Professor Craig Calhoun

#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 10.30-11.30am on Wednesday 25 November.

Feel free to ask him a question in advance, or during the ‘live hour’, using the hashtag #AskTheDirector.

What's new

Professor Craig Calhoun: After the Paris Attacks

Read LSE Director, Professor Craig Calhoun’s blog post following the tragic events in Paris on Friday 13 November.

Centre Buildings Redevelopment Demolition works

The Capital Development team have been liaising with Westminster City Council regarding the demolition working hours and have agreed a slight change to the quiet periods.


These were 10am-12pm and 2-4pm but from Monday 23 November these times will be change as follows, giving an additional half an hour of quieter time in the afternoon which is offset by half an hour earlier start in the mornings before 8am:


Noisier: 7.30-10am

Quieter: 10am-12pm;

Noisier: 12-2pm;

Quieter: 2-4.30pm;

Noisier: 4.30-6pm

Support available from the Student Services Centre

The Student Services Centre can help you access a variety of support services from across the School.


You can visit us in the ground floor of the Old Building during our opening hours (Monday-Friday, 11am-4pm), send us an email at, or call us on 0207 955 6167.

Book your Christmas evening reception

With the festive season fast approaching, LSE Catering has tailored some Christmas reception packages for you to enjoy.


The receptions are perfect for a departmental get-together, formal event or celebration with warm mince pies, hot mulled wine and smoked salmon canapés on offer.


To view the options or to book a reception, visit the hospitality ordering system.

Did you know? LSE Cities' Urban Age Programme is 10...


Urban Age... its birth stemmed from the conviction that cities reflect not only our most acute problems but also our great innovations, opportunities and solutions. 


Read more on the LSE History blog, The Urban Age, ten years on.



Have you visited the Foundations: LSE and the science of society in the LSE Library? Book a place on a lunchtime talk by the exhibition team.


2015 is LSE’s 120th anniversary: #LSE120 

Public events

The Creative Economy: invention of a global orthodoxy 

Speakers: Professor Angela McRobbie, Professor Jonothan Neelands, Professor Philip Schlesinger 

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2015  6.30pm


The Future of the Professions: how technology will transform the work of human experts 

Speakers: Daniel Susskind, Professor Richard Susskind

Date: Monday 30 November 2015, 6.30-8pm


Is Political Violence Ever Justified? 

Speakers: Professor Howard Caygill, Professor Maeve Cooke, Professor Kim Hutchings

Date: Tuesday 01 December 2015, 6.30-8pm


See Diary and events for more.  


See News and media for more.