LSE Literary Festival

Don't miss LSE's 9th Literary Festival

LSE's 9th Literary Festival  is running all this week, with events exploring revolutions in literature, international relations, politics, religion and science.

There are still free tickets available for many events, which can be booked online. For those events that are fully booked, returns queues will be in operation, so we encourage you to come along on the day.

E-tickets will be available to book now via the LSE online store.

What's new

Glad to be Gay: the struggle for legal equality


LSE Library’s Spring exhibition marks the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act when homosexuality was decriminalised in private.


Using unique material from the Hall-Carpenter Archives and The Women’s Library collection, this exhibition considers the difficult legal struggle faced by gay people to achieve equality over the last half century.

Take the National Student Survey (NSS) and make a difference


NSS 2017 is still open for all final year undergraduates! Share your views and make a difference to the next generation of LSE students.


Don't forget to claim your £5 Amazon voucher, as a thank you for your time, by contacting By taking part, you'll also be entered into the prize-draw for a chance to win £100. 

Student Digital Experience Tracker (DET)


The Student Digital Experience Tracker (DET) is a new national survey focused on how learners use digital technologies and how this affects your overall experience at university. 


We know digital issues are important to you, and your feedback will help shape our understanding of the LSE digital environment.


The Student DET takes less than 15 minutes to complete, and is open till Wednesday 22 February. Participate now.

Brexit: Implications for the UK, the EU and the international system


LSE’s Brexit Lunchtime lecture series is open to all staff and students.


The format of the series varies, however sessions address a range of important political, economic, financial, legal, and social issues that arise for Britain and the EU within the Brexit negotiations.


Lectures take place every Wednesday from 12.00pm- 1.30pm, in the Hong Kong Theatre. Attendance is on a first-come-first-served basis.


See here for the full programme.

Recruiting off-campus support mentors


Student Services are currently recruiting mentors for new undergraduates who will not live in halls when they start at LSE next year. Mentors make contact in early September to introduce themselves and answer questions about being an LSE student. They meet their mentees during Welcome Week and then periodically throughout the year.


It’s not time intensive, it fits around your studies and you stand to make a real difference to the experience of new students. You will also develop your skills and have your contribution recorded in your PDAM Applications close at 23.59 on Wednesday 22 February.


Find out more and apply now.

Public events

Speakers: Yuval Levin, Dr Michael McQuarrie, Professor Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey
Date: Tuesday 21 February, 7-8.30pm


Urbanisation in China – Patterns and Governance

Speakers: Professor Stephan Feuchtwang, Professor Athar Hussain, Professor Jude Howell, Professor Fulong Wu

Date: Wednesday 22 February, 6.30-8pm


A Material Sociology of Markets: the case of "futures lag" in high-frequency trading
Speaker: Professor Donald MacKenzie

Date: Thursday 23 February, 6.30-8pm


See Diary and events for more.  


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