rooms, offering a limited service to visitors who need access to our collection of original documents for their research. Following regular reviews since our initial re-opening in July, we have expanded our services and increased our capacity, so that we can accommodate […]

The post The National Archives now open, offering greater access to our collections appeared first on The National Archives.

Author: Matthew De Ville
Posted: 09-10-2020

Today we are launching Five Photos, a new online resource that aims to engage older generations using imagery from our extensive collection. The resource is aimed at those shielding or in care home settings and is designed to inspire reminiscence, spark conversation and encourage participation on creative follow-up activities. Photographs from around the world have […]

The post Five Photos: New online resource launched appeared first on The National Archives.

Author: Emily Dutton
Posted: 29-09-2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, archives have demonstrated an impressive ability to innovate and engage with archive users. To continue supporting this vital work over the summer, The National Archives, along with The Pilgrim Trust and Wolfson Foundation, has awarded grants totalling £302,324 from the Archives Revealed funding programme. In addition, we have also awarded £37,500 […]

The post Over £330,000 awarded in grants to archive services appeared first on The National Archives.

Author: shonalowe
Posted: 17-09-2020

We are delighted to announce that our Safeguarding the Nation’s Digital Memory project team has been shortlisted for The Software Sustainability Institute Award for Research and Innovation at the 2020 Digital Preservation Awards. This project was supported with grants from the National Heritage Lottery Fund and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The […]

The post Digital preservation project shortlisted for award appeared first on The National Archives.

Author: Emily Dutton
Posted: 16-09-2020

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Turning the tide – making a difference