Grimshaw Club Events

As a society we hold many events throughout the academic year on LSE's premises, online and around London. Among these events are deep-dive lectures from specialists, informal discussions of current affairs, workshops and socials to meet other society members. Below you can see what events we will be holding soon!

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16th February 2022

China and the Winter Olympics Headlines

Following from the success of our Russia-Ukraine Headlines event, we will this time be discussing the controversial go-ahead of the Winter Olympics in China this year. Are the games ethical? Should sports teams boycott them? Does participation send the wrong message back home? All this and more to discuss with pizza and drinks!

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4th February 2022

Revolutions as International Movements Coffee Morning

Join us for our second coffee morning of the term, this time discussing the history of revolutions as international phenomena with Professor John Sidel. As usual coffee and pastries will be available!

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21st January 2022

Russia-Ukraine Headlines

Join us for a heated discussion on the Russia-Ukraine crisis, the unrest in Kazakhstan and Europe's energy crisis - and have pizza and drinks while you're at it!

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December 1st 2021

Arctic Security Discussion at the Danish Embassy

Following our successful trip to the German Embassy earlier this term, we're visiting the Danish Embassy on the 1st of December to discuss the increasingly important topic of Arctic security and its consequences for states with territory in the Arctic region. This event requires preregistration.

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November 19th 2021

Painting and Tie-Dye Session

Take a break and unwind after intense midterm work and join us for a painting and tie-dye session in the SU Activity Resource Centre on the 19th of November! 

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October 28th 2021

Postgrad Pancakes

Are you a postgrad student wanting to meet new people through Grimshaw? Come to our Pancake-based social at My Old Dutch pancake house in MT05!

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October 19th 2021

Careers in Think Tanks Panel Event

Join us on the evening of the 19th of October for a panel with representatives from Chatham House, the ECFR and the IEA to discuss how you can get involved in the thinktank and research industries once you leave university.

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October 7th-8th 2021

Trips Info Sessions

Come along to our trips info sessions for more info about what our trips are, how you can go on a trip and how to apply to be a trip leader this year for the Grimshaw Club!

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September 29th 2021

Grimshaw AGM

Join us for our yearly AGM where we will launch the club and meet the new committee! We will discuss plans for the new academic year.

After the AGM concludes we plan to go to the IR department party!

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8th February 2022

IR101 Policy Memo Workshop

Join us for our annual IR101 policy workshop with a number of 2nd year students. We hope to help as many students as possible to get the best marks possible on their formative and summative policy memos! Refreshments will be available for attendees.

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3rd February 2022

India-China Relations Speakers Event

At this event we will welcome three experts in the field of India-China relations to discuss and debate recent conflicts between the two and the future of their relationship. Refreshments will be available.

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December 6th 2021

Tigray Crisis Coffee Evening

Join us for our final speaker event this term being held alongside the Amnesty society in the SU's Weston Cafe. We will be discussing the ongoing Tigray Crisis in Ethiopia and its regional impact on East Africa with Professor Laura Hammond.

After the event concludes, join us for our social in the Tuns!

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November 23rd 2021

Orientalism in Contemporary Travel

Join us for this much-awaited event on orientalism in travel with Dr Sara Salem on the 23rd of November (image incorrect). As a society who put travel at the heart of our offering, we hope students will see the value of this discussion and its importance for how we see the world.

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16th February 2022

China and the Winter Olympics Headlines

Following from the success of our Russia-Ukraine Headlines event, we will this time be discussing the controversial go-ahead of the Winter Olympics in China this year. Are the games ethical? Should sports teams boycott them? Does participation send the wrong message back home? All this and more to discuss with pizza and drinks!

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October 27th 2021

IR100 Essay Workshop

Need to write an IR100 essay but don't know where to start? We have an upcoming IR100 essay writing workshop in MT05 where we will guide you in writing your first International Relations essay.

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October 14th 2021

Women's Voices in IR Coffee Morning

Join us on Thursday 14th October for a coffee morning with Dr Katharine Millar discussing Women's voices in IR. This event will begin at 10:30am in the New Academic Building.

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October 7th 2021

Haiti Coffee Evening

Join us on the evening of the 7th of October for an academic discussion about the historical and contemporary context in which Haiti operates with Shodona Kettle and Professor Matthew J. Smith.

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7th February 2022

Foreign Service Careers Event

This very special event with LSE alumni now serving in the Diplomatic service or related organisations will give students an insight into what it's like to work in these roles - the biggest stressors, the effects of seeing the real-world impact of your work and their favourite projects. Refreshments will be available at the start and end of the event for attendees.

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28th January 2022

Libya Coffee Morning

Our first coffee morning of the term will be discussing the recent developments after the Libyan presidential elections. We will be joined by Tim Eaton for this discussion. Come for coffee and pastries too!

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December 3rd 2021

Grimshaw Families Brunch

Join us in the CBG on the 3rd of December for an end-of-term Grimshaw 'families' brunch to catch up with your friends within the society! Even if you aren't a member of a Grimshaw family, we encourage members to attend to socialise with peers and those you may not have seen since the start of term!

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November 22nd 2021

Explaining Cyberwarfare Panel

Join us for an event covering cyberwarfare in IR and War Studies with academics David Whetham, Rod Thornton, Nigel Inkester and Nick Melgaard on the 22nd of November. This event will focus on the cyber-capabilities of Russia, China and the US today.

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November 9th 2021

Headlines: On COP26 and Climate Negotiations

Join us for breakfast on Tuesday 9th November at 10am where we'll discuss the trials and tribulations (and the memes) that have come about because of the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow this year.

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October 27th 2021

Russian Elections Coffee Morning

Interested in Russian politics and the aftermath of the election? Join us for a coffee morning with Professor Lankina in MT05 where she will discuss her upcoming book.

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October 11th 2021

German Embassy Visit

On Monday 11th October Grimshaw will visit the German embassy. We will discuss the implications of the recent election for diplomacy, meet with officials and tour the building.

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October 1st 2021

Afghanistan Coffee Morning

Join us for an informal conversation with Dr Antonio Giustozzi on the recent US troops withdrawal from Afghanistan, the consequent Taliban takeover and the significance of such developments for the future of the country. 

The event will start at 10:30am in the Weston Café (SU 6th floor). Come a bit earlier at 10am if you'd like to have a little breakfast with pastries and coffee (on us!).