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Still time to enrol on the AKC, the original award of King’s College London

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Have you always wanted to engage with ethical and philosophical questions through stimulating and open-minded reflections? What if we tell you that you can do that through the Associateship of King’s College (AKC), the original award of King’s College London dating back to its foundation in 1829?

About AKC

The AKC is a three-year research-led programme which gives King’s students the opportunity to explore diverse religious and cultural perspectives. Undergraduate students can complete the programme alongside their main programme of study. Postgraduate students can take the AKC over two years with an option to complete one year remotely after finishing their degree programme.

Current and upcoming AKC lecture series

Two series of AKC lectures run during each academic year focusing on topics including mental health, leadership, migration, London’s culture and history and ethics in a cultural context. The lectures are available to watch both online and in-person and the AKC can be studied entirely remotely. In-person lectures are held each Monday at 12.00 in the Edmond J. Safra Lecture Theatre at Strand Campus.

Each lecture is accompanied by a short qualitative quiz that takes no more than 5 – 10 minutes to complete. AKC students must successfully complete a minimum of four out of nine quizzes in each semester to pass the academic year. For more information on enrolment and assessment please refer to the AKC webpage.

This term’s lecture series ‘Free Speech and Offence: Where Do You Draw the Line?’, curated by Dr Nicole Graham, focuses on debates about the polarisation of free speech through lectures by academics from a variety of disciplines who will examine the legal, practical and ethical attitudes towards free speech and offence. Lectures from the earlier term are available to watch on KEATS. The lecture series for the next term (semester 2, 2023–24), ‘Self and World: Exploring Indian Philosophies’, curated by Dr Karen O'Brien-Kop, will engage with Indian philosophical and spiritual traditions.

Can’t wait to enrol? We can’t wait to welcome you either.

Enrol and connect with the AKC team

To enrol, please email the AKC team.

You can follow the AKC team on X (formerly Twitter) and Instagram. You can also listen to AKC lectures from previous years through the AKC podcast on SoundCloud or on iTunes/Apple Podcast.