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


From People's Dissent to Royal Assent: Sylvia Pankhurst and the struggle for the vote

Speaker: Rachel Holmes

Date: Tuesday 08 May 2018

Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Venue: Shaw Library, 6th Floor, Old Building 




Giant Factories and the Making of the Modern World

Speaker: Joshua Freeman

Date: Monday 21st May 2018

Time: 6.30-8.00

Venue: Alumni Theatre, New Academic Building


The Challenge to Diversity and Democracy in India Today

Speaker: Yogendra Yadav

Date: Tuesday 5th June 2018

Time: 6.30-8.00

Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building