Around 200 science enthusiasts flocked to hear Dr Alma Adler, Dr Ken Eames and Dr James Logan talk about their latest research at the annual Cheltenham Science Festival.
This year the festival, dubbed the ‘Glastonbury of science’, attracted 46,000 visitors and included exhibits, talks and interactive workshops on subjects as diverse as the botany of gin, the colour of music, and particle physics for beginners. Read more
Over 100 visitors joined Dr James Logan and his team in the Medical Parasitology Laboratory at the School to explore cutting edge entomological research on 18, 19 and 20 April 2013.
The ‘Secret Insects of Bloomsbury’ walks were part of the Wellcome Collection’s Who’s the Pest? series, which…
Research into manipulating the behaviour of flies that spread the blinding disease trachoma was presented in Parliament this week.
Julie Bristow, a PhD student at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, presented her findings to a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges as part of SET for Britain – a poster competition in the House of Commons involving almost 200 early career researchers.
Trachoma is the most common infectious cause of blindness in the world. It is known to affect more than 21 million people but it is estimated that an additional 180 million people worldwide live in areas where trachoma is highly prevalent and are at risk of going blind. Read more
Principles of Medicine in Africa (4th Edition) is published this week by Cambridge University Press. Edited by David Mabey and Chris Whitty from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, along with Geoff Gill (University of Liverpool) and Martin Weber (World Health Organization, Jakarta), the book combines classical clinical medicine with a rich understanding of the major environmental and cultural influences on health and disease.
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
More than 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
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.
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