Charles Booth Centenary Lectures
3 November 2016
Speakers: Mary Morgan, Alan Manning, Stephen Machin, Fran Tonkiss, Suzi Hall, Anne Power, Emily Grundy, Tim Newburn and John Hills
This event, which coincided with the LSE Research Festival 2016, was part of a wider LSE celebration of pioneering social scientist Charles Booth, who died in 1916, and whose original survey into life and labour in London is held in the LSE Library.
Booth's investigation of poverty in London provides a key example both of the creative development of social science and of the ways in which research may be used to have a positive impact on society. The event brought together a group of scholars from a range of disciplines to explore the substance of Booth's ideas as well as his broader legacy for the social sciences and for contemporary social analysis.
Watch video recordings here.