Archive pics show 120 years of LSE history
Suiting up since 1898
As LSE celebrates 120 years, we take a look back at what life at LSE has been like from 1895 to 2015. Prepare for famous faces and questionable haircuts.
Founders & Early Days
The School was founded by four Fabians: Beatrice and Sidney Webb, Graham Wallas and George Bernard Shaw in 1895.
This photo is of Beatrice and Sidney Webb c1895.
LSE students and staff still love to suit up, and they did for LSE’s first annual dinner in 1898:
The original Three Tuns we know and love.
Kathleen Libby, the SU vice-president of 1934-35, and SU Officer, Francis Bernard Gadsby of 1935-36…proof we aren’t a bad looking bunch after all.
In the 40s we moved to Cambridge to avoid London during the War. There, we drank tea…
…and still played football; here’s the team from 1944-45.
LSE was the height of fashion in the 50s, just look at the Graduate School Office Staff in 1957.
Still in suits and still political:
Ladies from the Typing Room in 1956
Glam student in 1964
So much stats, no time for a mop chop: 1964
Maxin’ relaxin’ in the Shaw Library
When beards were cool, Legol Group: 1977.
A room in Rosebery Hall, 1974
Protest against government policy on overseas student fees, 1979
Wright’s Bar in the 1970s, still holds a place in the hearts of LSE students
Where’s your Mac now?
Brian Hunter, 1984, shows us not much has changed at LSE.
The unveiling of “The London School of Economics” British Rail Electric Locomotive, Euston Station, 3 October 1985. The sign can now be seen hanging in the George IV pub.
Lloyd Grossman launches Pulse Radio, 1999
“Grants not fees”, 2000
HRH Princess Anne reopens the library, 2001
Nelson Mandela, 2000