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Comments Policy

We welcome comments on all blog posts and will accept any reasonable or constructive comment or criticism that contributes to debate. Enter your comment below the individual post. We operate a propriety filter, so comments are routed to the blog editor and not posted for public view until they have been checked. There will be a delay in posting out of hours or when we are very busy. We operate our comments system under the following guidelines:

  • Email privacy: Email addresses are required for commenting, and they are not published on the blog, nor shared. They may be used by the blog editors to privately contact the commenter.
  • Language and manners: This blog is for a wide audience, and comments which include offensive or inappropriate language, or considered by the blog editors and to be rude and offensive, will be edited or deleted.
  • No personal attack comments permitted: No personal attacks are permitted in this blog’s comments. You may question or argue the content, but not attack the blogger, nor any other commenters.
  • A comment is conversation: A comment which does not add to the conversation, runs off on an inappropriate tangent, or kills the conversation may be edited, moved, or deleted.
  • Limit links: This blog is setup to automatically hold any blog comment with more than two links in moderation, which may delay your comment from appearing on this blog. Any blog comment with more than four links could be marked as comment spam.
  • What to do if your comment does not appearIf you leave a comment on this blog and it does not appear in a reasonable time period, and you think that it does not violate this Contributions and Comments Policy, please contact the Editor.
  • Commenters blocked: Anyone who violates this Contributions and Comments Policy may be blocked from future access and/or contributing to this blog.
  • All rights reserved: The blog committee reserves the right to edit, delete, move, or mark as spam any and all comments. They also have the right to block access to any individual or group of people from commenting, or from the entire blog. 
  • Personal opinionThe views expressed in the posts, comments, and replies on this blog are the personal opinions of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the blog editor or the School.
  • Comment spamAny comment assumed to be possible comment spam will be deleted and marked as comment spam.
  • Trackbacks are commentsAll trackbacks will be treated in line with our Contributions Policy.


Contributions Policy

Contributions to the blog will be published at the discretion of the blog editor. By contributing to the blog, you agree to the blog editor making minor stylistic changes (grammar, spellings, clarity etc) to your contribution. The blog editors will not make any major changes to the submission without the author’s permission.

To submit a blog idea

LSE students, staff and alumni, and those researching aspects of LSE history, are invited to suggest a character, event or even an impact of the School that you feel should be recorded and honoured in the LSE History blog. Write to the Editor briefly describing what you want to contribute.

Once you’ve sent us an email, we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. We recommend consulting the LSE Archives information pages for tips on researching LSE’s history. Please also read our editorial policy and style guide if you are interested in contributing.

Style guide

  • LSE History Blog posts are generally 600-900 words and should include an introduction and conclusion. Longer posts may benefit from subheadings.
  • Topics should have a clear LSE history connection. If you’re not sure about your topic, please get in touch before producing a draft.
  • Our main aim is to create an accessible and interesting history of LSE. Therefore please write a natural style and avoid overly formal or academic language. 
  • Please send your draft as a Word document. Include any links to relevant videos or podcasts, or back to research papers and other sources. Provide any suitable images or charts as jpgs and include full image credits. Include a headshot and short biographical note to accompany the piece.


Editorial guidelines

Our primary aim is to enhance readability to the blog’s wider audience. We will edit for consistency with other blogs and come back to the author if significant changes are needed.

These edits may include shortening of text if the article is above our stated 900 word limit – unless we have agreed a different word limit with you – and the addition of a narrative-style title to sum up the post’s main findings.

Once these edits and revisions are complete, we will send the final version of the blog article to authors with an estimated date and time of publication, and give the author an opportunity to make any further edits they deem are necessary.

Creative Commons and article sharing policy

Unless otherwise specified, all of our articles are also published under the Creative Commons licence, (CC BY-NC-2.0) and other blogs and publications are free to use them, with attribution. We also have an agreement to share content with LSE blogs. If you do not wish for your article to be published anywhere else please email the Editor.

If you have any questions about our Comments and Contributions Policy then please let us know by emailing  

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