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Legacy giving

A single legacy gift founded the School 125 years ago, creating a global “community of people and ideas, founded to know the causes of things, for the betterment of society”.

In a world of economic uncertainty, political divisions, social transformations and anti-intellectual sentiment, amplified by a global pandemic, the need for greater social understanding and change remains as important today as when the School was founded 125 years ago.

A gift in your Will can help us continue to educate and train future generations to become critical thinkers, able to investigate the world and shape it for the better.

If you are considering supporting LSE in this way, thank you. Your legal adviser may find the following information helpful:

Name and address:

The London School of Economics and Political Science,
Houghton Street,

Our charity status:

The London School of Economics and Political Science (“the LSE”) is recognised as a charity by the Inland Revenue and pays no tax on gifts it receives. LSE’s reference number with HM Revenue & Customs is X2401.

If you intend for your legacy to be for a specific purpose as opposed to the general charitable purposes of the School, please contact us to discuss how best to meet your specific wishes.

Thank you for investing in the power of education, and for sharing in our vision to expand the frontiers of human knowledge to make a positive difference in the world.



Viet-Anh Hua – Legacies Manager

Tel: +44 (0)20 7852 3654

LSE is recognised as a charity by the Inland Revenue and pays no tax on gifts it receives. It is incorporated in England as a company limited by guarantee under the Companies Acts (Reg. No. 70527, Inland Revenue No. X2401).



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