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New Additions to the H.S Leeson Collection

A new addition to the H.S Leeson Collection

Back in January, we chose the H.S Leeson papers to be our Collection of the Month, but since then the collection has grown. In March, we were kindly gifted 142 photographs that were taken by or feature H.S. Leeson…

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Collection of the Month – James T. Duncan (1884-1958)

 

It may surprise you to learn that the collection of the month for March consists of only one file, notes made by mycologist James T. Duncan on the ‘Principles of standardisation of agglutinable cultures’.

Who was James T. Duncan?

James T. Duncan was born in Dublin in 1884 and…

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Ross' ear plugs

WHO: World Hearing Day – Sir Ronald Ross’ Earplugs

Today, the World Health Organisation celebrates ‘World Hearing Day’. This year’s theme is “Action for hearing loss: make a sound investment” with the aim to draw attention to the economic impact of hearing loss.

To celebrate this day, here at the London School of Hygiene &Tropical Medicine (LSHTM…

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Silvertown after the explosion, 1917

100th Anniversary of the Silvertown Explosion

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Silvetown Explosion, where, on the evening of January 19th 1917, 50 tonnes of trinitrotoluene exploded after efforts to extinguish a fire in one of the factory melt pots failed. The explosion killed 73 people, injured more than 400 and instantly destroyed an estimated…

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Collection of the Month – Major H S Leeson

This month the LSHTM Archives are celebrating travel archives and what better way to celebrate then to select the Leeson archive as Collection of the Month!

Major H S Leeson a Liverpudlian entomologist, taught at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in 1909 until he joined the Royal Army Medical…

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World AIDS Day Posters 2016

An exhibition to mark World AIDS Day is now on display in the Library. The exhibition contains AIDS awareness campaign posters, leaflets and ephemera from the 1980s and 1990s.

The posters and ephemera were brought together from a wide range of European countries, including Russia, Romania and Switzerland and were…

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Explore Your Archive: The Great War Bake Off 2016 – The Winners!

 

As part of Explore your Archive week where archives nationally showcase their collections, the School’s Archives Service asked staff and students to bake a First World War or Second World War recipe, including those found in the Archives Service’s Nutrition Collection. Well, the School’s esteemed bakers…

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Explore Your Archive: The Great War Bake Off – 2016

Do you believe baking is a piece of cake? Could you give Nadia Hussain a run for her money? Then the LSHTM Archives’ Great War Bake-Off wants you!

As part of Explore Your Archive week, which runs nationally November 19th – 27th, the Archives have delved into their Nutrition Collection…

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Collection of the Month: Macfie

Our collection of the month is that of Dr John William Scott Macfie (1879-1948), a Medical Officer with the Colonial Office who embarked on 8 tours of West Africa between 1910 and 1922. It was also during this time Macfie volunteered with the Royal Army Medical Corps between 1917…

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Changing Face of Keppel Street: Oral History Project

Changing Face of Keppel Street: Oral History Project

As part of the ‘Changing Face of Keppel Street’ exhibition, currently on display in the Keppel Street foyer, LSHTM staff members were interviewed to capture their recollections of their time at the School.

Edited versions of these interviews are available to view…

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