Around LSE 2014 archive

Paul Myners

Lord Myners appointed LSE Chair of Governors (12 December 2014)

LSE is delighted to announce that its Court of Governors has approved a recommendation that Lord Myners be appointed as the School's next Chair of the Court of Governors and of the Council, in succession to Peter Sutherland.


European Book Prize for former Director Lord Anthony Giddens (1 December 2014)

Lord Anthony Giddens, former Director of LSE, has been awarded the European Book Prize of 2014 for his work Turbulent and Mighty Continent: What Future for Europe?


LSE throws Chrisann a lifeline to avoid 10-year wait to study law (28 October 2014)

LSE scholarship helps Chrisann Jarrett sidestep a UK law that would have barred her from higher education for 10 years.


LSE Director announces Global Health Initiative (1 October 2014)

LSE Director Professor Craig Calhoun has announced the formation of a new School-wide Global Health Initiative.


Taste of university life leads to full-time experience for 23 new students (21 August 2014)

LSE will welcome 23 new undergraduate students from under-represented backgrounds in October as part of its ongoing commitment to make university education more accessible.


Saw Swee Hock shortlisted in four categories for the prestigious Brick Awards 2014 (18 August 2014)

LSE's new Student Centre has received nominations in four categories at this year's Brick Awards.

Peter Hall

Professor Sir Peter Hall (1 August 2014)

The influential urban planner and former lecturer in LSE’s Department of Geography has died, aged 82.

John Van Reenen

Professor John Van Reenen jointly awarded the 2014 EIB Prize for Excellence in Economic and Social Research (28 July 2014)

Professor John Van Reenen, Department of Economics and Centre for Economic Performance, has received the 'Outstanding Contribution Award' from the European Investment Bank Institute.


Sir Richard MacCormac (28 July 2014)

Sir Richard MacCormac, the award-winning architect who played an important role in designing the modern LSE campus, has died aged 75. 


'Too Young to Wed' exhibition opens at LSE (24 July 2014)

The acclaimed photographic exhibition ‘Too Young to Wed’ has officially arrived at LSE.


LSE students win second place in prestigious mooting competition (14 July 2014)

Two LSE students have won second place in the Oxford University Press and BPP National Mooting Competition 2013-14.

Seeking shelter at the Hungerford Club, c.1941-c.1944

LSE Library completes Swords into Ploughshares catalogue project (2 July 2014)

LSE Library has completed a major cataloguing project, opening up archives of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and the Fellowship of Reconciliation: London Union (FOR).


LSE Fellow wins award for innovative research (18 June 2014)

Dr Frank-Borge Wietzke has received the 2014 Weber Award for the best paper in religion and politics presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association.


Queen's Birthday Honours at LSE   (16 June 2014)

LSE staff, Governors and alumni are recognised in the latest round of honours.


LSE professor elected President of the International Economic Association (10 June 2014)

Professor Tim Besley of LSE's Department of Economics has been elected President of the International Economic Association.


Classic red phone boxes solve modern dilemma for mobile users (6 June 2014)

London’s disused red phone boxes will be given a new lease of life thanks to a novel idea by two enterprising LSE students.

Tiananmen Square

LSE Director on his memories of Tiananmen Square (5 June 2014)

Professor Craig Calhoun was working as an academic in Beijing during the suppression of the pro-democracy protests 25 years ago. He shared his thoughts about the time with BBC Radio 3’s Free Thinking.


LSE media professor wins major journalism award (5 June 2014)

A paper analysing the digital reportage of the Haiti Earthquake and Arab Spring has won LSE professor Lilie Chouliaraki the Journalism Studies Outstanding Article of the Year award.


LSE seed funding changes lives in Africa (2 June 2014)

A £3000 grant from LSE’s Entrepreneurship program has helped improve the lives of a group of under-nourished Malawian prisoners battling HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and scabies.


Fifi adds several layers to her LSE degree to enrich learning experience (30 May 2014)

Undergraduate student Fifi Kara demonstrates why LSE is not just about getting a formal degree - it's about embracing all learning opportunities.


Tips for LSE entrepreneurs (27 May 2014)

Dr Aleksi Aaltonen, a Visiting Fellow in LSE's Department of Management, provides some tips for LSE's entrepreneurially-minded students.


Important announcement regarding LSE Guerrillas (23 May 2014)

Read an urgent announcement by Conor Gearty about an event on Wednesday 28 May.



LSE Conduct Costs Project moves to New City Agenda (19 May 2014)

the LSE Conduct Costs Project will be transferring its activities to New City Agenda, a new forum set up by Lord McFall, David Davis and Lord Sharkey to provide fresh thinking on issues relating to financial services 


Spiritual desert theme for LSE's new Faith Centre window (12 May 2014)

A stained glass window commissioned for LSE’s new Faith Centre and designed by the President of the Royal Academy, Christopher Le Brun, will be formally dedicated by the Bishop of London on Monday 12 May.


LSE's Saw Swee Hock Student Centre named RIBA London Building of the Year (7 May 2014)

SAW, the first new building commissioned by LSE in over 40 years, has won the RIBA London Building of the Year Award 2014. The award is presented to a building that demonstrates exceptional quality and innovative architecture within the capital. 

Lord Stern

Nicholas Stern elected as Fellow of the Royal Society   (7 May 2014)

Professor Lord Nicholas Stern, I.G. Patel Professor of Economics and Government at LSE, and President of the British Academy, has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society, the national academy of science in the UK.


LSE wins five sports premierships (4 April 2014)

LSE has recorded an outstanding season in sport, winning premierships in four different sports in the London-based university league competition (LUSL) as well as jumping 15 places in the national British University College Sport (BUCS) league as a result of numerous promotions.


LSE professor wins Ludwig Quidde Award for outstanding academic achievements (25 March 2014)

Professor Mary Kaldor, Professor of Global Governance at LSE, has been awarded the Ludwig Quidde Award by the German Foundation for Peace Research.

Houghton Street

LSE statement on finding of the BBC Trust Editorial Standards Committee (17 March 2014)

LSE response to the finding of the BBC Trust Editorial Standards Committee on the making of “Panorama: North Korea Undercover”, and the apology sent to LSE by the BBC Executive.


Avision 'pays it forward' in student tutoring scheme (14 March 2014)

Nineteen-year-old Avision Ho has spent all his life in Lewisham, south east London, and was educated in the state school system. Neither one of his parents attended university but were desperate for their son to benefit from educational opportunities they never enjoyed themselves, growing up in China and Hong Kong.


LSE offers new executive courses this summer (6 March 2014)

Short courses targeted at global executives who are dealing with emerging new challenges in business are being offered by the London School of Economics and Political Science this summer.


Volunteering sums up Leyla's approach to life (21 February 2014)

At 21 years of age, Leyla Mahirah Nor has a CV that most of us would be proud of and she hasn’t even graduated yet. The second-year LSE Actuarial Science student is combining her academic studies with a range of voluntary activities that span cooking to gardening, running, tutoring and wildlife preservation – all in the space of 18 months.

John Van Reenen

LSE professor shortlisted for Chartered Management Institute Articles of the Year award (19 February 2014)

An article co-written by Professor John Van Reenen, Director of the Centre for Economic Performance at LSE, has been shortlisted for the Chartered Management Institute’s (CMI) Management Articles of the Year awards.

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Ten Partnership PhD Mobility Bursaries awarded for 2013-14 (17 February 2014)

Ten LSE postgraduate students have been given the opportunity to spend two to three months at one of LSE’s five institutional partner institutions in 2013-14 through the School’s Partnership PhD Mobility Bursaries scheme.


LSE's finest athletes named sporting ambassadors for 2014 (28 January 2014)

 LSE has expanded its Sports Ambassadors programme to nurture some of the country’s finest young athletes in their quest for sporting glory.