Explore the history of behind the places on LSE’s campus – past and present.

Suffragettes and LSE – early neighbours

Now home to LSE, 20 Kingsway used to house the Tea Cup Inn – a tea shop for suffragettes. The offices of the Women’s Social and Political Union were at Clement’s Inn and their newspaper printed at the St Clement’s Press on Clare Market. Hayley Reed finds that if you look closely traces of the suffragettes, LSE’s early neighbours, can still […]

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    Lest we forget 1914-1918 – LSE’s First World War roll of honour

Lest we forget 1914-1918 – LSE’s First World War roll of honour

The LSE war memorial hangs alongside the Old Theatre in Old Building and lists the names of 70 staff and students who lost their lives in the First World War, writes LSE Archivist Sue Donnelly. Seventy lives telling seventy stories.

Between 1914 and 1918 the School Governors received regular reports of staff and students who had enlisted, received honours and […]

Remembrance at LSE – the first war memorial

The move to commission, design and erect a First World War memorial was begun by the Students’ Union in 1921, writes LSE Archivist Sue Donnelly. It was unveiled in a ceremony in 1923. 

The Students’ Union is anxious to commemorate those students of the School who fell in the Great War, and propose in the first place to erect a memorial […]

Passmore Edwards Hall

LSE Archivist Sue Donnelly explores the School’s move to its first purpose-built home. The site around Clare Market was chosen due to slum clearance, and Passmore Edwards Hall was completed in 1902. It is now part of the Old Building.

In its early years LSE occupied two rented houses in John Street and Adelphi Terrace, south of the Strand and […]

June 30th, 2014|Places|2 Comments|