The AKC (Associateship of King’s College) is the original award of the university, dating back to its foundation in 1829 and reflecting its first motto: ‘sancte et sapienter’ (with holiness and wisdom). Its innovative lecture series in philosophy, ethics and religion focuses on topical issues, and is at the heart of the university's commitment to an international, interdisciplinary curriculum. AKC series are curated by King's TRS staff and feature experts from across the university. Over 3000 students and staff from all departments and faculities follow the AKC every year.
AKC lectures enrich and broaden the academic curriculum at King’s in a unique way, encouraging students to learn about multicultural London, the UK, and the world. The AKC offers an inclusive, research-led programme of lectures that give all King’s students the opportunity to explore diverse cultural perspectives, alongside their main programme of study. In recent years, AKC lecture series have focused on migration, mental health, leadership, London, and ethics in cultural context.