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Decolonising the Archive: Creative response to Roads to Africa film

By Lioba Hirsch, Research Fellow, Faculty of Department of Public Health, Environments and Society, LSHTM, with poem by Parise Carmichael-Murphy

The LSHTM Archives contain a multitude of documents and materials, which reflect the white gaze. Working in the archives, and especially when researching the school’s work during British…

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Joseph Sonnabend collection

We were very sad to hear about the death of Dr Joseph Sonnabend on 24 January 2021 at the age of 88. In 2014, Joseph Sonnabend deposited a large collection of his archives with the LSHTM Archives Service. Sonnabend was not connected to the School but we received an urgent…

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100th anniversary of opening of Endsleigh Gardens building

Today, 11th November 2020, marks the 100th anniversary of the official opening of the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Endsleigh Gardens by HRH The Duke of York.

At the end of 1918, Sir Havelock Charles, Dean of the London School of Tropical Medicine (as…

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Class of 1920

As we welcome new students to the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, it seems appropriate that we reflect on the students who attended 100 years ago, the class of 1920.

The 64th session ran from October to December. 72 students attended the School, of these 61 were…

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Sleeping sickness map of East Africa

Sleeping Sickness records

The LSHTM Archives hold a number of collections relating to sleeping sickness or African trypanosomiasis, which is an insect-borne parasitic infection of humans and other animals. It is caused by the species Trypanosoma brucei. Humans are infected by two types, Trypanosoma brucei gambiense (TbG) and Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense (TbR…

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Christopher Draper Collection

Dr Christopher Charles Gawler Draper was born in Malaysia in 1921 and educated at Sherbourne and New College Oxford, graduating in 1945. As a medical student in Oxford he was involved with the trials of penicillin at the Radcliffe Infirmary as part of the war effort and then spent a…

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VE Day, LSHTM during the Second World War

On Friday 8th May, the country will be celebrating the 75th anniversary of VE Day, (Victory in Europe Day) when the Allies of World War II formally accepted Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender of its armed forces.

At the outbreak of war in 1939, it was planned for the School…

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Staff volunteering project

In January 2020, the LSHTM Archives Service ran three sessions during the School’s Wellbeing fortnight. This is an opportunity for staff to participate in activities that promote their wellbeing at work such as yoga, mindfulness and learning new skills. The idea for these sessions came from a conversation with…

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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 Seamen’s Hospital Society’s Branch Hospital at the Royal…

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The group photo below shows the laboratory girls Jane and Louise (middle row right and left respectively).

LSHTM and the First World War

Today 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 we have created this post to show what staff from the School did…

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