In this LSE Festival event podcast, Professor Michael Cox, LSE IDEAS, and Sue Donnelly, LSE Archivist discuss student unrest in the late 1960s and its legacy.

One British university above all others came to be associated with student rebellion in the 1960s – LSE – later referred by one of the original rebels as that “utopia at the end of the Kingsway rainbow – for a period”. But why LSE? What did the students hope to achieve? And what legacy did they leave behind?

Contributed by Michael Cox (Director of LSE IDEAS and Emeritus Professor of International Relations at LSE) and Sue Donnelly (LSE Archivist). This event was hosted by LSE IDEAS as part of the LSE Festival: New World (Dis)Orders running from Monday 25 February to Saturday 2 March 2019, a series of events exploring how social science can tackle global problems.

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Read the rest of the series in The LSE Troubles

Visit LSE 1969, 18 February-15 March, a free exhibition in the Atrium Gallery.

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