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Changing Face of Keppel Street: Oral History Project

Changing Face of Keppel Street: Oral History Project

As part of the ‘Changing Face of Keppel Street’ exhibition, currently on display in the Keppel Street foyer, LSHTM staff members were interviewed to capture their recollections of their time at the School.

Edited versions of these interviews are available to view…

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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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The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Archives goes the extra mile!

By Sheila Mercieca
And here’s how….
But first, for those of you who don’t know me, and outside of the archives and records management team, that’s most of LSHTM, I’m Sheila Mercieca, MA student on the Archives and Records Management course at UCL. It has been…

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Introducing Item of the Month

April marks the start of our Item of the Month, an initiative that aims to promote items from the LSHTM Archives that may have been overlooked in the past. We will choose items that reflect events, news, or themes of the month. This month we have chosen the School’s…

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International Women’s Day: A look back to Archives Alive

By Victoria Cranna

In February of last year, the School held ‘Archives Alive – Peter Mine’, an event that explores the contribution women made to the advancement of public health. Victoria Cranna, the School’s Archivist and Records Manager, wrote a blog about the event:

One of the many things that…

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Sir Ronald Ross’ Ear Plugs

Today, the World Health Organisation celebrates its 9th International Ear Care Day. Beginning in Beijing in 2007, the day aims to raise awareness and to promote ear and hearing care across the world, with each year focussing on a different theme; this year the theme is, ‘Childhood hearing loss: act…

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Student Survey 2016

The Library & Archives Service invites all current students to give us their views on the Library & Archives and the services we provide. Your views are important – please share them with us, so that we can help improve your Library & Archives Service.

The survey is available online at…

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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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Silvertown after the explosion, 1917

Silvertown Explosion, 1917

 

On the evening of January the 19th 1917, a fire broke out in one of the factory melt pots, effort was made to extinguish the fire however the fire spread and ignited 50 tons of TNT. The explosion killed 73 people and injured more than 400. It is estimated…

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