When they turned up at the event, held at a banqueting hall in Central London, there was a large screen separating the men's tables from the women's ones, stopping the attendees from even looking at each other.This pictured from the LSE Islamic society's annual dinner shows how the room was divided with a large screen separating men and women.
Last year students at Goldsmiths tried to shut down a talk by a human rights activist because of her 'bigoted' views, while a number of institutions have hosted speakers who have expressed extremist beliefs.
The policy says: 'We regard gender segregation at events organised in or by LSE or the LSE community as contrary to the law, except for certain exceptions such as occasions of religious worship or where segregation is entirely voluntary.'LSE, whose alumni include Mick Jagger, Ed Miliband, Stelios Haji-Ioannou and 16 Nobel Prize winners, is considered one of the leading universities in Britain, and was recently ranked as the best in the country other than Oxford and Cambridge.
The university has come under fire in recent years for allegedly restricting its students' free speech - the rugby society was disbanded for being sexist, some tabloid newspapers were banned from the campus, and the atheist society was reprimanded for wearing T-shirts showing Jesus holding hands with Muhammad.
A spokesman for LSE said today: 'This dinner was a private function, off-campus and organised by a society of the Students' Union, which itself is a legally separate body to LSE.
The School is raising this issue with the society and Students' Union.'Islamic societies at London universities have repeatedly come under fire for allegedly doing too little to crack down on extremism among students, while also inviting hardline speakers and holding meetings segregated by gender., one of the country's most prestigious universities, came under the spotlight when former student Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab tried to blow up a plane using explosive hidden in his underwear on Christmas Day 2009.
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