Strategic initiatives

Photograph of a suffragette march near the offices of the Women’s Social and Political Union printed on the glass panels of the entrance to the Women's Library Reading Room @ LSE, a 40 seat research facility located on the fourth floor of the Lionel Robbins Building.

One of the Annual Fund's great strengths is its capacity to provide flexible funding at the heart of LSE.  It is well placed to respond quickly to areas of emerging need across the School - and to provide essential seed funding to innovative new projects. In recent years this has included substantial support to the School's estates programme, such as 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields - the home of economics at LSE - and the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, which is transforming campus. In the last academic year, the Annual Fund has supported School strategic priorities such as LSE’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion taskforce’s Race in the Academy programme which is investigating why so few black and ethnic minority academics are employed in LSE.

The Women's Library @ LSE

The Annual Fund provided the seed funding that underpinned the School's successful bid to bring the Women's Library - one of the most important collections in the world documenting women's lives - to the School. In addition to The Reading Room located in the LSE Library, a digital library opens the collection to new audiences.

The Women's Library @ LSE Reading Room funding opportunities The Women's Library @ LSE Reading Room funding opportunities
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