Tag Archives: First World War

Poetry of War: Sir Ronald Ross and the First World War

Sir Ronald Ross is best known for being the discoverer of the malaria vector in 1897. His discovery brought him the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1902, the first Briton to be awarded the prize in Medicine. What … Continue reading

Sir Ronald Ross and malaria in the First World War

To commemorate the anniversary of the end of the First World War, the Archives Service will be posting a number of war related blogs over the next few days. The LSHTM Archives Service holds the records of Sir Ronald Ross, … Continue reading

The Great War Bake Off: 2018

This November marks the Centenary of the end of the First World War and to commemorate this time, LSHTM Archives Service is inviting staff and students to bake cakes using wartime recipes provided by the Library & Archives Service or a … Continue reading

Class of 1918?

At this time of year, the LSHTM Archives team like to look back at a historic class to welcome our new students, however the class of 1918 was unlike the previous and preceding years. This blog post will look at … Continue reading

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

Sir Ronald Ross and the Château Renault

December 14th 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the torpedo sinking of the French Cruiser Château Renault. The Château Renault was sunk by a German U-boat en route to Greece with Sir Ronald Ross on board.   The Château Renault was used in the first World … 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

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