London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Britannia on right women's suffrage on the left and words of the exhibition underneath

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.
Photograph of William Beveridge

A Time for Revolutions: Making the Welfare State

  • 8 January — 13 April 2018 *on now

Sir William Beveridge was Director of LSE from 1919 to 1937 and LSE Library holds his archives and papers. The exhibition draws on this material and shows how his report helped to transform welfare provision after the War. It also shows what was in place before the report was released.
This is one of a series of ongoing exhibitions hosted by LSE Library which utilise its world class special collections in order to provide food for thought for all.

The exhibition is held in the Library Gallery by the main entrance to the building. It is small enough to explore in a lunchtime, but you can also arrange longer visits for groups that include a tour with the exhibition curator - just get in touch to arrange.

Suitable for

  • Any age


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.
Logo for Suffarge 18

 Indian Suffragettes: Female identities and transnational networks

  • 22 May 2018 6:30-8pm

In the context of her new book, she discusses the experiences of the Indian suffragettes who travelled around the world to lobby the British parliament, attend international women’s conferences, and conduct speaking tours to gather support for Indian women. Dr Mukherjee will demonstrate the ways in which the suffrage movement was a truly global enterprise, not solely confined to Britain or America, that involved and affected women from a range of diverse backgrounds.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Wolfson LT, New Academic Building
Lincolns Inn Field

LSE Suffrage 18 Logo

Who were the Suffrage Artists? lives revealed

  • 23 March 2018 6:30-8pm

The artwork of the suffrage movement has never been so widely disseminated as today. This talk examines the artists responsible for the iconography behind the campaign.

In the hundred plus years since it was created, the artwork of the suffrage movement has never been so widely disseminated and accessible as it is today. The images that once appeared as posters in the windows of suffrage shops, or as postcards, or on banners can now be viewed on the internet and are used to sell mugs, coasters, tea towels, aprons, tote bags, fridge magnets, and brooches, the designs as appealing today as they were during the years before the First World War when the suffrage campaign was at its height. Yet most of the artists who produced such popular images remain little known.

Based on research for a new book, Art and Suffrage: a biographical dictionary of suffrage artists, this illustrated talk will reveal something of their lives.

This is an event in LSE Library's series of activities marking the centenary of women getting the vote in 1918.

Follow the debate on Twitter: #LSESuffrage18


Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
54 Lincolns Field

A photograph of Richard Titmuss

A Greater Good Transcending: Richard Titmuss and the NHS

  • 10 April 2018 6:30-8pm

John Stewart talks on his biography of the social policy academic and Labour Party advisor Richard Titmuss. Titmuss, initially almost single-handedly, created the academic field of social administration (what we would now call social policy) in Britain following his appointment to the London School of Economics as its first Professor of Social Administration in 1950. Titmuss wrote extensively on health and other welfare issues.

Suitable for

  • 18+


Alumni Theatre, New Academic Building
Lincolns Inn Fields

Getting there

Near Holborn Tube.

Suffragette In and Out of Gaol Game

Suffragette Gaming

  • 16 May 2018 6-8pm

Discover the suffragette games in The Women's Library @ LSE collection, from cards to board games. After looking at the games, try playing a replica Pank-a-squith and 'in and out of Gaol game in the surrounds of our At Last! Votes for Women exhibition.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Make a Suffrage Badge

  • 30 May 2018 11am-4pm

Discover the variety of suffrage campaign badges we have in our collection, then make your own suffrage (or other) campaign badge in the surrounds of our At Last! Votes for Women.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
WSPU tea set

Justice Par-Tea

  • 31 May 2018 11am-2pm

Find out more about our Justice Tea Bags and the Tea Cup Inn (originally round the corner from LSE). Then, make your own (paper) protest tea cups and plates in the surrounds of our At Last! Votes for Women.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 7-10

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
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