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Goodbye from us…

We are in the process of decommissioning the Library blog after 4 years. We published 250+ posts in total over that period, but as our web publishing approach has changed we feel that we no longer need this blog to communicate with our audiences.

If you want to keep up with the Library and read more about our collections then […]

November 2nd, 2017|Featured, Library collections|Comments Off on Goodbye from us…|

Enid Rosser Locket: Early female UK barrister

The unpublished memoir of Enid Rosser Locket, one of the earliest female barristers in England, has been catalogued and is now available to view in the Women’s Library Reading Room. Its catalogue entry is available online.

Enid wrote her memoir in her old age, but it principally covers her life only until her marriage to the arachnologist George Hazelwood Locket […]

Kate Higgins

About Kate Higgins

Kate Higgins is an Assistant Archivist in the LSE Library.

March 7th, 2016|Library collections|Comments Off on Enid Rosser Locket: Early female UK barrister|

Papers of Alan Sked released (UKIP)

The papers of Alan Sked, founder and leader of the Anti-Federalist League (AFL) 1991-1993 and the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) 1993-1997, have been released and are publically accessible in the LSE Library reading room. The collection throws informative light on the early years of the party and its predecessor, the AFL, and the British euro-sceptic climate of the […]

Kate Higgins

About Kate Higgins

Kate Higgins is an Assistant Archivist in the LSE Library.

October 1st, 2015|Library collections|Comments Off on Papers of Alan Sked released (UKIP)|

Women’s role in the 1984 Miners’ Strike

Thirty years ago this month the miners’ strike of 1984-85 – called nationally by Arthur Scargill of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on 12 March 1984 following National Coal Board announcements of pit closures – ended and miners began to return to work. It had been the longest major period of industrial action in British history.

While women in […]

Kate Higgins

About Kate Higgins

Kate Higgins is an Assistant Archivist in the LSE Library.

March 8th, 2015|Library collections|Comments Off on Women’s role in the 1984 Miners’ Strike|

LSE Library’s collections and the First World War

When the First World War began, LSE had been established for two decades as a metropolitan centre for research and teaching in the social sciences, with a tradition of public engagement.

Although the School was characteristically divided over the rights and wrongs of the
conflict, hundreds of alumni did military service (as well as academics such as Clement Attlee, Hugh Dalton, […]

August 4th, 2014|Library collections|Comments Off on LSE Library’s collections and the First World War|