Chapel 500th Debates

In 2015, as part of a series of events marking the 500th anniversary of the spectacular King’s College Chapel, we are proud to host two momentous events to celebrate the legacy of King’s college and its iconic alumni.

In particular, the vibrant environment at King’s led and inspired two iconic figures who went on to redefine science and society: computer scientist and WWII codebreaker Alan Turing, and pioneering economist John Maynard Keynes.

The Turing Debate

Can liberty survive in the information age?

Our first Chapel 500th debate, “Can liberty survive in the information age?”, took place on 16 June. The panel included:

BARON REES OF LUDLOW – Emeritus professor of cosmology and astrophysics at Cambridge and the UK’s Astronomer Royal

CHARLES CLARKE – Former Home Secretary and Labour MP

EBEN UPTON – Co-Founder of the Raspberry Pi, which has sold over 5 million units across the world, making the fastest-selling British personal computer

JODIE GINSBERG – Chief Executive of Index on Censorship, former Reuters UK Bureau Chief