Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
Saw Swee Hock Student Centre official opening|

Come along to the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre on Friday 24 October. A fantastic day of events to celebrate the official opening of the building will be kicking off at noon and all members of the LSE community are welcome. Professor Craig Calhoun will be hosting the opening ceremony at 5pm.

Find out more about the day's activities here| or contact|. #LSESSH

What's new

#AsktheDirector is back

Do you have a question for the LSE Director? Professor Craig Calhoun (@craigjcalhoun|) will be live on Twitter to answer your tweets from 3-4pm on Wednesday 22 October.

Minouche Shafik to speak at LSE

Nemat (Minouche) Shafik became Deputy Governor of the Bank of England on 1 August 2014. Dr Shafik sits on the Monetary Policy Committee, and attends the Financial Policy Committee and the Bank's Court of Directors. 


Dr Shafik will give a speech at LSE on Monday 27 October, chaired by Lord Stern. Visit the event webpage| to find out how to request a free ticket. #LSEBoE

LSE Chill

An extra special LSE Chill will take place on Friday 24 October from 2-4pm to celebrate the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre opening ceremony.


As part of the day’s activities three musical acts will be performing in the Weston Café, on the sixth floor. Trevor Gowan will play the piano, Daniel Print will perform on the guitar, and Milli Karlstrom will sing in the first LSE Chill of the year.


For more information about the session, the performers or if you want to take part in an upcoming Chill, please click here| or email|.

LSE Treatment Clinic

The LSE Treatment Clinic offers professional treatments at reduced rates for LSE. Their combined expertise is effective in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain, repetitive strain injury, tension headaches, posture advice, sports injuries, anxiety, insomnia, migraine, among many other ailments.


The practitioners are:

Hanya Chlala: Acupuncture and Reflexology available in a dual-bed setting on Wednesdays and Fridays

Laura Dent: Sports massage available on Mondays

Tim Hanwell: Osteopathy available on Tuesdays and Thursdays


The Treatment Clinic is on the first floor of Tower 2. Appointments are available Monday - Friday from 9am-6pm and can be booked online at|. All consultations are strictly confidential and sessions will last between 30 and 60 minutes depending upon the treatment.

Strategic Review

LSE's Strategic Review concluded in Summer Term 2014. The final report| by the Director was endorsed by the School’s Council in June.


Implementation of the vision it expressed for the School will be led in the coming months by the Director and his Management Team.

Articles of Association

The School's Articles of Association are being updated and all members of the LSE community are invited to comment.


To view the draft Articles and submit comments, see Consultation on the constitution|.

Public events

Buying Time: the delayed crisis of democratic capitalism |

Speaker: Professor Wolfgang Streeck

Date: Monday 20 October 2014, 6.30-8pm


A Changing World and China | 

Speaker: Ambassador Wu Jian Min

Date: Wednesday 22 October 2014, 6.30-8pm


The Social Life of Money | 

Speaker: Professor Nigel Dodd

Date: Thursday 23 October 2014, 6.30-8pm


See Diary and events| for more.





External news from LSE website

This week's Gearty Grilling: Paul Cheshire on the housing crisis|
Paul Cheshire, Professor Emeritus of Economic Geography, argues that green belt land should be used to solve the housing crisis.

First female President of Malawi to launch LSE programme examining women's experiences of public life|

Dr Joyce Banda is visiting LSE as a Visiting Professor as part of the Above the Parapet programme, which examines the experiences of high profile women who have shaped public life.


LSE launches specialist entrepreneurship unit|
A specialist unit promoting and understanding entrepreneurship’s potential to drive global change has been launched at LSE.


See News and media| for more.



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