The LSE Space for Thought series was created to celebrate the completion of the New Academic Building at LSE, which was officially opened by Her Majesty The Queen on 5 November 2008. These celebrations included an inaugural lecture series, with some of the world's leading academics, andLSE's first ever Literary Festival, which has now become an annual even each February/March.
When? LSE Space for Thought Literary Festival 2017: Revolutions will be taking place from Monday 20 - Saturday 25 February.
Who? 2017 - Laurie Penny, Diarmaid McCulloch, Elif Shafak, Pankaj Mishra, Eimear McBride, Luce Irigarary and Ned Boulting +
Where? The London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton Street, London,
WC2A 2AE. The events will take place in the new building designed by Nicholas Grimshaw and Partners – the award winning architects for the Eden project.| See transport details below
Festival Website? www.lse.ac.uk/spaceforthought
How much? This event is free to attend but you still neeed a ticket. www.lse.ac.uk/spaceforthought or the ticket request line 020 7955 6100.
First Festival? 2008
2016 Programme (featured authors right). Guests include: Prof Michael Berkwitz, Alec Ross, Dr Molly Crockett, Viviennne Parry, Dr Rory Brooks, Pro Elleka Boehmer, Robert Harris ++
2015 Programme - Featured Authors Elif-Shafak; Andrew O'Hagan; Ali Smith; Raja Shehadeh; Anne Fine; WillSelf; ChrisClose; Aleks Krotoski; John Gray; Gaia Vince; Owen Sheers; Chan Koonchung; Tom Holland; Yang May Ooi; Ian Bostridge; Polly Coles
LSE’s 6th Literary Festival in 2014 explored the distinctive qualities of both the social sciences' and literature's approach to understanding the world around us, and our place within it, including reflections on war and peace (and the WW1 centenary), on language, metaphor and knowledge, and on the contemporary world and the new generation.
2014 - Featured Authors -AS Byatt- Paul Dolan -Penny Woolcock- Kenan Malik -Melvyn Bragg -Shelley Silas-Michael Rosen- Evan Davis -Shiv Malik -Maggie Gee -Sebastian Faulks -Tracy Chevalier- Fiona Sampson- ProfessorMargaretMacmillan- Vernal Scott - Browse 2014 Programme
Previous Festivals? Ken Livingstone, David Edmonds, Nigel Warburton, Molly Crabapple, Professor, Mary Evans, Vicky Featherstone, Kate Mosse, Professor Christopher Andrew,Professor Lord Hennessey, Alan Judd & more : Ken McLeod, Andrew Motion, Elif Shafak, Steve Bell, Lionel Shriver, Professor Timothy Garton Ash, Blake Morrison, Senay Ozdemir, Jill McGivering, Abdulrazak Gurnah ,Jane Davies, Tim Joss, David McDaid, Margaret Perkins, Jeanette Winterson, Professor Jim Al-Khalili, Professor Pedro Ferreira,Professor Elaine Fox, Charlie Beckett, Heather Brooke, Nick Cohen, AS Byatt, Robert Irwin, Professor Lord Desai, Professor Anatol Lieven,Kamila Shamsie