London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Keppel Street
Greater London




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The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health.

The School is putting on display material from the School's Archives to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. The exhibition will show how tropical medicine and public health professionals have worked to improve health in areas of conflict since the First World War, during the Second World War and in current conflicts.

Venue Type:

Association or society

Opening hours

The Improving Health in Wartime exhibition is open between 10am and 4pm on weekdays, 28th July to 8th August.

Admission charges

There are no entry charges for the London School, people are asked to register for events at:

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Army Camp, Itea, Greece in 1917

Improving Health in Wartime Exhibition

  • 28 July — 10 October 2014 *on now

Selected from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine's archives and from current staff’s work, you will find out what happened when the School was bombed during the blitz, how Sir Ronald Ross survived a torpedo attack in 1917, how being a nutritionist helped staff member Dr Dean Smith survive a Japanese Internment Camp in the Second World War, why we have the war medals of Thomas Spence Dunn and how School staff have worked with people affected by the recent conflicts in the Balkans and Sudan.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
photograph of impromptu band at the Royal Naval Hospital, Chatham

War and its Role in the Disability Rights Movement

  • 19 September 2014 12:45-1:45pm *on now

When disabled people came together to form the Disablement Income Group in 1965, they demanded better services for "the civilian disabled".

This reflected the long-standing relationship between injured war veterans and disability policy in the UK. This talk begins to explain how, from the late nineteenth century, war and disability policy have been inextricably linked; and how this had knock-on effects for those who were not directly physically or mentally scarred by conflict.

A joint event between London School Library and Archives and the International Centre for Evidence in Disability.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17


Before and after Auschwitz

  • 24 September 2014 5:30-6:30pm

In March 1938 the Germans invaded Austria and young Eva Geiringer and her family became refugees. Like many Jews they fled to Amsterdam where they hid from the Nazis until they were betrayed and arrested in May 1944. Eva was fifteen years old when she was sent to Auschwitz -- the same age as her friend Anne Frank.

Together with her mother she endured the daily degradation that robbed so many of their lives -- including her father and brother. After the war her mother married Otto Frank, the only surviving member of the Frank family.

Only after forty years Eva was eventually able to tell her story, she will talk about her experiences in the camp and about her encounter with Mengele the camp “doctor”.