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Events Calendar

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We host a range of events across a broad spectrum of topics relating to social policy. Unless otherwise stated, our events are free and open to all.



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Optimally Irrational. The good reasons we behave the way we do

Monday 9 October 2023, 6.30pm-7.45pm

Hong Kong Theatre, CLM 01, Ground Floor, Clement House

Hosted by STICERD and the Hayek Programme in Economics and Liberal Political Economy, and the Department of Social Policy

A public lecture by Professor Lionel Page on the topic of his latest book: 'Optimally Irrational. The good reasons we behave the way we do'. The lecture is hosted by STICERD and the Department of Social Policy and supported by the Hayek Programme in Economics and Liberal Political Economy.

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A 21st Century Family?

Thursday 19 October 2023, 6.30pm-8.00pm

In-person and online public event (Sheikh Zayed Theatre, Cheng Kin Ku Building)

Department of Social Policy Annual Lecture

What are the driving forces behind family transformation in our age? The old male breadwinner model is vanishing. What will take its place? How will a new stable family form evolve which is compatible with women's new roles? These are the questions that Professor Gosta Esping-Andersen will address in this year’s Department of Social Policy Annual Lecture. 

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Living Standards and the Cost of Living Crisis

Monday 6 November 2023, 6.30pm-7.45pm

In-person and online public event (Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House)

Hosted by the Department of Social Policy

The UK is currently in the midst of a cost of living crisis, with large segments of the population finding it harder to maintain their living standards as real incomes decrease. In this event, Dr. Mike Brewer from the Resolution Foundation will present findings and research on the decline of living standards over the past two years, brought by rising inflation and the energy crisis, and the prospects for living standards over the coming year. In doing so, he will assess whether the cost of living crisis is near resolution, or becoming an entrenched reality of the UK economy and society.

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The legacy of Richard Titmuss: social welfare fifty years on

In-person and online public event (Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House)

Hosted by LSE Health and Department of Social Policy

Richard Titmuss, the first chair in Social Administration at the London School of Economics and Political Science, died fifty years ago in 1973. From his appointment in 1950 until his death Titmuss established and defined the field of social policy. This event will discuss Titmuss’s critique of the ‘welfare state’, and how his insights have had to evolve in the light of the challenges to, and strategies for, social welfare which have come to predominate since his death.

The event brings together authors of published and planned biographies of Richard Titmuss, Brian Abel-Smith and Peter Townsend, alongside Titmuss’ daughter, renowned academic Ann Oakley.

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PhD Atrium exhibition 2020

Exhibition: Education for Impact: promoting wellbeing and equality

Hosted by LSE Arts

Monday 20th January to Friday 14 February 2020

Atrium Gallery, Old Building LSE

This transformative and inter-disciplinary exhibition showcased PhD research being undertaken in the Departments of Social Policy, Health Policy and Psychological and Behavioural Sciences under the broad themes of wellbeing and equality.

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Exhibition: How Social Policy Research Shapes the World You Live In

Hosted by the Department of Social Policy

Thursday 10 January - Sunday 20 January 2019

gallery@oxo, OXO Tower Wharf

This comparative and contemporary exhibition showcased Social Policy research responding to global challenges in areas such as inequality, work, family, poverty, migration and education.

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