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Events podcasts


LSE Public Lectures

Conflict Research Group Public Discussion: Picturing Race and Inequality: the potential for social change
|Recorded on 13 January 2015
Speakers: Professor Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Mark Neville, Professor Tim Newburn|, Professor Gwendolyn Sasse, Polly Toynbee


Please click on the headings below to see the podcasts of events that were recorded in those years. 


Professor John Hills

Department of Social Policy Public Lecture:Good Times Bad Times: the welfare myth of them and us
|Recorded on 12 November 2014
Speaker: Professor Sir John Hills|
Respondents: Polly Toynbee, Professor Holly Sutherland
Chair: Professor Julian Le Grand|

Professor Paul Dolan

Department of Social Policy Public Lecture: Happiness by Design|
Recorded on 22 October 2014
Speaker: Professor Paul Dolan|
Chair: Professor Elaine Fox


Linda Tirado

Department of Social Policy public conversation: Hand to Mouth: the truth about being poor in a wealthy world|
Recorded on 16 October 2014
Speaker: Linda Tirado
Chair: Rowan Harvey
Introduction by Dr Amanda Sheely|

LSE Public Lectures

LSE Health and Africa Initiative Research Seminar: Practical and ethical dilemmas of working in the current Ebola crisis|
Recorded on 15 October 2014
Speaker: Dr Benjamin Black|
Chair: Dr Ernestina Coast|

LSE Public Lectures

Department of Social Policy Centennial Lecture: Fault Lines and Silver Linings in the European Social Model(s)
|Recorded on 11 June 2014
Speaker: Professor Anton Hemerijck
Chair: Professor David Piachaud|
Commentators: Dr Waltraud Schelkle and Professor David Soskice

LSE Public Lectures

 PSSRU LSE Literary Festival Discussion: "Who is it who can tell me who I am?" Understanding Dementia through Art and Literature
|Recorded on 25th February 2014
Speakers: Melvyn Bragg, Dr Andrea Capstick, Professor Justine Schneider
Chair: Professor Martin Knapp|

LSE Public Lectures

LSE Literary Festival Discussion: Self-Help: myth or reality?|
Recorded on 25th February 2014
Speakers: Dr Julian Baggini, Professor Paul Dolan|, Professor Barbara J Sahakian
Chair: Professor IIina Singh



LSE Public Lectures

Richard Titmuss Annual Lecture: Richard Titmuss: forty years on|
Recorded on Wednesday 23 October 2013
Speaker: Professor Howard Glennerster|
Chair: Professor Julian Le Grand

LSE Public Lectures

Reclaiming Democracy in the Square? Interpreting the Anti-Austerity and Pro-Democracy Movements
|Recorded on Thursday 10 October 2013
Speakers: Dr Heba Raouf Ezzat, Professor Marlies Glasius, 
Dr Armine Ishkanian| 
Chair: Professor David Lewis



LSE Public Lectures

Family Planning: Why Do We Need a London Summit?|
Recorded on Tuesday 10 July 2012
Speakers: Dr Ernestina Coast|, Gary Darmstadt, Karl Hofmann, Ashley Judd, Nina Muita
Chair: Dr Sara Seims


Causes and Things|
Released on Thursday 28 June 2012
Contributors: Daniel Bear, Professor Paul Dolan, Dr Elli Gardiner, Dr Vili Lehdonvirta, Dr Luke McDonagh
Features five stories about ideas being investigated by LSE academics and what they may mean for society.

LSE Public Lectures

The Big Society Debate: a new agenda for social welfare?
|Recorded on Tuesday 19 June 2012
Speakers: Faiza Chaudary, Dr Armine Ishkanian|, Professor David Lewis|, Ralph Michell, Professor Simon Szreter
Chair: Professor Nicholas Deakin

LSE Public Lectures

In Conversation with Daniel Kahneman
|Recorded on Friday 1 June 2012
Speakers: Professor Daniel Kahneman, Professor Paul Dolan|
Chair: Evan Davis

LSE Public Lectures

What Money Can't Buy - the moral limit of markets|
Recorded on Wednesday 23 May 2012
Speakers: Professor Michael Sandel, Stephanie Flanders, Professor Julian Le Grand|, Rt Revd Peter Selby
Chair: Ann Pettifor



LSE Public Lectures

Families and young people in troubled neighbourhoods|
Recorded on Thursday 1 December 2011
Speakers: Iain Duncan Smith, Professor Anne Power|, Professor Jane Waldfogel
Chair: Professor John Hills|

LSE Public Lectures

Book Launch - Changing Fortunes: income mobility and poverty dynamics in Britain
|Recorded on Monday 3 October 2011 
Speakers: Professor Stephen Jenkins|, Professor Simon Burgess, Professor John Hills|
Chair: Professor Mike Brewe

LSE Public Lectures

Quality in Health and Social Care
|Recorded on Tuesday  5 July 2011
Speakers: Dr Zack Cooper|, Professor Julien Forder|, Professor Mireia Jofre-Bonet, Dr Irini Papanicolas|

LSE Public Lectures

Family Futures: Childhood and poverty in urban neighbourhoods| (book launch)
Recorded on Tuesday 5 July 2011
Speakers: Rt Hon Margaret Hodge MP, Dr Katharine Rake, Professor Anne Power|, Jane Waldfogel

LSE Public Lectures

Excellence in Public Policy: A Celebration of Julian Le Grand's forty years as a leading academic and policy analyst|
Recorded on Tuesday 24 May 2011
Speakers: Professor Julian Le Grand|, Professor Carol Propper, Peter Taylor-Gooby, Nick Timmins, Professor Albert Weale
Chair: Professor Stuart Corbridge

LSE Public Lectures

Britain: a country divided?
|Recorded on Thursday 3 March 2011
Speaker(s): Professor John Hills|, Dr Polly Vizard, Professor Sir Tony Atkinson, David Darton

LSE Public Lectures

Absolute beginners: behavioural economics and human happiness| 
Recorded on Tuesday 8 February 2011
Speaker(s): Professor Paul Dolan|
Chair: Howard Davies

LSE Public Lectures

Big Society and Social Policy in Britain: a panel discussion
|Recorded on Thursday 27 January 2011
Speaker(s): Frances Crook, Professor David Lewis|, Rory Stewart MP, Karl Wilding
Chair: Professor Julian Le Grand|