King’s College London’s GKT Gazette commemorates its 150th anniversary edition

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This year the GTK Gazette celebrates 150 years of chronicling university and work life as experienced by the King’s College London community. Originally The Guy’s Hospital Gazette, the publication took on its current form following the merger of the medical schools of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals in 1982, and King’s College Hospital in 1997. After a couple years of inactivity it is being reinvigorated by a new, student-run, editorial team.

For much of its history the Gazette was published fortnightly and was the main source of information about what was happening in and around the medical school and it’s associated hospitals. Times have changed and the Gazette has adapted accordingly; the editorial team now plans to publish termly, with a view to ‘look back’ over the previous term with each edition.

To play a part in the revival of the Gazette is a great privilege, as is following in the footsteps of my predecessors. May there be many generations more.”
– Arnav Umranikar, Co-editor
All correspondence, writing, editing and collation of articles is conducted by a team of students spanning medicine, dentistry and the allied health professions. Contributions are selected by the writing and editing team, the latter of which is appointed by the Board of Trustees, made up of staff who are affiliated with the Guy’s, King’s College and St Thomas’ Hospitals.

Considering its lineage and role, the Gazette has become an invaluable historical record of the life and times of the students and staff of the medical, dental and nursing schools, as well as a reflection of wider society itself during the 19th, 20th and 21st century. The significance of this historical record has been recognised and the editorial team is working with the British Library to ensure digital/pdf, open access versions of all editions are available to the public.

The new editorial team hopes to continue this tradition for the years to come, with plans to publish future editions both online and in print. Printed copies of the publication can be found on King’s campuses in magazine booths, as well as delivered directly to the address of subscribers.

150 years of the Gazette is 150 years of an independent, student voice. It is a privilege to hold the baton as did the generations before.”
– Morgan Bailey, Co-editor