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Social programme

I got the chance to meet people from all continents of the world, which is one of my goals as a young person. I made friends with those from Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe, North and South America. I am beyond satisfied.
Tania Delavita Malik, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia

Social programme tour group photo in front of Westminster

Although our primary concern is providing world-class education, we want to ensure that our students make the most of the time spent with us at the LSE.

We offer a wide range of social activities, solely for our students. We hope that in doing so we are able to provide our students with an opportunity to experience something new in London, and a chance to meet other students.

Events and activities include:

  • LSE events and receptions
  • West End Theatre trips
  • Visits to Oxford, Cambridge and Bath
  • More of our 2019 programme to be announced soon!

Summer School Lecture Series

Summer School Public Lecture audience

One of the aims of LSE Summer School is to bring the ‘LSE experience’ to all of our students. Seven years ago we launched our first full programme of lectures, exclusively for LSE Summer School, given by topflight speakers.

Previous summer lecture highlights include:

Professor Simon Hix
After the EU Referendum: What next for Britain and Europe?
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Professor Andrew Murray
If you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear (and other myths surrounding mass digital surveillance)
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Jonathan Leape
New approaches to growth in developing countries
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Professor Lorenzo Codogno
Thinking ahead for Europe: challenges and opportunities
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Masha Gordon
Style Investing: Behavioural traps and strategies for successful execution
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Former LSE Director Professor Craig Calhoun on
Social Movements in the US: From the American Revolution to Obama
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Professor Mick Cox (LSE) and Jonathan Fenby debate
When will America and China go to war?
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Lord Meghnad Desai (LSE) on
The Great Crash of 2008: Causes, Consequences and the Future of the World Economic System
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Professor Conor Gearty on
Human Rights, Security and the Rule of Law after Snowden
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Professor Fawaz Gerges on
Making sense of the Islamic State: An Organic Crisis in Arab Politics
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