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Wargaming network

Wargaming Network (WN)

The Wargaming Network (WN) within the School of Security Studies 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.


During 2018-2019, the Wargaming Network will convene three types of external events:

  1. A public lecture series to examine fundamental challenges for adapting wargaming theory and practice to usefully address contemporary security problems facing the UK and its allies;

  2. Workshops to further the application of wargaming to understand strategic competition and modern deterrence, and to develop wargaming as an academic discipline;

  3. Gaming events for partner organisations hosted at King’s for education and research purposes.

For a list of events please visit the War Studies Events page 


Prof Philip Sabin and Ms Ivanka Barzashka serve as co-directors of the network. Ms Anna Nettleship serves as coordinator and Mr James Smith is the digital media manager. Dr Aggie Hirst is the point of contact for 16 Jan 2019 academic wargaming events.

More information 

For information on logistics, please contact  To receive updates on future events follow @kclwargaming on Twitter and sign up at

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