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London Endowed With New Water Fountains in Mayor’s New Sustainability Initiative

Twenty new water fountains are to be installed in London’s public parks and squares this year as a part of London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s plans for a more sustainable London. The initiative was announced by Mr. Khan on 23rd January…

LSE Societies Refuse To Organise For Women’s March

On the 21st of January, the anniversary of Trump’s first day as US President, thousands convened on Richmond Terrace near Downing Street in London to protest “gender-based violence, sexual harassment and abuse”. In attendance at were speakers such as Helen…

Workers Out in Force Against Outsourcing

Thursday night saw Senate House library lock its gates and post security guards on alert as over 100 protesters gathered outside for a demonstration against outsourcing. The activists, waving flags and banging drums, were demanding that non-direct employees at the…

LSE Professor, and UKIP Founder, Calls for UKIP to ‘Disappear’

On 21 January, UKIP’s ruling body unanimously backed a vote of no confidence in party leader Henry Bolton. This followed the media coverage surrounding the publication of offensive messages from his former girlfriend, saying Meghan Markle’s upcoming marriage would “taint”…

UAL Students Occupy University to Protest ‘Social Cleansing’

Since last Tuesday (23rd), students of the University of the Arts London (UAL) have occupied parts of the London College of Communication (LCC) in order to put pressure on the University to end its partnership with a multi-million-pound development plan…

Bankside House goes Uncensored

Last week Monday, with some cringe-worthy silences, some roaring laughter and a packed bar, Bankside House kicked off its first “uncensored” student comedy night of the year, featuring five acts by residents. The ambiance – and to a lesser extent…

LSE Sees Increase in First-Class Degrees Awarded

The London School of Economics has seen a 6.7 percent increase in the percentage of graduates receiving first class honours over the past five years, according to a report published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency. 28.9 percent of LSE…

GV100 Course Takes Steps to Diversify

This term, undergraduates taking ‘GV100: Introduction to Political Theory’ were met with changes to their Lent Term syllabus. In past years, Mary Wollstonecraft was one of two female political theorists to be studied along with fifteen other male thinkers. Now,…

London Most Expensive City in Europe for Renting Property

For the third year in a row, London has been named the most expensive city in Europe for renting property. A study conducted by ECA International found that, for an unfurnished, mid-market three-bedroom apartment in “prime areas”, London tenants average…

LSE hosts Clean Brexit talk

As part of a series of talks on Brexit, the LSE hosted a talk positing how Britain can have a more prosperous future outside of the EU. The panel consisted of Gerard Lyons, chief economic advisor to Boris Johnson during…