Fifty years of FYP

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.

Fifty years of FYP, 1972-2022

Each year from 1972 to 2022, the King’s community has welcomed a new Foundation Year Program (FYP) cohort. A year-long journey of critical investigations of texts conducted through 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 evolve and 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 thoughtful discussion with peers and faculty.

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 for more information on what’s coming up and to learn how you can get involved in the celebrations.

Six Events to Celebrate Fifty Years of FYP

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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