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UPDATE 09.11.2018
   
             
             
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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Work in the Knowledge Quarter is wonderfully varied and can almost feel infinite, but to many in the boroughs of Camden and Islington employment presents challenges. Our forthcoming Community Champions event on the theme of Employability provides a space for KQ Partners to interrogate these challenges with local charities and community groups working in this field.

What does the future of work look like, exactly? Is it all AI and robots? This is a question the Alan Turing Institute has been pondering in a guest blog for our website.

In the present, still reliant on warm bodies, the Knowledge Quarter is looking to hire an Events Manager. Could this be you? Applications close on Monday 19 November.

Many of our Partners are marking the centenary of the First World War this month. Our exhibition of the month features another anniversary, however. Eighty years ago, on 9 November 1938, over one hundred Jews were killed and over a thousand synagogues destroyed during one night of Nazi-endorsed terror across Germany, known as 'Kristallnacht'. An exhibition at the Wiener Library explores events through the many eye-witness statements collected in its aftermath.

And, as ever, sign up to the Knowledge Bank, a bespoke social network for those living and working in the Knowledge Quarter – and don't forget to try the new volunteering jobs board once you're there.

Many thanks for your support and interest. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @KQ_London, Instagram and Facebook for the latest news and announcements.

With best wishes  

Knowledge Quarter Team

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The Knowledge Quarter is hiring!

The Knowledge Quarter is hiring a part-time Events Manager to develop and grow our annual conference and a portfolio of events which play a significant part in what we offer to our partners, including private views and stakeholder breakfasts. 

You can view the programme of our last conference, ‘The Future of Knowledge’, here.

This is a three-day-a-week post, with a pro rata salary of £30,000 a year, working out of the British Library.

If you think you have what it takes and are keen to join one of London’s most interesting innovation clusters, then the full job description and details of how to apply can be found here.

Applications close on Monday 19 November.

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Guest Post: The Alan Turing Institute: The future of work will soon be the present

Everyone has a stake in the changing nature of work, yet many are confused about what is changing, why and how these changes take place, and whether anything can be done to shape the future.

There is an increasing amount of research focused on this domain. Many related themes such as the impact of new technology and role of automation tend to be presented as if they were novel phenomena disconnected from the past experiences of our societies and economies. However, careful research is able to analyse these changes while reflecting on the long history of the changing nature of work. After all, the first wave of automation already took place a few centuries ago during the Industrial Revolution. So what then is different this time around, and what is at stake?
Read More

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Knowledge Quarter's Destination Marketing research launch

The Knowledge Quarter has spent the last six months conducting primary research into destination marketing of the KQ area. The primary aim of the research was to discover if collaborative marketing could collectively increase visitors to KQ organisations with a cultural or educational offer.

Marketing Departments across Knowledge Quarter organisations are invited to attend the breakfast launch of this exciting new research and to ponder its findings.  

The launch takes place at Wellcome on 11 December. We will send a copy of the report in advance. We will also be able to share with you the awareness levels of your individual organisation amongst KQ staff. Email Kacie Shoulders for a seat at the table.

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We Need to Talk About Rough Sleeping

The St Pancras and Somers Town Living Centre will launch its Realisation of Assets Model on 29 November, in a special evening to tackle the problem of rough sleeping.

The radical model is designed to help organisations better realise which of their assets can be of use to homeless people, including freeing up appropriate idle space and facilities for shelter over weekends.

In the words of STCA executive director Sarah Elie: 'the Realisation of Assets Model is a chance to move away from the current models of delivery that sadly maintain the unhealthy cycles of dependency on traditional funding methods for those less fortunate and those that help the less fortunate.

KQ Partners interested in attending the launch on the 29 November must contact Jodie Allen.

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Community Champions: Employability

6 December 2018 at Goodinge Community Centre, 15:00-17:00 

We warmly invite you to attend the next event in our Community Champions series.

Our theme this time is Employability and will cover work experience, apprenticeships, internships and local recruitment.

Whether you work for a charity helping people get back into work or a KQ partner looking for new local partners for an internship programme, however you work in this field, Community Champions offers a valuable space for local groups, charities and KQ partners to meet and strike up new partnerships.

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EFG London Jazz Festival 2018

16-25 November, King's Place

Highlight of the jazz year, the EFG London Jazz Festival returns to KQ partner Kings Place next week with a mix of world-class artists and emerging stars. The programme features American pianist Myra Melford, UK premieres from Amir ElSaffar and Faraj Suleiman, award-winning vocalist Ian Shaw and much more.

KQ Newsletter discount!
Use the promo code LJF when booking your tickets online or via the phone to get 20% off the price of your tickets. Some events and workshops are exluded from the offer.

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Private Views:

Raids, Rations and Rifles at the Islington Museum 

21 November, 9:00-10:00 at the Islington Museum

In Raids, Rations and Rifles the Islington museum explores the First World War's impact on Islington, from the borough's soldiers who fought overseas, to the nature of life on the home front.

I am Ashurbanipal: King of the world, King of Assyria

11 December, 8:30-10:00 at the British Museum

Warrior. Scholar. Empire builder. King slayer. Lion hunter. Librarian. Take a closer look at the great Assyrian king Ashurbanipal in this spectacular exhibition at the British Museum.

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Materials Protecting People

29 November, All day event at the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining

The third seminar in the popular series of events from the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, exploring how materials can protect people in society. High quality presentations from leading experts will address the important role of materials in developing solutions to some of the many challenges facing society in the fields of Healthcare, Air Quality and Protection and Security.

Not a member of IOM3? KQ newsletter readers get an exclusive £50 off the ticket price with promo code KQ870. When booking online, register as a non-member and proceed through the registration form until you reach the checkout, where you will find the promotional code box.

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Exhibition of the Month

SHATTERED: Pogrom, November 1938
Wiener Library

The Wiener Library on Russell Square is the world's oldest Holocaust memorial institution. To mark 80 years since Kristallnacht, the Library is exhibiting the many witness testimonies collected by its founder to document the increasing violence against Jews in Nazi Germany.

Shattered begins by looking at the flash points in the years and days leading up to the night of November 9th, 1938. Secret Nazi Party missives describe a Party endorsing violent acts against Jews, while politically distancing itself – 'insofar as they erupt spontaneously, they are not to be hampered'. The violence of a single night, the exhibition attests, did not spring out of nowhere.

Video interviews of survivors help lift the attrocities off the page. But it is seeing the literal tome of testimony collected by the Library's predecessor organisation, the Jewish Central Information Office, founded by Alfred Wiener, that provides the moving centrepiece of the exhibition. Behind a glass cabinet is an enormous open book containing typed testimonies, tiered on top of each other, three to a page. To reinforce the scale and weight of testimony, the overlapping pages have been blown-up to create a hanging tapestry along the walls; it's as though the pages have been hung out to dry – a fitting visual metaphor.

The Wiener Library, in association with the Liberal Jewish Synagogue, is holding a memorial concert on 22 November. KQ partners get 20% discount on the ticket price.

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Until 15 February 2019
Open 10:00-18:00
Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square, WC1B 5DP
Admission: Free

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Become a Knowledge Quarter Partner

Partnership of the Knowledge Quarter is open to organisations within a one-mile radius of St Pancras that actively engage in the advancement and dissemination of knowledge.

For more information about costs and benefits please follow this link or contact Jodie Eastwood via email or on 020 7412 7116.

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  For more information please contact Jodie Eastwood
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