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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

Latest news

  • Submissions are now open for a special 120th anniversary edition of LSE Perspectives. Send in your artisitic shots of life at LSE and see LSE Perspectives for details including how to submit your photos. The closing date is Wednesday 12 August and the gallery will be published in September.
  • Did you know? Clare Market building was named after the 16th century Earl of Clare. Read more at Going High Rise at Clare Market on the LSE History blog. 
  • Register for the LSE Alumni Reunion Weekend on 10-11 July 2015! Check out the full programme now, which includes a 120th anniversary summer reception and afternoon tea in the Shaw Library. Plus, on the reunion website take a look at a round-up of life at LSE and beyond during your graduation year.

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: Going High Rise at Clare Market.

120 Anniversary Scholarships

LSE 120th Anniversary Scholarships

LSE 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. 


LSE staff and students: log in to the special 120th anniversary internal resources page for more news and ideas.