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26 Mar – 1 Apr

A snapshot of media coverage on COVID-19 David Heymann speaks to… (29/03) CBS about the state of the COVID-19 pandemic in America. David said: “This is a vicious, violent virus, and everywhere it has appeared, it’s caused great numbers of … Continue reading

Opening of London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

On this day in 1924, the School became the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and received its Royal Charter.  The School originally opened as the London School of Tropical Medicine on 2nd October 1899 as part of the … Continue reading

19 – 25 March

A snapshot of media coverage on COVID-19. Since 1 January, LSHTM has featured in more than 13,000 pieces of coverage on the coronavirus outbreak across print, broadcast and online. Many thanks to colleagues who are sparing the time to conduct … Continue reading

27 February – 18 March

A snapshot of media coverage on the coronavirus outbreak: Peter Piot speaks to… (12/03) Sky News about President Trump’s decision to impose a travel ban on flights to the US from Europe. Peter said: “It’s hard to imagine that this … Continue reading

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Sex is biological and gender is social – right?

Recent social media debates have shown that misunderstandings about ‘biological sex’ are common. In our latest blog, DEPTH Director Professor Cicely Marston discusses how simplistic ideas now circulating about biological sex miss the mark – and why it matters.  Isn’t … Continue reading

A Very Persistent Woman

International Women’s day, on 8 March, feels like the perfect opportunity to celebrate the ‘persistent’ spirit of Lady Mary Simpson, one of history’s lesser known figures. Lady Mary Simpson was the wife of Sir William Simpson, an expert in tropical … Continue reading

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20 – 26 February

A snapshot of media coverage on the coronavirus outbreak: David Heymann speaks to… (26/02) Newsweek about why caution needs to be used when describing the outbreak as a pandemic. David said: “Terms such as pandemic are distracting. What is necessary … Continue reading