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InTouch Spring 2017 Cover

Hello from the Editor

InTouch is the bi-annual magazine for alumni of King's and related Colleges, published in print and online.

Our latest edition takes the theme of Inclusion. King’s is built on a mission to act in service to society. We bring this ethos to life every day, in an inclusive environment where everyone, regardless of background, is valued and able to succeed. Together, we are proud of our university and everyone in it, including our alumni community.

In this Spring 2017 issue, you will find some inspiring stories about King’s alumni, donors, students and staff. They include Cynthia Salim (MA Human Values and Contemporary Global Ethics, 2011), founder and CEO of ethical women’s workwear brand, Citizen’s Mark, and one of Forbes 30 under 30. We also feature Sarah Olney MP (English, 1998) who rose to prominence when she unseated Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith from his Richmond Park seat in 2016.

I hope that you enjoy reading InTouch. Scroll down to browse a selection of stories online or you can read the magazine in full by downloading the PDF. If you don’t currently receive a printed copy but you would like one, please email

As ever, we welcome any comments or feedback you may have – please email us at And don’t forget to share your thoughts and memories on social media using #ForeverKings.

With warm regards,

Fiona Gaw, Editor of InTouch

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Selected stories from
InTouch: The Inclusion Issue

Are we sleepwalking into a digital mental health crisis? 

Digital Mental Health

Winning the battle against cancer

Cancer Centre

Then & Now: the changing faces of societies at King's

GKT Sketch

Maker's Mark: Cynthia Salim

Cynthia Salim

Previous editions of InTouch

InTouch Autumn 2016: The Transformation Issue

>>Download your full copy of InTouch Autumn 2016

InTouch Spring 2016: The Celebration Issue

InTouch Spring 2016

>>Download your full copy of InTouch Spring 2016

In Touch: Autumn 2014


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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?