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.

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LSE students and staff still love to suit up, and they did for LSE’s first annual dinner in 1898:

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1930s

The original Three Tuns we know and love.

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Kathleen Libby, the SU vice-president of 1934-35, and┬áSU Officer, Francis Bernard Gadsby of 1935-36…proof we aren’t a bad looking bunch after all.

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1940s

In the 40s we moved to Cambridge to avoid London during the War. There, we drank tea…

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…and still played football; here’s the team from 1944-45.

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1950s

LSE was the height of fashion in the 50s, just look at the Graduate School Office Staff in 1957.

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Still in suits and still political:

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Ladies from the Typing Room in 1956

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1960s

Glam student in 1964

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So much stats, no time for a mop chop: 1964

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Maxin’ relaxin’ in the Shaw Library

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1970s

When beards were cool, Legol Group: 1977.

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A room in Rosebery Hall, 1974

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Protest against government policy on overseas student fees, 1979

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Wright’s Bar in the 1970s, still holds a place in the hearts of LSE students

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Where’s your Mac now?

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1980s

Brian Hunter, 1984, shows us not much has changed at LSE.

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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.

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1990s

Melvyn Bragg

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Lloyd Grossman launches Pulse Radio, 1999

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2000s

“Grants not fees”, 2000

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HRH Princess Anne reopens the library, 2001

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Nelson Mandela, 2000

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Photos are from LSE’s Flickr account.

 

 

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