News and events

The Sacred Year 1919: women and the professions
Wednesday 01 May 2019 9:00am to Sunday 08 September 2019 6:00pm
Hosted by the LSE Library
LSE LIBRARY GALLERY, UNITED KINGDOM
Investigating the barriers women faced in the world of male-dominated professions. This exhibition celebrates pioneering women who first entered male-dominated professions such as law, accountancy, the Church, the sciences and the arts.

The Women in the Room: Labour's forgotten women
Thursday 09 May 2019 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Hosted by the LSE Library
WOLFSON LECTURE THEATRE, NEW ACADEMIC BUILDING, UNITED KINGDOM
Nan Sloane tells the story of the remarkable women who were present at the origins of the Labour Party and contributed to its earliest campaigns, many of whom have been forgotten.

Heading Home: motherhood, work and the failed promise of equality
Wednesday 15 May 2019 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Hosted by the LSE Library
LSE LIBRARY GALLERY, UNITED KINGDOM
Shani Orgad speaks on her new book about the inequalities still facing women who become mothers and why they stopped their battle to continue working in the professions today.

Extraordinary Women in Engineering: a WES Wikithon
Saturday 18 May 2019 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Hosted by the LSE Library
LSE LIBRARY, UNITED KINGDOM
Join the Women’s Engineering Society, Heritage Open Days, and The Women’s Library to edit and add information about women in engineering to Wikipedia. Help to celebrate some of the brilliant women engineers who deserve a more prominent place in the world's favourite online historical record.

Building Skills and Institutions that Support Gender Equality
Monday 20 May 3pm-5.30pm 
Hosted by LSE Power Male Allies and the Organisational Learning Team
Gender equality means more than adjusting policies and increasing representation. It also involves building workplaces that are open, welcoming and safe to all. However, barriers to inclusion can be difficult to identify and overcoming them requires the involvement of the whole staff, learning to recognise others’ experiences, developing skills to challenge harmful norms and build better workplaces. This ‘taster session’ gives participants a chance to surface issues that exist in their workplace, to listen to other people’s experiences, and reflect on some of the dynamics which might underpin inequality. This is open to LSE Staff. Book online via the Training and Development System.

Active Bystander Workshop
Friday 24 May 2:00 to 3:00pm or 3:30 to 4:30pm
Hosted by LSE Power Male Allies and the Organisational Learning Team
Calling out bad behaviour can be tough. It’s hard to be the first person to ‘stick your neck out’. Self-doubt can creep in – and you fear rejection by your peers for ‘over-reacting’ or being a ‘killjoy’. This short, interactive, one-hour session is designed to: give staff techniques to overcome self-doubt; explain the common psychological obstacles to intervening; introduce staff to decision making devices to help them work out whether – and how – to take action; and run through easy-to-remember language patterns to challenge bad behaviours in an assertive way. This is open to LSE Staff. Book online via the Training and Development System

Understand Today, Shape Tomorrow
Thursday 13 June 2019 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Hosted by the London School of Economics and Political Science
SHEIKH ZAYED THEATRE, NEW ACADEMIC BUILDING
Minouche Shafik, LSE Director, and high level guests will discuss how LSE can shape the world in turbulent times of economic uncertainty, political divisions, social transformations and a tide of anti-expert sentiment.