Public Health History Walk – Gin Lane and Beer Street: public health in Hogarth’s London – POSTPONED!

POSTPONED! Poverty was rife in 18th century London.  In 1751, William Hogarth made two engravings in support of attempts to curb heavy drinking by the poor, who could get “drunk for a penny or dead drunk for tuppence.”  Gin Lane, set in the St. Giles slum area, showed the consequences of vice, particularly addiction to […]

Children’s Stories: a walk and visit to the Foundling Museum

The first orphanage in England was established in Brunswick Square in the mid 1700s, after a long campaign by a kind and determined sea captain.  The site of this ‘Foundling Hospital’ is now a museum and our walk will briefly cover other children’s stories in the area, including the interest taken by Charles Dickens in […]

One-Day Symposium announcement: Devolution and Transformation in the NHS: What Can We Learn From History?

Devolution and Transformation in the NHS: What Can We Learn From History? 9th May 2017: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel St, London WC1E 7HT Organised by the Centre for History in Public Health, LSHTM, and the Institute of Public Policy Research, with support from the Wellcome Trust This symposium will bring together […]

Health Humanities at LSHTM

The Centre for History in Public Health would like to invite all researchers across the School to become involved in a new initiative: health humanities. We are organizing a one-day event later this year to discuss health humanities at the School and to make targeted contact with individuals and teams working in the health humanities […]