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‘A Woman’s Place Is In The House…of Commons’

Thirty-five years ago this month, The 300 Group was launched in the Grand Committee Room in the House of Commons. In 1979, Margaret Thatcher had been elected as Britain’s first female Prime Minister, but there were only 18 other women amongst 635 Members elected to the House of Commons. Only 3% of the House of Commons were women. This […]

Gillian Murphy

About Gillian Murphy

Gillian Murphy is an Assistant Archivist in LSE Library.

November 18th, 2015|Academic Support & Training, Featured, Library collections, Library insights|Comments Off on ‘A Woman’s Place Is In The House…of Commons’|
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    “London: Power, Progress and Pleasure”: LSE’s collaborative exhibition for LIBER Annual Conference 2015

“London: Power, Progress and Pleasure”: LSE’s collaborative exhibition for LIBER Annual Conference 2015

LSE Library has collaborated with colleagues from Senate House Library and UCL Library Services to mount an exhibition on “London: Power, Progress and Pleasure” as part of the annual conference of LIBER, the Association of European Research Libraries, which is being held at Senate House Library this year, from 24-26 June.

Items from the collections of the three institutions are […]

Gillian Murphy

About Gillian Murphy

Gillian Murphy is an Assistant Archivist in LSE Library.

June 24th, 2015|Academic Support & Training|Comments Off on “London: Power, Progress and Pleasure”: LSE’s collaborative exhibition for LIBER Annual Conference 2015|

What did LSE’s homepage look like in 1996?

The LSE’s homepage looked very different in 1996. You could buy a soup on campus for 85p and study the LLB where three B’s at A-level were required. You can have a look at snapshots of LSE webpages from 1996 to the present day by visiting here.

How to locate historic websites:

Use the British Library Memento service to find snapshots […]

Daniel Payne

About Daniel Payne

Daniel Payne is the Official Publications Librarian at LSE Library, and is responsible for the development of the government and intergovernmental collections. He is also interested in open access issues and scholarly communications.

February 23rd, 2015|Academic Support & Training, Featured|Comments Off on What did LSE’s homepage look like in 1996?|

Recommended mental health study resources from LSE Library

Every year since 1992, an annual global awareness campaign about mental health issues has been held each October. Mental illness affects nearly 12 percent of the world’s population – about 450 million people. This year’s theme is ‘Living with schizophrenia’.

Historically, people with mental health problems were sent to workhouses, houses of correction or prisons. The County Asylums Act of […]

Gillian Murphy

About Gillian Murphy

Gillian Murphy is an Assistant Archivist in LSE Library.

October 15th, 2014|Academic Support & Training|Comments Off on Recommended mental health study resources from LSE Library|

Galloping away with Digital Literacy – the SADL project so far…

The HEA funded Student Ambassador for Digital Literacy project (SADL) is exploring how we can help undergraduate students identify, evaluate and manage data in the context of their studies. It has been under way since the start of the academic year. We have held 3 workshops so far looking at the the following topics:

• Workshop 1 – Introduction to the […]

Ellen Wilkinson

About Ellen Wilkinson

Ellen Wilkinson is the Academic Support Librarian for International Development, Social Policy and Sociology. She is also currently responsible for selecting English language material from the UK, Asia, Africa and mainland Europe. e: e.wilkinson@lse.ac.uk t: 020 7955 6913

March 28th, 2014|Academic Support & Training, Library insights|Comments Off on Galloping away with Digital Literacy – the SADL project so far…|