The Wargaming Network (WN) is a research group within the School of Security Studies that aims to advance the theory and application of wargaming as a method of inquiry and as a method of learning and teaching. The WN builds on a rich history of King’s wargaming activities and serves as a hub for the growing community of King’s students and staff studying, researching and applying wargames and simulations. It seeks to engage and convene world-class wargaming scholars, practitioners and emerging talent.
In line with King’s 2029 Vision, the WN seeks to:
- Educate to inspire and improve by advancing and democratising wargaming education,
- Research to inform and innovate by developing wargaming as an academic discipline, and
- Serve to shape and transform by applying wargaming to generate and deliver big ideas in service to society.
The WN engages in 5 types of activities. It convenes public lectures and workshops; enables King’s faculty, staff and post-graduate student research; trains rapporteurs and analysts for analytical wargaming; supports the testing and execution of wargames for King’s faculty, staff and partners; and organises networking events.
All WN events follow the Department of War Studies' Inclusive Events Guidelines for Organisers, Speakers, Panel Chairs and Attendees.