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50 years ago, 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 1967-69. This series of posts created in 2019 tracks the cause of discontent, beginning with the 1966 announcement of Adams’¬†appointment of as Director, what happened, and why.

Explore our LSE Troubles series:

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





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