Research Festival 2015
LSE Research Festival Exhibition 2015: call for submissions|

Researchers across the School can now submit works for next year’s Research Festival Exhibition.

We are seeking posters, photographs and short films that convey research in compelling ways and open up dialogue with visitors to the exhibition.

For more information, entry forms and details about workshops that will facilitate production of exhibits, visit LSE Research Festival|.

What's new

LSE IDEAS to bid farewell to Odd Arne Westad at end of this academic year

Odd Arne Westad, the director of LSE IDEAS, has announced that he will be stepping down as head of the centre at the end of the academic year 2014/15. Professor Westad has been director of LSE IDEAS – a centre he co-founded with Professor Michael Cox – since 2008.


Professor Westad will be taking up the ST Lee Chair in US-Asian Relations at Harvard from next academic year and will be teaching in the Kennedy School of Government there. 


He said: “It is a new challenge, very different from teaching at LSE in many ways.  What I will miss most, I think, is teaching undergraduates – I have always enjoyed that part of the job here immensely.  And, of course, the hustle and bustle of LSE IDEAS!”


Read an interview with Professor Westad here|

AXA Research Fund: Junior Research Fellowships – call now open

To support research on life, socio-economic and environmental risks. Each fellowship comes to a maximum total of €120,000 for 2 years. The deadline for applications is 5pm Friday 31 October 2014.


For further information, please click here| [PDF].

LSESU Beekeeping Society Honey Festival

Did you know we had beehives at LSE? Or do you just love honey?  Then the LSE SU Beekeeping Society Honey Festival is for you! From 2-4pm Wednesday 29 October 2014 we'll be outside the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre with all sorts of fun activities to get involved in.


You can test your knowledge of beekeeping (and be in to win some great prizes) in our honey quiz at 2.45pm - but  don't forget to come to our resident bee expert, Dr Luke Dixon's talk on 'Beekeeping: The Basics' at 2.15pm to get some clues beforehand!


You can also test your palate and see if you can pick LSE's own delicious honey from our hives at Connaught House and Passfield Hall apart from regular supermarket honey, as well as buy some honey baking - there'll be a chocolate honey cake, honey cupcakes, a honey and black-tea loaf, as well as honey shortbread.


You can dress up like a beekeeper, and talk to the members of the society and LSE Sustainability who help take care of the bees and learn about how you can get involved. You can also buy some of LSE's honey - only £6 a jar for the best honey you'll ever taste.

Green Impact - sign up now

Green Impact 2014 is here! Now in its sixth year at LSE, Green Impact is a national environmental awards scheme aimed at reducing carbon footprint in universities across the country.


Teams are encouraged to complete criteria and projects that make positive changes within their departments. Sixteen teams have already signed up at LSE!


If you would like to take part in Green Impact this year, you can find out more on the LSE Sustainability pages| or email| .

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


The Vietnam Wars Reconsidered |

Speaker: Professor Fredrik Logevall

Date: Tuesday 28 October 2014, 7-8.30pm


Names: the long shadow of war and remembrance, 1914-2014  | 

Speaker: Professor David Reynolds

Date: Wednesday 29 October 2014, 6.30-8pm


The Real Story Behind the Invisible Hand | 


Speaker: Russell Roberts

Date: Thursday 30 October 2014, 6.30-8pm


See Diary and events| for more. 

External news from LSE website

Parents less likely to monitor their children's internet use if accessed via smartphones|
Parents are less likely to supervise their child’s internet use if they are accessing the internet using a smartphone or tablet, finds the latest report from EU Kids Online at LSE.

This week’s Gearty Grilling: Lilie Chouliaraki on humanitarian communication|
Lilie Chouliaraki, Professor of Media and Communications, discusses the ethics of using celebrities to front humanitarian campaigns.

LSE report reveals £8 billion cost of mental health problems in pregnancy|
Perinatal mental health problems cost the UK £8.1 billion each year, according to report released by LSE and the Centre for Mental Health.


See News and media| for more.



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