How to contact us


Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)

London School of Economics and Political Science

5th floor 

Lionel Robbins Building

10 Portugal Street





Chair, EDI Taskforce

Professor Carola Frege


Executive Officer, EDI Taskforce

Joy Whyte

020 7955 7096


Head of EDI Office

Carolyn Solomon-Pryce

020 7955 6621


EDI Manager

Isabella Chan

020 7955 7826


EDI Research Analyst

Dr Nicole Boyce

020 7955 7204 


Research and Communications Officer 

Dr Alex Free

020 7955 6762


Research Officer, Race in the Academy 

Dr Akile Ahmet 

020 7106 1229


Research and Communications Assistant  

Paroj Banerjee 

020 7106 1229



Events at LSE

Women in Science: past, present, and future challenges

On Tuesday 27 September 2016, between 6.30 to 8pm, at the Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, join the Forum for European Philosophy for a public discussion by speakers Dr Patricia Fara, Professor Melissa Hines and Dr Cailin O’Connor and chair Dr Jonathan Birch on women in science and their challenges. This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. 

EDI and Organisational Learning Autumn Training Courses

In partnership with Organisational Learning, the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce has arranged for three courses to be held at LSE this autumn. These courses are: 

On Tuesday 6 September 2016, between 9.30am to 5pm, the Stonewall  one-day LGBT Role Models Programme will give individuals the opportunity to explore what it means to be a role model and a space to identify how an inclusive environment can be created for everyone. Click here to register  for the programme.

On Wednesday 14 September 2016, between 9.30am to 5pm, the Stonewall  one-day Allies Programme will give non-LGBT individuals the opportunity to explore what it means to be an ally and the space to identify how an inclusive environment can be created for everyone. Professor Julia Black, the school’s Interim Director, has committed to attend the training session. Click here to register for the programme.

From September 2016 to January 2017, at the LSE, the Cultural Ability Development Engagement & Talent (CADET) programme for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic employees will be run by Imperial College London. Please contact Joy Whyte for more information and to be added to the programme mailing list.

Everyday Sexism

On Tuesday 11 October 2016, between 6.30pm to 8pm, at the Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, join the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Annual Lecture, to hear Laura Bates speak and Professor Anne Phillips chair, on everyday sexism. This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. 

Challenging the Silence in Higher Education: Race & Racism in the Academy

 On 13 October 2016, in partnership with Goldsmiths, University of London we are holding a one day symposium and evening exhibition based on our project ‘Race in the Academy’.

Universities consider themselves liberal spaces of critical thinking. They are however, sites of power. The knowledge produced and reproduced in universities is textured by inequality because "knowledge" itself is not necessarily unbiased and unaffected by the purveyor. It can be highly racialized, gendered and infused with assumptions of class. Current research demonstrate that race and racism are highly apparent in the space of the university. It is manifest through a range of contact from personalised micro aggression to structural and institutional racism. In recent months the university has been a contested site in Southern Africa, the United States and the UK. There have been many flash points.

This symposium seeks to create a space for the articulation and expression of pertinent issues that feed into the current debate. Invited guests, institutional voices, researchers, and students will come together to explore the challenges in the twenty-first century higher education environment. Be part of the conversation and commitment to move the dialogue forward.

Speakers include: Dr Suki Ali, Dr Kehinde Andrews, Professor Gargi Battacharyya, Professor Kalwant Bhopal,  Professor Steve Garner, Dr William Henry, Claire Herbert and Dr Louise Owusu-Kwarteng.

For further information refer to the full list of speakers. To attend the symposium and evening exhibition please register through eventbrite. 

LSE Black Achievement Conference

On Saturday 15 October 2016, from 10.45-15.30, at the LSE, the Widening Participation Team is hosting its 9th annual Black Achievement Conference. Aimed at African-Caribbean students in school years 10 through to 12 and their parents/carers, this conference is one day free event held as a part of national Black History Month.

This event will be hosted by presenter and entertainer Kat B from MTV and includes a line-up of high profile engaging speakers and role models from across the African-Caribbean community. The Programme includes: Motivational sessions; Parent/Carer workshops with practical tips on supporting their child’s education; and student life workshops led by LSE’s African Caribbean Society.

If you are interested in attending the Conference please complete the application form by Friday 30 September 2016.  For further queries contact the 

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