LSE Timeline

The history of LSE is being captured online in a new timeline project.

From the breakfast meeting on 4 August 1894 between Beatrice and Sidney Webb, Graham Wallas and George Bernard Shaw that led to the founding of LSE, through the School’s relocation to Cambridge during the second world war, and right up to the present day, people and events that have contributed to the School’s history are included.

While it couldn't hope to record every instance, event or character, the timeline will continue to grow – and alumni are invited to contribute to its development. If there is something in LSE’s history not included that you think should be covered, you can submit it as an entry by writing up to 450 words via the timeline blog. You can post your entry under
'Leave a Reply' on the timeline. Editors will review contributions before posting them on the Your History tab.

LSE Timeline