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The Bar Code


“Mr Bojangles was NOT a tap dancer, he was soft shoe. It is not the same!”

And with this remark, Mr Soft Shoe walked away with a bonus point for his team.

It was pub quiz night at the LSHTM Bar circa 1999 and Andre, Jonathan and Mark were trying…

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Gems of the Collection: Women in Public Health & Tropical Medicine

Gems of the Collection celebrates International Women’s Day with a display of items from the Library & Archives celebrating women in public health and tropical medicine.

12 March 2014
South Courtyard (next to the Manson LT)

Library and archives staff will be available to show…

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Library Opening Hours Friday 7th March 2014

The Library will be closing at 2pm on Friday 7th March as it is the venue for
the DL Reception. The Library will re-open as usual at 9am on Saturday 8th

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Top 5 downloaded papers from LSHTM Research Online – February 2014

Image: page 218 of ‘Map Modeling in Geography, including the use of sand, clay, putty, paper pulp, plaster of Paris … Also Chalk Modeling in its adaptation to purposes of illustration. Fully illustrated’ by MALTBY, Albert Elias. From The British Library shelfmark: British Library HMNTS 10004.d.28. Copyright: No known…

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Rubber snakes

One of the most common indoor potted plants is the rubber plant (Ficus elastica). There are two rubber plants in the Library, one at each end of the main Reading Room. They have been here for about ten years, and during that time, have been pruned on several occasions. Cuttings…

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Library & Archives Service F2F Student Survey 2014

Studying at The School? Tell us how we’re doing.

The Library & Archives Service F2F Student Survey 2014, which takes just 7 to 10 minutes to complete, is now live online at and will be open until Thursday 17th April. All participants…

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400th Freedom of Information request received

This morning the 400th FOI request was received by the School so I thought that this was worth commenting on. The Freedom of Information Act was brought into force in 2005 with the aim of making public authorities more transparent. It gives the public the right to access information held…

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Last week to enter the Photo Competition

With the deadline of Friday 28th February fast approaching, you have one week left to send in your photographs to this year’s Photo Competition.

There are three cash prizes to be won, and the winning entry will appear on the School’s website and Chariot news blog. Previous winning…

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SciELO now available in the Web of Science

Thomson Reuters announced today that SciELO is now available via the Web of Science.

SciELO is an open access database, providing links to articles from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain, Portugal and South Africa. These cover a range of health, agriculture and social sciences subjects.

To search SciELO, login to…

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Love in the Archives


To celebrate Valentine’s Day, we are focussing on our most romantic item in the collection – the Carpenter diary. This is a joint diary between a married couple, Geoffrey and Amy Carpenter, who lived and worked in Uganda in the 1920s researching sleeping sickness. Read more