The College has established a Working Group chaired by Emeritus Professor Dame Jinty Nelson FBA
and including external representation, to explore the future of Palaeography at King’s. It has not yet
concluded its work but has already indicated that it will be recommending a re-defined Chair of
Palaeography, incorporating Manuscript Studies, with a wide remit to provide leadership for
palaeographers in all disciplines. The Working Group will report no later than 30 June 2010. A
central element of the School’s final plans for Palaeography will be to expand significantly PhD
student numbers, as well as to offer more MA and undergraduate students within the School first-hand
acquaintance with manuscripts and a sense of the value of palaeographical expertise.