LSE100 News

 The Latest from the LSE100 Team


9 Jun 2020

Sustainable LSE announced their awards for the 2020 Green Impact scheme today and LSE100's project "LSE Fun 100" won two awards! The team took home awards for Best Project and for Leading the Way! Thanks to everyone for their dedication to the LSE Fun 100 and a special thanks to Dr Emily Cousens and Dr Rian Mulcahy for their hard work in designing and setting up the project!



29 May 2020

Congratulations to our LSE100 winners of the Eden Centre 19-20 Class Teacher Award! We had four winners this year: Dr Marina Franchi, Dr Joanne Kalogeras, Dr Jessica Simpson and Dr Ivan Deschenaux. Thanks for your excellent contributions to LSE100 this year and your exceptional support of students! You can check out all the award winners here.

Teaching Awards 2020


18 May 2020

Today marks the start of our LSE100 Professional Development Series! Over the upcoming week we’ll host sessions on academic and non-academic careers, resilience and writing research grants for our teaching and professional services staff. More information on these sessions can be found on our teams page for teaching staff!


12 May 2020

Congratulations to LSE100 teacher Marina Franchi for her contribution to the Eden Centre Anniversary blog on how the LSE community is coping under lockdown. You can check out Marina's work at the Eden Centre blog here


1 April 2020

Our LSE100 Green Impact Initiative ends today! Over the past five weeks, our staff have earned over 8,000 points for taking action to create meaningful sustainable change in their lives! We developed and shared vegan recipes, switched to sustainable energy companies, and wrote to MPs asking them to focus on sustainable priorities. Congratulations to all our staff!


17 March 2020

Our LSE100 office team kicks off working from home!



8 March 2020

This weekend, LSE100 hosted a session at the 2020 LSE Festival on sustainability and AI. If you missed the session, you can listen in here:

LSEFestival1 LSE Festival Podcast


17 Feb 2020

We’re kicking off our LSE100 Green Impact Initiative today with our staff and teachers! Over the next five weeks staff will work to develop sustainable habits such as cycling to work, bringing packed lunches and using less single-use plastic. Good luck everyone!


6 Feb 2020

Today, LSE100 celebrated our 10th anniversary with current and former staff and friends of the course. Details on the event can be found on the event page.


4 Feb 2020

Congratulations to LSE100 teacher Dr Rosie Coffey on landing a new book deal! Look out for her work on the cultural and political significance of British newspaper coverage of decolonisation soon!


31 Jan 2020

Big congratulations to LSE100 teacher Dr Emily Cousens on passing her viva at Oxford Brookes University! Emily’s thesis Feminism and the Politics of Vulnerability: Re-assessing contributions from the feminist ‘Second Wave’ interrogates and historicises the notable absence of sexual violence as a theme in recent literature. Congratulations Dr. Cousens!


27 Jan 2020

Welcome back to Lent Term! We’re excited to kick-off our module on Artificial Intelligence with our new first year students!


1 Jan 2020

Happy New Year! Wishing everyone a great 2020!




31 Dec 2019

Congratulations to LSE100 teacher Dr Ivan Deschenaux who passed his viva with the LSE Department of Anthropology this month! Ivan’s thesis, The resilience of caste: Dalits, psychological essentialism, and intercaste marriage in the Himalayan foothills of Eastern Nepal was based on 18 months of ethnographic fieldwork in the region! A much deserved congratulations to the new Dr Deschenaux!


21 Dec 2019

Congratulations to LSE100 Fellow Dr Marta Wojciechowska on her new article in Representation: The journal of representative democracy. The article, Participation is not enough: An argument for emancipation as a foundation of participatory theorising argues for an update to contemporary participatory theory.


16 Dec 2019

Happy end of Michelmas Term to all our LSE students and staff! We hope everyone has a nice and relaxing break!


15 Dec 2019

Congratulations to LSE100 teacher Dr Jessica Simpson who passed her viva this month with the Department of Sociology at City University of London! Jess’s thesis Poles apart? A longitudinal, comparative analysis of female university students and graduates working the in UK stripping and hospitality initiatives studied the reproduction of gender, class and racial inequalities in higher education. Well done Dr Simpson!


8 Nov 2019

Congratulations to LSE100 teacher Dr Alex Fry who's new article Justifying gender inequality in the Church of England: An examination of theologically conservative male clergy attitudes towards women's ordination is out today in Fieldwork in Religion.The article delves into the ways that the Church of England is legally allowed to discriminate against female clergy. 


 1 Nov 2019

Congratulations to LSE100 Fellow Dr Alex Mayhew who has a new article out this month in the journal War in History. The article, "A war imagined": Postcards and the maintenance of long-distance relationships during the Great War focuses on how combatants and civilians stayed in contact during World War 1. 


31 Oct 2019

Congratulations to LSE100 Fellow Dr Marta Wojciechowska who passed her viva with the LSE Department of Government this month! Marta’s thesis Democracy as political agency: governance and emancipation in mega-cities proposes how to govern the biggest most dynamic modern cities. Big congratulations Dr Wojciechowska!


16 Oct 2019

LSE100 held their annual student awards dinner tonight to celebrate outstanding achievement in LSE100 by students from the most recent cohort. Winners in Outstanding Academic Achievement and of the Sir Robert Worcester Prize for Exceptional Academic Performance were invited to attend a special ceremony with staff and guests to congratulate them on their success. More details can be found here.


29 Sep 2019

Welcome back to LSE to all our students and staff! We’re excited to kick off Michelmas Term with our brand new module on Artificial Intelligence!



31 May 2019

Congratulations to LSE100 teacher Dr Alex Fry who passed his viva with the Durham University Department of Theology & Religion this month! Alex’s thesis Gender attitudes amongst Anglo-Catholic and evangelical clergy in the Church of England: An examination of how male priests respond to women’s ordination as priests and consecration as bishops focuses on social influences on gender attitudes. Congratulations Dr Fry!


 30 May 2019

The LSE100 team is so proud to have won gold in this year's LSE Green Impact project on reducing single-use plastic!



3 May 2019

Congratulations to our winners of the 18-19 Eden Centre LSE Class Teacher award Emily Cousens, Jacqui Gibbs, Joe Lane and Jacob Mukherjee! We're so appreciative of all the hard work you've put in this year! You can check out all the award winners here.



29 Mar 2019

Congratulations to all our students at LSE on finishing Lent Term! We've had a great time with you all on our food security module!


20 Mar 2019

Yesterday our Director, Dr Jessica Templeton helped judge LSE Geography's Vizathon - a race to complete a sophisticated data visualization in just two hours! Well done to all the students that took part!



6 Mar 2019

Today we hosted Minette Batters, President of the National Farmers Union and Professor Simon Hix in a conversation on the future of UK food security and the consequences of a no-deal Brexit. Thank you for such an inspiring talk!



14 Jan 2019

We're excited to welcome a new batch of LSE students to LSE100! This term we'll discuss food security and sustainability in the UK and beyond.


14 Dec 2018

Congratulations to all our LSE100 finishing up Michelmas term today! It's been such a pleasure having you in class as we discussed food security.


30 Nov 2018

Congratulations to LSE100 teacher Jessica Simpson on her new article out today in Work, Employment and Society. The article, 'I'm not a bloody slave, I get paid and if I don't get paid then nothing happens': Sarah's experience of being a student sex worker, written with Sarah Smith, brings this issue to the forefront through qualitative analysis.


24 Oct 2018

This afternoon we will host Professor Alex de Waal in a conversation on mass starvation: the history and future of famine. We hope to see you all there!


27 Sep 2018

Welcome back to all LSE students joining us for Michelmas Term! This year, LSE100 will focus on the 'wicked problem' of food security. We look forward to delving into these topics with you!


8 Aug 2018

Our Director Dr Jessica Templeton has a new paper out today: Experimenting with TripleCOPS: Productive Innovation or counterproductive complexity? The article, published in International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics with Jen Iris Allan and David Downie, focuses on policy consequences of the synergies initiative.


16 Jul 2018

Congratulations to our director, Dr Jessica Templeton on being named one of LSE's Leading Women! We're so grateful to get to learn alongside you every day!


6 Jul 2018

Congratulations to LSE100 teacher Alex Mayhew who has a new book chapter out today. The chapter Hoping for Victorious Peace: Morale and the future on the Western Front, 1914-1918 discusses the role of psychiatrists in WW1. 


28 Jun 2018

Congratulations to our two newest PhDs Dr Rian Mulcahy and Dr Emmanuelle Blanc! We're so proud of all your hard work!


23 Mar 2018

Congratulations to all our students finishing off Lent Term today! It's been a pleasure to have you in class this term!


18 May 2018

We're so excited to have won platinum at this year's Green Impact award for our work on going vegetarian! Congratulations to all who took part!


15 Mar 2018

Today we hosted Professors Emily Jackson and Richard Bradley in a discussion on the moral and legal arguments around a marketplace for bodyparts.


27 Feb 2018

Today we hosted our LSE100 Poster Exhibition featuring some of our excellent studentwork on how they would redesign democracy. Congratulations to all students presenting!



1 Feb 2018

This year we're kicking off our contribution to LSE's Green Impact initiative with a pivot to vegetarianism in our offices! We'll be vegetarian for all of February to highlight small sustainable habits we can build.


17 Jan 2018

In our first LSE100 Live session of 2018, we're excited to host Dr Brian Klaas in a discussion on his  book - The Despot's Apprentice: Donald Trump's Attack on Democracy.


8 Jan 2018

Welcome back to LSE's Lent Term! We're excited for another LSE100 term of our module focusing on democracy. 


5 Jan 2018

Congratulations to LSE100 teacher Emily Cousens who has a new article out today Corporeal vulnerability and the temporality of feminist theory. The article delves into the work of Judith Butler and provides a critical analysis. Well done Emily!


27 Dec 2017

Congratulations to our own Dr Keren Darmon and Dr Neal Suleimanova who graduated from LSE with much-deserved PhDs today!


8 Dec 2017

Congratulations on the end of Michelmas term to all our LSE100 students! We've loved having you in class this term.


1 Dec 2017

Congratulations to the newest PhD on the LSE100 team Dr Joe Lane!



7 Nov 2017

Tonight we're excited to host Professor Michael Cox and Dr George Lawson in a conversation on Brexit, Trump and the future of global power and security!


26 Oct 2017

Congratulations to our Director Dr Jess Templeton on being awarded and LSE Excellence in Education award! This award is much deserved!


13 Oct 2017

We're so proud of all our LSE100 student award winners! Last night we celebrated them and their achievements in our annual LSE100 awards dinner.



21 Sep 2017

We're so excited to welcome back all our LSE100 students with our new module on democracy!



24 May 2017

Congratulations to our LSE100 team for winning bronze at this year's Green Impact awards!


11 May 2017

Congratulations Natasha, Claire, Rosie and Alex - this year's LSE100 2017 Teaching Excellence Award winners!

 Teaching awards 2017


24 Mar 2017

Congratulations to our LSE100 students finishing term today! Well done on all your hard work this term!


28 Feb 2017

Congratulations to LSE100 Fellow Dr Alessandro Castellini who has a new book out today Translating Maternal Violence: The discursive construction of maternal filicide in 1970s Japan. The book provides the first full-length English-language investigation of the ways mothers who kill their children were depicted in 1970s Japan. 


9 Jan 2017

Welcome back to Lent Term! We're excited to see all our LSE100 students again!





20200307 Technology and Sustainability

"Can Technology Deliver a Sustainable Future?" panel discussion at the 2020 LSE Festival. Listen to the podcast here.