The Ralph Miliband programme

The Ralph Miliband programme is one of the LSE's most prestigious public lecture series, receiving attention not only at the LSE but across London, the UK, and globally. 


The programme was set up in 1996 thanks to a generous anonymous benefaction from a former PhD student inspired by "Ralph Miliband's contribution to social thought". He specified that the funds be used in memory of his friend and mentor 'to advance his spirit of free social inquiry' and the diversity of thought that has always been the hallmark of LSE.

Convenor: Dr Robin Archer, Director of the Postgraduate Programme in Political Sociology

This year's theme is RECONSTRUCTION.

What are the opportunities and dangers for progressives in the wake of the sustained shock produced by the coronavirus pandemic? Many think that social and political life is likely to change. Some foresee an opportunity to remould society and establish a new social contract, through a process of reconstruction, like that which took place after the Second World War. But what sort of change is possible, and what sort is desirable?


Upcoming Events

Key workers and Inequality

Speakers: Kate Bell and Deborah Hargreaves

Date: Monday 18 January 2021

Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm                                   

This is an online public event, find out more here.

Social solidarity and the virus

Speakers: Tim Dixon and Professor Kate Pickett 

Date: Monday 15 March 2021                     

Time: 3:00pm to 4:30pm                                  

This is an online public event, find out more here.