Keeping InTouch with King's 


Hello from the Editor

King's has been, and continues to be home to some of the exciting scientific breakthroughs, making 'Investigation' a most fitting theme for issue of InTouch.

There are so many remarkable examples of investigative research to emerge from the King’s community that it was a challenge to select which to include. In our 'Inside King's' article we meet alumnus Dr David Ballard, a postdoctoral researcher in King's Forensic Genetics group, who shares with us some remarkable insights into the ground-breaking forensic research taking place today at King's. 

Plus there’s plenty of inspiring stories from alumni, donors, staff and students from across our global King’s alumni community.

You can read InTouch here or request a copy to be sent to you by emailing We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we did putting it together!

Fiona Gaw

With warm regards,
Rachelle Arthey, Editor of InTouch

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Previous editions of InTouch

InTouch Autumn 2018 - The Women's Empowerment Issue

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InTouch Autumn 2018: The Service Issue

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InTouch Spring 2018: The Women's Empowerment Issue

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InTouch Autumn 2017: The Global Issue

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InTouch Spring 2017: The Inclusion Issue

In Touch 2017 Spring Cover

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InTouch Autumn 2016: The Transformation Issue

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InTouch Spring 2016: The Celebration Issue

InTouch Spring 2016

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Last issue’s puzzle...
Broken stones
In the previous issue of In Touch, you read about a mathematics professor who bought a small farm in Shropshire, and the property came with a large balance scale and an old 40-pound stone. One morning while cleaning his barn, the professor dropped the stone and it broke into four pieces.
The professor, however, discovered that this was a good thing. Using these four pieces, he could now weigh any item – as long as these items were in one-pound increments – between one and 40 pounds. What did those four stones weigh?
The four pieces weighed one, three, nine and 27 pounds.
You might ask, then how would you weigh a five-pound bag of flour? By putting the bag, the three-pound stone and the one-pound stone on one side of the balance, and the nine-pound stone on the other. How about a 33-pound bag of feed? Put the bag and the three-pound stone on one side of the balance, and the 27-pound and nine-pound stones on the other.
Our winners, drawn at random, are Michael Channon (General Science, 1966), Roger Jones (Civil Engineering, 1961) and David Perry (Physics, 1986). 
Sentence along the lines of… Michael Channon and Roger Jones kindly donated their winnings to the College fund?