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Make safety simpler for children, report urges online industry

Children need simpler privacy and safety settings to protect themselves on internet sites, an LSE report has advised the European Commission.


Summer term catering opening arrangements

LSE Catering has published new opening times which will take effect this week, plus details of potential disruptions during the Olympic and Paralympic Games.


Dr Damian Tambini

Dr Tambini, senior lecturer in the Department of Media and Communications, would teach Cha Cha Cha if he could introduce a new subject at LSE.

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  7 June 2012  

- News

  Eileen Munro  

Academic abroad

Professor Eileen Munro (pictured) of the Department of Social Policy gave a plenary presentation at the Campbell Collaboration Colloquium in Copenhagen, Denmark on Wednesday 30 May.

The presentation was entitled 'When Seeking Evidence in Child Welfare, What Types of Objectivity and Subjectivity are Desirable or Feasible?'


- Notices

  4th Floor Restaurant   Summer term opening arrangements from Wednesday 6 June

LSE Garrick
8am-6pm Monday-Friday
*Olympic Games 8am-3pm

Fourth Floor Restaurant
11am-3pm Monday-Friday
CLOSED 11, 12 and 13 July for Presentation Ceremonies
CLOSED 13 August - 28 September inclusive

Plaza Café
10am-6pm Monday-Friday
*Olympic Games 10am-3pm

Café 54
8.30am-4.30pm Monday-Friday
*Olympic Games 8.30am-3pm

Staff Dining Room and Café Bar (Members only)
Café Bar 10am-4.30pm Monday-Friday
3-7 September 10am-3pm
Dining Room 12.30-2.15pm Monday-Friday
CLOSED 23 July - 31 August inclusive

George IV
12 noon-11pm Monday-Friday

Fourth Floor Café Bar
RE-OPENS - 1 October

NAB Mezzanine
RE-OPENS - 8 October

Olympic and Paralympic Games: potential disruption
(27 July - 12 August and 27 August - 9 September)
Due to the uncertainty of the impact that the Olympic and Paralympic Games may have on business, these published opening times may be subject to change.

It is anticipated that the Catering hospitality service and catering outlets may experience some disruption during this time. Although we will do our best to keep any disruption to a minimum, we would appreciate your patience and understanding.

It is likely that there will be disruption to our suppliers' delivery arrangements. Therefore, please plan your events and place any hospitality orders well in advance. Please also note that it may not be possible for us to respond to last minute changes.


Offers at Waterstone's Economists' Bookshop

Waterstone's Economists' Bookshop, which is located on the LSE campus, is running the following offers:

  • Spend and Save Card - one stamp for every £10 spent and a £10 gift card for every ten stamps, running until the end of December 2012.
  • 3-for-2 promotion on all children's book until Monday 11 June.

For more information, email

    LSE Perspectives

June's LSE Perspectives gallery is now online. You can view the gallery online here.

The gallery features 12 striking images submitted by LSE staff and students. Each image reflects a unique perspective on a particular scene.

If you have taken any artistic images on your travels, from your home town or even just here in London why not submit them for LSE perspectives so that they can be shared with the LSE community.

For more information and to submit your images, visit LSE Perspectives Submissions. Previous galleries can be found here.

  The Critique of Pure Rhythm  

Experimental party by the Department of Philosophy band 'The Critique of Pure Rhythm'

In The Republic, Plato argued that harmonies encouraging of drunkenness, softness or indolence (…) as well as those that are termed ‘relaxed’, should be banned, because they 'disturb the soul' and 'elicit emotions and desires utterly unbecoming to philosopher-kings.'

As philosophers in a department of scientific method, the members of the Critique of Pure Rhythm are by temperament sceptical of Plato’s untested assertions about the effects of music. They therefore invite you to participate in an experiment.

Join them for a summer party on Tuesday 12 June from 6.30pm in the Quad, East Building, where they will play rock ‘n’ roll to see if it really does disturb your soul. Everyone is welcome - the more participants, the greater the statistical significance of their results.

  Skip Fit Lessons  

Skip fit lessons

Security officer and former boxer Daniel Beckley is running skip fit lessons for all staff and students at LSE.

Build up your fitness, burn calories and increase your stamina, all within an hour.

The next lessons will take place from 1-2pm at the Badminton Court, Old Building, on Tuesday 12 June, Tuesday 3 July, Tuesday 10 July, Tuesday 14 August, Tuesday 21 August, Tuesday 4 September, Tuesday 11 September and Tuesday 25 September.

Just turn up on any of these dates with your own skipping rope. All lessons are free to attend. More sessions will take place during Michaelmas term.

For more information, email Daniel at


- LSE in pictures


This week's picture features students relaxing on the roof terrace on the eighth floor of the New Academic Building, which offers panoramic views of the London skyline.

For more images like this, visit the Photography Unit.

  NAB Terrace  

- Research

    Make internet settings simple for kids, new report urges online bosses

An expert report by the EU Kids Online project at LSE has advised the European Commission that children need simpler privacy and safety settings to protect themselves on internet sites.

More than one in four children on social networking sites has their profile set to public so that anyone can view it, and children are more likely to have a public profile if they cannot manage the privacy settings.

Poor design and location of reporting tools may also explain why so few children (just 13 per cent of 9-16 year olds) actually use these tools when they are upset by something online. The ICT industry should also consider the e-safety demands of ever younger internet users.

This advice is part of a package of recommendations presented by the EU Kids Online project in Brussels to a coalition of the industry’s chief executives, established by European Commission vice-president Neelie Kroes to consider how to make the internet a better place for children. More


- Events


Upcoming LSE events include....

Red Tape: bureaucracy, structural violence, and poverty in India
On: Monday 11 June at 6.30pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Akhil Gupta, professor of anthropology and director of the Center for India and South Asia at UCLA.

The New Growth Strategy: how responsible companies are profitable companies
On: Wednesday 13 June at 6.30pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Anders Dahlvig, former president and CEO of IKEA.

A Capitalism for the People
On: Thursday 21 June at 6.30pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Luigi Zingales, Robert C McCormack professor of entrepreneurship and finance and the David G Booth Faculty Fellow at the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business.


Podcasts of public lectures and events

The Emerging Left in the 'Emerging' World
Speaker: Professor Jayati Ghosh
Recorded: Monday 28 May, approx 92 minutes
Click here to listen

Kiss of the Dragon? China’s Geoeconomic Strategy in a Changing Global Order
Speakers: Jonathan Fenby, Guy De Jonquieres, and Linda Yueh
Recorded: Tuesday 29 May, approx 97 minutes
Click here to listen

End This Depression Now!
Speaker: Professor Paul Krugman
Recorded: Tuesday 29 May, approx 89 minutes
Click here to listen


- 60 second interview

    Damian Tambini  

with..... Dr Damian Tambini

Dr Damian Tambini is a senior lecturer in the Department of Media and Communications and director of the LSE Media Policy Project.

From June 2002 to August 2006 he was head of the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy at the University of Oxford. Between 1999 and 2002, he ran the Media Policy Project at the Institute for Public Policy Research. Before that he was at Nuffield College, Oxford (postdoctoral fellow, 1998), Humboldt University, Berlin (lecturer, 1997) and the European University Institute, Florence, Italy (PhD, 1996). He also served on the Communications Consumer Panel, a statutory body representing consumers between 2009 and 2011.

Dr Tambini is married with three daughters and grew up in London.

What advice would you give to this year’s class of graduating students?

Don’t look back.

If you could teach a new subject at LSE, what would it be and why?

Cha Cha Cha. I once represented Leeds University second team in the Northern Universities Cha Cha Championships. I came last, but I think I can wing it.

What three items would you take to a desert island with you?

Bucket, spade and a large hat.

What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?

The Leveson Inquiry.

Who would be your ideal travelling companion on a long journey?

My wife, Helen Mountfield QC.

Name a company you would like to own and run and explain why.

Brompton. I would have them make a bike for me out of carbon, titanium and bamboo.


- Training and jobs


Training for staff

Courses scheduled for next week include:

  • Project Management

  • iThenticate Training: supervisor/doctoral programme director event

  • Writing Skills

  • CIEH Principles and Practice of Risk Assessment

  • General Manual Handling

  • Performance and Development Review for Managers

  • Leadership

For a full listing of what is available and further details, including booking information, see

    Staff courses from HR Organisational and Lifelong Learning
  • Writing Skills
    Wednesday 13 June, 10am-5pm
  • Performance Development Review for Managers
    Thursday 14 June, 10am-1pm
  • Balancing Work and Being Dad
    Thursday 14 June, 12.30pm-2pm
  • Leadership
    Friday 15 June, 10am-5pm
  • Manager as Coach
    Thursday 21 June, 10am-4.30pm
  • Managing Yourself
    Friday 22 June, 10am-5pm
  • Balancing Work and Being the Carer of an Adult
    Friday 22 June, 12.30pm-2pm
  • Equality and Diversity for Managers
    Tuesday 26 June, 9.45am-1pm
  • Creativity and Problem Solving
    Tuesday 26 June, 10am-5pm
  • Dealing with Difficult Situations
    Wednesday 27 June, 10am-5pm

To book a place and to see more details on the courses, visit the online training booking system. For more information, email

  HR   Jobs at LSE

Below are some of the vacancies currently being advertised to internal candidates only, as well as those being advertised externally.

  • Counsellor, Teaching and Learning Centre
  • Administrator, European Institute
  • Admissions administrator (maternity cover), Academic Registrar's Division
  • Deputy payroll manager, HR Services
  • Head of collection services group, Library: collections services
  • LSE fellow in anthropology, Anthropology
  • LSE fellow in global politics, Government
  • LSE fellow in international political economy, International Relations
  • LSE fellow in international strategy and diplomacy, International Relations
  • LSE fellow in public policy and administration, Government
  • LSE fellow in statistics, Statistics
  • LSE fellows in international history, International History
  • LSE fellowships in management, Management
  • LSE fellowships in management (EROB), Management
  • Lectureships in economic history, Economic History
  • Marketing and communications coordinator, LSE Careers Service
  • Part-time language teacher (Italian), Language Centre
  • Part-time language teacher (Spanish), Language Centre
  • Polis manager, Media and Communications
  • Senior assistant to the head of the SSC and graduate and associate deans, Academic Registrar's Division

For more information, visit Jobs at LSE and login via the instructions under the 'Internal vacancies' heading.


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