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


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


Student Protest: then and now

Speakers: Hilary Wainwright and Matthew Myers   

Date: 10th October 2018                                  

Time: 18.30-20.00                                           

Venue: Shaw Library, Old Building




The End of Nuclear Weapons

Speaker: Beatrice Fihn                                     

Date: 17th October 2018                                   

Time: 18.30-20.00                                           

Venue: Shaw Library, Old Building