29th September 16
The Autumn 2016 instalment of the KAS Academic Lectures welcomes a wide array of experts for talks to the sixth form.
The series launched September 12 with a captivating talk by author and broadcaster Diana Darke, a specialist in Middle Eastern culture including Turkey and Syria. Diana spoke to students about both the current crisis and the rich but often overlooked heritage of Syria. Diana brought her talk to life with personal anecdotes about the people she met as a reporter and as a home owner in Damascus, where she bought and restored a historic house. You can find out more about Diana’s work on her website, www.dianadarke.com or in her fascinating book, “My House in Damascus: An Inside View of the Syrian Crisis.” Part of the proceeds from sales of her book go towards the Syrian Higher Education administered by the Said Foundation.
The Autumn series also includes visits from The Amy Winehouse Foundation, Marc Thayre of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, artist and Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellow Alasdair Hopwood, Genna Naccache of the UCL Department of Human Rights, and a Christmas talk by popular author Jonathan Green.
The lectures take place Monday mornings fortnightly, 10:00-11:00.
For a printable lecture schedule, please download the PDF.
KAS students, parents and guests are welcome to attend. If you are interested in joining us for a talk, please contact Sheila H to reserve a place.