Social sciences wing dedicated to UCS Hampstead stalwart unveiled

The unveiling of the plaque to mark the opening of the new Kenneth Durham Social Sciences Centre at

The unveiling of the plaque to mark the opening of the new Kenneth Durham Social Sciences Centre at UCS Hampstead by Simon Lewis, chairman of UCS council, and Vivienne Durham, Kenneth Durham's widow. Photo by Alexandra Tilling - Credit: Archant

A newly-opened redesigned wing at University College School has been dedicated to a headmaster who spent 17 years at the helm in Hampstead.

The Kenneth Durham Social Sciences Centre, containing five “state-of-the-art” classrooms dedicated to the teaching of the subject, was opened by Vivienne Durham, Kenneth’s widow.

Kenneth passed away during the summer of 2016 following a lengthy battle with cancer.

Vivienne spoke emotionally about how touched Ken, initially a teacher of social sciences, would have been to have seen this development named after him.

“Ken loved everything about this school and he would have been truly honoured by this,” Vivienne said.


You may also want to watch:


A memorial bursary was also launched which is open to all students joining the sixth form who wish to study the social sciences, with donations made from across the UCS community.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus