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Campaign for LSE passes the halfway mark

The School marked the halfway point of the Campaign for LSE, an effort to raise £100 million from philanthropic support, with a day of Mid-Campaign events at LSE and Bridgewater House on Monday 23 June. The campaign funds are to maintain LSE's position as the worlds leading social sciences institution.

Photograph of Anthony GiddensThe celebration commenced with an afternoon of panel discussions on the state of the world economy after Iraq, held in the Old Theatre. Speakers at the event included Professor Charlie Bean, executive director, Bank of England; Fernando Henrique Cardoso, former president of Brazil; Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland, director general, WHO; and Sir Howard Davies, chairman FSA and incoming LSE Director. 

A dinner at Bridgewater House following the event gave donors, alumni and friends the opportunity to review the difference that their support is making to the School. Director Anthony Giddens outlined the way in which the estate has been improved, research, teaching and academic staff strengthened, and the number of student scholarships dramatically increased.

The event also enabled members of the School, alumni and friends to pay tribute to the leadership and energy of Anthony Giddens throughout the campaign and his directorship in general. Professor Giddens said he was confident that Howard Davies will be given the same level of support as he leads the School to the £100 million mark.

27 June 2003

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