AKC lecture programme
You are entitled to follow the Associate of King's College course at the same time as you study for your degree. The AKC is unique to King's College London, and is the only course open to students from every department.
Semester 1 2019-20
A series of nine lectures coordinated by Dr Kate Kirkpatrick, King's College London.
Power to the People? Identity, Difference and Inequality
Human differences can be sources of inspiration and hope, but they all too often give rise to discrimination and despair. Whether the differences in question arise from sex, gender, race, religion, or ethnicity, it is difficult to untangle the personal from the political. How can we acknowledge our diversity in ways that don’t perpetuate injustice? This AKC series will help you think through ethical issues of identity and inequality, approached via a wide range of research methods and perspectives.
30 Sept-4 Oct
Dr Kate Kirkpatrick, King's College London
Identity, Authenticity, and Recognition
Syreeta Allen, Associate Director of Student Success at King's College London
Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast: How to Build an Inclusive University
Dr Andrea Schatz, King's College London
Identities and Communities in the Diaspora: The Case of "Religion"
Professor Robert Beckford, Canterbury Christ Church University
Grime, Drill and Gospel: Speaking Truth to Power?
READING WEEK - NO AKC LECTURE
Professor Funmi Olonisakin, King's College London
The University Challenge: How to be International
Dr Marat Shterin, King's College London
Religion and (In)Equality: Reformers, Utopians and Rebels
Sarah Guerra, Director of Diversity and Inclusion at King's College London
Thinking Differently: Diversity and Innovation
Dr Shanon Shah, King's College London
Identity and Justice-Seeking: The Experiences of Gay Muslims
Professor Jonathan Webber, Cardiff University
The Existentialist Turn: Freedom and Conditioning in the works of Beauvoir and Fanon
Semester II 2019-20
A series of nine lectures coordinated by Dr Vittorio Montemaggi, King's College London.
Inside London: The Life-Story of a City in Nine Buildings
Cities bring people together, and London unites everyone who studies and works at King's College London. Over centuries our remarkable city has been inscribed with layers of human meaning, housed in palaces and tube stations, cathedrals and coffee shops. In London's buildings we can connect in multi-dimensional ways with the richness and challenges of human life and culture. This AKC series will explore the meaning of London, and our place within it: through historical "tours" of nine very different buildings, we will reflect afresh on how religion, art, politics, trade and scholarship have evolved, helping to build one of the world’s most important and vibrant cities.
Dr Clare Carlisle, King's College London
Starting Here: Excavating the Foundations of King’s
Dr Daniel DeHanas, King's College London
The East London Mosque: Building an Islamic Whitechapel
Professor Ben Quash & Dr Jennifer Sliwka, King's College London
A Gift to the Nation: a Home for the National Gallery
Dr George Legg, King's College London
South Quay Plaza: Gentrification, Terrorism and London’s Multiculture
Dr Vittorio Montemaggi & Dr Michelle Fletcher, King's College London
The Barbican: Architecture and Community
READING WEEK - NO AKC LECTURE
Professor John Tresch, Warburg Institute
Warburg’s Library: Ark, Observatory, Laboratory
Professor Kate Crosby, King's College London
Twinings Tea Shop: How Buddhism and Tea Parted Company in their Journey to the West
Dr Simon Werrett, University College London
32 Soho Square: A Centre for Global Science
The Revd Dr Jamie Hawkey, Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey: Worship, Memory, Identity