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Research and Engagement

When LSE was founded in 1895 it was for the betterment of society. That founding ambition is at the heart of LSE today and reflected in the IPA's research and engagement projects which include:

Religion and the Public Sphere

An interdisciplinary project examining contemporary debates on religion in British public life today.

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Above the Parapet

An IPA research project examining the experiences and under-representation of women in public life.

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Employer Support for Higher Level Skills

We work with practitioners who bring strong experience of policy-making to conduct research and deliver policy impact. View our latest project undertaken by the Rt. Hon. John Denham, the former Secretary of State, on Employer Support for Higher Level Skills.

Anglicans and Sexuality: A Way Forward?

The purpose of this study was to consider the role, both historic and current, of the Anglican Communion, and individual provinces and churches that make up the Communion, in efforts to bring about the decriminalisation of same-sex sexual conduct between consenting adults. It asked a simple question: should an independent commission be set up to look at all aspects of criminalisation and seek ways in which Anglicans can come to a better understanding of these issues and how they can engage with governments, legislatures and the public in countries which criminalise same-sex relationships?

Click here to read Anglicans and Sexuality: A Way Forward

Report authors:
Dr Kevin Childs
Jane Harris
Alex Cisneros

LSE Research Festival

The annual celebration of LSE’s innovative and ground-breaking research in the social sciences.

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Public Outreach

Public Outreach – through our public outreach programme, we make the insights of academic research publicly available for the benefit of society, including the Gearty GrillingsConstitution UK and Data Visualisation projects. 



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