Tuesday, 7 August 2012

World Mosquito Day 2012

This year to celebrate World Malaria Day 2012, The Malaria Centre at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, will host a human library where experts from the Malaria Centre are 'on loan' instead of books. Guests will be able to 'borrow' up to 5 human books and will circulate around the library to the sounds of our in house 1930's band.
In addition to this two members of the archives team will be available for loan; Frieda Midgley, and Cathy Hoste. They will be able to give an insight into our unique collections, current projects and the history of the school.

Mosquito Day honours August 20th 1897 when Sir Ronald Ross made the discovery that malaria is transmitted by mosquitos and is inspired by the tea party held in his honour at the Ross Institute on 20th August 1931 - in this spirit, there will be a 1930's/tropical theme to the event as well as celebrating the contemporary work of malaria centre members across the world.

A complimentary cocktail and south-Indian canapés are included in the ticket and entertainment will be provided by musician Emily O'Hara and singer, Patricia Hammond, 'the Canadian nightingale'.
Date: Thursday 16 August 2012
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Venue: The Library, LSHTM, Keppel Street

You can register and buy tickets online at http://mosquitoday2012.eventbrite.co.uk
For further information email: malaria@lshtm.ac.uk

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