What to expect at Alumni Weekend 2018

Bush House

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Tickets are now on sale for King’s 15th annual Alumni Weekend, taking place 8 – 10 June and offering an exceptional programme of talks, tours and food and drink in the heart of London.

King’s has a history of producing independent thinkers and pioneers. This year we’re celebrating remarkable achievements and individuals who have made a lasting impact on the world.

Book your tickets here.

What’s On?

In Who Will Lead Humanity Forward? a round-table will debate which academic discipline can affect the most significant change and progress for our world. With a panel drawn from across the spectrum of academic and professional disciplines, this is sure to be an engaging discussion. Speakers include:

  • Dr Heather Williams, a former Research Fellow on Nuclear Weapons Policy at Chatham House
  • Professor Maleiha Malik, barrister and member of the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn
  • Luca Vigano, head of the Cybersecurity Group within King’s Department of Informatics.

Read about all the speakers participating here.

In panel discussion How Entrepreneurs Change the World, academics, entrepreneurs and investors will discuss entrepreneurship and what it could hold for the future.

In the context of a brand new exhibition at Bush House, Towards Deep and Radiant Time, explore aesthetics and identity with South African-born artist and lecturer Dr Lola Frost.

Come back and see us

Join a fun, exploratory tour of King’s campus with your fellow alumni. Our Head of Archives will be investigating the secret history of King’s buildings and enthusiastic students will lead tours of Bush House and the Strand throughout Saturday.

On Sunday afternoon a walking tour will explore the history of the City of London. After joining your guides at St Paul’s Underground station, follow a path highlighting the incredibly diverse history of the wealthiest square mile in the UK, from the Roman walls to the Old Bailey.

Evening ‘Revolutionary’ Wine Tasting

At the end of a busy Saturday, explore a selection of wines, each with their own, unique story. No prior knowledge or expertise is required. You're here to meet new and old friends and to try something new, so why not do so accompanied by some carefully chosen fine wine?

How to book

Booking is easier than ever before. You can buy a Saturday-Sunday Bundle, granting you access to all the events and tours you wish to attend for just £15 per person.

See the full programme, read about all the speakers participating, and book here.

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