LSE Space for Thought Literary Festival

Literary Festival tickets available from Tuesday 3 February|

Tickets for LSE's annual Space for Thought Literary Festival will be available from Tuesday 3 February.

Events will take place Monday 23 - Saturday 28 February and will include a Festival Fringe, creative writing workshops and special events for children.

Visit the Literary Festival| website to browse the full programme of events and ticket information. All events in the Festival are free to attend and open to all.

What's new

Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill: LSE response on draft guidance

LSE has responded to the consultation on the draft guidance for the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill, summarising its concerns with some of the Government’s proposals. The LSE response has gone via UUK, the Russell Group, the local Prevent network and direct to the Home Office.


You can read the full response here: LSE Response to Prevent Duty Consultation | 


LSE Research Festival 2015

There is one month left to get your submissions in to the Research Festival. All researchers across the school – staff and student – are invited to submit visual representations of research in three categories: photography, short film and poster design.


You can get more information by watching the video of the launch event|, or by viewing past winners of the exhibition online|. You can also subscribe to the Research Festival blog| and follow the event on twitter @LSEResearchFest|.


The call for submissions closes on Saturday 28 February.

Self-service password reset

Ever forgotten your LSE password? Did you know you can reset it yourself without having to contact the IMT Service Desk?


All you have to do is enable the self-service password reset option by providing a security question answer and memorable date info in LSE for You|. Find out more on the LSE IT News blog|.

Summer Graduation Ceremonies bookings now open

Bachelor’s and 9-month Master’s eligible to attend the July 2015 Graduation Ceremonies have been emailed invitations and should book their places by Sunday 22 February.


For details, please see| or contact|.

LSE blog showcase

New on the Sustainability at LSE blog: US Bees|


New on the LSE History blog: Arthur Lewis at LSE| and Beatrice Webb - the early years|


New on the Teaching blog: Learning through posters|

Public events

On Truth|

Speakers: Professor Pascal Engel, Professor Simon Blackburn

Date: Monday 2 February 2015, 6.30-8pm


"Not in Our Name": contesting the (mis) use of psychological arguments in the immigration debate|

Speaker: Professor Steve Reicher

Date: Tuesday 3 February 2015, 6.30-8pm


STAR: using visual economic models to engage stakeholders to increase value in the the NHS|

Speakers: Dr Mara Airoldi, Professor Gwyn Bevan

Date: Thursday 5 February 2015, 6.30-8pm


See Diary and events| for more.

External news from LSE website

Youngest children and poorer households worst hit by Coalition's selective cuts, according to major new report|

Families with young children and poorer groups have been worst hit by changes to benefits and direct taxes, according to a comprehensive analysis of the government's social policy record published by LSE.


LSE IDEAS and Public Policy Group ranked 2nd best university think tank in the world|

Two LSE research groups, the foreign affairs centre LSE IDEAS and political analysts/consultants the Public Policy Group, have jointly been named the second best university think tank in the world in a global survey.


This week’s Gearty Grilling: Mukulika Banerjee on democracy in India|

Mukulika Banerjee, Reader in Social Anthropology, discusses democracy in India and why voting is so meaningful to most of the population.


See News and media| for more.