The Commons welcomes the London School of Economics and Political Science!

Progressive and Moderate - The Motive Spirit

Houghton Street, 1964

The London School of Economics and Political Science joins The Commons on Flickr as our 30th partner! Here’s a little about them in their own words,

The London School of Economics and Political Science was founded in 1895; The decision to found the School was made at a breakfast party between four Fabians: Beatrice and Sidney Webb, George Wallas, and George Bernard Shaw on 4 August 1894. Over the last few years we have noticed an increasing interest in our photographic collections relating to the LSE. The photographs, however, are spread across different archive collections and have only been possible to view in hard copy in our reading room. In response to this, the project, LSE: a History of Pictures was set up to digitise at least 1000 images for open access on Flickr, which has been funded by the LSE Annual Fund. – LSE

They begin their Commons journey with 20 sets, spanning the life of the school from the 1890s onward and offering a snapshot of student and academic life in London. A few sets to get you started are….

Free Trade and Protection

British Political Posters, c1905-c1910 – Period editorial posters depicting both economic and political concerns of the day.

Charlotte and George Bernard Shaw, Beatrice and Sidney Webb, 1932

LSE Founders and Early Days 1895-1920s – Meet the four founders of LSE, Charlotte and George Bernard Shaw, Beatrice and Sidney Webb, from a 1932 trip to Russia.

Karl Popper C1980sBeatrice Webb, C1875H.G. Wells, 1910

Formal LSE Staff Portraits – including Karl Popper, Beatrice Webb and H.G. Wells.

Or just check out student life at LSE in the 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s or 90s!

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