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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

  • Happy birthday Sidney Webb! LSE's co founder, the Fabian Sidney Webb, was born on 13 July 1859. Read about Sidney before LSE in Sidney Webb - the early years

  • LSE History ExplorerExplore the past with a self-guided historical campus tour. Pick up your LSE History Explorer map from an LSE reception today.
  • Students and staff - send in your artistic shots of life at LSE! Submissions are now open for a 120th anniversary edition of LSE Perspectives. The closing date is Wednesday 12 August and the gallery will be published online in September 2015.
  • Professor Michael Cox will  speak about LSE's history at a special Proms Extra event on Wednesday 2 September. 

LSE History blog

Sidney WebbExplore 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: Sidney Webb - the early years.

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 to find out how you can get involved.