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90th Anniversary: Laying of the Foundation Stone

Today, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, marks the 90th year of the laying of the school’s Foundation Stone by future Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain. It would be another three years until the school was officially opened by the H.R.H Prince of Wales on the…

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The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Archives goes the extra mile!

By Sheila Mercieca
And here’s how….
But first, for those of you who don’t know me, and outside of the archives and records management team, that’s most of LSHTM, I’m Sheila Mercieca, MA student on the Archives and Records Management course at UCL. It has been…

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75 Years Ago Today: LSHTM & the Blitz

75 years ago today, on Saturday, 10th  May, 1941, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine was bombed. Fortunately, as the bomb struck at 10.45pm, only four people – G.S Parkinson, K. M. Shaw, W. Gurr and W. Farr – were present and all escaped unscathed. Unfortunately, the same…

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Introducing Item of the Month

April marks the start of our Item of the Month, an initiative that aims to promote items from the LSHTM Archives that may have been overlooked in the past. We will choose items that reflect events, news, or themes of the month. This month we have chosen the School’s…

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International Women’s Day: A look back to Archives Alive

By Victoria Cranna

In February of last year, the School held ‘Archives Alive – Peter Mine’, an event that explores the contribution women made to the advancement of public health. Victoria Cranna, the School’s Archivist and Records Manager, wrote a blog about the event:

One of the many things that…

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Sir Ronald Ross’ Ear Plugs

Today, the World Health Organisation celebrates its 9th International Ear Care Day. Beginning in Beijing in 2007, the day aims to raise awareness and to promote ear and hearing care across the world, with each year focussing on a different theme; this year the theme is, ‘Childhood hearing loss: act…

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Silvertown after the explosion, 1917

Silvertown Explosion, 1917

 

On the evening of January the 19th 1917, a fire broke out in one of the factory melt pots, effort was made to extinguish the fire however the fire spread and ignited 50 tons of TNT. The explosion killed 73 people and injured more than 400. It is estimated…

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Christmas Recipe from the Archives

Last month the Archives team held the second Great War Bake Off, where we showcased the Archives’ wartime recipes from the Nutrition Collection. We were pleased to see so many staff and students take part, and to taste their creations, so to end the year the Archives service have found…

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Christmas in Uganda 1922: The Carpenter Diary

The Archives team is looking forward to Christmas and what better way to celebrate than to look at a few of our festive collections. Below are four extracts from the Carpenter travel diary, documenting Geoffrey and Amy Carpenter’s Christmas spent in Uganda in 1922.

But first who were the…

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Christmas Cards from the Sir Ronald Ross Collection

The LSHTM Archive’s Ross Collection contains more than just material relating to Ronald Ross’s scientific and medical research – there are also are large number of his photographs, notebooks, postcards and sketchbooks that tell us more about Ross as a person and his wide array of interests.

Scattered among…

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