For the public

Discover how and where you can engage with our research and researchers in the community, classroom & online.

In the community

Researchers from the School regularly take part in Festivals and other public events at external venues such as Museums and are eager to engage with the public here. Check out where we will be next!

This page is updated regularly as new events are scheduled.

Barking & Dagenham Youth Parade 2017 – Saturday 17 September, 2:00-6:30pm (Abbey Green, Barking)

Researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and University College London are taking science to the streets at the Barking and Dagenham Youth Parade.

Learn about infectious diseases, what they are caused by, how they spread and how we can treat them. There will be lots of fun activities to get involved with, including getting up close to some giant cuddly bugs! Use your best detective skills to follow the clues and track the spread of our “glitter” infection and work out which secret agent of infection is causing the disease.

New Scientist Live – 28 September – 1 October, 10:00-5:00pm daily (Excel Centre)

Can we track the spread of a deadly virus? Are mosquitoes really attracted to you?

Join researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine to discover how mathematical modellers track and predict the spread of infectious diseases globally. Get up close with our menacing mosquitoes and find out about the School's efforts to protect you from getting bitten.

Find us in the ‘Humans zone’ to get hands on with the research we do.

In the classroom

Support we provide in schools

The School is committed to supporting science, maths and social science-related learning at schools and colleges in Camden, Westminster and Islington. We have a growing community of staff and research degree students who are STEM Ambassadors and regularly give workshops related to their research as well as discuss their career paths with students. If you are a teacher at a central London school, please write to us at

Get involved

For members of the public who would like to get involved in School research

Involved members of the public conduct relevant work throughout the research process beside the research team.  Possible roles can include helping design research questions, sitting on an advisory panel for a research project, advising on research information sheets for the public and helping good research be heard and discussed. Find out more about what it is like to get involved in research.


Learn more about global health

Read the School’s Opinion blog to find out what our experts are saying about the latest public & global health news and research.

Do you have a keen interest in a particular public or global health topic? Check out our free online courses, giving you access to our experts from anywhere in the world. Course topics include, Ebola, Zika, Maternal, Adolescent & Child Health, Health in Humanitarian Crises and many others.