Officers of the KPA

Keele Research Association / Keele Postgraduate Association

The KRA was founded in 1961 and moved from its original common room on the second floor of Keele Hall  to the cellar of Keele Hall ("the Gun Room") and finally as the KPA in its own Clubhouse ("the Kipper") by Horwood in 1994.

It is not known for certain when the KRA was renamed the KPA. "I know for a fact at the end of Matthew Hockings' period it was still called the KRA (there is indeed a photograph of the oar ceremony taken at the end of Hockings period of them standing outside a sign that says Keele Research Association). I'm not sure when the name did change but I know it had by 2005. I swear I read somewhere it was Viae-Chancellor Janet Finch's idea to change the name, but I'm not certain." Ieuan "Joe" Smith (2015)

Committee terms as of 2018 run from July until June the following year, but in the late 1980s the terms were from March until March the following year. We are unsure on when this changed or whether there were different terms at other times.

  Known President, Chair, Vice-President, Secretary or Equivalents
1961-62 Founding KRA President: Christopher Panton
1962-78  
1978-79 SEC MIke Baldock
1979-80 PRES/CH Tony Rowan
1980-84  
1985-86 PRES/CH Gareth J Morgan, SEC Stephen J Webb
1986-87  
1987-88 PRES/CH Brian Glover, SEC Richard Head
1988-89 PRES/CH Gillian Tester, SEC Peter Steyger
1989-90 PRES/CH Sarah Prosser, SEC Fiona Goodfellow
1990-91 PRES/CH Gordon Appleton, SEC Dave Harris
1991-92  
1992-93  
1993-94 PRES/CH Matthew Hocking, SEC Robert Rankin
  KEELE RESEARCH ASSOCIATION RENAMED KEELE POSTGRADUATE ASSOCIATION 1994
1994-95 PRES/CH Matthew Hocking, SEC Robert Rankin
1995-96 PRES/CH Ross English
1996-97 PRES/CH Tim Murithi
1997-98 PRES/CH Terry O'Neill, SEC Vicky Weise
1998-99 PRES/CH Matt Woods, SEC Rob Summers TRE Craig Boote
1999-00 PRES/CH Kathryn Hague, SEC Matt Woods, TRE  Stuart Clark
2000-01 PRES/CH Jamie Cartwright
2001-02 PRES/CH Dave Meredith
2002-03 PRES/CH Dave Collins
2003-04 PRES/CH Lucy Michael/Kathryn Hague
2004-05 PRES/CH Ed Collins
2005-06 PRES/CH Michelle Stewart, David Thurkettle, SEC David Thurkettle/Linda J Thompson
2006-07 PRES/CH Ian Dublon, SEC Lucinda J Thompson
2007-08 PRES/CH Rohee Dasgupta, SEC Anne McGuer
2008-09 PRES/CH Lauren Fuzi, SEC Juliet Yates
2009-10 PRES/CH Lyndsey Ni Chonaill (O'Connell), SEC Adam Sincock
2010-11 PRES/CH Tim Hinchcliffe, SEC Oankar Birdi
2011-12 PRES/CH Oliver Wakefield/Andy Irwin, SEC Lisa Ironside
2012-13 PRES/CH Andy Irwin, SEC Ian Mahoney
2013-14 PRES/CH Lisa Ironside
2014-15 PRES/CH Jon Granger, SEC Nicola Edwards
2015-16 PRES Jon Granger,  VP Adam Hughes
2016-17 PRES Rob Meredith, VP Ieuan "Joe" Smith
2017-18 PRES Ieuan "Joe" Smith, VP George Blake
2018-19    PRES George Blake, VP John Wootton

UCNS Principal's Trunk Left: An heirloom in the KPA Clubhouse. The trunk of the Founding Principal of the University College of North Staffordshire.

Read more about KPA History and Traditions: including another heirloom Henders' KPA Oar.

With thanks to Ieuan "Joe" Smith (2015), Vice-President 2015-2016 and President of the KPA 2016-2017, who researched and recaptured much of the history of the KPA and published a list with many more names of Previous Committees.

Corrections and additions invited - thank you to the many alumni who have helped to unravel, update, explain and complete our lists!