London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Poster for Current exhibition What Does Brexit Mean to You?

LSE Library offers three exciting exhibitions throughout the academic and calendar year.

Venue Type:

Library, Archive

Opening hours

9am-7pm Mon-Fri
11am-6pm Sat-Sun

Admission charges

Admission free.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Poster for exhibition What does Brexit Mean to you?

What Does Brexit Mean To You?

  • 17 September — 14 December 2018 *on now

In June 2016 the electorate were asked "Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?" with 17.4 million voting "Leave" and 16.1 million voting “Remain”. By March 2017, Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union with the UK set to leave the EU by March 2019

What does Brexit mean to you? is a free public exhibition featuring items from LSE Library collections related to the UK’s relationship in and out of the EU. Guest curators from the LSE community explore this history, from an LSE postgraduate student looking at the Federal Union founded in 1938, to a visiting researcher on freedom of movement in the 2016 referendum. Also on display are the archives of the founder of the Anti-Federalist League (which later became UKIP), and participants from Generation Brexit, a project to engage young people in the Brexit negotiations.

Suitable for

  • Any age
Plaques for the victims from In memoriam

(In) Memoriam: art display by Ignite

  • 1 — 5 November 2018

(In) Memoriam reflects on the historical and contemporary experience of violence against women taking the tourism arising from the Jack the Ripper murders of 1888 as the starting point for a series of art works that investigate the glamorisation and invisibility of violence against women.

The Ignite Collective consists of: Ana Escobar, Natalie Koffman, Barbara Proschak, Ilenia Voleri. It was created with the aim of reflecting on the historical and contemporary experience of violence against women.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Website

http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/events/suffrage18/in-memoriam-art-display-by-ignite

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
What does Brexit mean to you? poster

In the Archives: the founding of the Anti-Federalist League

  • 2 October 2018 1-2pm

A chance to look at archive material with information from the archive's donator, in this case the founder of the Anti-Federalist League. Eurosceptic material from the 1990s and 2000s will supplement the material displayed in the exhibition with a chance to hear why Alan Sked formed a new political party.

Alan Sked is emeritus professor of international history at London School of Economics and Political Science and the founder of Ukip, which he quit in 1997. He writes on European, British and American history.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/events/exhibiton-events/in-the-archives-the-founding-of-the-anti-federalist-league

Portrait of Dawn Butler MP

Black British Feminism: past, present and future

  • 16 October 2018 6:45-8:30pm

Hosted with LSE EMBRACE.

Confirmed speakers Dawn Butler M.P. and Dr Suki Ali discuss the challenges and opportunities facing Black British Feminism with Dr Imaobong Umoren.

Dawn Butler is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Brent Central since 2015, having sat for Brent South from 2005 to 2010. She is Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities.

Dr Suki Ali is associate professor of sociology at LSE. She engages with issues of intersectionality in education through activities attached to her role as Chair of the Schools Undergraduate Studies Sub-Committee, including work on ‘the Inclusive curriculum’.

Dr Umoren is Assistant Professor at the Department of International History, LSE. Her research interests include the intersecting history of race, gender, migration, and religion in the nineteenth and twentieth century Caribbean, US and global African diaspora.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Hong Kong LT
Clement House
Aldwych
London
England
WC2B 4JF

Website

http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/events/suffrage18/black-british-feminism-past-present-and-future

Portrait of Rob Saunders

Yes to Europe! The 1975 Referendum and Seventies Britain

  • 18 October 2018 6:30-8pm

There will be an opportunity to purchase signed copies of the book after the talk.

Andy Beckett of The Guardian said of the book:

Saunders writes with swagger ... he demolishes many of the myths about Britain's relationship with the rest of Europe on which Brexiters and Remainers have long depended.

Dr Robert Saunders is Senior Lecturer in Modern British History at Queen Mary, University of London, specialising in British politics and the European Union.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

CLM 2.02, Clements House
Clement House
Aldwych
London
England
WC2B 4JF

Website

http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/events/exhibiton-events/yes-to-europe-the-1975-referendum-and-seventies-britain

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Gingerbread 100 years

  • 25 October 2018 1-2pm

Rosie Ferguson is passionate about working with and for single parents to ensure Gingerbread is doing the best job it can to support and champion the two million diverse single parent families across England and Wales. The foundation records of Gingerbread, formerly the National Council for the Unmarried Mother and her Child, are held in The Women's Library Collection at LSE and some archive material will be available to view as part of this event.

Rosie Ferguson has been Chief Executive of Gingerbread since February 2017. Rosie started out in the youth sector, supporting young people to develop leadership roles in their communities and went on to be Chief Executive of London Youth from 2012 to 2016. Rosie was a Commissioner on the London Fairness Commission and is a Trustee of Centre for London.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/events/suffrage18/gingerbread-100-years

The Citizenship Test

  • 25 October 2018 6-8pm

What does Brexit mean to you? uses LSE Library’s unique collections to display the history of the UK in and out of the EU through seven guest curators from the LSE community. These include a postgraduate student on the Federal Union, a project to engage young people in the Brexit negotiations, and the founder of the Anti-Federalist League and UKIP. #LSEBrexit.

Suitable for

  • Any age
A portrait of Alexandra Bulat

Freedom of Movement or Immigration? Reflecting on EU referendum campaign material

  • 7 November 2018 1-2pm

In an LSE Brexit blog [PDF] based on preliminary findings from the first collection, she argued there were three categories present in the immigration debate: ‘the brightest and the best’, ‘us’ – and ‘the rest’.

In 2018, three of those leaflets – one from the official Vote Leave campaign, one from Britain Stronger In and one from the UK Government – travelled to various cafes, houses and parks in East London and Essex. Romanian, Polish and British people reflected on their content about immigration, part of qualitative interviews about their attitudes towards migration.

This talk will cover the findings from the ephemera collections and give insight in what research participants thought about three main lines of argument on migration found in the ephemera. A selection of campaign ephemera will be displayed at the talk.

Alexandra Bulat is a PhD Candidate at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London. For her PhD, she listens to British, Romanian and Polish people’s views on Brexit and migration in two local authorities in England: Newham and Tendring.

Alexandra tweets @alexandrabulat and @streetsociology.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/events/exhibiton-events/freedom-of-movement-or-immigration-reflecting-on-eu-referendum-campaign-material

Postcard showing Elsie Inglis in Rumania

The Story of Scottish Women's Hospitals

  • 9 November 2018 1-2pm

Almost one hundred years after armistice, Zvezdana Popovic draws on her research in the Scottish Women Hospital archives of the Women's Library Collection at LSE Library to consider the all-female hospitals near some of the battlefields of World War One. Founded and led by Dr Elsie Inglis, Scottish Women's Hospitals also had its roots in the suffragist movement of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies. As part of this event, archive material will be on display. Part of the First World War Centenary.

Zvezdana Popovic is a librarian and historian, who researches the Scottish Women's Hospitals and their work, particularly in Serbia.

Suitable for

  • Any age
Photograph of Sophie Walker

A Feminist Foreign Policy

  • 20 November 2018 6:30-8pm

There is a rising tide of nationalism that is fuelling isolationism, protectionism and militarism across the world. These developments, rooted in an anti-global sentiment, have been exacerbated by a programme of austerity measures that have reduced investment in public sector jobs and services disproportionately harming women. Globally, states are failing to close the gender gap and women’s workplace rights and reproductive rights are being rolled back. Unchecked, these trends will lead to even greater gender inequality and human rights abuses and make violent confrontations within and between states more likely.

Governments can never address the root causes of these trends through the prism of traditional foreign policy that is committed to preserving a clear distinction between “them and us” – UK nationals and foreign non-nationals. In particular, the government’s current stance over Brexit typifies the shortcomings of this approach, as does its discrimination against the Windrush generation, along with other knee jerk policies adopted by states to exclude migrants and refugees such as Donald Trump’s appalling family separation policy.

The traditional foreign policy model is fundamentally ill-equipped to address some of today’s most pressing challenges. In a world that is becoming increasingly interconnected, a new and transformative approach is needed that will redefine relationships at every level in our global society. A feminist foreign policy committed to a radical rethink founded on inclusivity, equality, and peace offers an alternative that can offer a more secure, fair and sustainable future for all.

Sophie Walker is the Leader of the Women’s Equality Party. In 2016 she ran for London Mayor in and gathered a quarter of a million votes. In 2017 she contested Conservative MP and ‘men’s rights activist’ Philip Davies in Shipley.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Old Theatre
Old Academic Building
Houghton Street
London
England
WC2A 2AE

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Women in Media Today: a masterclass with Samira Ahmed

  • 21 November 2018 4-6pm

What are the issues facing women working in the media – broadcast, print, online – today? Acclaimed broadcaster and writer Samira Ahmed talks directly to 14-18 year olds. To book or for more information contact Debbie Challis on d.challis@lse.ac.uk.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

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