Women in Science
Date: Monday 9 February 2015 to Monday 27 April 2015
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: Reception and Manson Foyer, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK
Type of event: Exhibition
Since the founding of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in 1899, women have made indelible contributions to the advancement of science and public health. Over time, professional opportunities have expanded for women, reflected in their changing roles and responsibilities at the School. In the early days of the School, a select few women were provided with specialist training in tropical medicine. They, in turn, supported scientific and public health efforts to reduce the burden of disease across the British Empire. Women also made inroads in the School’s laboratories, as well as giving support to male staff during their travels overseas. Given that few women were in the fields of tropical medicine and public health when the Keppel Street building was opened in 1929, perhaps it is not surprising that the names of 23 men – without reference to any women – adorn the frieze on the exterior of the School.
Presenting materials selected from the School’s archives and the work of present-day staff, students and alumni, this exhibit captures the breadth and depth of scientific and public health research conducted by women affiliated with the School, both past and present.More information: