King's College was founded by Henry VI in 1441 and is home to King's College Chapel, one of Cambridge's most iconic building. This is an unparalleled opportunity to stay in one of Cambridge's most famous colleges, set in beautiful gardens, between the river and the city centre. The view of King's from the Backs, the large lawned area between some of the older colleges and the River, is one on the most famous of all English views. Possibly the best way to experience this is from a punt - the flat bottomed boats which are used to tour this stretch of the river.
The Chapel is famous for the Ceremony of Nine Lessons and Carols, broadcast internationally each Christmas Eve. A concert here is one of the events for delegates during the conference.
The location is perfect for all conference activites.
Famous King's alumni include:
- William Oughtred, inventor of the slide rule
- John Maynard Keynes, economist
- Alan Turing, mathematician, cryptographer and one of the inventors of the computer
- Salman Rushdie, novelist