Alumni Weekend 2017

 

 

Discover the Change Maker in you …

 

This year, we invite you to celebrate exceptional individual achievements, groundbreaking research and innovative world-changing projects from the past, present and future at our 14th annual Alumni Weekend, Change Makers.

               Catch up with old friends and classmates over a reunion lunch or topical discussion and discover the Change Maker in you.

 

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Download The Essential Alumni Weekend Guide Here!

 

If you would like to host a reunion, we can help. Email reunions@kcl.ac.uk.

 

 
 
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Friday 9 June

  • 9.45 - 11.00

    The Science Gallery - Talk and Tour

    Guy’s Campus
    Join us at The Science Gallery London, a new space where art and science collide. Explore the gallery site alongside Director Dr Daniel Glaser, followed by an ‘in conversation’ event exploring the gallery’s forthcoming season, led by King’s researchers and students.
    Free

  • 10.30 - 12.00

    King’s Change Makers –Historical Campus Tours & Talks

    Strand Campus
    Join Geoff Browell, Head of Archives, on a historical tour of the Strand Campus, followed by an insightful talk on a selection of artefacts showcasing King’s unsung heroes and the incredible impact they have made on the world.
    Free

  • 11.30 – 12.30

    Guy’s Change Makers - Campus Tour

    Guy’s Campus
    Since Thomas Guy founded Guy’s Hospital in 1721 the campus has continually advanced. But what’s changing right now and what’s the vision for the future? Take a student-led tour of the campus to find out.
    Free

  • 14.00 – 15.00

    The Gordon Museum - Talk and Tour

    Guy’s Campus, The Gordon Museum of Pathology
    Join Curator, Bill Edwards, for an exclusive insight into the Museum and the innovative technology being used to further education.
    Free

  • 14.30 – 16.00

    King’s Change Makers –Historical Campus Tours & Talks

    Strand Campus
    Join Geoff Browell, Head of Archives, on a historical tour of the Strand Campus, followed by an insightful talk on a selection of artefacts showcasing King’s unsung heroes and the incredible impact they have made on the world.
    Free

  • 16.00 – 17. 00

    World Changing Artefacts - Archives Open House

    Strand Building
    Can’t make the Change Makers Tours? Drop by the Archives Reading Room to explore an array of artefacts that helped shape the world we know today.
    Free





Saturday 10 June

  • From 09.00

    Registration and Coffee Morning

    Strand Campus: The Old Entrance Hall
    Register in the Old Entrance Hall where Sappho and Sophocles proudly guard the stairs.
    Free

  • 09.30 - 10.45

    Dear Diary - a Private View

    Strand Campus: Inigo Rooms
    Join us for a conversation over breakfast on the impact of legacies left to King’s, followed by an exclusive private view of Dear Diary: A celebration of diaries and their digital descendants, the latest exhibition on display in the Inigo Rooms.
    Free

  • 10.00 - 10.45

    King’s Maths School: Theorem and Proof

    Strand Campus
    Dan Abramson, Head Teacher at the King’s College London Mathematics School discusses the impact that a dedicated school of Maths is having on students, the community, the university and eventually the world.
    Free

  • 11.00 – 11.45

    Are Normal People Sane?

    Strand Campus
    Change Maker Sir Robin Murray discusses how the seemingly sharp line between the ‘mad’ and the ‘sane’ has blurred in recent years. Those individuals who are diagnosed as having psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia can recover insight and function well in the community. On the other hand, supposedly ‘normal’ people often behave irrationally and show psychotic symptoms such as hearing voices and paranoia. It appears that there exists a continuum of psychosis, and the factors that can induce psychotic illness e.g. childhood adversity or abuse of cannabis can push the rest of us along this continuum.
    Free

  • 11.00 – 12.00

    Transform, Change and Visualise: Strand Campus Tours

    Strand Campus
    What's changed since your graduation, what’s transforming right now and what’s the vision for the future? Take a student-led tour to find out! Followed by tea and coffee in select academic departments.
    Free

  • 12.00 - 12.45

    Reunion Reception

    Strand Campus
    Is 2017 a milestone year for you? Celebrate and reconnect with old friends and classmates over drinks. Are you considering organising a reunion? Get in touch with us for more details and support: reunions@kcl.ac.uk
    £7.50

  • 12.30 – 15.30

    Annual Engineers’ Lunch

    Strand Campus: Terrace Café
    Beers - don’t miss out on this year’s lunch. Enjoy the impressive views of the Thames whilst catching up with friends and finding out about the latest exciting developments at King’s.
    £20

  • 12.45 – 13.45

    Transform, Change and Visualise: Strand Campus Tours

    Strand Campus
    What's changed since your graduation, what’s transforming right now and what’s the vision for the future? Take a student-led tour to find out! Followed by tea and coffee in select academic departments.
    Free

  • 12.45 - 14.45

    The Principal's Lunch – a celebration of everyday Change Makers

    Strand Campus: The Great Hall
    Professor Edward Byrne AC, President & Principal of King's, invites you to join him for a sit down lunch with wine and hear about King’s vision for the future. Catch up with old friends and classmates or join a reunion celebration.
    £35

  • 15.00 - 15.45

    The Future of Terrorism

    Strand Campus
    Alumnus Dr Shiraz Maher, Deputy Director of the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR), one of the world’s leading experts in his field, gives a candid talk on what the future of terrorism could look like.
    Free

  • 16.00 - 17.00

    Transform, Change and Visualise: Strand Campus Tours

    Strand Campus
    What's changed since your graduation, what’s transforming right now and what’s the vision for the future? Take a student-led tour to find out! Followed by tea and coffee in select academic departments.
    Free

  • 16.00 – 17.30

    Afternoon Tea on the Terrace

    Strand Campus: The River Terrace
    Some traditions will always stand the test of time. Join us for Afternoon Tea on the River Terrace.
    £20

  • 17.45 – 18.30

    The Chapel Concert

    Strand Campus: The College Chapel, King’s Building
    ‘A Choir as passionate as it is disciplined’ – BBC Music Magazine.
    Immerse yourself in enchanting music from the King's Choir in the historical Chapel where celebrated organist William Henry Monk once played.
    Free

Sunday 11 June

  • 14.00 - 16.00

    Annual Geographers' Walk

    St Clement Danes Church to Regents Park
    Follow in the footsteps of marvellous King’s Change Makers as we explore the squares and terraces of central London starting at St Clement Danes Church and finishing at Regent's Park Rose Garden. Please note that the meeting point for this event has changed. The starting point for this walk is now St Clement Danes Church and not the Strand Campus.
    £5