The Ralph Miliband programme

The Ralph Miliband programme is one of the LSE's most prestigious public lecture series, receiving attention not only at the LSE but across London, the UK, and globally. 


The programme was set up in 1996 thanks to a generous anonymous benefaction from a former PhD student inspired by "Ralph Miliband's contribution to social thought". He specified that the funds be used in memory of his friend and mentor 'to advance his spirit of free social inquiry' and the diversity of thought that has always been the hallmark of LSE.

Convenor: Dr Robin Archer, Director of the Postgraduate Programme in Political Sociology

Turbulent Times

This year we aim to explore some of the dramatic and often unexpected political and social changes that are currently taking place, and which leave many people feeling like we are living through a period in which history has ‘sped up’.

Upcoming Events


Turbulent Climate Change: we we need to address injustice 

Speaker: Mary Robinson

Date and time: Thursday 18th January 2018 , 18.30-20.00

Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building



Who Owns the Robots? Automation and Class Struggle in the 21st Century

Speaker: Peter Frase

Date and time: Wednesday 7th March 2018, 18.30-20.00

Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House


Rise: how did Jeremy Corbyn galvanise the youth vote? 

Speaker: Liam Young

Date and time: TWednesday 14th March 2018, 18.30-20.00.

Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House