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 LSE120th Anniversary

Celebrating 120 years of LSE

Beatrice and Sidney Webb sitting on a bench in the 1940s 

In October 1895 LSE opened its doors to students for the first time. Find out more about LSE's history and join in our 120th anniversary celebrations. #LSE120

Did you know?

LSE beaver mascotThe LSE beaver mascot has a name – he’s called Felix. Why? LSE’s motto comes from Virgil’s Georgics. The full quote is “Felix, qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas”.  

 

LSE History blog

LSE History blogExplore the key events in LSE's 120 years of history. Journey through LSE's past using our interactive Timeline| or delve deeper through a selection of LSE History blog| posts celebrating the School's rich history - and uncovering some of the secrets of hidden LSE.

New on the LSE History blog: Beatrice Webb - the early years| and Arthur Lewis at LSE|

LSE Space for Thought Literary Festival

LSE Literary FestivalLSE’s seventh Literary Festival| takes place Monday 23 - Saturday 28 February 2015, with the theme 'Foundations'. The festival will explore the foundations of knowledge, society, identity and literature, as well as those of LSE itself in our 120th year.

We will be reflecting on some of the important anniversaries taking place this year, whilst also celebrating an idea at the heart of LSE, encapsulated in our motto, "to understand the causes of things".

Read about the evolution of the Literary Festival in organiser Louise's blog post|.

Pop up exhibitions

Beaver crestHistory of LSE 
Ever wanted to know where LSE first opened its doors? Find out more about this and other questions in the history of LSE pop up exhibition.
Dates: Monday 23 - Saturday 28 February
Venue: New Academic Building

LSE Photo Prize   
A special category Ghosts of the Past will explore LSE's foundations with photos conjuring up ghosts from LSE's past.
Dates: Monday 23 - Saturday 28 February
Venue: LSE campus

Public lecture

Sidney and Beatrice WebbThe 'School': the LSE from the Webbs to the Third Way|
How did the "School" come into being? What role did key figures like Sidney and Beatrice Webb play? What was their vision for LSE and was it ever realised?


Date: Tuesday 24 February 2015
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker: Professor Michael Cox
Chair: Sue Donnelly

120 Anniversary Scholarships

LSE 120th Anniversary ScholarshipsLSE will be offering 120 Anniversary Scholarships| for taught Master's students from the UK starting at LSE in 2015. The awards will vary in value, based on financial need, and are designed to help with fees and living costs.

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