The AKC Course in 2022/3
The AKC programme is comprised of two seperate lecture series. This year all of the AKC lectures will first be delivered in-person on the dates listed below in the Lucas Lecture Theatre on the Strand Campus (S-2.18). However, if you wish to follow the AKC programme online then you can access the course material via our KEATS page. Each lecture will be released on the KEATS page one week after it is delivered in person. For example, Lecture 1, which will be delivered at 12:00 midday on Monday 3 October on campus, will be released at 12:00 midday (UK time) on Monday 10 October on our KEATS page. The KEATS quizzes will open on the day of the live lecture and will close at 12:00 midday three weeks later. For example, the quiz for Lecture 1 will open at 12:00 midday on Monday 3 October and will close at 12:00 midday (UK time) on Monday 24 October.
Below you can find the outline of the 2022/3 AKC lecture series.
Semester 1: 2022/3
Inside London: The Story of a City in Nine Artworks, curated by Professor Ben Quash
Back by popular demand, this AKC series explores the city that connects everyone at King’s. Focusing on London’s sacred spaces and the artworks that shape them, lecturers will ask how art enlarges experience, creates communities, and opens our eyes to new dimensions of life in the heart of the busy city. Along the way we will discover what “sacred” means in different religious and cultural traditions. Curators, artists, community leaders and academics will share their expertise to lead a virtual tour through some of London’s most interesting sacred spaces.
Semester 1 Lecture Titles
Monday 3 Oct 2022 – Professor Ben Quash, King's College London - How Art and the Sacred Interact in Contemporary London: A Live(ly) Conversation
Monday 10 Oct 2022 – Dr Shahed Saleem, University of Westminster - Diasporic Longings: Exploring Migration and Entanglement Through Architecture
Monday 17 Oct 2022 – Laura Moffatt, Director of Art and Christianity - Call to Holy Ground: Connecting People and Place
Monday 24 Oct 2022 – Neil MacGregor, Founding Director, The Humboldt Forum - Paying to Enter our Father's House: The Cost of Living our Metaphors
Monday 31 Oct 2022 – READING WEEK (No live lecture)
Monday 7 Nov 2022 – The Revd Dr Jamie Hawkey, Westminster Abbey - Westminster Abbey: Art and Memory
Monday 14 Nov 2022 – The Revd Dr Ayla Lepine, Associate Rector St James's Piccadilly, Former Ahmanson Fellow in Art and Religion - Crossing Borders: Art and Religion in Dialogue at the National Gallery
Monday 21 Nov 2022 – Dr Caroline Levitt, The Courtauld Institute of Art - Devotion, Doubt and the 'Down-and-Out': Jean Cocteau's Murals in the Église Notre Dame de France, Leicester Place
Monday 28 Nov 2022 – Dr Paula Gooder, St Paul's Cathedral - Inside St Paul's Cathedral: Art Old and New
Monday 5 Dec 2022 – Graeme Mortimer Evelyn in conversation with The Revd Andrew Kwapong, moderated by The Revd Dr Julie Gittoes - St Francis at the Engine Room
Semester 2: 2022/3
Climate Change: What can we do?, curated by Professor Clare Carlisle
In the 2020s we all know about climate change, and are constantly reminded about the uncertain threats posed to our planet’s future. But what should we do about it? How can we channel our fear and worry into positive change? This AKC series considers ethical and political responses to climate change from academic experts working in different disciplines – philosophy, geography, meteorology, theology, economics – and also from artists and activists who argue for a radical disruption of familiar paradigms.
Mon 16 Jan 2023 - Professor Dame Julia Slingo, The Royal Society – Taking the Planet into Uncharted Territory
Mon 23 Jan 2023 - Professor Mike Hulme, University of Cambridge - Climate Change: Finding the Right Story
Mon 30 Jan 2023 - Ben Rawlence, author and co-founder of Black Mountains College - Public Education in an Era of Planetary Emergency
Mon 6 Feb 2023 - Hilary Davies, King's College London / Royal Literary Fund - Palaeolithic Climate Change: What can we learn from our ancient ancestors?
Mon 13 Feb 2023 - Professor Margaret Heffernan, author and TV producer - Activism and the Arts
Mon 20 Feb 2023 - READING WEEK (No live lecture)
Mon 27 Feb 2023 - Climate Change: What Can We Do? A Student-Academic-Activist Panel in collaboration with the KCL Climate Action Society
Mon 6 March 2023 - Professor Joanna Zylinska, King's College London - Minimal Ethics for a Planetary Crisis
Mon 13 March 2023 - Professor Robert Falkner, The London School of Economics - Is Climate Change a Security Threat?
Mon 20 March 2023 - Dr Tim Middleton, University of Oxford - Witnessing Catastrophe: Theology and Climate Change
See our sample lectures, including previous AKC lectures