Fifty years of FYP

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Fifty years, fifty book lists. No textbooks.
Thousands of papers, thousands of students. No bad questions.
Countless debates, countless journeys. No limit to where it can take you.
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Share your memories with the 50 Years of FYP Book Project

Dr. Neil Robertson and Dr. Susan Dodd invite current and former students and faculty of the Foundation Year Program to submit contributions to a book that is being compiled to celebrate the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Foundation Year Program in the academic year 2022-23.

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Fifty years of FYP, 1972-2022

From 1972 to 2022, the King’s community has welcomed a new Foundation Year Program (FYP) cohort. A year-long journey of texts and tutorials, arguments and essays, FYP is credited by many program alumni with teaching them to think critically and write persuasively. From Dante to Darwin, from Voltaire to Césaire, the book list may change but the premise remains the same: students form their own understanding of a work by reading the text itself, by attending lectures about the work and through discussion with peers and faculty.

In September the university will announce a series of events to take place online and in person throughout the academic year in honour of FYP’s 50th anniversary. Stay tuned for lectures, tutorials, debates and a book-length collection of written testimonials from FYP graduates from the program’s first 50 years. Watch this space to find out what’s coming up and to learn how you can get involved in the celebrations.

Studied at King’s but didn’t take FYP? That’s no reason not to join in the fun! The events being planned are sure to entertain and all alumni are invited.

Information will also be shared in the events section of King’s monthly Alumni Newsletter.

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