January 2014
  Alumni recognised in New Year Honours  

New Year Honours 2014Members of the LSE alumni community were recognised in the New Year's Honours List 2014.
Among those to receive awards for their achievements and contributions to UK society were Chair of Ofcom, Dame Colette Bowe (MSc Economics 1971), former Law Society President, Lucy Scott-Moncrieff CBE (LLM 1977), and Michael Ellam CBE (MSc Economics 1991), former director-general at HM Treasury. >> Read more

  LSE Timeline - shared memories of the School  

LSE TimelineThe LSE Timeline is a new project visually documenting the rich history of the School, and we would like you to contribute.
Charting notable events involving the School and the achievements of its alumni, academics and staff, the Timeline brings to life LSE archives alongside more recent news stories. >> Read more


'Exclusion, humiliation and fear not only drive conflict and perpetuate it, but if left unaddressed, they can carry a conflict on from one generation to another.'


Tim Phillips Timothy Phillips, a graduate research student at LSE in the 1980s, has made a profound contribution to conflict resolution across the world.
He recalls the impact LSE has had on his career and discusses some of the global leaders he has met through his work.
>> Read full interview

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  Benefit from discounted rates on a range of LSE study programmes  

LSE Study programmesAre you thinking about enrolling on a postgraduate course? Or interested in learning a language?
Check out the various study opportunities on offer to alumni at discounted rates, from Executive Education to the Summer School or the Language Centre. >> Read more

  LSE Space for Thought Literary Festival 2014  
  LSE Literary Festival 2014

The programme for LSE's 6th Literary Festival (Monday 24 February - Saturday 1 March) is now online.
The festival explores the theme of 'Reflections' with a programme of talks, readings, panel discussions and film screenings, as well as creative writing workshops and children’s events. It is free and open to all. >> Read more

  Do we become less tired the older we get?  

Tiredness is a common complaint and it appears to have been increasing in the USA over the last century, but which age groups are most tired? Surely older people are more tired than younger people, right? And middle-aged people with kids most tired of all? Actually, no, according to Laura Kudrna's research conducted with Professor Paul Dolan at LSE.
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  Impact of the Annual Fund outside the classroom  
  In addition to providing financial support to students, helping to enhance the academic experience and improve campus facilities, the LSE Annual Fund also supports students in the pursuit of their interests outside the classroom.
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  >> More stories on the impact of philanthropy  
Events Calendar  

The Next Global Development Agenda: from aspiration to delivery
Date: Tuesday 21 January, 5.00pm
Location: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE Campus
Speaker: Helen Clark

Reappraising the First World War: war, intellectuals and culture
Date: Wednesday 22 January 2014, 6.30pm
Location: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker: Dr Heather Jones, Professor Alan Sked, Professor David Stevenson

Poverty and the Tolerance of the Intolerable
Date: Wednesday 22 January, 6.30pm
Location: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE Campus
Speaker: Professor Amartya Sen

The Ethics of 'Nudge'
Date: Monday 27 January 2014,  6.30pm
Location: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor George Loewenstein, Samuel Nguyen, Professor Drazen Prelec

Alumni Lecture Series: The future of the University
Date: Wednesday 29 January 2014, 6.30pm
Speaker: Professor Craig Calhoun

The Sports Gene: talent, practice and the truth about success
Date: Tuesday 4 February 2014,  6.30pm
Location: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Speaker: David Epstein

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Izzud-Din Pal (MSCEC 1952) passed away peacefully on 3 November 2013, aged 88.
Born in Amritsar, British India in 1925, his family fled to Lahore, Pakistan in 1947. He had a notable career as an academic and administrator at the University of Victoria (1961-1989), and was a published author of books, columns and articles.


View the full list of LSE alumni obituaries

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