Tuesday, 31 July 2012

LSHTM 2012 Showcase . . .

. . . Inspired by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games.

An exhibition has been set up by the Archives Service displaying some of our rare historical treasures as well as offering an opportunity to learn about the current work and research being undertaken at the school.

 Within the main entrance some of the work from ‘the man who invented exercise’, Jerry Morris, is available to view. His research connected heart disease with inactivity. Later he continued to study sport and exercise, also influencing government policy on smoking, air pollution and inequalities in health. It was at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, that Jerry Morris, together with Ralph Paffenbarger , was awarded an Olympic Gold medal in recognition of his research in the science of sport and exercise.

You can also see the microscope, blood slides, mosquito boxes and notes of Sir Patrick Manson and Sir Ronald Ross used during their research into malaria. This includes the notebook in which Ross recorded the moment he discovered how malaria was transmitted.

Finally, in the Manson foyer you can discover the Radio series Gilded Vectors of Disease, which explores the vectors that adorn the exterior of the LSHTM building. Podcasts of the programmes can be accessed via the link below. 

The exhibition opens 1st August 2012 for two weeks and is also open to the general public. Further information can be found on the archives web page:

*Postcard was collected by Ronald Ross whilst studying malaria in Athens.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Reminder: 2012 Staff & Student PhotoLibrary Competition

'Pinned specimens awaiting a name' by Seth Irish. The winning entry of the 2011 Staff and Student PhotoLibrary competition

 It is the time of year again when budding photographers have the opportunity to show off their photographic skills to the rest of the School. Staff and students are encouraged to submit photos which represent the theme of the competition: Life and Work at the School. This can be interpreted fairly widely to reflect work activities - both in London and overseas, studying at the School, social activities and living in London.

The winning entry, chosen by a judging panel, will appear in a forthcoming issue of the Chariot News blog and on the School’s website, and the photographer will receive a £25 gift voucher. All entries will be available for staff and students to view in PhotoLibrary, the School's image database.
Submission guidelines are available on the 2012 PhotoLibrary competition webpage.

The closing date for entries is Friday 17th August 2012

To see previous year’s entries (such as the 2011 winning entry as shown above), go to PhotoLibrary (please note that you will need the login and password which are available on the intranet at: http://intra.lshtm.ac.uk/library/passwords.html, these are different from your School login and password) and search under the competition entries category.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Happy 10th Birthday to LSHTM Archives

Image credit: Colorful Balloons by Petr Kratochvil [License: Public Domain]

The LSHTM Archives Service is 10 years old this month. The Archives Service was formally established in July 2002 with the appointment of the first professional archivist to catalogue the papers of Sir Ronald Ross (malariologist). The Archives Service has grown significantly since 2002 and now manages over 70 archive collections, runs the School’s image database, PhotoLibrary and provides support and guidance on records, data and information management.

The archives of the School date from the mid-nineteenth century and consist of correspondence and personal papers of scientific, medical and public health professionals involved in the search for preventative measures and cures to diseases including malaria, filariasis, cholera and leprosy. These include the papers of Sir Patrick Manson (tropical medicine specialist), Major General Sir Leonard Rogers (tropical public health physician), the School’s former Department of Nutrition and Centre for Sexual and Reproductive Health. There are also administrative papers of the School, an extensive photographic collection, and scientific and medical artefacts. These resources relate to the work of the School in the United Kingdom and internationally. A large number of the School's archive collections are now accessible via the archive on-line catalogue.

The archives are available to view by appointment in the research room of the School’s Keppel Street building. Further information on how to make an appointment to view material is available on the access pages of our website.

Monday, 9 July 2012

Library Opening Hours Monday 16th July

The Library will be closed all day on Monday 16th July for the LAS Planning Day. The Library will re-open as usual at 8.30am on Tuesday 17th July.

Monday, 2 July 2012

2011 Journal Impact Factors now available

The 2011 Journal Impact Factors have now been published.

These are available via the Web of Knowledge. To access them:

  1. Login to the Web of Knowledge using your network username and password
  2. Once logged in, click the 'Select A Database' tab at the top of the screen
  3. Click the Journal Citation Reports link