An updated and expanded edition of Professor Nick Black’s award-winning book, Walking London’s Medical History, is published by CRC Press this week. This guide to the fascinating history of health care from medieval times to the present day features seven walks in central London, each with a key theme.
The new edition also covers the care provided for Londoners beyond the city with a motoring tour of Kent covering asylums, military hospitals, convalescent homes and 18th century sea-bathing institutions.
The first edition won awards in 2007 at both the BMA and Society of Authors book awards. It also received praise in several media outlets, including Time Out, and coverage on BBC News. Read more
1,350 visitors came to meet the bugs and our scientists at the School's first ever appearance at Bloomsbury Festival last weekend (October 21-22).
A team of entomological experts told people about vectors and the School's work to tackle the diseases they transmit.
Families, Bloomsbury residents and tourists all enjoyed meeting blood-sucking insects, dressing up as their favourite bugs, making their own mosquitoes and learning some science along the way. Read more
A calendar featuring London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine scientists has been launched to raise money for projects that encourage young women and girls to see science as an exciting and productive career choice. Read more
By Amy Potter of the International Centre for Eye Health
Can the World Health Organisation survive? With such a provocative title, it was hardly surprising the John Snow auditorium filled up quickly, with NGO representatives , media, and School staff and students. Read more
The Society of Biology's Science Communication Awards 2012 were announced at a ceremony in London this week.
Now in their third year, the science communication awards recognise outstanding science communication work conducted by scientists in the UK to inform, enthuse and engage the wider community. Read more
To mark World Sight Day 2012, several of my colleagues and I opted to take our lunch in the LSHTM refectory either blind or visually impaired.
The custom glasses that I wore represented advanced bilateral cataract – a clouding of the eye lens that causes almost 50% of blindness globally. With them on, I could see light sources and tell when they were being blocked (i.e. by a person in front of me), but nothing else.
This is the second year the school took part in the Global Corporate Challenge event, which is a global initiative to promote health and productivity within the workplace. Participants were encouraged to walking a minimum of 10,000 steps per day monitored by a pedometer. Read more
Over a hundred students, alumni, staff and friends of the School battled it out at our first ever quiz night and BBQ. Guests gathered at Canal 125, a pub on Caledonian Road, London, and enjoyed food and drinks on the terrace overlooking the canal. Read more