First Story: writing home

First Story: writing home|

The culmination of the 2014 LSE and First Story creative writing competition sees a panel of award-winning young adult authors discussing the idea of home - Where is "home" for them? How important are roots? And how does this influence their writing?

Book your tickets now for a free event with James Dawson, Kate Kingsley and Anthony McGowan on Monday 9 March, 6-7.30pm, including a drinks reception with a chance to meet the authors.

Visit the event listing| for further details. 

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LSE GROUPS - last day to apply

Undergraduates, don't miss this great opportunity to take part in an original research project, organised by LSE Teaching and Learning Centre! At LSE GROUPS, you'll get the chance to work in small groups of mixed years and mixed disciplines on a research project of your choice, write it up for a research paper and present it at a research conference.


LSE GROUPS 2015 runs from 22 June to 3 July. For more details, the application form, and examples of previous years’ projects, please visit the website|.


The closing date for applications is TODAY Friday 6 March 2015.

The future of social science after the general election 

On Monday 16 March the Campaign for Social Science visits  LSE to present the report and discuss its relevance to LSE. Social scientists of all disciplines are encouraged to attend.


The event will take place at 12.30-2pm in the Alumni Theatre, New Academic Building. Lunch will be served from 12.30pm before the main session at 1-2pm.


The panel includes Professor Craig Calhoun, Director of LSE, Professor Lord Nicholas Stern, IG Patel Chair of Economics and Government and Chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, and from the Campaign for Social Science, Professor James Wilsdon, Chair, David Walker, Head of Policy and Professor Andy Ross, Board Member.


Sign up to this free event here|. Please note places are limited.

Congratulations LSE Photo Prize winners

1st prize – Benjamin Aw, undergraduate in the Economics department – Windows

2nd Prize – Max Nathan, Deputy Director of the Centre for Local Economic Growth – Destroyed Room

3rd prize – Catarina Heeckt, staff member at LSE Cities  - Preserving the Past.

Special category Ghosts of the Past winner - Pawel Opaska, Postroom Operative - Ghost in the Library.


You can see all of the winning entries| online and more of the submissions to the Photo Prize in a special LSE Perspectives| gallery.

LSE Choir and Orchestra Spring Concert 2015

Tuesday 17 March, 7.30pm at St Andrews Holborn


The LSE Choir, conducted by Andrew Campling, will perform Coronation Mass by W A Mozart. The LSE Orchestra, conducted by Matthew Taylor, will perform Thomas Hyde, Serenade in A (World Premiere); Malcolm Arnold, Clarinet Concerto No 2; and Neilsen, Symphony No 1.


Tickets are £7 and can be purchased on the LSE e-shop. Visit the event listing| for further details. 


Did you know? LSE has some famous fictional alumni

Eliza Doolittle

... including George Bernard Shaw's Eliza Doolittle. Read more on the LSE History blog post LSE in fiction|.


2015 is LSE’s 120th anniversary. Join in the celebrations at| #LSE120| 



Public events

What is the Responsibility to Protect?  | 
Speaker: Professor Michael Walzer

Date: Monday 9 March 2015, 6-7.30pm


Human Capital, Labour Supply and Inequality: a role for tax policy reform?|

Speaker: Professor Sir Richard Blundell

Date: Tuesday 10 March 2015, 6.30-8pm


Liability, Proportionality and the Number of Aggressors|

Speaker: Professor Jeff McMahan

Date: Wednesday 11 March 2015, 6.30-8pm

See Diary and events| for more.  

External news from LSE website

This week’s Gearty Grilling: Jeremy Horder on criminal law reform|

Jeremy Horder, Professor of Criminal Law, discusses how too few MPs have been punished for corruption and how too many criminals get to keep their assets. 


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.


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.