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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


  • Professor Michael CoxDid you know? In 1930, William Beveridge said, "The life of the School has always been a life of adventure." Read MSc student Kara Dunford's take on LSE at 120 now in "A Life of Adventure" - LSE at 120.
  • Don't miss Professor Michael Cox (pictured) speaking about LSE's history at a special Proms Extra event on Wednesday 2 September. 
  • Explore the past with a self-guided historical campus tour. Pick up your LSE History Explorer map from an LSE reception today.


LSE History blog

The Shaw LibraryExplore 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: "A Life of Adventure" - LSE at 120.

LSE staff and students: log in to the special 120th anniversary internal resources page to find out how you can get involved.