Amitav Ghosh by Jerry Bauer

Flood of Fire - Amitav Ghosh at LSE

Date: Friday 29 May 2015
Time: 1-2pm
Venue: New Theatre, East Building
Speaker: Amitav Ghosh
Chair: Dr Mukulika Banerjee

Amitav Ghosh is one of the finalists for this year’s Man Booker International Prize. On Friday 29 May 2015 the Booker shortlisted, bestselling author, talks about his work and the true story that lies behind his latest novel.

See Flood of Fire for full details.

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IPA - Above the Parapet Facewall

“We know numbers, but not journeys.” The IPA's Above the Parapet project is exploring the journeys taken by high profile women who shape public life. 
Above the Parapet has spoken to more than 80 women in the fields of politics, diplomacy, academia and civil society to gather their stories of reaching the highest levels of public life.  
Visit the Above the Parapet Facewall to read the first release of interviews.  

LSE Staff Wellbeing Day – Tuesday 26 May

For One Day Only!!!


A team of British Heart Foundation (BHF) practitioners will be available on campus on Tuesday 26 May 2015 during LSE Staff Wellbeing Day to provide valuable advice and information about maintaining a healthy lifestyle.


The BHF Team will be running interactive sessions throughout the day in The Venue (the basement of SAW), focusing upon physical activity, healthy eating and wellbeing practices. During the session you will be guided through four themed health zones by an experienced and professional BHF team to learn more about eating well, being active, thinking well and changing habits.


Each session will last approximately 60 minutes – just email to book a place. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Do take advantage of this opportunity; BHF will be on campus for one day only so make the most of it whilst we have them here.


Any questions, please do contact us at

Centre Buildings Redevelopment - four weeks to go

There are less than four  weeks until Houghton Street closes on Monday 15 June


Meet the contractor on Tuesday 2 June & Thursday 4 June 2015

LSE Estates Division invites LSE Staff and Students to an information session with Capital Development and Cantillon, the Centre Buildings demolition contractor. 


The session will comprise a presentation about the site logistics followed by a Q&A and will include information on dust, noise, traffic, vibration control, communication and works sequencing .  


The meetings will be held between 11-2pm on Tuesday 2 and Thursday 4 June in the Centre Buildings Exhibition Space which is located the Old Three Tuns on Houghton Street.  


If you are able to join us please email Phoebe in Capital Development to confirm which date you will be attending.


For the latest information on Centre Buildings and how it affects you please visit


Please also note that the Centre Buildings Exhibition Space closes on Wednesday 10 June 2015.

Learn how to code for free with the the BCSWomen App-a-thon - Saturday 13 June

LSE has been given a fantastic opportunity to be a part of a Guinness World Record attempt – the BCSWomen App-a-thon.


IMT be teaming up with The Chartered Institute of IT (BCS) specialist group, BCSWomen, to host 50 participants in a national challenge to get the largest number of people learning to write an Android smartphone app at a single time.


Taking place on Saturday 13 June 2015 in the LSE Thai Theatre (NAB) from 10am-3pm (lunch provided), you can register for your free place here​.


Did you know? Lionel Robbins arrived at LSE 95 years ago this year

Lionel Robbins ...Find out more about Lionel Robbins’ life  in this LSE Digital Library exhibition - or discover more LSE history trivia at the Did you know? series.








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

Public events

Quality of Life in Urban China: economic growth and the environment
Speaker: Professor Matthew Kahn
Date: Tuesday 26 May 2015, 6.30-8pm


Equality Without Equivalence: an anthropology of the common

Speaker: Dr Harry Walker

Date: Thursday 28 May 2015  6-7pm


What Has the Magna Carta Ever Done for Us?
Speakers: Robert Craig, Professor Conor Gearty, Professor Francesca Klug, Dr Mara Malagodi
Date: Monday 1 June 2015, 6.30-8pm


See Diary and events for more.  


This week’s Gearty Grilling: Bridget Hutter on risk regulation

Bridget Hutter, Professor of Risk Regulation, discusses why regulation needs to be finely balanced.


Thomas Piketty joins LSE as Centennial Professor

The celebrated economist Thomas Piketty has been appointed as Centennial Professor at LSE’s new International Inequalities Institute.


Honesty trumps political loyalty in lost wallet experiment

People are just as likely to return a ‘lost’ wallet to an owner who has a different political affiliation to their own suggests new research from LSE.


See News and media for more.



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