Cherie Blair
In Conversation with Cherie Blair|

To celebrate the completion of the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, LSE continues its ‘In Conversation’ series with lawyer, campaigner for women’s rights and LSE alumna, Cherie Blair.

She will be in conversation with Professor Julia Black. The event will include a drinks reception.

See In Conversation with Cherie Blair| for more information about the event including how and when to request tickets.

Event date: Thursday 1 May 2014, 6.30-8pm.

What's new

Screen locking in computer rooms

From Tuesday April 29 All public PCs in computer rooms and the library will be subject to a new screen locking policy| from Tuesday 29 April.


Any computer left unattended will automatically lock itself after 5 minutes, requiring the original user to re-enter their password to continue use. This will help reduce unauthorised access to LSE accounts on unattended PCs.

Easter School Closure

The School will be closed for Easter between Thursday 17 April and Wednesday 23 April inclusive, reopening on Thursday 24 April.

There will be no access to School buildings on Friday 18 April or Monday 21 April. We recommend staff only attend for work if absolutely necessary between 17 and 23 April inclusive.

Emergencies will be dealt with by a 'skeleton' Security service on duty at the Old Building reception.

LSE/First Story 2014 'Reflections' anthology

Read the LSE and First Story 2014 ‘Reflections’ creative writing competition for schools anthology| online.

The anthology contains the 12 winning entries from key stage 3-5 students.

The winners were recognised at a recent prize-giving event which also featured a discussion between the competition judges - James Dawson, Kate Kingsley, Geraldine McCaughrean and Jon Robinson.

The LSE Literary Festival and First Story public discussion and prize-giving event| is now available as a podcast|.

LSE Research Festival blog launched

The LSE Research Festival blog| – a celebration of research at LSE in all its forms – has been launched.

The blog will host information on upcoming LSE Research Festival 2014 events as well as a ‘best of LSE blogging’ series from guest authors.

Subscribe now to stay up to date with LSE Research Festival 2014|.

Strategic Review

LSE’s Strategic Review| led by its Director, Professor Craig Calhoun, began in October 2012 and is anticipated to last 18 months.


It is an opportunity to reflect on how things are done at LSE, and why.

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

LSESU Visual Arts Society Exhibition 2014|

Date: 28 April-6 June 2014


What's So Great About Strong Leaders?|

Speaker: Professor Archie Brown

Date: Monday 28 April, 6.30-8pm


In Conversation with Cherie Blair|
Speaker: Cherie Blair
Date: Thursday 1 May, 6.30-8pm


See Diary and events| for more.

External news from LSE website

NHS will pay a high price for short-term mental health cuts, report warns|

A new economic report, published today, has found that investing in quality care and support for people with schizophrenia and psychosis results in huge savings in the long-term.


UK ninth most entrepreneurial economy globally|

The UK has slipped from sixth to ninth place in the 2014 Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index (GEDI).


International aid being used to influence elections|

Governments of democratic developing countries are using international aid to support their election drives, new research has found.


See News and media| for more.



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