Contributors

Contributors

James Horrocks

James Horrocks

James Horrocks is the Content Engagement Coordinator in King’s alumni office. It’s his job to find and share the stories and information that keep you connected to your university. His job also means he gets to be blog editor for the alumni blog, working with our brilliant community contributors.

James has a PhD in English (Creative Writing) from Birmingham City University. He writes and performs as Ted Bonham.

Articles:

Your alumni blog

James Horrocks introduces the new alumni community blog.


Richard Davill

Richard Davill

Richard Davill is a United Nations Volunteer with the United Nations Development Programme in the Solomon Islands. He holds a BSc in Environmental Hazards & Disaster Management from Kingston University and an MSc in Disaster, Adaption & Development from King’s. Richard has experience working in civil protection in the United Kingdom, leading a development project in Tanzania and working as an information analyst for ACAPS (‘The Assessment Capacities Project’), focused on the situation in Afghanistan, Nigeria and Palestine. He has also volunteered for several years as a search and rescue technician for an International Search and Rescue team in the UK.

Richard started his UN progression as an intern within the Field Information Service branch at Office of Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. While with United Nations Volunteers Richard is working with the National Disaster Management Office in the Solomon Islands to help strengthen information management and disaster assessment capacity.

Articles:

Why volunteering is the number one factor in starting your career as a humanitarian

Richard Davill looks at the humanitarian sector and why volunteering is so important.


Manuel Veth

Manuel Veth

Manuel Veth is the owner and Editor in Chief of the Futbolgrad Network. He also works as a freelance journalist and among others works for the Bundesliga and Pro Soccer USA. He holds a PhD in History from King’s College London, and his thesis is titled: ‘Selling the People’s Game: Football’s transition from Communism to Capitalism in the Soviet Union and its Successor States.’ Originally from Munich, Manuel has lived in Amsterdam, Kyiv, Moscow, Tbilisi, London, and currently is located in Victoria BC, Canada. Follow Manuel on Twitter @ManuelVeth.

Articles:

The World Cup will not aid Putin’s agenda

Manuel looks at the political ramifications of the 2018 World Cup being hosted in Russia.


Shehrazade Zafar-Arif

Shehrazade Zafar-Arif

Shehrazade Zafar-Arif grew up in Karachi, Pakistan. She moved to the UK to study English Literature at University College London, where she quickly discovered her niche in early modern drama, specifically Shakespeare. Her MA in Shakespeare Studies at King’s came with the opportunity to work and learn on the Globe stage. It also gave her the chance to participate in, and write about, the events of Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary. A theatre lover and aspiring writer, Shehrazade is particularly interested in the way the arts interact with and respond to social issues.

Articles:

To modernise or not to modernise: Do we really need another Shakespeare adaptation?

Shehrazade Zafar-Arif asks if Shakespearean modernisations have become a cliché. 


We're always looking for more contributors so if you would like to share your story, why not get in touch? Email alumoff@kcl.ac.uk with a short bio and a summary of the story you would like to tell.


 

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