Communicating Pain credit Ulises Moreno Tabarez

Communicating Chronic Pain|

Pain is notoriously hard to communicate to others. At the LSE Literary Festival the Department of Methodology will explore the capacities of stories, poems and photographs as forms of pain communication, and the possible relations between them with Dr Yasmin Gunaratnam, Dr Deborah Padfield and Jude Rosen.

Saturday 28 February 2015, 3pm Free tickets are available to book online now.

Visit the Literary Festival event listing| for details.

What's new

NetworkED Seminar - Student entrepreneurs and innovators: the role of education, Wednesday 4 March

Learning Technology and Innovation run an annual seminar series called NetworkED: technology in education, that invites speakers from the field of education, computing and related disciplines to discuss how technology is shaping the world of education.


Next week’s seminar will be a lively debate bringing together LSE students and alumni to discuss the role of education in developing entrepreneurs and innovators of the future on Wednesday 4 March at 5pm. There are a limited number of tickets available and interested students should book a place|.


The seminars are open to participants around the world, who can watch the live event online and participate using a range of technologies. The seminars are also recorded so you can watch at your convenience. 


For more information see the LTI blog|.

Reimagine the Library Lower Ground Floor Space

Next Generation Learning Commons Competition, 26 February - 20 March 2015 - Reimagine the Library Lower Ground Floor Space


Students, this is the chance to make yourself heard. The lower ground floor of the library is due a refit and we’d like you to help us rethink the space to accommodate your needs.


Enter our design competition and you could win an iPad Air or Amazon vouchers! You don’t need to have super visual design skills, just great ideas! Interested?


Visit| to get all the details and enter the competition.


Follow us on Twitter : #NextGenLearnSpaces


Good luck!

Fairtrade Fortnight 2015 now on

As part of Fairtrade Fortnight, LSE Catering will be actively promoting LSE’s Fairtrade status in all its restaurants and cafes from Monday 23 February - Sunday 8 March 2015.


As well as highlighting existing Fairtrade products, we will be introducing new products, and arranging free tastings of Fairtrade products.


Fairtrade is a simple way each one of us can make a difference through our everyday choices. It’s about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. Fairtrade aims to enable the poorest farmers and workers to improve their position and have more control over their lives.More information on Fairtrade can be found at|


LSE Student Volunteering Week: Monday 23 February – Tuesday 3 March

Explore your options for volunteering with LSE’s Student Volunteering Week (#LSESVW15) on campus between Monday 23 February - Tuesday 3 March 2015.


We have a wide range of exciting events taking place, so whether you like running, community groups, live music, fundraising or just giving your time for a good cause, this week is for you!


Find out more on the LSE Volunteer Centre blog|.

LSE Literary Festival

LSE's annual Space for Thought Literary Festival| runs Monday 23 - Saturday 28 February 2015.


All events are free to attend and tickets can be booked through the Literary Festival| website. 


LSE Photo Prize pop-up exhibition|


Photo Prize 2015 will be popping up around campus throughout the Literary Festival so make sure you find it (and grab some of the freebies on offer!):

  • Friday 27 February: 3.30-5pm, Café 54, New Academic Building (P)
  • Saturday 28 February: 7pm onwards, Ground Floor, New Academic Building

(P) marks the locations that are open to the public.


A special category Ghosts of the Past explores LSE's history through photographs. Visit the event listing| for details.

Public events

Clean Energy and Renaissance: a report from the race between revolution and collapse|

Speaker: Jeremy Leggett

Date: Monday 2 March 2015, 6.30-8pm


Power and Order, Peace and War: lessons for Asia from 1914-18|

Speaker: Professor Hugh White

Date: Tuesday 3 March 2015, 6.30pm


Why We Should Talk to Terrorists |

Speaker: Jonathan Powell

Date: Thursday 5 March 2015, 6.30-8pm

See Diary and events| for more.  

External news from LSE website

An EU Capital Markets Union offers a 'real opportunity across Europe'|

The UK City Minister argues in favour of an EU capital markets union at a conference organised by LSE’s Systemic Risk Centre and Goldman Sachs.


This week’s Gearty Grilling: Connson Locke on women in the workforce|

Connson Locke, Assistant Professor of Management, discusses why organisations benefit from more women at senior levels.


High rise estates can work if they are made energy efficient, says new LSE report|

Residents of a West London tower block estate enjoyed a better quality of life following energy efficient refurbishments, according to a new report by Professor Anne Power.


See News and media| for more.