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Exhibition: South Africa's Democracy - Mandela's 'Cherished Ideal'
1st-26th September
Atrium Gallery, Old Building
This free exhibition brings together photographs, documents and artefacts illustrating the unique story of South Africa's journey into democracy - President Mandela's 'cherished ideal'.
Footprint
5th September - 17th October
Footprint is Itchy Feet annual magazine celebrating everything we've been up to this year. If you'd like a copy posted to you then the price is 50p a copy plus postage for wherever you are, make sure you choose the right box: UK, EEA, Rest of World
Society Committee Training
19th September
STC.221
Tea Party for International Students
23rd September
LSESU 6th Floor Studio, Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
Tea and cakes have brought people together for centuries! Come along to the Tea Party to meet fellow international students and say hi to your International Students' Officer, Indo Vickerson.
Financing Africa's future: infrastructure, investment and opportunity
23rd September
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
International Growth Centre public lecture. Low investment in infrastructure is a critical constraint on economic growth in Africa. Dr Donald Kaberuka will assess the challenges and offer his views on the way forward.
South Africa's Democracy — Mandela's "Cherished Ideal"
23rd September
Old Theatre, Old Building
LSE public lecture. Speaker: Moeletsi Mbeki. Chair: Professor Craig Calhoun.
Society Committee Training
24th September
KSW.1.04
Ten Facts about Energy and Growth
24th September
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
A public lecture from LSE's International Growth Centre. Professor Greenstone will explore some of the key trends that are shaping energy in the developing world and outline some solutions to their energy challenges.
Students Living at Home
25th September
LSESU 6th Floor Studio, Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
Come along and meet other students living at home!
Growth, Policy and Institutions: lessons from the Indian experience
25th September
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
A public lecture from LSE's International Growth Centre. Dr Montek Singh Ahluwalia will reflect on the Indian growth experience to distil his key lessons for growth and development.
Formality Bias: The Habits Holding Africa Back
26th September
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
Dayo Olopade, Nigerian-American journalist and author, exposes the global pretensions that have stymied African development and explores the ingenious workarounds that are driving regional progress.
How to Build the Future
26th September
Old Theatre, Old Building
A public lecture from entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel, who co-founded PayPal and the data analytics firm Palantir Technologies.
The RAG Band
29th September - 2nd October
Tickets on sale now! Your official RAG band includes entry to all 4 LSESU freshers nights between Monday 29th and Thursday 4th.
LSESU Welcome Event
29th September
LSESU, Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
Come join the LSESU for free food and fun attractions to welcome new students!
FreshBook: The Freshers' Welcome Party
29th September
LSE Students’ Union welcomes the first Fresher’s party of 2014 – FreshBook – The Undergraduate Welcome Party
Disability and Wellbeing Office
30th September
Old Building, 3.21
Find out more about the Disability and Wellbeing Office and the work it does at LSE - and say hi to your Disabled Students Officer, Mark Malik.
Students with Children Coffee Morning
30th September
LSESU 6th Floor Studio, Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
Come along to share a coffee with other students with children, and say hi to your former Mature and Part-Time Students’ Officer, Laura Mertsching!
Giving Guidance On Future Monetary Policy In A Very Uncertain World
30th September
Old Theatre, Old Building
A public lecture from MPC member David Miles, hosted by the Financial Markets Group, Systemic Risk Centre and Centre For Macroeconomics at LSE.
The Graduate
30th September
Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
Enjoy performances from our soon-to-be announced live band while wearing your free sombreros and moustaches and drinking some Mexican beer.
Gender, Inequality and Power
1st October
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Professor Diane Perrons gives the Gender Institute orientation public lecture, looking at the gendering of Social Sciences from an interdisciplinary and transnational perspective.
Top Secret Comedy Club - LSE Freshers Night!
1st October
Top Secret Comedy Club, 170 Drury Lane, WC2B 5PB
Enjoy a night of top notch comedy absolutely free! (With drinks discounts!)
Freshers' Fair 2014
2nd October
Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
Drop in to visit stalls from the Students' Union, clubs and societies, LSE and external organisations. Sign up to extra-curricular activities, meet new people and bag some great freebies!
Human Rights Diplomacy: Inside The United Nations
2nd October
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
A public lecture hosted by LSE's Centre for the Study of Human Rights, given by Ibrahim Salama, director of the Human Rights Treaties Division in the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Free historical walking tours of the LSE's campus for Research students
3rd October
Meet in the reception of the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
Find out more about the history of the LSE and local area with a walking tour led by Maria Carvalho, LSESU Research Students' Officer Tours will take place at 10am, 12middday, 2pm and 4pm.
Freshers' Fair 2014
3rd October
Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
Drop in to visit stalls from the Students' Union, clubs and societies, LSE and external organisations. Sign up to extra-curricular activities, meet new people and bag some great freebies!
Welcome drinks for Research students
3rd October
George IV pub on Portugal Street
Whether you're a new or returning PhD student, come along for some free drinks and networking in the George IV pub on Portugal Street
Freshers' Saucy
3rd October
Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
Dust of your ties and blazers for an epic Back to School night at LSESU's popular student night, Saucy.
Mature and Part-time Students' Welcome
6th October
LSESU Weston Café, Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
Come along to meet other mature and part-time students, and say hi to your Mature and Part-time Students' Officer, Laura Mertsching!
LGBTea and Scones
7th October
LSESU 6th Floor Studio, Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
Partake in a most refined afternoon of tea and scones with other Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) students - and meet your LGBT Students' Officer, Alex Leung.
Inequality And The 1%: What Goes Wrong When The Rich Become Too Rich
7th October
Old Theatre, Old Building
A public lecture by Danny Dorling, hosted by LSE's Geography and Environment and Sociology Departments.
Meet Your Anti-Racism Officer, Esther Gross
7th October
LSESU Weston Café, Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
Come along to meet Esther, your Anti-Racism Officer, and find out more about what she'll be doing this year.
The Paradox of China's Peaceful Rise
7th October
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
A public lecture on ‘China and the World’ from LSE IDEAS.
Book Launch: The History Manifesto
8th October
Old Theatre, Old Building
A public lecture from the British Government @ LSE, to launch 'The History Manifesto' by Dr Jo Guldi and Professor David Armitage.
Book Launch: Siberia: A History Of The People
9th October
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
Professor Janet Hartley looks at the lives of Siberia’s people from the late sixteenth century to the present. This lecture marks the launch of 'Siberia: A History Of The People', published by Yale in July 2014.
Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy in the Twenty-First Century
9th October
Old Theatre, Old Building
A public lecture from LSE with the University of Melbourne. Professor Garnaut looks forward to where the global economy is headed across a diverse range of nation-states.
LGBT Big Welcome Drinks
9th October
LSESU Weston Café, Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
Share a beverage or two with other Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) students, and meet your LGBT Students' Officer, Alex Leung.
Time to change pledge signing!
10th October
LSESU, Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
Come join us at our outside living room in front of the LSESU building for a chat about ending mental health discrimination. You will have the chance to sign the Time to change pledge and also enjoy some free tea and cake.
Nominations are open for Michaelmas Term elections
13th-20th October
www.lsesu.com/elections
RUN. VOTE. WIN. If you're interested in RUNning for a position, get in touch with Engagement Co-ordinator Laura Burley on L.A.Burley@lse.ac.uk and check out what positions are up for election at www.lsesu.com/yourunion and click on the elections tab
LAUNCH EVENT: LSESU Employability and Development
13th October
LSESU Denning Learning Café, 1st floor, Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
Free Pizza and Refreshments. The Launch event for the Employability and Development Program, delivered by LSESU in partnership with LSE Careers and the LSE Annual Fund. Attend to have your chance to sign up to the Free Skills Development Program.
Art and Politics Now
13th October
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
In this public lecture from LSE Arts, Dr Anthony Downey explores the implications of artists' increasing engagement with some of the most pressing issues facing our world.
Green and Ethical Meet and Greet
13th October
LSESU 6th Floor Studio, Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
If you're interested in the environment and ethical issues, come along to meet your Environment and Ethics Officer Nadia Raslan.
The Establishment And How They Get Away With It
13th October
Old Theatre, Old Building
In this public lecture from the Ralph Miliband Programme, Owen Jones sets out on a journey into the heart of our Establishment, from the lobbies of Westminster to the newsrooms, boardrooms and trading rooms of Fleet Street and the City.
International Students’ Meet and Greet
14th October
LSESU 1st Floor, Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
Come along and meet other international students at LSE, and say hi to your International Students' Officer, Indo Vickerson.
Women's Welcome
16th October
LSESU Weston Café, Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
Interested in women's issues? Come along to this welcome event and meet your Women's Officer, Gee Linford-Grayson.
'A Beautiful Mind' film screening
17th October
LSESU 6th Floor Studio, Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
Come along to our film screening of 'A Beautiful Mind' - we will also show the trailer to our Time to change video. This will also be another opportunity to meet this years Disabled Students officer.
Voting is open for Michaelmas Term elections
29th-30th October
RUN. VOTE. WIN. Find out who's RUNning for election and decide who gets your vote at lsesu.com/elections, then cast your vote at lsesu.com/vote - login with your School username and password.
Disabled Students' Assembly with Craig Calhoun
29th October
LSESU Weston Café, Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
If you're a disabled student or interested in issues affecting disabled students, come along to this assembly led by LSE Director Craig Calhoun.
Elections results night
30th October
The Venue, Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
RUN. VOTE. WIN. Come and find out the results and see if the candidates you voted for are successful.