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TU TO RIAL RE PO RT2Annual Report 2018ContentsThe Provost2The apel46Choir52Research60Library and Archives64Bursary67Staff71Development75Major Promotions, Appointments or Awards103Appointments & Honours104Obituaries107Information for Non-Resident Members319

The ProvostThe University has been the subject of press attention in relation tothe relatively narrow diversity of its students. While we at King’s aredetermined to attract applications from young people with non-traditionalbackgrounds, we intend to do more to encourage such students to apply,THE PRO VO S TI write this report shortly after returninghere but additional preparation for them in advance of their arrival. Our3from the Eastern US, meeting alumni andown initiatives will be undertaken in concert with the University’s ownfriends of the College. In both New Yorkplans for improving access.THE PRO VO S Tand to provide not just extra support for them at the start of their time2City and Boston there was a good turnoutProfessor Michael Proctorat our evening event. NRMs of all ages wereI am very pleased to report, after a number of years of anticipation, thatrepresented, and I was once again struckthe Register is finished and is now on sale. It is a very valuable resourceby the warmth of recollection of the Collegeand we are enormously grateful to the editors for persevering in the facefrom so many who had been there. For thisof initial difficulties in organising the data. It was completed before thedegree of affinity, we can thank the verynew GDPR regulations came into force: producing another volume in theinformal and inclusive atmosphere of thefuture will be next to impossible because of the difficulties surroundingCollege, which has done so much to make itsdata retention under the new rules.members, from whatever backgrounds, feelat home and appreciated.The proposals, mooted last year, to cease the publication of class lists havenot been accepted. However, larger numbers of students are exercisingTwo big building projects are in progress. Bodley’s Court is beingtheir right to opt out, which means that the full lists are available onlyreroofed with new stone tiles extracted from the King’s-sponsored mineprivately to Colleges. Thus the Baxter Tables have not appeared this year,in Collyweston village. Work will take well over a year and meanwhile abut the information we have allows us to calculate that had they appeared,giant crane provides an addition to the skyline between Bodley’s and theKing’s would have been in fifth place, a highly creditable outcome and ariver. The hot dry summer together with recent rain has led to a large croptribute to our hard-working supervisors and Directors of Studies.of quinces on the old tree in Bodley’s – the first for many years thanks tonew pruning methods. Unfortunately the fruit cannot be picked as it is inThere are two momentous events ahead of us. The first is the retirementthe middle of a building site!in September 2019 of Stephen Cleobury, who has been Director of Musicsince 1982. He has conducted the Choir with energy and determination andThe other project is the construction of two new buildings on the Cranmerhas not only maintained its world-wide reputation through all these yearsRoad/Grasshopper Lodge site to provide extra rooms for our graduatebut overseen important initiatives such as the College’s concert series andstudents. This has been funded by a very generous donation. Otherthe commissioning of new music. We are immensely grateful to him for hisinitiatives are planned that should lead to us having rooms for all ourcontribution. Stephen will direct his last Festival of Nine Lessons and Carolsgraduate students within the next few years. Graduates can sometimes feelthis Christmas Eve; this will also mark the centenary of the service, first sungout of touch with the College if they have to find accommodation at somein 1918. Stephen will be succeeded by Daniel Hyde, a former King’s Organdistance, so this has been a long-held aim.Scholar, presently Director of Music at St Thomas’ Church, New York.

2018 will also see the launch of the College’s major fundraising campaign.There will be a series of inaugural events in the College on 1 December,The Fellowshipwith the aim of reaching the 100M target for needs we have identified inthe areas of student support, research support and buildings. Thanks tosome generous recent donations we have reached half this total since thestart of the campaign in 2012.New Life FellowsProfessor Anne DavisUniversities, and the country at large, face a number of uncertainties overthe next year. But I am cautiously optimistic that King’s is in good shapeFellows moving onto ride out any storms that may arise.The following left their Fellowships in the last year:Michael ProctorStephen FriedJuan GaraycoacheaRachel HoffmanSimone TeufelPaul SagarNew FellowsCaroline Goodson (Fellow, History)Caroline Goodson grew up in Texas, USA. She studied Fine Arts at Rhode IslandSchool of Design, then completed a PhD in Archaeology and ArchitecturalHistory at Columbia University, New York City (2004). From 2005–17 shewas a member of the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology atBirkbeck College, University of London. In 2017 she joined the Faculty ofHistory at Cambridge as University Senior Lecturer in Early Medieval History.Her research and teaching considers the formation of early medievalsocieties in the post-Roman world, especially Italy and North Africa. Herpublished work concentrates on the nature and experience of power inthese places, examining how different groups positioned themselves assuccessors of Rome’s past glories or innovators in a developing world.Her work deliberately moves between the disciplines of history andarchaeology, considering not only medieval documents and historical textsbut also excavation and standing-buildings archaeology, archaeological5THE F E LLO WS HIPTHE PRO VO S T4

observed during childhood. In addition to typical development, his labResearch Fellowship to work on her current book project examining urbanstudies babies at-risk for autism, ADHD and related conditions, in ordergardening in early medieval Italy. This research attests to the political,to understand the early precursors of these conditions. He is an electedeconomic and social values of food cultivation, reconfiguring urbanfellow of several academic societies including the British Academy (FBA)landscapes in the period c600–1100.and has been awarded a number of national and international prizes.She is author of The Rome of Pope Paschal I (817–24) (2010), andRichard Bourke (Professorial Fellow, History of Political Thought)co-author and -editor of Graphic Signs of Identity, Faith, and PowerRichard Bourke grew up in the Republic of Ireland, and studied for his firstin Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages (2017); Villa Magna: andegree in English and Philosophy at University College Dublin, graduatingImperial Estate and its Legacies. Excavations 2006–10 (2016); Cities,with a BA in 1986. After a year at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, RichardTexts and Social Networks, 400–1500: Experiences and Perceptions ofmoved in 1987 to King’s, where he took his PhD in 1990. He then spentMedieval Urban Space (2010); and Walls and Memory: The Abbey of Santhree years as a temporary lecturer in Dublin before taking up a positionSebastiano, Alatri (Lazio) from Late Roman Monastery to Renaissanceat Queen Mary, University of London in 1993. He took a second BAVilla and Beyond (2005).in Classics at Birkbeck College in 2001. Richard has held a number offellowships in Europe and the US, and his work has garnered a numberShe is the recipient of a Rome Prize from the American Academy,of awards and prizes, including the István Hont Memorial Book Prize inRome (2002–3) and is a member of the Royal Historical SocietyIntellectual History in 2016.(2010) and the Società degli Archeologi Medievisti Italiani (2010).Richard’s research has for the most part been on the history of politicalMark Johnson (Professorial Fellow, Psychological & Behavioural Sciences)thought, with a focus on Enlightenment political ideas, but he has alsoMark Johnson was born in London of Anglo-Polish descent, but then raisedwritten on ancient and modern intellectual history, and on literary Scotland. After obtaining a degree in Biological Sciences and PsychologyIn addition, he has published on Irish history, ranging from the history ofat the University of Edinburgh, he was a PhD student at King’s Collegethe modern Troubles to the history of historiography. Much of his writingfrom 1982 to 1985, supervised by Gabriel Horn and Pat Bateson. Fromhas focused on the themes of empire and democracy in political thought.1985 to 1998 he worked as a research scientist for the Medical ResearchHis major publications include Peace in Ireland: The War of Ideas (2003)Council in London, interrupted by a period of four years during which heand Empire and Revolution: The Political Life of Edmund Burke (2015).was Associate Professor of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University inHe is currently working on ideas of progress in the philosophy of history,Pittsburgh, USA. In 1998 he moved with MRC funding to take up the chairand on the history of democracy.of Psychology at Birkbeck College, University of London, and establishedthe Centre for Brain & Cognitive Development. After nearly 20 years inJoanna Kusiak (JRF, Geography)this role he recently became Professor of Experimental Psychology, andJoanna Kusiak is an urban scholar focusing on land, property and the roleHead of Department, at Cambridge.that legal technicalities play in shaping our cities. She received her PhDin Sociology from the Darmstadt University of Technology. Following theHis research is focused on the development of the human brain, and itsinterdisciplinary demands of her research, she has worked as a visitingassociation with the increasing social, motor, cognitive and language skillsscholar at a range of departments including the Department of Geography,7THE F E LLO WS HIPTHE F E LLO WS HIP6archives and material culture. During 2017–18 she holds a Leverhulme

UCL, the Departments of Political Science and Anthropology, CUNY,He teaches the modern British history papers at Cambridge and on thethe Department of Social Sciences, Humboldt University of Berlin andhistory of political thought from 1890–present.the Institute for Urban and Regional Development at the University ofFreddy was an undergraduate at King’s College, London and did hisat the University of Vienna.graduate studies at Cambridge and Princeton, where he was a Jane ElizaProcter Fellow in 2016–17.Joanna is completing a book based on her PhD, titled Orders of Chaos:Law, Land and Neoliberal Globalization in Warsaw. Her next projectZoe Adams (JRF, Law)follows urban legal activism in its attempts to reinvent urban propertyZoe is conducting research into labour market inequality. This researchregimes on more egalitarian terms, including new forms of democraticlies in the field of labour law, legal theory, law and economics, andexpropriation. She also investigates the feasibility of progressive, quasi-legal methodology, with a particular focus on social ontology and wageMachiavellian approaches to co-opting neoliberal urban systems. Whileregulation. Her research explores the ontology of legal concepts and theirher research is not confined to any region, Joanna is especially committedrelationship with capitalist social relations.– as an activist and as an architectural/urban critic – to the cities ofWarsaw and Berlin. Ultimately, her work seeks to rebuild the constructivecapacity of urban studies at the nexus of critical theory and practice, aZoe’s PhD thesis, ‘A Social Ontology of the Wage’, explored the problemsof low pay and unclear employment status through the lens of the ‘wage’.capacity that, since the failure of modernism, has been largely lost.Her current and future research builds on the PhD, exploring moreFreddy Foks (JRF, History)with the legal concept of ‘work’.Freddy Foks is a historian of modern Britain and its empire. His researchinterests include the history of the social sciences, the cultural and politicalhistory of modern Britain, the political economy of settler colonialismin East and Central Africa, and the history of racism in Britain and itsempire. Part of his PhD thesis ‘Social Anthropology and British Society,c1920–1970’ has appeared in the journal Comparative Studies in Societyand History.Future work will focus on the era of high imperialism in Africa, andparticularly attempts by British politicians to create a settler dominionrunning from South Africa to the Sudan on the model of Australia andCanada. This project will be centred on the politics of white supremacy,emigration, tariff reform, democratisation, citizenship and anti-colonialresistance as the bounds of the British empire-state were recast betweenthe late 19th century and accession to the EEC in 1973.specifically the problem of labour market inequality and its relationshipBefore commencing her PhD Zoe completed her LLM at the EUI inFlorence after having graduated with a first-class BA degree in Law fromthe University of Cambridge in 2013. Her LLM thesis explored conceptionsof social justice in the policy documents of the European Commission fromthe Treaty of Rome to the present day.Between 2013 and 2017 Zoe worked as a researcher for the Centre forBusiness Research, working alongside Professor Simon Deakin on anumber of projects relating to labour law, corporate governance, law andeconomics, legal methodology and EU law. In 2017 she was appointed anaffiliated researcher with the CBR and continues to contribute to its work.In 2018 Zoe was appointed an Affiliated Lecturer in Law at the Universityof Cambridge, lecturing in labour law and law and economics. In 2018–19she will be lecturing advanced labour law. She also supervises labour lawand tort law.9THE F E LLO WS HIPTHE F E LLO WS HIP8California, Berkeley. Prior to her appointment at King’s she was lecturer

John Filling (Fellow, Philosophy)Cicely Marshall completed her DPhil in Plant Sciences at the University ofJohn Filling has been Lecturer in the Faculty of Philosophy at CambridgeOxford in 2017. She holds a BA in Biological Sciences from Oxford, and ansince 2015, and a Bye-Fellow at King’s since 2016. He is delighted toMA in Environmental Studies from Brown University (USA). She will takebecome a Fellow. Ever eager to hit the ground running, he will serveup her King’s JRF at the Cambridge Conservation Director of Studies in Philosophy, Director of Studies in History andPolitics, and Assistant Tutor.Cicely is a botanist with a particular interest in the flora of tropical Africa.Her work has documented continental-scale and local-scale patterns inPrior to coming to Cambridge John taught in the Department of Politicalthe distribution of plant species. She seeks to provide information that isScience at UCL, where he was programme director of the MA in Legal andimportant for the management of landscapes, with a view to improvingPolitical Theory. Before that, he spent many years in Oxford: he was theconservation outcomes. Such information includes establishing the globalAndrew Fraser Junior Research Fellow in Political Philosophy at St John’srange of the plant species of tropical Africa, local uses of those plant speciesCollege, Lecturer in Political Philosophy at Brasenose College, and tookand the characterisation and distribution of distinct vegetation types.his BA, MPhil and DPhil degrees at Corpus Christi College. Despite thisextended period of time spent in the south east of England, John has – alasHer work in Cambridge will build on her earlier work describing plantor otherwise – retained his Glaswegian accent.biodiversity hotspots in tropical Africa, by investigating the evolutionaryorigins of these hotspots.John works on political philosophy and post-Kantian philosophy. He iscurrently writing two books: one about what the study of Hegel and MarxJohn Perry (Fellow, Medical Sciences)can tell us about modern forms of freedom, the other about what the studyJohn is a human geneticist and programme leader at the MRC Epidemiologyof social structures can tell us about modern forms of domination.Unit. His academic life began with a BSc in Computer Science, MSc inComputational Biology and PhD in Human Genetics. Before joining CambridgeSebastian Eves-van den Akker (JRF, Natural Sciences)he held a Wellcome Trust Fellowship with appointments at the Universities ofSebastian Eves-van den Akker received his BSc in Biology (2007–2010)Oxford and Exeter, King’s College London and the University of Michigan.from the University of Leeds, and his PhD in Plant Pathology (2010–2014)from the University of Leeds and the James Hutton Institute.Susceptibility to disease is determined by a complex mix of genes andthe environment (‘nature vs nurture’). John’s research uses populationIn late 2014 he was awarded an Anniversary Future Leaders Fellowshipstudies to identify the individual genetic risk factors and biologicalfrom the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)mechanisms underlying Type 2 diabetes, cancer and reproductive healthto pursue independent research at the University of Dundee and the Johnin women. Identifying biological determinants for these traits helpsInnes Centre (2015–2018). In 2018 he was awarded a BBSRC Davididentify individuals at high risk in the population, inform interventionPhillips Fellowship and appointed Head of Group in the Department ofstrategies and prioritise novel targets for drug development.Plant Sciences at the University of Cambridge.John has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and his work has beenSebastian is a geneticist with an interest in inter-kingdom communication.collectively cited over 36,000 times.He investigates the genes that control a dialogue between kingdoms of life:11THE F E LLO WS HIPTHE F E LLO WS HIP10Cicely Marshall (JRF, Natural Sciences)

In addition to his research projects he has written a short introductionThe outcome of this communication dictates plant organ development,to the Koran and a brief world history. He is currently working on a one-animal sex determination and ultimately human food security.volume history of the Islamic world covering the period from 600 to 1800.Naomi McGovern (JRF, Medical Sciences)New Fellow CommonersNaomi is a Sir Henry Dale Fellow in the Department of Pathology. HerAdrian Suggettresearch interests include human pregnancy and the role that the foetalAdrian Suggett was fascinated by electronics from an early age andimmune system plays in both health and disease. In particular, she iscompleted a wide variety of electronic projects unaided while still atinterested in understanding the role played by placental immune cells inschool. Prior to coming up to King’s he worked for Marconi Research, firstthe transmission of viruses from mother to foetus, such as HIV and radar and then robotics. During the Long Vacations he worked for theBBC doing TV transmitter maintenance. In 1989 he graduated from King’sNaomi comes from Ireland and received her BSc in Biochemistry at Trinitywith a First in electronic and information sciences.College, Dublin in 2006. Her interest in understanding human immunecell properties began during her PhD, at the Department of Medicine inAfter graduating Adrian joined Madge Networks Ltd, at that time a youngCambridge (2006–2010), where she studied the effects of hypoxia oncompany with around 30 employees. The company developed a completeimmune cell biology.suite of products to enable personal computers to be networked together, ata time when networking was very much the exception rather than the norm.Naomi carried out postdoctoral work at the

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