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
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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


Old Theatre
Old Academic Building
Houghton Street

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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

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

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