Monthly Archives: March 2015

‘Carry Greenham Home’ free screening as part of Fifty Years of Feminism at Kent

We are delighted to announce that next Tuesday 31 March at 6:30pm there will be a free screening of the movie Carry Greenham Home at the Gulbenkian Cinema as part of the Fifty Years of Feminism Film Season.

The film will end with a discussion panel including Laura Hart and Anne Logan (SSPSSR), chaired by Elizabeth Cowie (School of Arts).

Filmed by Amanda Richardson and Beeban Kidron, now Baroness Kidron, over seven months at the Greenham Common women’s peace camp set up to oppose the siting of Cruise Missiles nearby – an occupation that lasted 19 years, – Carry Greenham Home shows the direct action taken to disrupt activities at the USAF base in Greenham. Giving a much fuller picture of what life was like than the fragmented and distorted news reports at the time, it shows the processes underlying the women’s decisions, the influence of outside forces, and the verve and style with which they developed their own brand of non-violent direct action, as well as their struggle to forge new values and ways of living in a non-hierarchical community. We see the difficulties of camp life, and the women’s feelings of anger, but also shows moments of great joy and laughter.

European Regional Development Fund Workshop – Hold the date

A new round of European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) is coming on stream at the end of March 2015.  ERDF will flow via the Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), for Kent this will be via the South East LEP (SELEP).  Kent Innovation & Enterprise (KIE) has been directly involved in the development of the ERDF strategy for SELEP and early information from the SELEP is that expressions of interest will be invited at the end of March.

There will be new opportunities in the 2014-2020 programme for activities focusing on higher level skills, social innovation and the low carbon economy with Universities in a strong position to exploit this new funding stream.

KIE will be holding an ERDF Workshop on Monday 30th March 9 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. in Keynes Seminar Room KS16 to outline SELEP’s commitment to supporting ERDF and also to update you on the funding call and the process for applying for funding.

If you are interested in finding out more about ERDF register for the Workshop by emailing or call Ext 7376.

KTV Receives International Recognition

KTV has received international recognition for one of its student drama productions, ‘Inside Cleopatra’. The film was awarded an Honourable Mention in the Student Film-maker category at the inaugural San Francisco Film Festival. ‘Inside Cleopatra’ is a five episode long student mini-series in which a university student accepts a challenge to defy the normal relationship conventions with all five of his classmates. He is forced to face his inner demons as he goes too far.

For more information please see their Facebook page.

And for more on KTV’s content see their YouTube page.

Beverley Farmhouse – high-quality guest accommodation

Have you got friends or family coming to visit Canterbury who need a place to stay? Keep in mind we have 11 recently refurbished bedrooms within the Grade 2 listed building Beverley Farmhouse on campus.

All rooms have shared bathroom facilities and access to fully equipped self-catering kitchens. Free Wi-Fi and parking is also available.

Rooms are competitively priced and offers are available for weekly stays. To check availability, rates and book please speak to the team on 01227 828000 or visit the Kent Hospitality website.

People playing cricket on a summer's day

Cricket masterclass Saturday 4 April 2015

Ready for a fully interactive workshop on cricket? Then come along to Kent Sport’s cricket masterclass which will provide a half day chock full of the ins and outs of cricket. In celebration of the University’s 50th anniversary year, this is part of Kent Sports 50:50 programme providing 50 activities throughout the academic year.

The workshop aims to provide hands-on experience, including discussion and Q&A session, demonstration and coaching. Various key topics to be discussed on the day are:

  • Analysis and review
  • Fielding
  • Batting and ball striking
  • Bowling
  • Nutrition

Presented by Ben Trott, former Somerset and Kent professional and Phil Ralph, former Kent County Cricket Club Assistant Coach and Analyst, the workshop is the perfect opportunity to brush up on your cricket skills. For more information and to book your place, please contact the Sports Development team by emailing sports development.

Booking the Campus Shuttle to your exams

The University will book a seat on the Campus Shuttle for all students living at Liberty Quays but studying at the Canterbury campus, to enable you to attend your exams.

Bookings will be made in accordance with the date and time of your exam.

Important: If you use the Campus Shuttle to commute to Canterbury but don’t live in Liberty Quays, you have to book as usual or make alternative arrangements. Read more.

Kent Law student completes the Reading Half Marathon in aid of the Kent Law Campaign

On Sunday 22nd March 2015 Billy Ng, Vice-Chair of the Kent Law Campaign Student Group, ran the Vitality Reading Half Marathon in just 2 hours 12 minutes to raise money for the Kent Law Campaign.

The Reading Half Marathon is a 13.1mile course starting in the stunning parkland of Green Park; this year saw 15,357 runners take part and among them was our champion Billy Ng. We would like to thank Billy for taking part in this gruelling challenge and raising a fantastic £530 in aid of the Campaign.

If you would like to sponsor Billy please visit his JustGiving fundraising page.

Choral concert this Friday for University’s ‘Three Choirs’ event!

Three choirs come together on Friday evening in Colyer-Fergusson for a choral concert launching the Invicta Voices Alumni Chamber Choir.

Founded and conducted by alumnus Matt Bamford for former members of the Chamber Choir based in London, Invicta Voices brings its first concert to Colyer-Fergusson Hall.

As well as the new choir, the programme includes performances by the University Chamber Choir and Cecilian Choirs, together with the String Sinfonia, in a programme ranging from Monteverdi’s vivacious ‘Beatus Vir’ to colourful contemporary pieces by Eric Whitacre and Ola Gjeilo. British composer Paul Patterson will also be in attendance to hear his sublime motet ‘Salvum Fac.’

Admission is free; the performance starts at 8pm and will last just over an hour. More details on the Music at Kent website.

Eminent poets Penelope Shuttle and John Greening to appear at the reading series

On Wednesday, April 1 the Creative Writing Reading Series hosts two eminent poets: Penelope Shuttle and John Greening.

Penelope’s most recent publication is her Iota/Shots pamphlet, In the Snowy Air, Templar, June 2014. Unsent: New and Selected Poems 1980-2012, appeared from Bloodaxe Books in October 2012. A new Bloodaxe collection, entitled Will You Walk a Little Faster, is in preparation, as is Heath, a book-length sequence of poems on the theme of Hounslow Heath, written in collaboration with John Greening.

John Greening received a Cholmondeley Award from the Society of Authors in 2008. He is winner of the Bridport and the TLS Prizes, and has been a Hawthornden Fellow and a Fellow of the English Association. He reviews poetry for the TLS and is one of the judges for the Eric Gregory Awards. Recent publications include Hunts: Poems 1979-2009 and Poetry Masterclass (Greenwich Exchange, 2011), Knot (Worple, 2013) and To the War Poets (Carcanet, 2013). This August, his edition of Edmund Blunden’s Undertones of War appears from Oxford University Press, and before that a major anthology of poems about composers, Accompanied Voices (Boydell Press).

Please join them on Wednesday April 1 in Keynes SCR, 6pm. £2. All welcome.