Words on sheepskin

Poet Laila Sumpton, who presented on behalf of KQ Partner Poet in the City at the recent General Election event has collaborated with the British Library to write a poem about the Magna Carta, reflecting on the nature of rights and our ongoing battle for them.

Knowledge Quarter - South Korea Visit

Since the Knowledge Quarter (KQ) launched last December, there has been plenty of interest in the idea, not only within London and the UK but also internationally. KQ recently met with partners in Sydney, Australia but last week I was invited to speak about the KQ in Seoul, Korea.

Camden continues to call for extra Low Emission Zone measures

Following the Mayor of London’s confirmation on 26 March that an Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will be introduced in central London in 2020, Camden Council has criticised the Mayor of London for not including Euston Road in the ULEZ scheme and will continue to campaign for further measures to combat poor air quality.

Disunited kingdom: London in a world of its own

Janan Ganesh, political columnist for the Financial Times has published a fascinating think piece about the regeneration of the Knowledge Quarter, as part of an article considering the disparity between London and the rest of the country.
University of London - Knowledge Quarter

Mayor unveils new plan to halt underselling of London's cultural riches

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson this week unveiled his vision to build on London's success as a top destination for culture hungry visitors.

KQ in The Evening Standard: A six-point plan to make London the world's greatest city

The Knowledge Quarter features in a jointly written article by George Osborne and Boris Johnson published at the end of February in the Evening Standard. Together they outline a Long Term Economic Plan for London - a six-point strategy for London’s prosperity.

Strange Bedfellows by Laurence Scales

The Knowledge Quarter, with the British Library as its nucleus, is the name given to a London hotspot of technology, knowledge, art and science organisations and - this should be the exciting bit - of interdisciplinary and interpersonal collaboration, and of pulling together resources in new ways.

Knowledge Quarter Launch Event Photos

Additional news coverage and from The Guardian…

Knowledge Quarter launched at British Library

The new Knowledge Quarter, a partnership of 35 academic, cultural, research, scientific and media organisations based in Kings Cross, Euston and Bloomsbury, was launched by the Chancellor, George Osborne today at the British Library in London.

Welcome to London’s Knowledge Quarter

I’ve worked in King’s Cross for ten years and in that time it’s undergone an impressive transformation…