London School of Economics

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The London School of Economics (officially the London School of Economics and Political Science, often referred to as LSE) is a public research university located in London, England, and a member institution of the federal University of London.wikipedia
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Beatrice Webb

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Founded in 1895 by Fabian Society members Sidney Webb, Beatrice Webb, Graham Wallas, and George Bernard Shaw for the betterment of society, LSE joined the University of London in 1900 and established its first degree courses under the auspices of the University in 1901.
She was among the founders of the London School of Economics and played a crucial role in forming the Fabian Society.

Sidney Webb, 1st Baron Passfield

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Founded in 1895 by Fabian Society members Sidney Webb, Beatrice Webb, Graham Wallas, and George Bernard Shaw for the betterment of society, LSE joined the University of London in 1900 and established its first degree courses under the auspices of the University in 1901.
Sidney James Webb, 1st Baron Passfield, (13 July 1859 – 13 October 1947) was a British socialist, economist, reformer and a co-founder of the London School of Economics.

University of London

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The London School of Economics (officially the London School of Economics and Political Science, often referred to as LSE) is a public research university located in London, England, and a member institution of the federal University of London.
The largest colleges by enrolment as of 2016/17 are UCL, King's College London, City, Queen Mary, Birkbeck, the London School of Economics, Royal Holloway, and Goldsmiths, each of which has over 9,000 students.

Fabian Society

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Founded in 1895 by Fabian Society members Sidney Webb, Beatrice Webb, Graham Wallas, and George Bernard Shaw for the betterment of society, LSE joined the University of London in 1900 and established its first degree courses under the auspices of the University in 1901.
The Fabian Society founded the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1895.

List of people associated with the London School of Economics

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LSE has produced many notable alumni in the fields of law, history, anthropology, economics, philosophy, psychology, business, literature, media and politics.
This list of people associated with the London School of Economics includes notable alumni, non-graduates, academics and administrators affiliated with the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Graham Wallas

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Founded in 1895 by Fabian Society members Sidney Webb, Beatrice Webb, Graham Wallas, and George Bernard Shaw for the betterment of society, LSE joined the University of London in 1900 and established its first degree courses under the auspices of the University in 1901.
Graham Wallas (31 May 1858 – 9 August 1932) was an English socialist, social psychologist, educationalist, a leader of the Fabian Society and a co-founder of the London School of Economics.

Friedrich Hayek

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The main figures in this debate were John Maynard Keynes from Cambridge and the LSE's Friedrich Hayek.
Hayek's academic life was mostly spent at the London School of Economics, the University of Chicago, and the University of Freiburg.

Mervyn King, Baron King of Lothbury

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Once again the political clout of the school, which seems to be closely wired into parliament, Whitehall and the Bank of England, is being felt by ministers.... The strength of LSE is that it is close to the political process: Mervyn King, was a former LSE professor.
He then worked as a researcher on the Cambridge Growth Project, taught at the University of Birmingham, Harvard and MIT, and became a Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics.

Frank Judd, Baron Judd

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The former chairman of the House of Commons education committee, Barry Sheerman, sits on its board of governors, along with Labour peer Lord (Frank) Judd.
Judd was educated at the City of London School and the London School of Economics.

George Bernard Shaw

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Founded in 1895 by Fabian Society members Sidney Webb, Beatrice Webb, Graham Wallas, and George Bernard Shaw for the betterment of society, LSE joined the University of London in 1900 and established its first degree courses under the auspices of the University in 1901.
He was eventually persuaded to support the proposal, and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) opened in the summer of 1895.

Anthony Giddens

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According to the magazine, the School "owes its success to the single-minded, American-style exploitation of its brand name and political connections by the recent directors, particularly Mr Giddens and his predecessor, John Ashworth" and raises money from foreign students' high fees, which are attracted by academic stars such as Richard Sennett.
Giddens served as Director of the London School of Economics from 1997 to 2003, where he is now Emeritus Professor at the Department of Sociology.

Richard Sennett

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According to the magazine, the School "owes its success to the single-minded, American-style exploitation of its brand name and political connections by the recent directors, particularly Mr Giddens and his predecessor, John Ashworth" and raises money from foreign students' high fees, which are attracted by academic stars such as Richard Sennett.
Richard Sennett (born 1 January 1943) is the Centennial Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics and former University Professor of the Humanities at New York University.

LSE Students' Union

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In 2013, the LSE was featured in a BBC Panorama documentary on North Korea, filmed inside the repressive regime by undercover journalists attached to a trip by the LSE's Grimshaw Club, a student society of the international relations department.
The London School of Economics Students' Union (sometimes referred to as LSESU) is the representative and campaigning body for students at The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Golden triangle (universities)

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LSE is a member of the Russell Group, Association of Commonwealth Universities, European University Association and is sometimes considered a part of the "Golden Triangle" of universities in south-east England.
These are typically Imperial College London, University College London, King's College London and the London School of Economics, although some sources omit either or both of King's College London and the London School of Economics.

Craig Calhoun

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Craig Calhoun took up the post of Director in September 2012.
An advocate of using social science to address issues of public concern, he was the Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science from September 2012 until September 2016, after which he became the first president of the Berggruen Institute.

Times Higher Education World University Rankings

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For the subject area of social science, LSE places second in the world in the QS Rankings, seventh in THE Rankings, and eighth in the Academic Ranking of World Universities.
For instance in the former THE-QS World University Rankings, LSE was ranked 11th in the world in 2004 and 2005, but dropped to 66th and 67th in the 2008 and 2009 edition.

Judith Rees

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Its previous Director, Judith Rees, is also chair of the school's Grantham Institute on Climate Change, an adviser to the World Bank as well as sitting on the UN Secretary General's Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation and the International Scientific Advisory Council (ISAC).
Dame Judith Anne Rees, (born 26 August 1944, ), a distinguished academic geographer, was interim director of London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) from May 2011 until September 2012.

Clare Market

The area is historically known as Clare Market.
The historic district includes large parts of the London School of Economics (LSE) and several academic buildings on the site bear the area's name.

Julia Black

In September 2016, Bank of England Deputy Governor Dame Nemat (Minouche) Shafik was announced to replace Professor Julia Black as the School's director.
Julia Black, FBA is a Professor of Law at the London School of Economics (LSE).

Barry Sheerman

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The former chairman of the House of Commons education committee, Barry Sheerman, sits on its board of governors, along with Labour peer Lord (Frank) Judd.
He graduated from the London School of Economics (BSc Economics 1965) and from the University of London (MSc 1967).

Virginia Bottomley

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Also on the board are Tory MPs Virginia Bottomley and Richard Shepherd, as well as Lord Saatchi and Lady Howe.
She later graduated from the London School of Economics with the degree of Master of Arts (MA).

Russell Group

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LSE is a member of the Russell Group, Association of Commonwealth Universities, European University Association and is sometimes considered a part of the "Golden Triangle" of universities in south-east England.
LSE was 21st, due to its focus on less costly social sciences research.

Peacock Theatre

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Alongside teaching and academic space, the institution also owns 11 student halls of residence across London, two public houses, a West End theatre (the Peacock), early years centre, NHS medical centre and extensive sports ground in Berrylands, south London.
The 999-seat house is owned by, and comprises part of the London School of Economics and Political Science campus, who use the theatre for lectures, public talks, conferences, political speeches and open days.

Maurice Saatchi, Baron Saatchi

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Also on the board are Tory MPs Virginia Bottomley and Richard Shepherd, as well as Lord Saatchi and Lady Howe.
Saatchi attended Tollington Grammar and graduated from the London School of Economics with a first class honours degree in Sociology in 1967.

British Library of Political and Economic Science

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This process was begun with the £35 million renovation of the Lionel Robbins Building by Sir Norman Foster to house the British Library of Political and Economic Science (BLPES), the world's largest social science library and the second largest single entity library in Britain, after the British Library at King's Cross.
The British Library of Political and Economic Science, commonly referred to as "LSE Library", is the main library of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).