Ghosts of the Past combines old and new, providing a glimpse into how different – or indeed how similar – LSE of the past was to LSE today.

This photo gallery was created by LSE’s Design Unit and School Photographer Nigel Stead for the LSE Space for Thought Literary Festival 2015. The archive photos used are from the popular LSE Library Flickr site.

The gallery also features the winning entry from staff and student submissions, “Ghost in the Library” by Pawel Opaska, LSE Postroom Operative.


LSE 120th anniversary


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