Friday, August 17, 2012

Get to know LSE...

As the final month of my countdown to London begins, I figured it'd be a good idea to share some facts about LSE.

General Facts:

  • LSE was founded in 1895.
  • There are 9,300 full time students from 145 countries.
  • The founders were part of the Fabian Society. Members included Sidney Webb, Graham Wallas, Beatrice Webb, and George Bernard Shaw.
  • LSE is part of the University of London.
  • 18 Nobel Prize Winners
  • Approx. 45 Heads of States as Alumni
  • Has one of most prestigious public events programs in the world. Past speakers include Nelson Mandela, Bill Clinton, David Cameron, and the Dalai Lama. 
Fun Facts:
  • Chancellor is HRH The Princess Royal. 
  • Mascot: The Beaver
  • Motto in English: "To Understand the Causes of Things"
  • Colors: Purple, Black, and Gold
  • Newspaper: The Beaver
  • My favorite US President is an alum: JFK!

The change of a mascot will be weird. Going from an orange to an actual animal...

I love the idea of still having a woman chancellor for two more years!

LSE has an incredible history as well as a long-standing future. I'm excited to begin my final countdown to London!