Grimshaw Club

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About us

The Grimshaw Club is LSE’s oldest student society, founded in 1923. For nearly 100 years, the club has been engaging students in discussions and connecting like-minded individuals with an interest in international affairs. We empower you as a member to understand key issues that affect our world, with a mind to effect change in the future after graduation.

Our main activities allow students to engage with International Relations in a variety of ways. Our speaker event series allow you to learn from academics, diplomats and professionals and pose questions about the most pertinent global and regional issues affecting us today. We also host a range of career events, exciting socials, the Family Scheme, local trips, academic support and so much more! Our signature events include:

  • Grimshaw Symposium: a full week of events in Michaelmas Term around a particular TBD theme
  • Diplomacy Ball: the highlight social event of the year to look forward to in Lent Term!
  • Grimshaw’s Student Delegations: academic trips to many destinations abroad for you to gain a deep insight into the political, economic, media and human rights landscapes of the country and the region.

Does American decline and China’s rise indicate a new world order? What will the future of diplomacy look like in a more digital, post-COVID era? How can we address issues like systemic racism, gender inequality and climate change in an international affairs setting? These are all the types of questions we endeavour to discuss in our events. Our socials will be a bit more chill, we promise.

Whether you are a student of International Relations or just have an interest in international affairs.. come join us!

Membership

Purchasing a membership to the Grimshaw Club will:

  • give you access to all our events including coffee mornings, speaker panels, community-building initiatives such as the Grimshaw Family Scheme and a diverse set of fun socials.
  • allow you to participate in our signature Student Delegations, academic trips abroad that enrich your time at LSE.
  • provide you with our weekly newsletter with all information you need regarding upcoming events, ‘Harold’s Take’ of the latest in current affairs, and exclusive opportunities from our partner organisations.
  • guarantee that all your International Relations needs are satisfied!

Your membership fee helps us run the society and continue to improve the quality of the events we organise. Being a member of the oldest student-led society at LSE is a wonderful opportunity to meet and make friends with incredibly driven students from around the world who are keenly interested in global affairs.

Events and Activities

We aim to give you the most value and variety possible for your membership with a range of academic, professional and social events for your enjoyment:

  • Speaker Event Series including coffee mornings with professors, panel events with diplomats/professionals
  • Grimshaw Symposium in Michaelmas Term: week of events around a particular theme
  • Student Delegations - academics trips to different parts of the world to learn about the political, economics, media, and human rights landscapes of the country and region.
  • Careers events including speaker panels and networking opportunities
  • Diverse selection of socials… think drinks receptions, quizzes, movie and game nights, bowling and karaoke
  • Diplomacy Ball in Lent Term, jointly organised with the United Nations Society and Amnesty International Society
  • Family Scheme to help you settle into LSE and be part of a community within Grimshaw
  • Local trips to museums, think tanks, embassies, NGOs and international organisations
  • Academic support events for first year students taking IR modules

Whether you’re on campus or not this year, we will provide a balance of in-person and online events to allow you to participate!

Contact Us

Join our Facebook group for incoming students called "Grimshaw Freshers 2020" and join our Whatsapp group by following the link here: linktr.ee/lsegrimshaw

For any questions about Grimshaw, we recommend contacting us on email or Facebook, or speaking to our President, Eugene Gurin or our Vice President, Beatriz Silva.

We will hold 2 AGMs on Zoom to officially launch the year! This is a fantastic opportunity for you to meet the committee, learn more about the society and the events that we organise and, most importantly, learn how to get involved! We will discuss upcoming events, Student Delegations abroad, the Family Scheme and more. There will be plenty of time for all your questions.

The dates for the Zoom meetings are as follows:

  • Tuesday 29th September, 4-6pm
  • Wednesday 7th October, 4-6pm

Pick whichever meeting best suits your schedule! To join one of the meetings, contact us at our email grimshaw@lsesu.org, on our Facebook page or let any of the committee know and we will send you the link!