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The Ralph Miliband Programme

Convenor: Dr Robin Archer, Director of the Postgraduate Programme in Political Sociology

The Ralph Miliband Programme is one of the LSE's most prestigious public lecture series, receiving attention not only at the LSE but across London, the UK, and globally. It was set up in 1996 thanks to a generous anonymous benefaction from a former PhD student inspired by 'Ralph Miliband's contribution to social thought'. He specified that the funds be used in memory of his friend and mentor 'to advance his spirit of free social inquiry' and the diversity of thought that has always been the hallmark of LSE. 


One hundred years after the Russian Revolution and fifty years after the start of the Cultural Revolution, we aim to reassess the impact of revolutions – both classical and contemporary. We hope to examine not just political revolutions but also the social, economic, scientific and cultural revolutions that have shaped and are continuing to reshape our lives. 

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