Monday, 7 March 2011

International Women's Day

To help celebrate International Women’s Day on 8th March, the Library & Archives Service has created an exhibition on Women in Tropical Medicine and Public Health.

Highlights of the exhibition include a letter published in 1913 by Sir Ronald Ross, discoverer of the mosquito transmission of malaria, on the subject of women’s suffrage; letters from Mary Kingsley (left), a traveller and writer who explored western Africa throughout the 1890s; material on Dame Cicely Delphine Williams, who studied and worked at the School, as well as other organisations, on her work on maternal and child health, especially nutrition and breast feeding; material from the Nutrition collection such as food tables and menus produced by Mabel Clark and information on the first three women who studied at the School in January 1900.

The exhibition will be on display in the Manson foyer in the South Courtyard on 8th March, to complement the events run by MARCH – Centre for Maternal, Reproductive and Child Health, and then it will be on display in the Library foyer for the rest of March.

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