Monthly Archives: June 2014

Economics student wins Canterbury Festival Music Prize

Many congratulations to Marina Ivanova, a final-year Economics student, who has been awarded the Canterbury Festival Music Prize. The annual Kent Music Prizes were awarded last week to a selection of students who have made an outstanding contribution to the musical life of the University this year.

Since coming to Kent as a Music Scholar, Marina has participated in Chorus, Chamber Choir, Cecilian Choir, Lost Consort, as well as being a soloist in the Colyer-Fergusson Cathedral Concert, Vivaldi Gloria; she also  took part in the Dame Anne Evans masterclass in the autumn, and many other recitals. The prize was presented by the Director of the Canterbury Festival, Rosie Turner.

Marina receiving her award from Rosie Turner

Jagjit Chadha appointed Gresham College Professor

Jagjit Chadha, the School’s Chair in Money and Banking and Professor of Economics, has been appointed as Professor of Commerce at Gresham College, London. Professor Chadha’s appointment is for three years, in which he will deliver an annual series of free public lectures, in addition to continuing his teaching and research at the School. The series of six public lectures will be on Money, Monetary Policy and Central Banks: The Meeting of Art and Science. Professor Chadha comments that:

“In my Gresham lectures I will explore a number of macroeconomic insights that have been missed by many casual observers. The Global Financial Crisis has given many critics of modern economic practice considerable scope to argue for new directions. However, it is actually the case that, even though work has to be done to provide fuller answers, many of the pertinent issues arising from the crisis have already been explored by academic economists. This first series of lectures follows closely my forthcoming book, Money, Monetary Policy and Central Banks, which will be published during the course of these lectures.”

For further information and a full list of the lectures, see

For details on Jagjit’s research, see