LSE's 120th anniversary: Tales from Houghton Street

The first students arrived at LSE on 10 October 1895, and we're celebrating with a trip through time.

Find out what some of our alumni and staff think about LSE past, present and future in a special oral history podcast, Tales from Houghton Street.

Let the LSE History blog inspire you with a special series on LSE's firsts - and brush up on your campus history with an interactive tour through time, coming soon.

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

What's new

Café 54 - now open Saturdays and Sundays

Now open on Saturdays and Sundays from 12noon - 6pm, you can now enjoy all your Café 54 favourites seven days a week.


Pick up a loyalty card on your next visit - buy ten hot drinks and get the eleventh one free.

Language Courses - extra curricular

Why not start a new language or improve on your existing language skills this year?


The Language Centre currently offers Arabic, Catalan, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish as part of their Certificate Course programme.

Germans in Britain - LSE Arts public exhibition

Germans in Britain, a touring exhibition now on in the Atrium Gallery, Old Building, explores the relationship between Britain and Germany, one of the deepest between any two European countries.


Although the two wars that devastated 20th century Europe cast Germany and Britain as foes, the nations have long been natural allies with intertwined interests and a shared past.

Centre for Women, Peace and Security

The Centre for Women, Peace and Security is a leading academic space for scholars, practitioners, activists, policy-makers and students to develop strategies to promote justice, human rights and participation for women in conflict-affected situations around the world. Through research, teaching and multi-sectoral engagement, the Centre aims to promote gender equality and enhance women’s economic, social and political participation and security.


The Centre was launched earlier this year with the support of the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative, co-founded by former UK Foreign Secretary, William Hague, and the Special Envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Angelina Jolie Pitt.


Find out more about the origins, context and ambition for the Centre at the first major public event on Thursday 8 October (6.30pm): ‘Women, Peace and Security: tackling the cycle of violence against women’ with founding director, Professor Christine Chinkin.


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Did you know? The will of a Derby lawyer led to LSE's foundation...

Henry Hunt Hutchinson...Read Funding the vision – Henry Hunt Hutchinson and his will.


Follow the weekly LSE trivia series.





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

Public events

Myanmar on the Brink 

Speakers: Mark Canning, Dr Jurgen Haacke, Shibani Mahtani
Date: Monday 05 October 2015, 6.30-8pm


A Right to Migrate? 

Speakers: Professor Chris Bertram, Emily Dugan, Professor Matthew Gibney, Madeleine Sumption 

Date: Tuesday 06 October 2015, 6.30-8pm


Why Cities Succeed and Fail Today 

Speaker: Professor Michael Storper

Date: Wednesday 07 October 2015, 6.30-8pm


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