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    Safeguarding students and changing universities’ culture: Universities UK

Safeguarding students and changing universities’ culture: Universities UK

On Monday 16 October, a panel of leading thinkers on addressing sexual harassment and sexual violence at universities spoke at LSE at the ‘Report It. Stop It’ event. EDI at LSE spoke with Fiona Waye – an event speaker and Senior Policy Lead in Inclusion, Equality and Diversity at Universities UK – about the ‘Changing the culture’ report, the […]

November 10th, 2017|Featured, Gender|0 Comments|
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    Report it. Stop it: how reporting can change normative culture surrounding sexual and gender-based violence

Report it. Stop it: how reporting can change normative culture surrounding sexual and gender-based violence

On 16 October 2017, LSE Equity, Diversity and Inclusion together with the Department of Gender Studies hosted ‘Report it. Stop it: how can reports of sexual harassment and sexual violence change the culture?’ As Alex Farley writes, the panel sought to address questions of institutional reforms and responses, focusing particularly on higher education institutions and the need for reform […]

October 31st, 2017|Featured, Gender|0 Comments|
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    Fighting Proud: the untold story of the gay men who served in two world wars

Fighting Proud: the untold story of the gay men who served in two world wars

Stephen Bourne draws on his latest book to tell the previously untold story of gay men who joined the British armed forces during the two world wars. Stephen will be talking about his book at a public LSE event on 27 July 2017.
“If gay men are shown to have the capacity for bravery it makes them human, heroes even. And heroes should […]

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    Women are less likely to study STEM subjects – but disadvantaged women are even less so

Women are less likely to study STEM subjects – but disadvantaged women are even less so

The gender divide in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics study is more complicated than most researchers, policy makers, and practitioners previously thought, writes Natasha Codiroli Mcmaster. She explains that young women’s social circumstances play a key role in whether they choose to study STEM at university.

There is a vast amount of research showing that women are less likely to study […]

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    ‘The LSE is from everywhere and not from somewhere’: Professor Mike Cox on diversity at LSE

‘The LSE is from everywhere and not from somewhere’: Professor Mike Cox on diversity at LSE

In this article, Paroj Banerjee reflects on a panel discussion that formed part of the 2017 LSE India Summit, where speakers Professor Michael Cox and Ramachandra Guha offered an historical perspective on LSE’s relation with India.

The South Asia Centre at LSE recently organised an annual summit where Professor Michael Cox delivered a lecture on the historical relation that […]

Students’ photo exhibition revaluates ‘diversity’

Juliane Hoss – an LSE postgraduate student – reflects on the project ‘Tackling diversity‘, in which 30 students discovered different meanings of diversity. The project consisted of two workshops, in which the students learned more about the need for diversity and discussed different meanings as well as the development of a photo exhibition, through which the participants shared their […]

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    Interview with Ruth Hunt: LGBT rights in Britain – culture, education, and religion

Interview with Ruth Hunt: LGBT rights in Britain – culture, education, and religion

Since being formed in the late ’80s, Stonewall has been at the forefront of social and legislative progress for LGBT equality. Ahead of her LSE lecture, Ruth Hunt, Stonewall’s Chief Executive, sat down with Hayley Reed and Artemis Photiadou to discuss the charity’s work, the importance of education, the role of faith communities, as well as some of the challenges […]

Gender quotas and the crisis of the mediocre man

Quotas aren’t anathema to meritocracy: they increase competence levels by displacing mediocre men, write Tim Besley, Olle Folke, Torsten Persson and Johanna Rickne
A common criticism against gender quotas is that they are anathema to meritocratic principles. This research on Sweden shows that the opposite can be true: Quotas actually increased the competence of politicians by leading to the displacement […]

How your sexual orientation affects your salary in the UK

Gay men earn less than straight ones and heterosexual women earn less than lesbians, write Cevat Giray Aksoy, Christopher S. Carpenter and Jefferson Frank

Finding the right data

Since the mid-1990s, labour market discrimination based on sexual orientation has been investigated by a number of researchers (Badgett 1995, Black et al. 2003, Arabsheibani et al. 2005 and others). These studies frequently find sizeable earnings […]

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    Sociology and the Gay Liberation Front – Bob Mellors at LSE

Sociology and the Gay Liberation Front – Bob Mellors at LSE

On 14 October 1970 the first UK meeting of the Gay Liberation Front was held in an LSE classroom. The room was booked by Bob Mellors, a second year Sociology student. Sue Donnelly takes us through the academic life of Bob Mellors and his contribution in advancing LGBT+ issues. 

Bob Mellors was born on 28 October 1949 and came to […]

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