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King’s College London Alumni Association

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About KCLA

KCLA is a self-governing association of former students and staff who value their link with King’s. Founded in 1920, we work closely with the Alumni Office to help achieve King’s vision to make the world a better place by engaging alumni and encouraging them to give back by supporting its strategic goals.

We achieve our mission by:

  • providing opportunities for alumni to meet and reconnect with King’s;
  • facilitating the development of subject and professional societies, and sports clubs;
    • engaging members by communicating clearly and relevantly with them.

KCLA Annual Address

All alumni are invited to join us for the Annual Address on 22nd November. It will be presented this year by Alex Beard CBE (Classics, 1984), CEO of the Royal Opera House, who will speak on the topic of The Arts Post-Covid on 22 November. You can book for this free event here.

There is no one in the country better qualified than Alex Beard to address this subject. He worked for Arts Council England for nine years, after which in 1995 he joined the Tate as Director of Finance and Administration, becoming Deputy Director in 2002. Alex was appointed Chief executive of the Royal Opera House in 2013. He is Chairman of High House Production Park, a new charity established to support an international centre of excellence for creative industries, and is currently on the boards of the West End Partnership and the philanthropy board of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

The 2022 KCLA Annual Address will be a special occasion because it will be the first time that the event has occurred in person for three years. The Address will be followed by a drinks reception which will give you the opportunity to network with friends, fellow alumni and other members of the College community. We hope that it will be a catalyst for the founding of a KCLA Cultural Industries Network.

Date: Tuesday, 22 November 2022         

Time: 19.00 - 21.00 GMT

Location: Room B05, Franklin-Wilkins Building, Stamford Street, London, SE1 9NH

 You can register for the Annual Address and Reception free of charge here.



 In recent years the KCLA AGM has preceded the Annual Address in line with the requirement in the Constitution that the AGM “shall be held normally after the summer term and before Christmas each year”. Council is in the process of reviewing the Constitution to better support  KCLA's current goals, including the definition of membership. This work will not be completed in time for November. The AGM will therefore now be held on 10 March 2023 to coincide with the KCLA Dinner and Duel Day Celebration to enable members to combine both events should they wish.


Please feel free to contact the Chair, Dr Barrie Morgan  (, 07970 836359) with any queries or if you would like to discuss the work of KCLA.

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