Creating more liveable cities - Ricky Burdett was instrumental in the legacy design of the London Olympic Park and ensuring its long-term benefitsCraig Calhoun, Director of LSE, on facing the future.Dr Ilka Gleibs on how women footballers can boost performance by overcoming negative stereotypes.Campaigning: causes and connections - The public face of campaigning is celebrated at this free LSE Library exhibition, open until 31 August 2015

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Link between intelligence and longevity is mostly genetic

The tendency of more intelligent people to live longer has been shown, for the first time, to be mainly down to their genes by new research published in the International Journal of Epidemiology.

Less able, better off kids more likely to become high earners than bright poor kids
New research, conducted by LSE's Abigail McKnight for the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission, has exposed the reality of a glass floor in British society that protects less-able better-off children from falling down the social ladder as they become adults. 

Single currency has led to increase in generosity, decrease in national pride

New research from LSE shows that countries who have adopted the Euro single currency in the past decade have experienced a decline in national pride.

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Ryan Pyle

Sacred Mountains of China 

Join adventurer and renowned photographer, Ryan Pyle, as he talks about his months exploring and photographing Western China’s remote Sacred Mountains in an effort to better understand these most sacred Tibetan regions. His human-powered adventure is “one of the ages” as he explores the remote provinces of Qinghai, Tibet, Sichuan and Yunnan. Event date: Wednesday 29 July 2015


Something Will Turn Up: Britain's economy, past, present and future 

Sunday Times economics editor and best-selling author David Smith leads us through the mire of government policy and long-term economic trends to paint a vivid picture of how we got to now – and where we might go from here. Event date: Tuesday 28 July 2015 

How Business Can be a Force for Good

Business as usual is over. Belief is the new currency and to succeed you must follow new rules: purpose as the route to profit; mind share to gain market share. At this event you will discover the secrets of some of the world's most renowned business leaders, and find out how to harness the power of purpose to win in business. Event date: Wednesday 12 August

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Professor Frank Wilczek © Amity Wilczek

Speaker: Professor Frank Wilczek (pictured)
Recorded: Wednesday 8 July 2015, approx. 85 minutes                      


Speaker: Lord Meghnad Desai
Recorded: Thursday 9 July 2015

Speaker: Tim Marshall
Recorded: Monday 13 July 2015                                       

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Prime Ministers in Greece       

Prime Ministers in Greece: the paradox of power

Kevin Featherstone and Dimitris Papadimitriou

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