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Bridging the Gap: technical traineeship in archives

Are you a college leaver looking to build a career in I.T? Maybe you already work in I.T. but are seeking a more challenging role where you can make a difference to society? A technical traineeship in digital archiving will give you a chance to earn while you…

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1 question survey

Library & Archives Service Satisfaction Survey

We’re running our annual user satisfaction survey fropm the 17th to 28th July. You’ll be recieving an email to your School account with a simple 1 click response to capture how satisfied you have been with the Library & Archives Service in 2017/18.

All you have to…

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Collection of the Month: Professor Robert Leiper

When considering the foundation of the School we often refer to esteemed staff such as Sir Patrick Manson, but often overlooked are the dedicated and accomplished members of staff like helminthologist Professor Robert Leiper who helped establish the School in its early days.

Leiper joined the School in 1905 while…

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LSHTM & The NHS: 70 years of Involvement

Today, the nation is celebrating 70 years of the National Health Service. In 1948, leaflets were sent to households throughout England and Wales promising medical care for, ‘Everyone – rich or poor, man, woman, or child – can use it…it will relieve your money worries in times of illness’, a core…

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Documenting a Crisis: AIDS campaign archives

LSHTM Archives at the AIDS Histories and Cultures Festival 2018

On Monday 2nd July, the Archives Service took part in the Beat the Bugs event at the Royal College of Nursing. This was one of the first events of the AIDS Histories and Cultures Festival 2018. The festival aims to…

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Work Experience

Ella O’Shaughnessy has just completed a work experience placement with the Library & Archives Service. She wrote a blog post about her experience:

Between Monday 18th and Thursday 21st June I was given the opportunity to do work experience in the Library and Archives of LSHTM. It has been…

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Collection of the Month for June – Buxton

This month’s colelction of the month is the Buxton collection, who was an entomologist, to celebrate of the upcoming National Insect Week http://www.nationalinsectweek.co.uk/

Patrick Alfred Buxton was born 1892, and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. While he was at Cambridge, the physiologist Walter Fletcher encouraged…

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International Clinical Trials day

May 20th is International Clinical Trials day, and so today we celebrate the work of Sir Austin Bradford Hill – a pioneer in clinical trials.

Sir Austin Bradford Hill is best known for his work with Sir Richard Doll on the carcinogenic effects of smoking and on the use of randomisation…

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Collection of the Month for May – Whitehall Study

In honour of the birth of Donald Reid (May 6th), this month’s collection of the month is the recently catalogued Whitehall Study.

The Whitehall Study, led by Professor Donald Reid (1914-1977) and Dr Geoffrey Rose (1926-1993), was designed to detect early risk factors in cardiovascular and respiratory…

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Happy Easter from LSHTM Archives!

Indulgence is often associated with Easter where gourmet chocolate eggs and succulent lamb roast dinners are enjoyed. But what Easter recipes did people have during the Second World War when rations were tight?

The Ministry of Food published recipes to help people effectively use their limited rations, this included a…

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