The London School of Economics (LSE) opened in 1895, but Mathematics was not one of the subjects originally taught there. This blog tells how the LSE slowly became aware that Mathematics plays an important part in the Social Sciences.
in 1987 the LSE decided to maintain a small group of mathematicians who could teach their subject and carry out research. This blog tells how the group became a separate Department and began to resemble mathematics departments in other UK universities.
The last of my three blogs on this subject describes the struggle to establish a firm foundation for the LSE's Department of Mathematics.