LSE Space For Thought literary festival
Literary Festival - call for proposals |

We are delighted to announce LSE’s 7th Literary Festival.  Within the theme of ‘Foundations’ we intend to explore the following areas: Unity in Diversity, Place and Identity, LSE's Foundations, High Culture and Heritage.

As in previous years we are very keen to involve departments, research centres and student societies and encourage you to be as imaginative as possible.

If you would like to propose an event please email Louise Gaskell| by Monday 15 September. Last year’s programme can be browsed online|.

What's new

School closure - August public holiday

The School will be closed for the August public holiday on Monday 25 August 2014.

Please see the Estates| website for full details and access arrangements. Emergencies will be dealt with by Security staff in the Old Building reception.

Calling all LSE Landlords

LSE’s Residential Services Office has launched a new private student accommodation service: take a peek at| 

Landlords can reach over 4000 new students looking for accommodation by creating and editing their own online advert. 

Special rates are available to LSE Staff and Alumni with property to rent. 

LSE Careers summer opening 

LSE Careers is open all summer, running lots of events, one to one careers appointments and CV checking appointments. 

We are open every day between 10am and 5pm – if you’re no longer on campus then contact us| and we’ll be happy to arrange an appointment for you via Skype or telephone.

Remember LSE Careers is available to you throughout your degree and for two years after graduation.

Visualising Data project 

The IPA is looking for innovative LSE research to use to create engaging interactive web features and infographics.

This project is open to all LSE academics. The submission deadline is Friday 29 August

Visit the IPA| website for more information.

Strategic Review

LSE's Strategic Review concluded in Summer Term 2014. The final report| by the Director was endorsed by the School’s Council in June.


Implementation of the vision it expressed for the School will be led in the coming months by the Director and his Management Team.

Articles of Association

The School's Articles of Association are being updated and all members of the LSE community are invited to comment.


To view the draft Articles and submit comments, see Consultation on the constitution|.

Public events

Democracy and South Africa: The first Twenty Years|

Date: Monday 01 – Friday 26 September 2014


Jo Figden interviews Michael Pollan|  

Speaker: Michael Pollan

Date: Wednesday 03 September 2014, 6.30-8pm


The Shifts and The Shocks: what we’ve learned – and still have to learn – from the financial crisis|

Speaker: Martin Wolf

Date: Tuesday 16 September 2014, 6.30-8pm


See Diary and events| for more.

External news from LSE website

LSE celebrates fifth annual graduation ceremony in Beijing|
LSE celebrated the success of around 270 graduates with their families and friends in Beijing.


Mother's personality during pregnancy predicts how well children do in GCSEs|

Babies with mothers who believe their fate is in their own hands and not down to luck tend to perform better in GCSEs.


Congratulations to all offer-holders on their A level results|

LSE has filled its undergraduate places for 2014 and is not going into Clearing or Adjustment.


See News and media| for more.



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