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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

The eleventh KCLA Annual Address, will be given virtually by Professor Sir Lawrence Freedman, Emeritus Professor of War Studies, King’s College London, on The Future of the Western Alliance.  

The KCLA Address gives alumni and their guests an opportunity to hear a distinguished member of the Association speak on a topic of major current interest. The withdrawal of allied forces from Afghanistan along, with America’s increasing unilateralism at a time of heightened tension with China and Russia, makes Professor Freedman’s insight on The Future of the Western Alliance particularly topical and important.

Date: Thursday, 18 November 2021           Time: 18.00 – 19.30 GMT

You can register for the Address free of charge here.

Professor Sir Lawrence Freedman joined King’s as Professor of War Studies in 1982 and remained as Head of Department until 1997; he served as Vice-Principal of the College between 2003 and 2013. Professor Freedman is one of the country’s most respected commentators on contemporary defence and foreign policy issues. As the official historian of the Falklands campaign, he authored The Official History of the Falklands Campaign: War and Diplomacy (Routledge, 2005) and was subsequently a member of the Chilcot Inquiry into the UK's involvement in the 2003 Iraq War and the lessons to be learned from it


The KCLA Annual Address will be preceded on 18 November by the virtual AGM at 17.00.


1. Apologies for absence 

2. Minutes of the AGM held on the 18 November 2020

3. Matters arising from the Minutes 

4. Chair’s Report

5. Treasurer’s Report and Accounts 

6. Reports from UK Branches

7. Report from Alumni Office

8. Announcement of results of elections

The following have been re-elected unopposed for a further term: 

  • President: Diana Garnham
  • Chair: Barrie Morgan
  • Treasurer: Andrew Dowsett
  • Member of Council: Mary Zagoritou

  • The following have been elected unopposed as Members of Council:
    • David Travers QC (President of KCLSU,1980)
    • Matt Davies (President of KCLSU,1995)
    • Selma Hussain (President of KCLSU, 2021)

9. Any other business 

The supporting papers (comprising the Minutes of the 2020 AGM; Annual Report containing the Chair’s, Treasurer’s and Branch Reports; Alumni Office Report; and Statements of the elected officers) can be obtained by writing to

Dr Barrie Morgan FKC
Chair, KCLA

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