A variety of campaigning badges.


Coming soon: Social Revolution: women's liberation and gay liberation in the 1970s and 80s

20 January to 3 April 2020 in LSE Library Gallery.

Our spring exhibition marks 50 years since the beginnings of two significant social movements in the UK: the first women’s liberation conference in Oxford and the first UK meeting of the Gay Liberation Front at LSE.

Handwritten list of demands by the Gay Liberation Front.

This exhibition explores how both movements mobilised thousands of people to believe that they could change the world through speaking out and challenging the status quo.

An event flyer.

The exhibition displays material from the Hall-Carpenter Archives and the Women’s Library and, in particular, it shows how activists used and transformed publishing, performance and visual imagery around gender. 

An event programme.


View a list of all upcoming LSE Library events, many of which are related to this exhibition.

Download our events leaflet [PDF 6MB]

Explore these collections

Learn more through our LGBT and Women's Liberation Movement pages or explore further through other collection highlights

Opening times and visiting

The Gallery and exhibition are small enough to get around over a lunchtime, so why not make a visit? Tours are also available on request – get in touch to arrange these.

From 20 January to 3 April:

  • Monday to Friday: 9am to 7pm

  • Saturday and Sunday: 11am to 6pm 

Event poster for an upcoming exhibition

Find and contact us

LSE Library, 10 Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HD

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For further information, contact the team marking your email for the attention of Gillian Murphy.