Events at LSE100


Check out these events hosted by LSE100:

Developing AI Literacy in the classroom and beyond, Thursday 7 March 2024, 18.30-20.00

Hosted in collaboration between LSE100, LSE Data Science Institute and LSE Digital Skills Lab, this cross-sector panel discussion will examine the concept of AI literacy and its role in thinking critically about AI technologies and their impacts on the world around us. They will also discuss questions of how to initiate early AI literacy in the classroom, and how this literacy can be further developed in various professional settings and sectors.

Attendees will leave this event with practical steps towards supporting AI literacy and tailoring AI literacy strategies to their own educational or professional contexts.

The panel discussion will be chaired by Professor Emma McCoy (LSE Vice-President and Pro-Vice Chancellor for Education).

This event forms part of the AI UK Fringe 2024 organised by The Alan Turing Institute. Find out more and sign up for your free ticket here


Algorithms, Violence, and Youth in Brazil: towards an educational model for peace and human rights, Thursday 29 February 2024, 17.00-18.30

In this event, Fellow Dr Beatriz Buarque and her collaborators from Think Twice Brasil will be sharing their recent research on the relationship between the use of social media by Brazilian youth and access to violent content online.

Since 2002, Brazil has witnessed an increase in school-based violence, with perpetrators exhibiting signs xenophobic radicalisation on their social media prior to committing attacks. In their research, Beatriz and Think Twice Brasil seek to answer why this may be happening.

Beatriz will be speaking alongside Gabriele Costa Bento Garcia.

This event will take place on campus and online, and is free to attend. Sign up here.

Spotify Unwrapped Workshop, Thursday 15 February 2024, 13.00-15.00

Hosted by LSE100, as part of Fellow Dr Nina Vindum Rasmussen's wider research on Spotify with Dr Taylor Annabel (Utrecht University), this workshop invites students to critically reflect on their experiences of music streaming.

Come along to join in the conversation and explore how algorithms shape your listening habits. Refreshments will be provided. Sign up here.

Book Launch: Trans Feminist Epistemologies in the US Second Wave and Science, Gender and the Exploitation of Animals in Britain since 1945, Thursday 3 August 2023, 18.30-19.30

Come along on 3 August to celebrate two fantastic publications from members of the LSE100 team.

Dr Catherine Duxbury will be in conversation with Dr Emily Cousens about their recent monographs, and the convergence between critical animal studies and trans feminism.

Join us for the evening and carry on the discussion over free refreshments following the main presentations. Sign up for your free ticket here.

Mute Compulsion: author-meets-critics with Søren Mau | Tuesday 23 May 2023, 16.00-18.00

Join us on Tuesday 23 May 2023 for an author-meets-critics book talk at LSE for Søren Mau's Mute Compulsion: A Marxist Theory of the Economic Power of Capital (Verso, 2023).

Mute Compulsion presents a new Marxist theory of the abstract and impersonal forms of power in capitalism, focusing on 'mute compulsion' as distinct from ideology or domination as the only forms of power in capitalism.

Mau will present the main arguments of the book before engaging in a conversation with three esteemed LSE professors: Sumi Madhok, Sara Salem, and Paul Apostolidis. The event is chaired by Lukas Slothuus.

The event is free and open to all, but registration is essential.

Find out more about the event here. Register for the event here.

LSE100 Live

Bodies for Sale? The Ethics of Markets in Human Organs and Surrogacy

This LSE Live event features a discussion between Professor Emily Jackson (Law) and Professor Richard Bradley (Philosophy), who will debate the moral and ethical limits of markets when it comes to human bodies .

Thursday 15 March 2018

LSE LIFE, Workspace 2 

 For more information, please visit our Facebook page.

 The Despot's Apprentice: Donald Trump's attack on democracy

This week's LSE Live event features Dr Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) discussing his new book The Despot's Apprentice: Donal Trump's attack on democracy.

Wendesday 17 January 2018
LSE LIFE, Workspace 2 

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Global Power and Security: From Brexit to Trump and Beyond

This next LSE Live event features a discussion between Professor Emeritus Michael Cox and Dr George Lawson from the Department of Internatioal Relations at LSE, who will debate the role of power in global security. 

Wendesday 8 November 2017
LSE LIFE, Workspace 2 

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Engaging with Europe

This week's event is a workshop hosted Dr Jennifer Jackson-Preece and Michael Cottakis from the European Institute. The workshop will be a great opportunity to for LSE100 students to gain practical experience on how to identify relevant policy issues in the European context and how to work with stakeholders to construct effective policy proposals.

Wendesday 25 October 2017
KSW.3.02, 20 Kingsway

Gina Miller in conversation with Conor Gearty

LSE100 is very excited to launch our programme of LSE100 Live events with Professor Conor Gearty in conversation with entrepreneur and activist Gina Miller. Ms Miller led a legal challenge against the UK Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, arguing that Parliament should debate and vote on whether and when to start the formal process of leaving the EU. She continues to be a prominent voice in debates around Brexit, and will speak on populism, government accountability, and the role of citizens in democracy. 

Thursday 5 October 2017
LSE LIFE, Workspace 2




LSE100 2017 Prize Giving Dinner 

On Thursday 12 October LSE100 held its annual awards ceremony and dinner to celebrate those students awarded prizes for their academic achievement in the 2016/17 academic year.

You can find out more about the event, and the prize winners, here.


February 2013: LSE100 runners up for Teaching Excellence award

LSE100 is a runner up in the Teaching Excellence category in the inaugural Guardian University Awards. LSE was one of three universities to be shortlisted in the category, which is sponsored by The Higher Education Academy.  Read more details in the LSE news item or the follow-up article online on the Guardian website.


June 2010: Winner of a Green Gown award

LSE100 won the Course category in the prestigious Green Gown Awards in 2010.
The Green Gown Awards, run by the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges, recognise the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges across the UK.  'LSE The LSE Course: Understanding the causes of things', was pronounced the winner in the Courses category. LSE was commended by the judges for its 'exciting and bold whole institution approach.  Reflecting a clear commitment and willingness to lead. LSE has created for its students an invaluable tran-disciplinary space'.


In March 2010, LSE100 received the 'Investors in People Bronze Award', as part of the Academic and Professional Development Division, the first group in the LSE to have achieved this award. LSE100 is, moreover, the first academic teaching unit in the School to be awarded IIP status.
For LSE100, the IIP preparation process created a valuable opportunity to take stock of strategies and practice with respect to management, teamwork, knowledge-sharing, learning and development of a relatively new team in the School. The report from the assessor provided useful guidance on areas for development, but LSE100 was singled out for its success in building a cohesive team with a high level of commitment and ownership – and 'such passion'.

'The LSE100 programme is an excellent example of where staff development, which was very intensive, is allowing the department to deliver a highly innovative and challenging course, developed from 'scratch' with extensive input by all concerned.' (IIP Review report March 2010)

Generation Brexit

The youth vote and Brexit: Can young people restore trust in democracy?

Date: Wednesday 31st January
Time: 1.00pm – 2.00pm
Location: LSE LIFE Workspace 2

Michael Cottakis (@MichaelCottakis) from the Generation Brexit team, on ‘Populism and Young People’.

Dr Manmit Bhambra from the Generation Brexit team, on ‘Youth engagement and challenges for researchers’.

David Kingman from the Intergenerational Foundation, on key findings from his recent report ‘Generation Remain: Understanding the Millennial vote’.

Dr Sam Mejias from the Media and Communication Department, on ‘UK Youth Perspectives and Priorities for Brexit Negotiation’.

Dr Roch Dunin-Wąsowicz (Generation Brexit/LSE100), moderator

In addition, Dr Jennifer Jackson-Preece, Generation Brexit’s Project Lead, will announce new internship opportunities that will be available only to LSE students.