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All posts by Victoria Cranna

Class of 1916

For all the new students this year, we thought it would be a great opportunity to meet the students from 100 years ago. In 1916, the School ran three sessions during the year; the 52nd session began in October 1916 and ran to December. 7 students attended, made up entirely…

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The Changing Face of Keppel Street Exhibition

Our exhibition on the history of the site and the building goes on display this week. The idea behind the exhibition is to showcase some of the amazing archival material that the School holds on the Keppel Street building and to highlight how the building has changed since it was…

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School building photo competition

As part of ‘The Changing Face of Keppel Street’ exhibition, which will be on display around the School between July and September 2016, we are launching a photo competition for staff and students! We are looking for impressing and creative photos of different parts of the School building.

What sort…

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Archives Service plans for 2016

The Archives team had a successful year in 2015, working on lots of exciting projects and welcoming our new team member, Aisling as Archives Assistant. We are all looking forward to an exciting year in 2016 with more projects and plenty of dissemination opportunities. Here are just some of our…

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Whitehall Study

The Archives Service has been successful in our funding application to the Wellcome Trust’s Research Resources in Medical History for a project to catalogue and preserve the Whitehall Study.

In 1967, LSHTM began its major Health Survey of Male Civil Servants aged 40 or over. This is widely referred…

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World AIDS Day: Peter Piot collection

The LSHTM archives holds the papers of Professor Baron Peter Piot, the School’s Director, these reflect his career in fighting epidemic disease not only through his epidemiological work on the Ebola virus and HIV/AIDS but also his role as Executive-Director of UNAIDS (1995-2008).
Peter Piot

Baron…

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World AIDS Day: Red Ribbon Pendant

This Red Ribbon pendant was donated to the LSHTM Archives by Lyn Rothman, the founder of AIDS Crisis Trust and current patron and board member of the Elton John AIDS Foundation. She kindly offered to donate the pendant which was designed by her friend, Andrew Logan, the English artist and…

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Death of Sir Ronald Ross – 16th September 1932

By Aisling O’Malley

Sir Ronald Ross was born in India in 1857, he was educated in Englandand entered the Indian Medical Service in 1881. In 1892 he began his study of malaria and in 1895 began corresponding with Sir Patrick Manson, then physician to the Seamen’s Hospital Society…

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Open House London 2015

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…

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Ross in Alexandria

In July 1915, Sir Ronald Ross was appointed Consulting Physician on Tropical Diseases and was sent to Alexandria in Egypt for four months to research disease among the troops in the Dardanelles. In his report at the end of his service, he states that on visiting seven large hospitals in…

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