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Telling the story of LSE

The very first students arrived at LSE on 10 October 1895. Today the LSE History Timeline and Blog celebrate the people, places and sometimes quirky events that make up the story of LSE, from 1895 to the present day. In 2020 LSE began celebrating our 125th anniversary.

Commissioned in 2013, the LSE History Timeline seeks to provide a comprehensive and visually engaging introduction to the School’s fascinating history. The Timeline chronicles the Schools’ significant events from its inception to the present day and is updated annually. The accompanying LSE History Blog explores further, with in-depth posts to showcase LSE’s – often hidden – history.

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The Webbs and the Shaws
Sidney Webb, Charlotte Shaw, George Bernard Shaw and Beatrice Webb


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View the Timeline 1895-1995

View the Timeline 1996 – Present

2015: LSE’s 120th anniversary

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