Kitchener Scholars Association are proud to support Letter to an Unknown Soldier

Summer 2014

LETTER TO AN UNKNOWN SOLDIER is a new kind of war memorial, made only of words and by thousands of people.

The memorial is being created by Neil Bartlett and Kate Pullinger, inspired by the statue on Platform One of Paddington Station, which features a statue of an ordinary soldier in battle dress, reading a letter.

Everyone is invited to stop, think, and write him a letter. What would you say to the soldier if you were writing to him now?

The website is open now to receive letters. From 28 June and up until 4 August, all letters received will be published online.

They will be featured alongside letters written by writers like Stephen Fry, Andrew Motion, Sheila Hancock and Malorie Blackman.

The entire collection will be archived online at The British Library and kept in perpetuity for generations to come.

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Letter to an unknown soldier

A Reminder to All Scholars to Keep in Touch

Dear Scholars,

We would just like to remind you all to please keep in touch with us. We love hearing about any sabbaticals, personal challenges, career and educational successes. It is always fantastic to hear about the proud achievements that you have accomplished throughout your lives.

We also ask that scholars pay £20 a year to the Kitchener Scholars’ Association. The subscription provides you with the opportunity to attend our 3 annual events; 2 of these events are free to attend. Your annual subscription also subsidises a new scholar’s Awards Dinner ticket where scholars still in education can network with other scholars and receive their certificates.

If you aren’t paying your subscription, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for our bank details.

Best wishes,

The Kitchener Scholars’ Association.

Annual General Meeting 2014

Dear Kitchener Scholar

The committee would like to announce the date for this year's AGM as the 18th June at 7pm.

Normally our AGM would have been held on the night of the annual dinner but the committee agreed the evening should focus on new scholars receiving their certificates.

The venue will be at the Goat Tavern, 3 Stafford Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4RP where historically committee meetings used to be held. 

Should you wish to attend or need further details please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

All confirmed attendees will be emailed a copy of our Accounts for 2014 and anyone else wishing to view the accounts, please also email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to recieve a copy.

I hope to see you there.

Best wishes,

Sara Hook
Membership Secretary


2014 AGM Postponement

Dear Kitchener Scholar,

Re. Postponement of the Annual General Meeting

In recent years the KSA has adopted the practice of combining the AGM with the Annual Dinner and had been intending to do so this year as well. However the Committee took the decision last night to postpone the AGM, as it now seems impractical to proceed as planned.

For the first time in many years, the election of officers will be contested this year, and to be fair to the candidates, this will require a much greater time than for an uncontested election, and there is not enough room in the evening’s schedule to allow this.

In addition, although they are almost finished, the accounts had not been perfected to the satisfaction of our new Treasurer before he was mobilised in support of continuing operations in Afghanistan. His three-month deployment in Cyprus delays the accounting process, and we would rather provide accounts that we know are correct.

For these two reasons, the AGM has been postponed and will now take place at a date to be fixed, probably in June.

Needless to say the Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony will go on as planned in the magnificent surroundings of the Royal College of Defence Studies. In addition to the reasons explained above, postponing the AGM allows us to make full use of the RCDS’s stunning panelled lecture theatre for our Awards Ceremony. This is the first time that the KSA has been able to use this venue (it is not open to the public) so we look forward to congratulating the new scholars in fine style. If you are attending the dinner, please note that the Awards Ceremony will commence at 7.15pm prompt.


Jonathan Price
Kitchener Scholars Association