Who is the real Simon Hix?

By Michael Shapland and Jamie Boucher Simon Hix, Pro-Director for Research, professor, and lecturer at LSE, is a significant figure both within LSE’s leadership and the university culture itself. Coming from a state school background to study at the undergraduate…

LSE Limelight #14: LSE in a new decade with Director Shafik

“There are pre-existing mechanisms where people can give feedback if they have concerns about their roles. I think that’s the proper way of dealing with these issues rather than insinuations and allegations.” – Dame Minouche Shafik, Director of LSE. In this episode…

LSE Limelight #10: Earthrise Journal Winter 2019 Issue

“What it has done, and what the purpose of it is, is to try and engage as many students as possible in environmental issues through producing their own content. And in that way, preparing them for an emotional, professional, creative…

Call Me When You Get This: In conversation with Sebastian Mullen

Call Me When You Get This premiered on the 31st of January 2020. Second-year IR student Sebastian Mullen wrote, starred in, co-edited, and co-directed the film alongside his sister Sophie-Anne. I was lucky enough to see it prior to its…

In conversation with the New York Federal Reserve Bank President

Photo: Federal Reserve Bank of New York On 14 January 2020, New York FED President John Williams discussed his recent panel ‘Working Together: an interdisciplinary approach to organizational issues’ at LSE. Beaver: What brings you to LSE today? Williams: I…

Al Blyth: career advice, digital surveillance, and his experience as a playwright

The Haystack — a new play by LSE alumni Al Blyth, opening at Hampstead Theatre on 31 January, directed by Roxanna Sillbert.  Outraged by the revelations from the Edward Snowden leaks in 2013 and the mass harvesting of data for…

The Good Place: a philosophical outlook

The first part of the fourth and final season of Michael Schur’s The Good Place aired this month (the second will follow in January). The series deals with the morality of the afterlife from the point of view of lovable…

Chile Despertó

Chile has seen massive protests triggered by a 4¢ rise in metro fares during rush hour. But how can a list of five or even ten items encompass the experiences of over one million Chileans on the streets of Santiago? …

The best interview ever: Peter Hitchens

This is a summary of an interview I had with Peter Hitchens, the Conservative author and The Mail journalist, at the start of the year. It was something of a car crash, which is why I chose to shelve it…

“Populism is one of Latin America’s biggest exports” LSE’s new Public Policy head speaks to The Beaver

Andres Velasco is an academic who talks with the ease of a good politician. This should come as no surprise to those who have followed his career. The inaugural dean of the LSE’s new School of Public Policy has split…