How to contact us
Sidney Webb House 

159 Great Dover Street


Tel: +44 (0)11 7302 7259

Who's who at Sidney Webb House

Note: There is no administrative office at the hall and all queries should be directed to the Residential Services Office.

Who's who at Sidney Webb House

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A big welcome from everyone at Sidney Webb House. The warden presides over student welfare and discipline within the residence. The day to day management is the task of residence manager and staff who look after reception services, cleaning, maintenance and facilities. Contact details are listed on the tabs.

Warden team 

Orla Lynskey

Warden, Dr Orla Lynskey
You can email me or come to see me at my office in the New Academic Building (an office hour appointment can be booked via LSE for You). If you need urgent help then a subwarden is on duty every night and weekend and can be contacted through reception. The subwarden team and I, are very approachable, so if there are any issues that concern you, please do email us, or leave a note at reception.

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Warden - Statement of Responsibilities [PDF]



A team of subwardens assists the warden. One of the subwardens is on duty every evening and throughout the weekend, when they can be contacted through reception (see How to contact us box on the left).

For any non-urgent queries, please use the generic email address below. The information below and more can also be found at reception.

roberto sormani

Subwarden, Roberto Sormani

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Subwarden, Zeynep Kaparoglu

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Florian Allwein

Subwarden, Florian Allwein

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Subwarden, Dagmar Myslinska

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Fees administrator (LSE) 
There is currently no LSE representative based at Sidney Webb House, please direct any fee related queries to:

Cleaning staff

Cleaning services are operated by staff from Knighton Cleaning Services Ltd. They are responsible for the upkeep of all communal areas and will attend to your kitchen once a week. The cleaning staff are managed by Maria Hannan and you will no doubt get to know this local lady during your time here at Sidney Webb.

IT support

Hall IT network advisor (LSE)
The Hall Network Advisor is available to support residents with network configuration problems and for maintenance of the computer suite. If you wish to report a fault, or if you need help with your laptop or PC, you should arrange to talk to the LSE hall network advisor during his surgery time. Please look out for posters in the computer suite for details of who to contact and their hours of availability.

Alternatively, you can email: (please do not ask for help with software or hardware problems).

Maintenance and facilities

To report a maintenance fault, please write a note into the maintenance folder at reception.


Assistant Residence Manager (Unite Students), Rollo Prince
Steve Pearce and Rollo Prince form the management team at Sidney Webb House. Feel free to ask them any questions about the residence.
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Security staff

Mitie Trident Safeguards Ltd provides security guard cover at Sidney Webb House. An officer is at reception from 7pm until 7am each night and all-day during weekends. Security officers are mainly responsible for handling the signing in of guests, monitoring the CCTV system and helping with urgent needs outside of normal office hours. The guards do not handle cash, process rent payments, send faxes or make photocopies.

Student hall committee

Elected in week 2, we are here to serve the residents of Sidney Webb. We organise social events and also attempt to use our budget to improve the facilities in the hall. 

We care deeply for your welfare whilst you stay in the hall, and we are also responsible for using your common room fee in order to provide events and entertainments throughout the year. Make sure you  keep an eye out for our frequent posters and emails.

How to become a committee member

  • In the first few weeks of Michaelmas term there will be an opportunity for all of you to stand for election to the committee. Among the vacant posts are secretary, social events director, volunteers coordinator, and women's officer.
  • This is a fantastic opportunity for everyone to get involved in student life and it will make a good addition to your CV / resume. You will also increase your chances of being offered a room in halls the following year.
  • Committee members need to be energetic, dynamic and committed. If this describes you and you would like to stand for a position please contact the committee president.
  • Even if you are not part of the student committee, if you have any ideas for events or parties throughout the year,  feel free to get in touch with the president or any of the elected officers. "Strangers are just friends that haven't met yet..."

Committee members 2014-15   

President, Rayan Borghol

The president of the committee chairs the committee meetings and is responsible for the overall running of the committee. The President also represents the residents of the hall with the hall administration, the LSESU and the Residences User Group.

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Vice president, Johannes Widemann

The vice president supports the committee president with the overall running of the committee.

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Treasurer, Lia Pan

The treasurer is responsible for the administration of the committee. This includes tasks such as minute taking and communicating with the residents of the hall.

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Social officer, Kara Dunford

Social activities are a focus of the committee. The social officers are planning, organising and publicising events with the help of their committee colleagues.

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Social officer, Anup Aryal

Social activities are a focus of the committee. The social officers are planning, organising and publicising events with the help of their committee colleagues.

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Social officer, Johanna Kainz

Social activities are a focus of the committee. The social officers are planning, organising and publicising events with the help of their committee colleagues.

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Community officer, Alanna Hoffmann

The community officer acts as an elected pastoral representative for members of the Sidney Webb community and helps with any welfare concerns from residents by liaising with the hall subwarden and management team.

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Welfare officer, Chelsea Hochstetler

The welfare officer represents and advises students within the hall and runs campaigns on issues that are of importance to students.

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International officer, Yi Wen Li 
The international officer is elected to represent the needs and preferences of the international community at Sidney Webb House.

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Committee events and activities
We are busy planning lots of social activities to keep you entertained during your time here. Sidney Webb House students work very hard, but like to play hard too. Please look out for emails from the committee and the notice board for upcoming events.

Past events include:

  • Boat party on the Thames
  • Trip to the London Eye
  • Weekly trips to Borough Market for delicious food, where Jamie Oliver buys his ingredients
  • Trip to the Old Vic theatre, where Kevin Spacey can often be found performing
  • Trip to Shakespeare's Globe theatre
  • Football matches against other LSE Halls, with weekly training sessions
  • Trip to the Imperial War Museum
  • Christmas Party
  • Thanksgiving Party
  • Super Bowl Party
  • St Patrick's Day Party
  • Oscars Party
  • Ten pin bowling event
  • DVD nights on big-screen TV
  • Pool competition, with prizes
  • Live UEFA Champions' League nights
  • Yoga classes
  • Table tennis competition, with prizes
  • Open-door sessions with committee members to discuss any problems/ suggestions

Volunteer scheme

We know that many students would like to give something back to the community, and even with the busy schedule of an LSE student, it is possible to volunteer an hour per week with effective time-management.

This year we are establishing a Students in Schools volunteers scheme. Sidney Webb House students will have the opportunity to spend a few hours of their time at our local school, St Saviour's and St Olave's School|.

This exciting scheme is being part-coordinated by the LSE Volunteer Centre, and thus brings official accreditation. It is a great addition to your resumé, and you will get an amazing feeling when you see the respect that the children have for you, their eager questions, and their desire to learn.

There will be other chances for volunteering, such as participation in Operation Christmas Child, whereby shoe-boxes are sent to children in war-torn or poverty-stricken areas.  

Not sure who to contact?

To report a maintenance fault, please leave details of the fault in the maintenance report book at reception.

For queries about your accommodation fees, contact:

Select 'Wardens' for: help with pastoral care, noise complaints or to get authorisation for guests staying longer than three nights.

Select 'Services' for: day to day operations, facilities or contract queries.

Select 'Social committee': to see who is organising the social events in your hall.