Monthly Archives: June 2012

University Music Prizewinner

Marina Ivanova

Marina Ivanova

Marina Ivanova, a second-year Economics student, has won the University Music Prize for her major contribution to music during the year. The prize was presented by Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Keith Mander, at an awards ceremony on 7 June.

Marina is a member of the Chorus, Chamber Choir and Cecilian Choir, and this year performed in the Scholars’ Recital as part of the Canterbury Festival, as well as in the Scholars Lunchtime Concert as part of Summer Music earlier this term. She also stood in for the soprano soloist in rehearsals for Haydn’s Creation with the University Orchestra in the spring.

” I found singing and music making at Kent a truly enjoyable and rewarding experience. I would like to thank Susan Wanless, Dan Harding and Peter Cox for all their encouragement and support.~ Marina Ivanova, Economics student “

Director of Music, Susan Wanless, said

” As ever, I am so impressed at the talent and commitment of these students who do all their music-making out of hours, alongside studying for their degrees. It is wonderful to see them develop during their time at Kent, and all the skills and confidence they gain will equip them for the highly competitive job market when they leave. Thanks to the continued generosity of the Canterbury Festival and our other supporters, we can highlight their achievements and give them the recognition they so richly deserve. “


Music prize-winners at the awards ceremony on 7 June 2012.

For further information on music prize-winners, click here to read the full article.

Prof Tony Thirlwall invited to give Luigi Einaudi Lecture

Tony Thirlwall, the School’s Professor of Applied Economics, has been invited to give the prestigious Luigi Einaudi Lecture at the meeting of the Italian Economic Association in Matera, Italy, in October. The title of his lecture will be ‘The Rhetoric and Reality of Trade Liberalisation in Developing Countries’.

For further information on the Italian Economic Association conference, click here.