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KENT magazine - Autumn 2014


Research at Kent: Making a difference


Imagining Autism research in the School of Arts

Since the University’s foundation 50 years ago, research has played a significant role, with researchers making a huge difference not only to Kent, but also the wider world. In our feature article, we explore some of the fascinating ways in which the work of researchers today is making an impact across a wide range of subjects – with effects that will continue to be felt for the next 50 years.


Celebrating our 50th year

Find out which countries we will be visiting during our 50th anniversary year to host celebrations with our international alumni, and read all about some of the exciting events we have in store to celebrate our achievements over the past 50 years.

Our new Chancellor

Dr Gavin Esler installed as Chancellor

Award-winning journalist, broadcaster and author Dr Gavin Esler (Rutherford 1971) was installed as Chancellor of the University of Kent at Rochester Cathedral on 8 July. In this edition of KENT, read our new Chancellor’s inspiring installation speech, in which he talks of the vital role which universities and their students play in society.

We are Kent!

The people you meet at Kent often become friends for life – and sometimes more! We catch up with two couples who both met at the University, as they tell us how Kent has shaped their lives.


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