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Kennington Frieze

Above the entrance to the Library & Archives Service, on the first floor of the Keppel Street building, is a frieze designed by the sculptor Eric Henri Kennington RA (1888-1960). He was an English sculptor, artist and illustrator, and an official war artist in both World Wars.

As a…

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School museum

To commemorate the 90th anniversary of the opening of the Keppel Street building this blog will focus on the museum which was located at Keppel Street from its opening until the late 1960s. The museum demonstrates that the importance of preserving historical information and artefacts has been a priority for…

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90th anniversary of the opening of the Keppel Street building

During July, the School will be celebrating the 90th anniversary of the opening of the Keppel Street building. The School was officially opened by HRH The Prince of Wales (went onto become Edward 8th who abdicated), on 18th July 1929. He gave a speech in the library and then was…

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Early London School of Tropical Medicine minutes

The Archives Service is pleased to announce that we have borrowed nine volumes of the London School of Tropical Medicine’s early minute books dating from 1899 when the School was established to 1924 when it became the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and received its Royal Charter…

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The Gilded Vectors of Disease: Sculptures at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Decorating the exterior of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is a frieze in the Art Deco style of gilded bronze figures of ten different animals. The figures are sculpted into the iron balconies on the first floor overlooking the front and sides of the building. All…

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British Mosquito Control Institute on Hayling Island.

By Mia Annesen-Wood

Although having recently discovered National Insect Week happens rather disappointingly once every two years, I would still like to bring awareness to National Insect Week (at least for next year anyway). I have done some research using the archives here into the British Mosquito Control Institute…

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Work Experience in LSHTM Library and Archives

By Mia Annesen-Wood

Firstly, I would just like to thank the whole LSHTM Library and Archives team for being so welcoming and friendly. It has been a wonderful experience to both observe and play a small role in the work they do here, I am so grateful for the…

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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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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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