Leading humanity forward: Philosophy triumphs at Alumni Weekend debate

Audience voting at 'Who Will Lead Humanity Forward?' debat

Hundreds of alumni took part in this year’s King’s Alumni Weekend at our newest building, the iconic Bush House. The weekend featured a programme of enlightening discussion and fascinating tours, including a compelling debate – ‘Who will Lead Humanity Forward?’ hosted by the Director of Science Gallery London, Daniel Glaser. Speakers from the Psychiatry, Computer Science, Business, War Studies and Philosophy faculties participated. Winner Dr Maria Alvarez’s argument centred around how ‘Philosophers have always been, and always will be, at the forefront of new thinking and shaping new ideas’. She triumphed with a clear majority, closely followed by Psychiatry and Defence Studies.

Alumni also caught up with old classmates and explored Bush House, along with enjoying historical and educational tours of the Strand Campus and surrounding area.

Afternoon tea was served on the terrace of Bush House with the Trooping the Colour RAF flypast directly overhead.

Alumni Weekend guests on the terrace at Bush House

‘This is a weekend I will treasure for a long time’
‘I was able to meet so many old friends again after a long time.’

King’s also organises thought-leadership events throughout the year and you can find out more here.

Alumni Weekend could not have happened without the support of our alumni, speakers and staff volunteers. You can take a look at some great pictures from the day on our Flickr album here, and share your pictures and stories on our social channels using #ForeverKings.