News and events

Social Revolution: women's liberation and gay liberation in the 1970s and 80s
Monday 20 January 2020 9:00am to Friday 03 April 2020 7:00pm
Hosted by the LSE Library
LSE LIBRARY GALLERY, UNITED KINGDOM
Our spring exhibition marks 50 years since the beginnings of two significant social movements in the UK: the first women’s liberation conference in Oxford and the first UK meeting of the Gay Liberation Front at LSE.

London Wellbeing Week
2-6 March 2020
Get involved with a full programme of events happening on campus this London Wellbeing Week - for students and staff in our LSE community.
Take a look at the programme and book your place now! #HealthyLSE

"Blackness" as a Universal Claim: Holocaust Heritage, European Enlightenment, and Noncitizen Futures
Tuesday 03 March 2020 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Hosted by the Chair for Contemporary Turkish Studies, European Institute
CLM.5.02, CLEMENT HOUSE
Associate Professor Damani J. Partridge will reflect on the relationships between European Enlightenment, Holocaust memory, and “Black” futures.

Decolonising Middle East Studies?
Tuesday 03 March 2020 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Hosted by LSE Festival: Shape the World
WOLFSON THEATRE, NEW ACADEMIC BUILDING
Campaigns across universities to decolonise the curriculum advocate far-reaching changes in teaching and research. Responding to the international decolonise movement in universities and beyond, this panel of LSE researchers interrogates some unexamined framings that shape, and arguably limit, our understanding of the ‘Middle East’.

How to Make Equality a Reality Through Change and Innovation
Wednesday 04 March 2020 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Hosted by the Department of Management
HONG KONG THEATRE, CLEMENT HOUSE
Hear from an inspiring panel of speakers as they discuss how balance, diversity and equality bring about improvements in their professional and personal lives.

Using Behavioural Science for Inclusion in the City
Thursday 05 March 2020 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Hosted by LSE Festival: Shape the World
SHEIKH ZAYED THEATRE, NEW ACADEMIC BUILDING
An inclusive workforce offers companies a distinct competitive advantage. Enhanced profits, innovation, growth, and employee wellbeing. Companies with a diverse and inclusive workforce respond better to the needs and demands of global clients and corporations. Yet creating an environment which is inclusive of all talent is not straightforward. This will be a panel discussion on ‘Inclusion in the City’, a report that gives practical insights from behavioural science research to the problems and solutions posed by people who understand the financial and services industry the best: its own talent.

Gender Equality and the Data Revolution
Thursday 05 March 2020 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Hosted by LSE Festival: Shape the World
WOLFSON THEATRE, NEW ACADEMIC BUILDING
The innovative use of data has contributed to the women’s movement fighting for equal pay, but there is still a large gap in the availability of quality data measuring the well-being and contributions of women to society, especially in developing countries.

Suffragettes, saints and sinners
Friday 06 March 2020 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Hosted by LSE Festival: Shape the World
LIBRARY GALLERY, LSE LIBRARY
At this evening of poetry & music, Anna Kisby will read her poems about female activists who shaped the world - Emily Wilding Davison, Christabel Pankhurst, aid worker Vera 'Jack' Holme and early women nurses - written in response to the Women's Library's archives. 

HIV Prevention in Britain: beyond the typical PrEP user
Saturday 07 March 2020 12:45pm to 2:00pm
Hosted by LSE Festival: Shape the World
WOLFSON THEATRE, NEW ACADEMIC BUILDING
Join the conversation: Scholars and community-based charities reflect on HIV transmission rates among ethnic minorities, women and heterosexuals and broadening the reach of preventative measures.

Can Muslim Comic Book Superheroes Change the World?
Saturday 07 March 2020 2:45pm to 4:00pm
Hosted by LSE Festival: Shape the World
WOLFSON THEATRE, NEW ACADEMIC BUILDING
Ms Marvel is a Muslim Pakistani-American teenager. Will her superpowers help defeat common stereotypes about young Muslim women? Come join our panel discussion and find out! 

LSE Power 5th Anniversary Celebration
Monday 9 March 2020 3:00pm - 5:00pm
LSE Shaw Library
Founded in 2015, LSE Power was formed to advance gender equality at the School, particularly for women in Professional Services. Over the years, LSE Power has provided its membership opportunities to develop professionally, network across the school and lobby for changes to LSE policy and culture. We look forward to celebrating this important milestone with all of our members and friends, and to welcome past members, founding members and guests for a celebratory networking event. To reserve your place and to enable us book catering without wastage, please book here.  

EmbRace - AfroCROWD UK Wikipedia Workshop
Saturday 14 March 11:00am - 4:00pm
LSE Library, IT Training Room, LRB.R08
The workshop will be delivered by AfroCROWD (Afro Free Culture Crowdsourcing Wikimedia). AfroCROWD has been working, since 2015, on fostering a better online representation of the communities that have been left-out by structures of power, both by encouraging people of colour to become Wikipedians and by editing biased pages. In this workshop, participants will learn various techniques for editing Wikipedia safely and ethically. Register for a ticket here!

Arike Oke on The Civic Archivist
Tuesday 17 March 2020 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Hosted by the LSE Library
LIFE WORKSPACE 2, LSE LIBRARY
Arike Oke (Director, Black Cultural Archives) asks 'do archives have a social purpose?' British society today is increasingly divided, and divided along lines of identity. History demonstrates that dangerous and revolutionary action can occur at these moments of deep identity based division.

From Black Turk to White Muslim: changing semiotics of race in Turkey
Tuesday 17 March 2020 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Hosted by the Chair for Contemporary Turkish Studies, European Institute
PAR.G.01 PANKHURST HOUSE
Ezgi Guner, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, will reflect on the changing semiotics of race in Turkey. 

Race Matters: theorizing democracy, state power, and citizenship in policed communities
Thursday 19 March 2020 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Hosted by the Department of Social Policy
SHEIKH ZAYED THEATRE, NEW ACADEMIC BUILDING
This event explores new ways of thinking about racialization and criminal justice, drawing from ideas in the disciplines of political science, criminology and sociology.

Breaking Class: is tackling social class discrimination the real route to equality, diversity and inclusion?
Tuesday 24 March 2020 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Hosted by the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science
SHEIKH ZAYED THEATRE, NEW ACADEMIC BUILDING, UNITED KINGDOM
In debates around societal equality and discrimination, social class has been neglected in comparison to gender, race, disability and sexuality, which are protected characteristics in the UK under the Equality Act 2010. Is it time to afford social class the same protection, or is it too amorphous and changeable for that to be a viable option? And should we even care about social class, since everyone ought to aspire to be middle class anyway?