Harris Academies students visit LSE for closing event of LSE Research Festival 2015

In our final blog post of LSE Research Festival 2015, we report on a recent visit from sixth form students from Harris Academies to LSE campus as part of our first ever ‘Research Taster Day’ hosted by LSE Research Festival and Widening Participation. Back in March, Suzi Hall from LSE Cities visited Harris Academies to deliver a seminar to sixth […]

Best of LSE Blogging – Field Research Method Lab

In  the last of the ‘Best of LSE Blogging’ series for 2015, Hyun Bang Shin introduces a piece from the Field Research Method Lab which was particularly popular with readers. “This post is an exciting analysis of the author’s own experiences of carrying out field research in a country (Kazakhstan) where she faced a number of challenges of working in […]

Social Science Soapbox

On Thursday 28 May, as part of LSE Research Festival 2015, LSE researchers took to the soapbox to discuss the ‘big questions’ of their research with the visiting public. Four researchers from various departments across the school took part in this innovative and exciting event! It can often be quite a challenge for a researcher to boil down the core concepts […]

LSE Research Festival Exhibition 2015

The LSE Research Festival Exhibition 2015 took place on 21 May 2015. The annual public exhibition celebrated social science research with a public exhibition of posters, photographs and short films by researchers from LSE and elsewhere.

Suzanne Hall visits Harris Sixth Form as LSE Research Festival 2015 hosts its first event

The first event of LSE Research Festival 2015 featured Dr Suzanne Hall, assistant sociology professor at LSE, presenting the LSE Cities ‘Ordinary Streets’ research project to sixth form students from Harris Academies in Peckham. Students got the opportunity to engage directly with research about an area they were very familiar with, and provided thoughtful and considered comments on Suzanne’s work. It is […]

LSE Research Festival 2015: three ways you can still get involved!

On Saturday 28 February  LSE Research Festival 2015 officially closed the submissions deadline for its public exhibition after a record number of researchers applied to showcase their work at the event. We would like to thank everyone who took part in this process by contributing high quality posters, photographs, and short films. If you missed the submissions deadline however, do not worry! There are […]

Posters in Parliament – Undergraduate research on display at Westminster

Undergraduates don’t always get a chance to showcase the findings of their research in a conference style environment, but the British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR) hosted Posters in Parliament event allows them just this opportunity. This year two LSE students attended the event. LSE Research Festival went along to Westminster to see how they got on. The opportunity for […]

Prospering Wisely – LSE Impact Blog

This blog was originally published in this form on the LSE Impact Blog We are witnessing a growing mistrust, not only in political processes and politicians, but in social institutions as a whole. Inequality is also rising on many crucial dimensions. Lord Stern of Brentford, President of the British Academy argues we need a new kind of national conversation, and […]

Learning through posters – LSE Teaching Blog

This blog was originally posted in this form on the LSE Teaching Blog. To tie in with the call for submissions to LSE’s Research Festival Exhibition we asked staff and students in two departments at the School to tell us about the teaching and learning reflected in recent poster competitions they have held. The Department of Management’s PhD poster competition took place in […]