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LSE Research Festival


Join the public celebration of social science research

Welcome to the website of LSE Research Festival, which is now entering its fifth successful year. Having grown from  a student led poster competition in 2010 to a multi-event celebration of social science research, the festival has become a key feature of the LSE calendar. Now under the auspices of the School's Institute of Public Affairs|, LSE Research Festival 2015 offers a series of exciting public engagement events.

LSE Research Festival Exhibition 2015


Thursday 21 May 2015, 5.30pm-8.30pm
Lower ground floor, New Academic Building, LSE

Researchers from LSE and elsewhere exhibit films, posters and photographs and discuss their work with visitors.

Entry is free and open to all but you can register your interest online via Eventbrite|.

For more information please see our LSE Research Festival Exhibition 2015 page|.

Full events programme


Strictly Come Researching

Tuesday 19 May 2015, 6.30pm
Thai Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

The winners of LSE Research Festival's newest competition come up against Professor Conor Gearty in a series of his trademark interviews.

Entry is free and open to all. Admission is on a first come first served basis.


LSE Works: Above the Parapet

Wednesday 20 May 2015, 6.30pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

Dr Purna Sen of the Above the Parapet project discusses recent research on women in public life.

Find out more information about this public lecture online.|

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Social Science Soapbox

Thursday 28 May 2015, 7pm
6th floor café, Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, LSE

LSE researchers take to the soapbox to debate their research in one of LSE's newest café bars.

Entry is free and open to all but you can register your interest via Eventbrite|. Admission is on a first come first served basis.

Applications to take part in the soapbox are open until 13 April 2015|


Stay in touch

To stay in touch with news and information about LSE Research Festival 2015 subscribe to the LSE Research Festival blog| and follow us on Twitter|. In addition you can subscribe for email updates on upcoming events and opportunities connected to LSE Research Festival by entering your email in the box below. 

Launch event video

The launch event for LSE Research Festival 2015 saw the Director of the Institute of Public Affairs, Professor Conor Gearty, give Professor Julia Black, LSE Pro-Director for Research, one of his trademark grillings, discussing why research in the social sciences is so important. See excerpts from the grilling and other footage from the launch event in the film below.  

The full interview can be seen at the LSE Research Festival launch event interview page|.