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Water for all

Water for all – World Water Day 2019

World Water Day, 22nd March, focuses on the billions of people living without safe water and asks why marginalised groups are overlooked when water is essential for everyone.

The theme for this year’s UN campaign is “Leaving no one behind”.

Books about water in LSHTM Library are shelved around…

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International Women’s Day: 2019

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Today is a great chance to remind ourselves of all the women who have contributed to science, technology, engineering and mathematics throughout their various histories and who may have been…

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Research Councils UK open access funding 2019-2020

We’re pleased to announce that we will again have Research Councils UK open access publication funds available from 1 April 2019. On that date, the ServiceDesk open access application form will be reopened for RCUK-funded work (please note we can’t accept applications for funds before that date…

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Resources Feedback

Library resources feedback

The Library Team are currently undertaking a feedback project about resources. We’d like to hear from current students about how satisfied you are with the Library’s resources, and how and where you search for them. We will use the responses to improve our service.

We’re starting the…

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International Women’s Day 2019

On Friday 8th March, the world will celebrate International Women’s Day!

The roots of International Women’s Day (IWD) lie in the New York garment workers’ strike of 1908, when 15’000, predominantly Jewish, members of the Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union downed tools and marched through New York’s…

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LSHTM Response to Plan-S

A new initiative to support open access publishing was launched later last year with the support of an international consortium of research funders, including the Wellcome Trust, UKRI and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Called ‘Plan-S’, supporting funders are set to require all research articles resulting from the…

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Time to Talk Day 2019

Time to Change is a growing social movement working to change the way we all think and act about mental health problems.  Mental health can affect anyone, and statistically 1 in 4 of us will face a mental health problem in any given year.  However, many people with mental health…

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Jerry Morris Collection

Jeremiah ‘Jerry’ Noah Morris was born in Liverpool on the 6th May, 1910. Jerry Morris’ father, a Hebrew teacher from Russia, adopted the surname ‘Morris’ after the captain of the ship that brought him to England. The Morris family did not stay in Liverpool for long moving to Glasgow, where…

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Sir Andrew Balfour

On this day, Sir Andrew Balfour, first Director of LSHTM and Scottish Medical Officer, died in 1931.

Born in Edinburgh in 1873, it seemed that Balfour would follow in the footsteps of his successful father, Dr T.A.G Balfour, an Edinburgh medical doctor, indeed after graduating the University of…

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Plan-S Feedback

Late last year we reported on the announcement of the Plan-S open access policy, supported by a range of major funders including UKRI, the Wellcome Trust and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. (Read more here).

A consultation period is now open, permitting individuals to provide feedback on the…

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