2014/2015

Impact archive   

Celebrating the impact of philanthropic gifts to LSE in 2014/2015.

Alison Wetherfield grants reflect memory of tireless campaigner

LSE is delighted to announce two grants from the Alison Wetherfield Foundation to Widening Participation and the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA). 

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Annual Fund helps back a strong year for LSE women in sport

2014/15 represented an exciting year in the growing development of women’s sports teams at LSE, with many benefiting from Annual Fund support to record varying levels of success.

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Annual Fund support for LSE and Entrepreneurship

As the School announces its new LSE Entrepreneurship unit, launched at an event in October, the Annual Fund has also been supporting entrepreneurship initiatives run by student bodies at the School. 

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LSESU Travel Fund returns after successful pilot

Michaelmas Term saw 45 student-led projects supported by the Annual Fund, with £194,000 allocated in total. One major project being supported is the LSESU Travel Fund, a means-tested fund that enables students at LSE to travel to locations around the world for the purposes of research, work experience or other activities, such as academic conferences or extracurricular teaching programmes. 

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Mother and son honour two generations at LSE

Two rooms in 32 Lincoln’s Inn Fields have been named in honour of LSE alumni from the Department of Economics. This comes after a generous gift from Opal Dunn, the wife of J-J Dunn MBE (BSc Economics 1952) and their son Richard (BSc Economics 1984, MSc Economics 1985).

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New academic centre focuses on women in conflict

The Centre for Women, Peace and Security, situated within the Institute of Global Affairs, has been launched at LSE. This ground-breaking initiative, the first of its kind in Europe, will focus on increasing accountability and ending impunity for rape and sexual violence in war, while closely examining the participation of women in conflict-related processes. 

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Olam scholarship to support aspiration of sub-Saharan Africa

The Olam International Graduate Scholarship - Catalysing Change in African Markets will support a scholar from the region who is undertaking a one year taught master’s programme within the Department of Economics or the Department of International Development.

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Record gift marks an exciting new landmark in the history of philanthropy at LSE

A transformative pledge of £30 million from philanthropist Paul Marshall will enable LSE to establish the Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship. The Institute, based in LSE’s recently acquired site at 44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, will be dedicated to improving the impact, effectiveness and appeal of philanthropy and social entrepreneurship. 

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Richard Oram supports the programme that helped frame his career

Alumnus Richard Oram has made a generous gift in support of the academic programme within the Department of Geography and Environment that he once studied on. In 1977 Richard graduated in MSc Planning Studies and is generously supporting the programme, now known as Regional and Urban Planning Studies (RUPS), on three levels. 

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Scholarship round up

The Leverhulme Trust has provided significant support for a Doctoral Scholarships Grant within the new International Inequalities Institute, in keeping with the School’s increased focus on interdisciplinary research which tackles inequality and social cohesion. 

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School's new media studio opens thanks to Annual Fund support

The School’s brand new media studio was officially opened in late September by BAFTA award-winning film maker Roger Graef alongside LSE Director Professor Craig Calhoun. The new development, situated in the Tower buildings, was supported by an Annual Fund grant. 

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The virtuous cycle: the power of scholarships

Each year the School hosts its annual Donors & Scholars event to celebrate the role scholarships play in ensuring students are able to accept their offer of a place at LSE. This year we spoke with Cato Stonex (BSc 1986 International Relations), donor of the Stonex PhD Scholarship and Stonex Undergraduate Scholarship for Eastern EU Students, and Simon Toner, a PhD scholar of his in the Department of International History, about the value of this form of giving. 

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Third cycle of Stiftung Mercator funding for Dahrendorf Symposium

LSE has received a third round of funding, amounting to just over £900,000, from Stiftung Mercator, one of the leading German charitable foundations supporting research institutions. This support will help enable the 2016 Dahrendorf Symposium, the third of its kind. It will also support associated research groups, comprising post-doctoral fellows, visiting academics and practitioner fellowships and support.

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Wolfson support for The Women's Library

The Wolfson Foundation has extended its significant support of LSE’s capital development programme through a gift of £100,000 towards the establishment of the Women’s Library @ LSE. 

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