New Summer Events

Summer Term Events Leaflet now online

The full events programme from now until June is online. Highlights include events with Gordon Brown, Frances O'Grady, Sir David Chipperfield, Kimberlé Crenshaw, Jeremy Corbyn and Amartya Sen.

You can download a pdf of the leaflet or browse the individual events listing at Public Events.

What's new

LSE closed for public holidays - Monday 2 May & Monday 30 May

Library opening hours


  • Monday 2 May: 24 HOUR OPENING - There will be no staffed services
  • Monday 30 May: 24 HOUR OPENING - There will be no staffed services

Undergraduate students

Study areas and computer facilities will be available at the following locations and at the following times on production of your LSE ID Card:


  • Shaw Library, 4th Floor Restaurant, Teaching Rooms - 08:00 to 21:00
  • NAB open spaces - 08:00 to 21:00
  • 32LIF open spaces and teaching and seminar rooms - 08:00 to 21:00
  • Saw Swee Hock - 08:00 to 21:00

Staff and postgraduate students

Staff and postgraduates will be able to gain entry to LSE buildings between 08:00 - 21:00 on production/use of your LSE ID Card.


Emergencies will be dealt with by a team of Security staff on duty at the Old Building reception desk in Houghton Street. They can also be contacted in an emergency on 0207 955 6555.


Halls of Residences are open throughout with staff cover as normal over the closure period.


Café 54, New Academic Building

Open Saturday and Sunday 12 noon to 6pm

Monday 8.30am to 6pm

LSE Education Covenant (Draft)

The LSE Education Covenant sets out the education that every student can expect at the School.


The version here has been drafted with the help of student feedback, but we want to hear from more of you.


Please read it and let us know what you think. Does it cover everything you would expect? Is it clear and to-the-point?


Please send your thoughts to by Friday 6 May. 

Crazy about cycling?

Free Cycle Confident lessons

All staff and students are invited to enrol on a free one-to-one cycle lesson with a qualified instructor. They will be running at two different locations, with daytime and evening sessions available in April and June at both locations:


Archbishop’s Park, Lambeth Palace Road, SE1
(best located for halls north of the river – Carr Saunders, College Hall, Connaught Hall, Grosvenor House, High Holborn, International Hall, King’s Cross, Lilian Knowles, Passfield, Rosebery)


Barnard Park, Charlotte Terrace, N1 0JQ
(best located for campus, halls south of the river, and halls west of campus – Bankside House, Butler’s Wharf, Grosvenor House, High Holborn, Lilian Penson, Northumberland House, Nutford House, Sidney Webb, Westminster Bridge)


Free bicycle servicing at LSE

Get your bike serviced for free at LSE. There are bicycle servicing days coming up on Monday 16 May and Tuesday 7 June.


The LSE security team will also be on hand to security mark your bike to protect it against theft. Each session will take place on the Library Plaza from 10am to 2pm.


Click here for more information about cycling at LSE.

LSE Careers is open all summer

LSE Careers is open all summer and we’re here to help whether you know what you want to do or not!


You can get your CV checked before you head home, have a one-to-one appointment (we’re open late on Thursdays during Summer Term), use the space and facilities in the Resource Centre, check out the information stand outside SAW every Tuesday during Summer Term, and come along to careers seminars and events once exams are over.


If you’re not in London remember you can book a telephone or Skype appointment as well.

Endless Endeavours

The Library’s Summer exhibition draws on its unique collections to mark the 150th anniversary of a petition to Parliament signed by 1,499 women calling for women’s suffrage.


The exhibition celebrates the achievements of those early suffragists and the organisation which became the Fawcett Society. Although this 1866 petition was unsuccessful, the Fawcett Society regards this moment as its foundation.


The exhibition is open to all until 27 August 2016.

Public events

Lakatos Award Lectures

Speakers: Professor Gordon Belot, Professor David Malament

Date: Thursday 05 May 2016, 6-7.30pm


Religion, Security and Strategy: an unholy trinity? 
Speaker: Professor Gwen Griffith-Dickson

Date: Monday 09 May 2016, 6.30-8pm


Rethinking the Global Monetary System 
Speaker: Dr Raghuram Rajan

Date: Tuesday 10 May 2016, 10-11.30am

See Diary and events for more.  


See News and media for more.



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