Author Archives: Aisling OMalley

The history of suffrage and the impact of women in LSHTM archival collections‘

By Alison Forsey On February 6th 1918 the Representation of the People Act; legislation that allowed all men and some women to vote was put into law. Although it should be noted that not all women were granted the right … Continue reading

World AIDS Day 2017: HIV/AIDS Archives Collection

Today is World AIDS, a day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic, and to commemorate all those who have fallen victim to the disease. The LSHTM Archives have a number of collections that focus on HIV/AIDS, whether it’s … Continue reading

LSHTM and The Great War

This Saturday is Armistice Day, a day where we remember those who fought and died in the First World War. Many of the staff and students of the School joined the war effort and to commemorate their efforts, the Library … Continue reading

The Great War Bake Off 2017

Are your baking skills the best thing since sliced bread? Do you knead a reason to bake? Well doughnut stress the Great War Bake Off wants you! As part of Explore Your Archive week, which runs nationally November 18th – … Continue reading

118th Anniversary of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Today, marks the 118th anniversary of the opening of the London School of Tropical Medicine at Royal Albert Docks, and the beginning of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine’s journey. The School owes its existence to Sir Patrick … Continue reading

New Additions to the H.S Leeson Collection

A new addition to the H.S Leeson Collection Back in January, we chose the H.S Leeson papers to be our Collection of the Month, but since then the collection has grown. In March, we were kindly gifted 142 photographs that … Continue reading

Collection of the Month – James T. Duncan (1884-1958)

  It may surprise you to learn that the collection of the month for March consists of only one file, notes made by mycologist James T. Duncan on the ‘Principles of standardisation of agglutinable cultures’. Who was James T. Duncan? … Continue reading

WHO: World Hearing Day – Sir Ronald Ross’ Earplugs

Today, the World Health Organisation celebrates ‘World Hearing Day’. This year’s theme is “Action for hearing loss: make a sound investment” with the aim to draw attention to the economic impact of hearing loss. To celebrate this day, here at … Continue reading

100th Anniversary of the Silvertown Explosion

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Silvetown Explosion, where, on the evening of January 19th 1917, 50 tonnes of trinitrotoluene exploded after efforts to extinguish a fire in one of the factory melt pots failed. The explosion killed 73 people, … Continue reading

Collection of the Month – Major H S Leeson

This month the LSHTM Archives are celebrating travel archives and what better way to celebrate then to select the Leeson archive as Collection of the Month! Major H S Leeson a Liverpudlian entomologist, taught at the Liverpool School of Tropical … Continue reading