News and events


Trans Britain: Our Journey from the Shadows
Hosted by the LSE Library and LSE Spectrum
Wednesday 10 October 2018, 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Room R01, LSE Library
Christine Burns MBE will talk about her book Trans Britain: Our Long Journey from the Shadows, which explores the landmark events that have shaped the transgender community over the last five decades. The talk will be followed by a reception in the LSE Library Gallery between 7-8.30pm.

Black History Month 2018
All events are free and open to all

Black History Through Time: A Photo Exhibition
Hosted by LSE Students’ Union
Wednesday 03 October 2018, 5:00pm to 6:30pm. 6th Floor Studio, Saw Swee Hock
The theme of this photo exhibition is Black History Through Time. This exhibition covers Black British History, Global Perspective, Pop Culture and Making History.

Black History Through Time: where are we now?
Hosted by LSE Students’ Union
Friday 05 October 2018, 7:00pm to 8:30pm. Old Theatre, Old Building
In this lecture to mark Black History Month, historian David Olusoga will tackle the theme Black History Through Time: where are we now?

Black British Feminism: past, present and future 
Hosted by the LSE Library and LSE Embrace
Tuesday 16 October 2018 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Hong Kong Lecture Theatre, Clements House
A roundtable discussion with Dawn Butler M.P. and Dr Suki Ali reflecting on Black British feminism in the past, present, and future with Dr Imaobong Umoren.

Black History Month Celebration: Spoken Word Night
Hosted by LSE Students’ Union and LSE Embrace
Friday 19 October, 7pm - 8:30pm. The Venue (Basement) Saw Swee Hock
Spoken Word and after party In Collaboration with LSE Embrace Network.

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912): the life of a black British composer
Hosted by the Department of International History
Tuesday 23 October 2018 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Old Theatre, Old Building
This film explores the remarkable life, music and political involvement of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, the classical composer, who was born to a father from Sierra Leone descended from African-American slaves, and who shot to fame in Edwardian England and the United States, only to die at the tragically young age of 37.

A spotlight on… inspirational BME Women at LSE
Hosted by EDI@LSE
Tuesday 23 October – Wednesday 31 October 2018. LG Foyer, New Academic Building
Mini-exhibition of reflections on the workplace, from inspirational BME Women at LSE.

BlacKkKlansman: Talk,  Film Screening plus Q&A
Hosted by the United States Centre and EDI@LSE
Thursday 25 October, 18:00-20:30. Bookable via the US Centre
An exclusive film screening of the BlacKkKlansman, this event will take place during Black History Month. The film draws a connecting line through America’s history of white supremacy to the current US administration. The event format will consist of a talk beforehand, providing a context to the setting of the film, and a Q&A after the screening. This event is free and open to all, but limited tickets are available on a first come, first served basis.

Who’s Included? Black Women and the Workplace
Hosted by EDI@LSE
Wednesday 31 October, 18:30-20:00. Room 5.02, Clement House
Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené (authors of ‘Slay in Your Lane’) in conversation with Maryane Mwaniki and Busayo Twins, on the barriers and opportunities that black women encounter in higher education and the workplace more generally.

Beyond Bilal: Black History in Islam - Mustafa Briggs
Hosted by LSE Students’ Union
Monday 29 October 2018, 6:30pm - 8:30pm. The Venue (Basement) Saw Swee Hock
Workshop by Mustafa Briggs, a graduate of Arabic and International Relations from the University of Westminster. Mustafa uses this workshop to explore and uncover the relationship between Islam and Black History.