Keeping InTouch with King's 

InTouch - the 'service' issue

Hello from the Editor

InTouch is the alumni magazine for King's and its related Colleges, published twice a year in print and online.

Since its foundation King’s has dedicated itself to the service of society. Our commitment to ‘serve to shape and transform’ is core to our strategic vision , so ‘Service’ seemed a most fitting theme for this issue of InTouch.

There are so many remarkable examples of King’s service to society, and it was challenge to select those to share within the pages of InTouch. In this issue you can read about how our Widening Participation programmes are helping empower parents of under-represented children to get the best chance at securing a place at a highly selective university. We take an in depth look at how King’s researchers are shedding light on the mental health crisis facing children and young people today, and we hear all about the impact King’s Global Day of Service had on communities at home and abroad.

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 forever@kcl.ac.uk. We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we did putting it together!

Fiona Gaw

With warm regards,
Rachelle Arthey, Editor of InTouch

InTouch Autumn 2018 - The Women's Empowerment Issue

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Previous editions of InTouch

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?