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Your chance to have your say!

We’re seeking your feedback on how we’ve been doing during this academic year. If you’re a student at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) should have received an email from the Library asking you three questions:

Overall how satisfied are you with the LSHTM…

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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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My copy of Barnard with annonations

30 years ago ..

I finished washing up my side plate, spoon and cereal bowl and replaced them carefully in “my” cupboard in the shared kitchen. I went down the corridor to my bedsit room, the front downstairs room, shielded from the street by net curtains, and collected my bag. It was a Wednesday…

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eJournals – making the most of online journal platforms

The pandemic has meant a lot of changes with how the Library is delivering its collections service for staff and students. With all courses currently being taught online, and the inability to access the physical collection, this has meant a sharp increase in access to electronic journals.

The library now…

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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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E-books and how to use them

This year we have received a lot of enquiries from students and staff, including some of my library colleagues, about how to use e-books : how to read them, how to download, whether you need to use special software to download, and limits on how much you can copy or…

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Plan S: an update

Well, it’s 4 weeks to Christmas and that means that it’s 5 weeks until the first funders commit to Plan S! On 1st January 2021, Wellcome Trust and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will officially be Plan S-ers.

What follows is a quick reminder of what this…

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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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