How to contact us


London School of Economics and Political Science

20 Kingsway

Portugal Street WC2A 2AE


Course Office

KSW 4.02 (Fourth Floor)

Email: LSE100

Telephone: + 44 (0)20 7107 5361/(0)207 955 7594


LSE100 Director Professor

George Gaskell


LSE100 Deputy Director

Dr Jessica Templeton

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7107 5152


LSE100 Course Manager

Ashley Thomas


LSE100 Course Administrators

Camilla Luxford

Natalie Reilly


Unfortunately 20 Kingsway is not wheelchair accessible but we are happy to meet with students in an alternative venue. Please get in touch with us via email or phone if you would like us to arrange this.


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LSE100 The LSE Course

About LSE 100

The LSE Course is LSE's flagship interdisciplinary course for undergraduate students. It is designed to broaden and deepen students' engagement with social scientific analysis by using pressing social issues as case studies for exploration of the ways different theories, methods and evidence can shape our understanding of events and phenomena. LSE100 brings you into the heart of the LSE tradition of engaging with big questions, with lectures by leading researchers and small, interactive classes that challenge you to confront different kinds of evidence, assess competing explanations for social phenomena, and decide which of these are most compelling.

Whatever your degree course, LSE100 will enhance your education and experience at the School by complementing your disciplinary training with an understanding of different ways of thinking, learning from debating and collaborating with students from other disciplines and cultural backgrounds, and building your methodological, analytical and communication skills.

All undergraduates take LSE100 in the second term of their first year and the first term of their second year. In each of these terms you will participate in two five-week modules, each of which explores a key social issue from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Each week you will attend a two-hour lecture delivered by one or more leading LSE academics, and you will further explore these ideas in collaboration with a small group of students in a one-hour class.

LSE Old Building

The LSE100 2016 Modules are:

  • Nationalism
  • Poverty and Inequality
  • Power shift to the East
  • Crime and Punishment

 Read more here


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Read more about how LSE100 is assessed here


 News & Events


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Lifting the Curtain 

#talkLSE100 - Revisiting Booth's East London

Meet the Artist and learn more about his work!

Thursday 28 January, 2016

13.00 - 14.00





Congratulations to former LSE100 teacher Giulia Pastorella who was named one of ' 30 under 30 for policy! Read more here





LSE100 presents a film screening of ‘Jogging with Jody’ on life after prison, followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Kip Loades


Date: Thursday 26th November, 2015

Room: KSW 3.01

Time: 6pm




Book Launch

Jimmy Carter and the Middle East: The Politics of Presidential Diplomacy

Dr. Daniel Strieff, LSE100 Fellow

Wednesday 18 November, 2015

KSW 3.01



Based on newly declassified documents and previously untapped private sources, Jimmy Carter and the Middle East offers a provocative new analysis of Carter’s role as “diplomat-in-chief” in the Arab-Israeli conflict during his single-term presidency.





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

Chief Economics Commentator of the Financial Times Martin Wolf gives an insightful and timely analysis of why the financial crisis occurred, and of the radical reforms needed if we are to avoid a future repeat. Arguing that the future financial crises are 'certain,' Wolf outlines his ambitious recommendations for reforming the financial system.


Monday 9 November, 2015

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Videos and Links


Welcome to the course

Professor Craig Calhoun, Director of LSE





Welcome to the course

Professor George Gaskell, Director of LSE100