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Origins of LSHTM on our 120th birthday

120 years ago today, on 2nd October 1899, the School opened its doors to its first students. LSHTM has been celebrating our 120th anniversary with a number of events, more information is on our LSHTM 120 page on our website.

Here is a short history of how the School was…

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Class of 1919

As we welcome new students to the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, it seems appropriate that we reflect on the students who attended 100 years ago, the class of 1919.

The 61st session ran from October to December. 52 students attended the School, of these 46 were men…

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The School in 1929

During July the Archives Service has been celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Keppel Street building with a display on the history of the building, and regular tweets and blog posts. For our final blog post, we thought that we’d concentrate on the staff and students who were at…

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Artwork in Keppel Street

During our regular tours of the building, we point out the various artworks which are on display around the Keppel Street building. In 2000, the School established a contemporary art programme. The initial idea was to commission or purchase some sculptures and pictures, but the building has relatively few suitable…

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Opening ceremony of the Keppel Street building

The School was officially opened by HRH The Prince of Wales (who went onto become Edward 8th who abdicated), on 18th July 1929 at 12pm. On arrival he was welcomed by the Chairman of the Board of Management, Lord Melchett; Chairman of the Court of Governors, Sir Holburt Waring; and…

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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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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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