Alumni noticeboard: May 2019

Since the last e-newsletter, Henry Barden and Bart Smith got in touch with some updates.

Henry BardenĀ (Eliot, 2011: Electronic And Communications Engineering)

The Kent Falcon American Football alumni game took place on Saturday 4 May with alumni from different years coming back to join current Kent Falcons for a game. Henry Barden (pictured) was one of the alumni who came back to campus for the game. Henry studied Electronic and Communications Engineering graduating in 2017 and now works as a Design Engineer in Margate. He is still in touch with many of his teammates. It was wonderful to see former Kent Falcons back on campus. There is an Alumni Football Reunion planned for Saturday 6 July from 15.00. If you would like to join fellow football players on campus in July or would like to organise a sport reunion of your own please get in touch with us at
If you have any questions about studying and working in Engineering or want to find out more about American Football on campus you can contact Henry at


Bart Smith (Rutherford, 2002: Politics and History)

A father-son metal detecting duo -both alumni of Kent- unearthed a medieval artifact this spring as they searched farm pasture by the site of a Roman temple on Hayling Island, Hampshire.

For Bart Smith (R05), a joint honours graduate of Politics and History, now living in Chicago, Illinois, it was a great opportunity to try out his new detector over a few sunny days with his father, Dr Rod Smith (R74) who after completing an Electronics BSc graduated from Kent with a PhD in Information Theory and, suitably qualified, happily did the digging.

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