This year's Commemoration Oration will be held in the Great Hall, Strand Campus.
The Most Revd and Rt Hon Dr Rowan Williams FBA, Archbishop of Canterbury, will deliver the Oration Big Society - Small World?
As Archbishop of Canterbury his principal responsibilities are pastoral – leading the life and witness of the Church of England in general and his own diocese in particular by his teaching and oversight, and promoting and guiding the communion of the world-wide Anglican Church by the globally recognized ministry of unity that attaches to the office of bishop of the see of Canterbury.
The Commemoration Oration celebrates King's as a place of learning. Now an annual celebration at King's, the first ever Commemoration orator was author and poet G K Chesterton. Subsequent speakers have included author C S Lewis, former Prime Ministers Tony Blair, Clement Atlee and Harold Wilson, and former Archbishop of Cape Town and Nobel Prize winner Desmond Tutu.
A reception in Chapters will follow the Oration.