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School supports calendar for women in science

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

Val Curtis commended for handwashing work

Val CurtisThe 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

Blind lunch date for World Sight Day

World Sight Day 1To 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. Read more

Alumni Association Quiz and BBQ

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

Patient power and ethnic diversity

A delegate’s view of the Society for Social Medicine 2012 Conference plenary speakers by Jessica Sheringham (from the joint UCL-LSHTM local organising committee) Martin Gorsky’s Capital Connections history of Society for Social Medicine conferences in London was a revelation for newer members. Our origins as a “more or less informal” club with 30 founding members seemed a long way from the 2012 conference of 300 delegates in the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine’s John Snow lecture theatre. Read more

Students see an end to Kenyan glasses stigma

All the members of the 2020 Vision For Change TeamA scheme by students at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine to market glasses to children and young people in Africa is being put forward for a major business prize. The proposal, to use social marketing to break down the stigma attached to wearing glasses in Kenya through education, was put forward by a team of students, including five from the School, alongside two from the University Of Cape Town Graduate School Of Business and one from the Harvard School of Public Health. Read more

Read all about it – Human Library for World Mosquito Day

"I can read you like a book!" - that's what you might have said if you attended the Human Library, held by the Malaria Centre at the School to celebrate Mosquito Day. Mosquito Day - on 20 August - commemorates the date in 1897 when Sir Ronald Ross made the connection between malaria parasites and the Anopheles mosquito. Read more

Smart homes created for scientific study

Volunteers are needed for a new study by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine which will use homes as mini laboratories. Read more

Library book rescuers raise funds for education in Africa

In 2011 the Library & Archives Service asked our academic colleagues for help in assessing whether to keep or withdraw over 7,500 books dating from 1900-1970. As so many people helped with this project, we thought you would be interested in knowing what happened to the items we withdrew from stock. Read more