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KENT magazine - December 2011
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Vice-Chancellor welcomes regional investment
The governement's announcment on 31 October that £40 million will be allocated to East Kent from the Regional Growth Fund (RGF) has been welcomed by Vice-Chancellor Professor Dame Julia M Goodfellow. Also welcome is the proposal to transform 26 acres of 'brownfield' site at Chatham Docks into an employment-led mixed-use redevelopment containing homes, shops, offices and education facilities.
Bringing peoples together
War and religion divide peoples, but sites of communal gathering such as shrines can help bring them together. That's the cornerstone of ongoing research by Kent anthropologist Glenn Bowman, acting Head of the School of Anthropology and Conservation. Glenn is a leading authority on shrine-sharing – where Muslims, Christians and Jews have shared the same holy places – in regions such as Macedonia and Palestine.
Labour peer Baroness Tessa Blackstone and the Chair of the National Heritage Memorial Fund Dame Jenny Abramsky DBE were among those receiving honorary degrees from the University at ceremonies in November. Also receiving honorary Doctor of Civil Law degrees at Canterbury Cathedral on 18 November were the Dean of Canterbury Cathedral, the Very Reverend Dr Robert Willis DL, and the Chairman of Visit Kent, Amanda Cottrell OBE.
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