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What is culture to you?

The Global Cultures Institute aims to explore how we can understand and value our diversity and differences. At a time when ‘culture wars’ are relentlessly being pushed through our media landscapes and when the power structures that underpin these differences are so often associated with harmful division?

To address these, we need to understand their origin and development. The Institute exists to promote this through research, education, and public and community engagement. It exists, in short, to talk beyond boundaries. 

The Institute is housed in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and draws upon extensive networks within King’s and beyond – with original research forming in the research centres, on our Faculty Fellowships and through educational programmes, lectures and events.

Research Centres



A centre for research and teaching in gender and sexuality studies.

Cultural Competency

Cultural Competency

Education and research unit enhancing our ability to see the world through the eyes of others.

Leadership Team

Steering Committee

Representatives from Dickson Poon School of Law, King's Business School, Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine, King's Foundations, and more are currently being appointed.


Institute Fellows 2023-24

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News & Features

News & Features

Commentary and the latest news from the Global Cultures Institute.



Activities and research exploring how we can continue to talk beyond boundaries.