The Grimshaw Club is the student society of the International Relations Department and - dating back to the 1920s - probably the oldest LSE student society. It welcomes all students interested in current affairs but also aims to provide a social forum for student and staff members of the Department.
The main activities of the society are twofold. The Grimshaw Club frequently hosts speakers and panel discussions as it aims to stimulate debate on a wide range of topics relating to international relations. The Club is also one of the few LSE societies to organise student study trips, which provide the opportunity to visit focal points of international politics where the Club meets with senior practitioners and international institutions. In 2004/05 delegations went to Madrid and Geneva. Furthermore a trip to India and participation in the World Model United Nations is planned. Trips mostly take place during the holidays and spaces are limited. Additionally, the Club also organises social events, for example a boat party in January 2005.
For more information about the club's activities please visit the Grimshaw Club website.
The current annual subscription is £2.00 and should be paid at the Grimshaw Club stall at the Freshers' Fair at the start of the Michaelmas Term or at the first Club meeting, although late payments may be arranged with the Grimshaw Club Committee. All members are strongly advised to attend the first meeting early in the Michaelmas Term when the nominations and elections for the Committee are held.
The Grimshaw Club meetings are announced via email or on the website.
The Grimshaw Club can be contacted via Su.Soc.Grimshaw_IR_Club@lse.ac.uk and also has a pigeonhole (opposite room CLM.6.05, Clement House, LSE).