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Wolfson Foundation Grants LSE £1 million for Redevelopment

The Wolfson Foundation, a charity awarding grants to promote excellence in various academic fields, has awarded LSE £1 million towards its Centre Buildings Redevelopment, part of LSE’s ongoing campus renovation. LSE’s Centre Buildings development will result in a new 15-storey…

Why I Wear Red

This year, RAG was once again proud to support the Poppy Appeal. Every November, in the weeks leading up to Armistice Sunday, we offer hundreds of poppies to staff and students. There is of course a purpose behind our work,…

Academics Contest Reforms To Trans Legislation

On Tuesday 16th October, 100 academics, including one from LSE, signed a letter regarding the Gender Recognition Act reforms published in the Guardian. This was then followed by a response from several LGBT societies at London universities, written by an…

“Identity politics has corroded liberal democracy.” Matthew Goodwin meets the Beaver

In 2003, when the UK Independence Party (UKIP) were on the distant fringes of British politics, a University of Salford undergraduate saw that right-wing populists had the potential for a national – even global – takeover. Fifteen years later, Professor…

Michaelmas Term SU Election Results

Yesterday the results of this term’s SU elections were announced. The SU predict that this year’s election broke SU turnout records (more to follow this Friday), despite low turnout from some of the candidates at hustings last week. Voting began…

Friday night shock: LSESU Halloween Party cancelled after low ticket sales

A trail of ‘horror’ was in store for LSE students who have signed up for what was promoted as one of LSE’s biggest Halloween parties. The event was abruptly cancelled less than two days before the event was planned to…

LSE Rankings Up Again

LSE continues to be one of the top universities worldwide, according to reports by the Times Higher Education, QS, The Guardian and others. Dame Minouche Shafik, Director of LSE, commented on the school’s success: “LSE’s ranking as one of the…

Students Grill Minouche

Director Answers Tough Questions about LSE’s Brexit Fallout and the Charlottesville Protestor On Monday 15 October, LSE Director Dame Minouche Shafik set out her ‘New Strategy’, addressing growing concerns over plummeting student satisfaction, complaints over the quality of teaching, and…

This Is Just The Beginning For Global Trumpism

Features Editor Andrew Solender analyzes the trajectory of far-right, populist movements in Europe and around the globe, and sees no end in sight for the decline of Western liberal democracy. There was a moment, last year, when the tumult and…

From “La La Land” to the stars – “First Man” shows Chazelle’s stellar quality

“We need to fail. We need to fail down here, so we don’t fail up there”, says Ryan Gosling’s Neil Armstrong, ahead of the launch of Apollo 11. One wonders, then, at which point in the career trajectory of 33-year…