This newly-found set of photographs from LSE Library’s archives shares scenes from the LSE Troubles, a period of student unrest in the 1960s.
What were the LSE Troubles?
In 1969 the School was temporarily closed while a period of student opposition to the Director, Walter Adams, played out against a backdrop of global civil unrest from 1967 to 1969. This series of posts, created on the 50th anniversary of the closure in 2019, tracks the cause of discontent, beginning with the 1966 announcement of Adams’ appointment of as Director, what happened, and why.
- Red flag over Houghton Street? The radical tradition at LSE: myth, reality, fact
- Opposing a Director
- “Adams closed it, we opened it”- student occupation in October 1968
- The Camden Poster Workshop at LSE
- Storming the gates and closing the School
- Whatever happened to the revolution? LSE in the ’60s
- LSE protests 1966-69 – alumni remember