William Beveridge


A Time for Revolutions: Making the Welfare State

Hosted by the LSE Library

LSE Library Gallery, United Kingdom

On the 75th anniversary of the release of the Beveridge report, LSE Library is hosting an exhibition showing off its collections relating to welfare: from the Poor Laws to Beveridge to Universal Credit. 

Sir William Beveridge was Director of LSE from 1919 to 1937 and LSE Library holds his archives and papers. The exhibition draws on this material and shows how his report helped to transform welfare provision after the War. It also shows what was in place before the report was released. 

Beveridge Plan guide infographic

This is one of a series of ongoing exhibitions hosted by LSE Library which utilise its world class special collections in order to provide food for thought for all. 

The exhibition is held in the Library Gallery by the main entrance to the building. It is small enough to explore in a lunchtime, but you can also arrange longer visits for groups that include a tour with the exhibition curator - just get in touch to arrange.  

Follow Indy Bhullar, the exhibition curator, on Twitter to find our more about LSE Library collections. 

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You can follow the LSE debate on Beveridge on the following hashtag: #LSEBeveridge

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Entry is free of charge and no booking is required.

The Library Gallery is open from 9am to 7pm Monday to Friday and 11am to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday. 

Tours by the exhibition curator can be organised during normal weekly working hours (9am to 5pm Monday to Friday). Get in contact by email to arrange a tour or learn more about the exhibition. You can also call us on: 020 7955 7229.

You can find further information about this exhibition on the Library website. 


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