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Open House London 2015

The Library reading room at LSHTM[142]

Library in 1929

Open House weekend is on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September. This annual event celebrates the capital’s architecture and aims to open up London’s great buildings, especially those that aren’t usually publicly accessible, to a wider audience. Participating provides a great opportunity to raise awareness of the Keppel Street building and the School’s activities.

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South Courtyard

Last year over 500 people visited the School and were taken on a historical tour of the building which started outside looking at the features on the exterior of the building. Visitors were then led round the ground floor to the North Courtyard, upstairs to the John Snow lecture theatre and Library and then down in to the South Courtyard. At the end of the tour visitors had the opportunity to view an exhibition of historical photographs and documents and pick up postcards, leaflets and publications relating to the School’s history as well as to its current work.

Female mosquito

Bronze gilded mosquito on exterior of building

On Sunday, for the first time, the School will have some researchers available to answer questions and showcase their work. Visitors will be invited to take part in a hand washing experiment and to build a mosquito.

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