King’s in the news - November 2017

King’s made headlines around the world during November 2017. From research on the growing 'unretiring' trend, to launching the new Business School at Bush House, we've chosen a small selection of King's news stories just for you.

King’s research finds a quarter of Britons 'unretire'

kings in the news November 2017

King’s researchers from the Wellbeing, Health, Retirement and the Lifecourse (WHERL) consortium have found that a quarter of British pensioners ‘unretire’ back into the workforce. The research shows that most of these people do so within five years of retirement.

In the Financial Times, senior investigator Professor Karen Glaser warned that ‘this may lead to future disparities in later life income.’

The Daily Telegraph also investigated why Britain is going back to work, using this research. 

King’s professor wins prize

 Ananya Jahanara Kabir,

 Professor of English, Ananya Jahanara Kabir, has been named as a winner of the Infosys Prize 2017.

Her award-winning work includes an exploration of long-standing historical elements – conceptual, social and cultural – in colonial modernity.

The winners were shortlisted from over 236 nominations by a scholarly jury panel, comprising renowned scientists and professors. The ceremony takes place on 19 January 2018 in Bengaluru, India.

The award was referenced in  The Press Trust of India, The Hindu, Deccan Chronicle and the Economic Times.

Director of King’s Policy Institute named Chief Executive

Professor Jennifer Rubin

The Director of the Policy Institute at King’s, Professor Jennifer Rubin, has been named the new Chief Executive of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

The ESRC is the UK’s largest organisation funding research on economic and social issues, currently supporting over 4,000 researchers and postgraduate students.

Times Higher Education reported the appointment in an article calling for the Government to end uncertainty over future research funding.

Governor of the Bank of England speaks at King’s

Mark Carney

Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, has spoken at the launch of King’s Business School in Bush House.

Guests included the former Thomas Cook boss Harriet Green (Medieval History, 1983), now at IBM; former Anglo American chief Cynthia Carroll; and the Europe and Asia Pacific chairman at JC Flowers, David Morgan. King’s alumna and Chief Executive of Brunswick Group, Susan Gilchrist (English Literature, 1987), also spoke at the event.

The Sunday Times reported that Carney made a ‘case for capitalism’ in a speech which also emphasised the role that chance plays in his life. ‘We all know it’s a total accident of history that I am the Governor of the Bank of England,’ he said to laughter.

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