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Events podcasts


LSE Literary Festival 2016

PSSRU LSE Literary Festival Discussion
Art and Wellbeing: the growing impact of arts on health

Recorded on 23 February 2016

Speakers: Vivienne Parry, David McDaid, Liz Brady, James Leadbitter (the vacuum cleaner)
Chair: Professor Martin Knapp

LSE Literary Festival 2016

LSE Literary Festival Discussion
The Allure of Happy Endings

Recorded on 22 February 2016

Speakers: Dr Molly Crockett, Professor Paul Dolan, Sinéad Moriarty
Chair: Jonathan Gibbs

Goup Of Reporters

Department of Social Policy, Mannheim Centre for Criminology and the Howard League public discussion
New Media, Old News: strategies for penal reform groups to manage the new media landscape

Recorded on 20 January 2016

Speakers: Dr Marianne Colbran, Niall Couper, Andrew Neilson, Danny Shaw, Alan White
Chair: Professor Ian Loader



Anthropology and Development: challenges for the 21st century

Department of Social Policy and Department of Anthropology public discussion
Anthropology and Development: challenges for the 21st Century
Recorded on 28 October 2015
Speakers: Professor James Fairhead, Professor Katy Gardner, Professor David Lewis, Professor David Mosse
Chair: Professor Deborah James

Too Many Children Left Behind

CASE and International Inequalities Institute Public Lecture
Too Many Children Left Behind: the US achievement gap in comparative perspective
Recorded on 21 October 2015
Speakers: Professor Jane Waldfogel, Dr Lee Elliot Major
Chair: Professor Sir John Hills

Professor Richard Thaler

Department of Social Policy Public Lecture
Misbehaving: the making of behavioural economics
Recorded on: 9 June 2015
Speaker: Professor Richard Thaler
Chair: Professor Paul Dolan

Professor Sir Julian Le Grand

Department of Social Policy Public Lecture
The Government Paternalist: nanny state or helpful friend?Recorded on: 20 May 2015
Speaker: Professor Sir Julian Le Grand
Chair: Professor Howard Glennerster

LSE Public Lectures

LSE Public Lecture
Inequality in the 21st Century: a day long engagement with Thomas Piketty
Recorded on: 11 May 2015
Speakers: David Soskice, Wendy Carlin, Bob Rowthorn, Diane Perrons, Stephanie Seguino, Lisa McKenzie, Naila Kabeer, Dr Laura Bear, Gareth Jones, Mike Savage, Sir John Hills, Sir Tony Atkinson, Thomas Piketty

Professor John Hills

LSE Works: CASE Public Lecture
Changing Patterns of inequality in the UK
Recorded on 12 March 2015
Speakers: Professor Sir John Hills, Dr Polly Vizard
Chair: Bharat Mehta

LSE Public Lectures

Department of Social Policy/PSSRU LSE Literary Festival Discussion
Perceptions of Madness: understanding mental illness through art, literature and drama
Recorded on 25 February 2015
Speakers: Dr Sarah Carr, Paul Farmer, Nathan Filer, Dr John McGowan
Chair: Professor Martin Knapp

Will Hutton

Department of Social Policy Public Lecture
How Good We Can Be: ending the mercenary society and building a great country
Recorded on 11 February 2015
Speaker: Will Hutton
Chair: Professor Sir John Hills

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