Walks

Public Health History Walk: ‘The Bloomsbury and Soho Walk’

This evening tour will take us from the area around the School to the intriguing streets of Soho, including public health links and the extraordinary story of Dr John Snow and the cholera outbreak of 1854.  The walk will take about 1.5 hours and end at the John Snow pub. Wednesday, 1st November 2017, 5.15 […]

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 […]

SNOW AND SOHO – PUBLIC HEALTH HISTORY WALK

In 1854, Dr. John Snow demonstrated that a sudden outbreak of cholera was due to contamination of a water pump in Broad Street:  on this walk, we shall explore the history of the outbreak and also the history and architecture of the Bloomsbury and Soho areas.  The walk led by popular guide and public health […]

‘SQUARE HISTORIES’

Bloomsbury is famous for its pioneers – but what about their partners and friends?  Explore the locations and stories of those who shaped public health history and their sometimes long suffering companions on this walk through the great architecture and squares of the area. Wednesday, 7th December 2016, 5.15 pm (Starts from LSHTM, Keppel Street […]

‘THE FEARSOME CHOLERA OF 1854’

Step back in time to a more dangerous London, a London where an unknown and deadly disease is casting fear into the hearts of the residents of Soho. Immerse yourself in the neighbourhoods most affected by this unknown infection and discover how the pioneering physician Dr John Snow solved the outbreak. Also hear more about […]

‘ROUND THE BLOCK’

This walk focuses on the history around the LSHTM ‘block’ and its surrounding streets and squares.  Before the School and Senate House were built Keppel Street stretched to Russell Square and famous inhabitants included the novelists Charles Dickens and Anthony Trollope.  It is an area packed with medical history too, from the 23 names on […]

Square Histories

Due to Industrial Action this walk is postponed to a later date Bloomsbury is famous for its pioneers – but what about their partners and friends? Explore the locations and stories of those who shaped public health history and their sometimes long suffering companions on this walk through the great architecture and squares of the […]

STORIES OF BLOOMSBURY

Traditionally one of the brainiest places in London, this trail through Bloomsbury is packed with anecdotes and stories as we follow the trail of Darwin, Dickens and dealing with malaria. Wednesday, 20th April 2016, 5.15 pm The walk will be led by Dr Ros Stanwell-Smith, a Public Health Consultant who is also a Blue Badge […]

ON THE TRAIL OF THE MEDICAL DETECTIVE

Trace the history of an infamous 19th century cholera outbreak, solved by Dr John Snow – and learn more of the medical and mysterious history of Soho. Ends at the John Snow pub. Wednesday, 23rd March 2016, 5.15 pm The walk will be led by Dr Ros Stanwell-Smith, a Public Health Consultant who is also […]

Health, wealth and the wonders of Bloomsbury

A walking tour featuring the history of public health, medicine and science in the streets and squares of Bloomsbury. The walk in the vicinity of the School will be led by Dr Ros Stanwell-Smith who is a Blue-Badge guide and public health consultant. Thursday, 24th September 2015 at 5.00 pm – 6.30 pm Meeting place: […]

FOLLOWING DR SNOW

Trace the history of an infamous 19th century cholera outbreak, solved by Dr John Snow. This walk will cover the story of this great outbreak as well as other medical anecdotes and stories in Bloomsbury and Soho. Wednesday, 10th June 2015, 5.15 pm The walk will be led by Dr Ros Stanwell-Smith, a Public Health […]

SQUARES AND PAIRS

Bloomsbury is famous for its pioneers – but what about their partners and friends?  Find out the stories of those who shaped public health history – and their sometimes long suffering companions – on this walk through the great architecture and squares of the area. Wednesday, 20th May 2015, 5.15 pm The walk will be […]

Brilliant Bloomsbury

Traditionally one of the brainiest places in London, this trail through Bloomsbury is packed with anecdotes and stories as we follow the trail of Darwin, Dickens and dealing with malaria. Wednesday, 18th March 2015, 5.15 pm Starting from the Wellcome Collection, 215 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE The walk will be led by Dr Ros […]

Into Snow’s Soho

Trace the history of an infamous 19th century cholera outbreak, solved by Dr John Snow – and learn more of the medical and mysterious history of Soho. Ends at the John Snow pub. Wednesday, 25th February 2015, 5.15 pm The walk will start from LSHTM, Keppel Street building.

Snow in December – (postponed)

This walk is postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date. Trace the history of an infamous 19th century cholera outbreak, solved by Dr John Snow – and learn more of the medical and mysterious history of Soho. Ends at the John Snow pub.  Tuesday, 9th December 2014, 5.15 pm (ends ~ 6.45 pm)  Starting […]

Brilliant Bloomsbury

Traditionally one of the brainiest places in London, this trail through Bloomsbury is packed with anecdotes and stories as we follow the trail of Darwin, Dickens and dealing with malaria. Thursday, 30th October 2014 – 5.15 pm.  Start point: Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE   NB.  This walk is cancelled and will […]

Further Round the Block

A lunchtime walk in which we explore some of the streets and squares around the School – with stories about the School and Bloomsbury’s history on the way. Thursday 9th October 2014, 12.45 pm – 2.00 pm

Into Soho with Dr Snow

Dr John Snow was one of the great pioneers of anaesthesia and infectious disease epidemiology – this tour takes us on a trail into Soho where he lived and investigated a famous outbreak of cholera. In this last walk of the year, come along to hear also about the plagues, poxes and parties in one […]

Squares and Pairs

Bloomsbury is famous for its pioneers – but what about their partners and friends? Find out the stories of those who shaped public health history – and their sometimes long suffering companions – on this walk through the great architecture and squares of the area. Wednesday, 14th May 2014, 12.45 pm – 2.00 pm

Secrets of Bloomsbury

So many ‘firsts’ in Bloomsbury: children’s hospital, dispensary, orphanage – plus tales from the quack doctors of the 18th century and a 19th century murder mystery: join us for a first rate walk that ends at the Foundling Museum in Brunswick Square. Wednesday, 30th April 2014 at 5.15 pm

Squares and Pairs

Bloomsbury is famous for its pioneers – but what about their partners and friends? Find out the stories of those who shaped public health history – and their sometimes long suffering companions – on this walk through the great architecture and squares of the area. Wednesday, 12th February 2014, 12.45 pm – 2.00 pm

The Amazing Dr Snow

  Trace the history of an infamous 19th century cholera outbreak, solved by Dr John Snow – and learn more of the medical and mysterious history of Soho. Ends at the John Snow pub. Wednesday, 6th November 2013, 5.00 pm (ends ~ 6.45 pm)

Brilliant Bloomsbury

  Traditionally one of the brainiest places in London.  There have been so many innovators and pioneers in Bloomsbury that you will find this walk packed with anecdotes and stories as we follow the trail of Darwin, Dickens and dealing with malaria. Tuesday, 10th December 2013, 5.00 pm (ends ~ 6.45 pm)