Alumni and Friends

KENT magazine - Winter 2013


Uncovering hidden treasures on campus: Turing College development


Archaeologists during the dig at the Turing College site

From the discovery of an Iron Age settlement to developing modern-day student accommodation, the site for the University of Kent's newest college has been a hive of activity for the past six months. In our feature article, Kent Alumni magazine reveals how the work that has taken place on site provides insignts into the history of the Canterbury campus as well as looking forward to its future as building work on the new Turing College gets underway.


Giving access to justice a new home: Kent Law Campaign

Kent Law Clinic has a reputation as one of the UK's leading pro bono practices and it will soon have a new home thanks to the Kent Law Campaign. The campaign has been running for the past three years and has so far raised £3.4 million in donations, pledges and match-funding from the University of Kent. With £1.6 million still to fund, the campaign now ramps up a gear to seek more volunteers and donors who will join the growing number of supporters. If you would like to join them please click here.


New stand-up comedy archive

Stand-up comedy's place as a cutting-edge performance art will be celebrated with a new archive being established at Kent. The archive will contain personal and public papers, audio files and materials from some of the UK's most prominent stand-up comics. It is the brain-child of Kent Head of Drama and former stand-up comedian Dr Oliver Double and Dr Nicholas Hiley, the Head of the British Cartoon Archive.


50th anniversary countdown

October saw the official launch of the University's 50th Anniversary Programme. A ceremony took place at the Canterbury campus as a countdown clock was unveiled to alumni, staff and students. You can see the video from the ceremony here. In 2013-14 there will be lots of opportunities for alumni to get involved in the planning, helping to shape the way that the anniversary year will look and feel. Don't forget, you can also register an interest in our 50th anniversary alumni reunion weekend, taking place on 4th-6th September 2015.


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KENT also includes

  • The latest news from Kent
  • Major propaganda exhibit at the British Library
  • Kent Life - Kent Union and Sports
  • Alumni events round up
  • News from the colleges
  • Class Notes - David Mitchell and Charlotte Green


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Last Updated: 11/11/2013