What we do.

Our priority, as a society rooted in a degree course, is to provide a platform for students in all faculties of our university and beyond to appreciate the intricate and overlapping relationships between the three PPE disciplines through a wide range of intellectually stimulating academic events. These include discussion panels, intercollegiate debates, and talks with guest speakers, usually taking place in lecture halls at our beloved campus in the heart of London. As we grow, we are increasing channels by which students can engage with us academically, especially remotely.

Our secondary focus is to build a flourishing community amongst like-minded peers and offer exciting opportunities with far-reaching benefits. This is achieved through social events, where our members gather informally for food and drink, or through more formal networking events, attended by representatives from various sectors.

Our Mission.

We want to contribute to a better understanding of an increasingly complex world and help students find better answers and solutions to problems, both in theory and in practice. We work towards this goal by giving our peers opportunities to listen and learn from others, as well as platforms to question what they learn and voice their own thoughts.

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Meet the Team

Alice Palmer, President

Alice is a third year PPE student, following the BSc tripartite path, with a keen interest in structures of inequality and identity politics. She is originally from Turin, Italy, though she spent some time living in the USA and has now been in London for nearly 7 years! Alice is an aspiring journalist; she was Debates Editor at KCL’s Dialogue last year, and is now Head of Publications at KCL’s Chapter of European Horizons and a freelance writer at KCL’s Strand Magazine. Her role is to oversee society operations, appointing students for roles, and generally drive growth. She has also taken all Social Media and Graphics responsibilities to promote the society’s image.

Mina Aries, Vice President

Mina is from Hamburg, Germany and in her third year of PPE, following the BSc pathway. Her favourite part of the course are the intercepts of the three disciplines, namely political philosophy and political economy. In her gap year, Mina worked for an NGO in South America, so she speaks great conversational Spanish. Mina is also a member of GKT Hockey Club. She is an excellent collaborator and people person. Invested in environmental protection and sustainability, she is vegan, a cycler and never seen without her water bottle. As Vice President, she will support our President in administrative work and take responsibility for the rebooting and day-to-day workings of our e-journal. 

Kenza Wilks, Vice President

Kenza is from Bermuda and in his third year of PPE, on the tripartite BSc pathway. Prior to attending King’s, Kenza spent a year studying Chinese Language and Literature at Tsinghua University in Beijing and has completed his HSK 4 Mandarin speaking. He is also the Charity Secretary for KCL Lacrosse Club As one of two Vice Presidents in our committee, he will be leading the launch and operations of our new podcast, The Lion’s Share. 

Shona Cooney, Treasurer

Shona is from Dublin, Ireland and in her third year of PPE, following the bipartite BSc Politics and Economics pathway. Her role as Treasurer involves taking care of the society’s expenses and income, particularly with regards to events, speakers, and merchandising. Shona did a semester abroad last year at Sciences Po, in France, and welcomes any questions you may have on this. She is also a member of GKT Hockey Club.

Malin Bornemann,  Academic Events Officer

Malin is from Bielefeld, Germany, and in her second year of PPE. She particularly enjoys interdisciplinary modules that encourage us to look at issues from various perspectives. She is a Swiss Army Knife at Project Access, an international non-profit seeking to close the gaps in accessibility to education, and a board member at Pen Paper Peace, an organisation raising awareness of social responsibility in young Europeans. She is extremely proactive and communicative. As Academic Events officer, she is responsible for reaching out to potential guest speakers, both for talks and podcast episodes. In this venture, she will be supporting Kenza (VP).

Catharina Savelkoul,  Social Events Officer

Catharina is from the Netherlands and in her second year of PPE studies. She is a member of KCL Hockey and Head of Partnerships at KCL’s Chapter of European Horizons. Her main role as Social Events officer will be to integrate first year students into the university, the department and their course via our PPE Families system. She is also responsible for liaising with other departments and universities to build the community, and will be working on her technology skills and alternatives as we shift to more remote ways of coming together.

Anne Teh, Sponsorship Officer

Anne is from Malaysia and in her third year of PPE studies, following the tripartite BSc route. She has experience in hospitality and is part of KCL Yoga and Pilates Society committee and International Women for Women committee. She has written an article on gender inequality for Soroptimist International and is very keen on East Asian and new media politics. Anne is really dedicated and detail-oriented. She will be working in tandem with Shona (Treasurer) to secure sponsorships with a variety of firms, so that our members may network with a diverse group of individuals from various industries and we may host high quality events.