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LSE Research Festival


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 promises to be a major public engagement event.

Submissions to the LSE Research Festival 2015 public exhibition are now closed!

We have had an unprecedented response to LSE Research Festival 2015 and a record number of submissions to its exhibition. Our thanks to all the researchers, at LSE and elsewhere, who submitted posters, films and photographs. Find out more about LSE Research Festival exhibition.|

Get involved

There are still other ways for PhD students and early career researchers to get involved in our fringe programme.


Strictly Come Researching|

LSE Research Festival and the Institute of Public Affairs have launched a new competition for PhD students and early career researchers. Make your research count in the real world!


Social Science Soapbox|

LSE Research Festival and LSESU co-host this exciting opportunity for PhD students and early career researchers to engage directly with the public, discussing the 'big questions' attached to their research.


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|.

Research Festival Workshops and Toolkit

The LSE Research Festival Workshops| ran in Michaelmas and Lent terms this year. They offered a great opportunity to benefit from the experience and insight of practising experts who provided hands on advice about conveying research through visual media. 

Further help is also available through our LSE Research Festival Toolkit| - a collection of resources provided by communications experts from University of the Arts, London.

To view winning posters, photographs and films from the 2013 and 2014 exhibitions see our LSE Research Festival: previous exhibition winners page|.