Thursday, 8 March 2012

TODAY - International Women’s Day and Gems of the Collections

The Mary Kingsley medal awarded to Sir Patrick Manson in 1905. Image credit: LSHTM
We are celebrating International Women’s Day in the Library & Archives Service with an exhibition in the Library and ‘Gems from the Collection’ session in the South courtyard.

This lunchtime, staff and students are invited to have a closer look at the fascinating historical collections that are held at the School. In a 'Gems from the Collections' session Between 12pm and 2pm on the ground floor of the South Courtyard, staff will be available to show you some of the rare and unique documents, artefacts and books that we hold relating to Women in Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Women represented will include:

Cicely Williams – Doctor and child health Pioneer
Mary Kingsley – Traveller, writer and Boer war nurse in whose memory the Mary Kingsley medal was instituted.
Mabel Clark – influential nutritionist of the 1920s and 30s who helped lay the basis for the British food policy of the Second World War.
Florence Nightingale – well-known nurse of the Crimean War
Amy Carpenter - wife and research partner of entomologist Geoffrey Carpenter
Janet Lane-Claypon – English physician who was one of the earliest pioneers of epidemiology.
There is no need to make an appointment, just drop by and see us outside the Manson Lecture Theatre and find out more about the School's historical collections
The related exhibition will be available to view in the Library until April.
For further information, please contact Philippa Mole, Temporary Assistant Archivist at

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