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  • Part 1 – Centenary of the Armistice: what should we remember?

    1.  Dulce et Decorum Est. By Martin Gorsky, Professor of History. In a year of big anniversaries – the NHS, Alma Ata, birth of the WHO – November 2018 brings the centenary of the armistice that marked the end of the First World War.  For us in the London School this one matters every bit as much ...

  • Review of the New Zealand Health System Announced.

    Dr Hayley Brown, Research Fellow, discusses the newly announced review of the New Zealand health system. In May of this year, NZ Minister of Health David Clark announced a review of the New Zealand health system which will be headed by Heather Simpson who is known in the capital Wellington as ‘H2’ due to her long-term ...

  • Introducing new research: measuring mental capacity.

    Introducing new research: measuring mental capacity.Dr Janet Weston, Research Fellow, introduces her three year Wellcome Trust fellowship entitled ‘Measuring Mental Capacity: A History’ . Internationally and nationally, mental capacity is on the agenda. Formal assessments of mental capacity determine whether adults should make decisions regarding their own personal and financial lives, and this is increasingly controversial and complex. States find ...