Within the LSHTM archives we have begun to re-examine the way we work, the stories we tell and the role we can play in promoting different versions of history. This has been inspired by the ongoing work of Lioba Hirsch, an LSHTM history research fellow working on a 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…
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…
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 hygiene who after serving as the Chief Medical…
in the Library
If you’ve used the Library recently you’ll be aware that we
are having problems with cold in the main reading room. This is due to a
problem with broken radiators which has resulted in them all having to be
turned off. The Estates…
There’s happiness in love Peter mine that will raise our souls above, Peter mine, Hearts together we will roam through long ages yet to come Finding nature Truth our own…
120 years ago today, on 2nd October 1899, the School opened its doors to its first students. LSHTM has been celebrating our 120th anniversary with a number of events, more information is on our LSHTM 120 page on our website.
Here is a short history of how the School was…
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 1919.
The 61st session ran from October to December. 52 students attended the School, of these 46 were men…
Cystitis – tis a nasty inflammation
When you pee, tis a burning sensation
Please do not desist, to the Chemist forthwith!
But if the pain persists
Despite medical reliefs
To the GP, begone!
Your pee tested, anon
Warrant further investigation
A prescription, henceforth
For antibiotic intervention
Tis a urinary tract…
To commemorate the 90th anniversary of the opening of the Keppel Street building this blog will focus on the museum which was located at Keppel Street from its opening until the late 1960s. The museum demonstrates that the importance of preserving historical information and artefacts has been a priority for…