• Holloway Prison: History & Health Exhibition

    This exhibition explores the history of HMP Holloway, the UK’s largest prison for women, which closed down in 2016. Using the issue of health and medical expertise within prisons as a common strand throughout Holloway’s history, it looks at staff and buildings, conditions, protests, and the women in prison themselves. It also reflects upon Holloway’s contested legacy, as a place of both suffering and refuge, and as a frequent inspiration for campaigns and organisations addressing women’s needs. The exhibition was made possible thanks to an award from the LSHTM’s Public Engagement Small Grants Scheme, and was produced with assistance from women with experience and knowledge of Holloway as former prisoners, staff, researchers, and campaigners. We are grateful for their time and expertise, and for support from Islington Heritage.

    The exhbition is free to view in Islington libraries over 2018:

    February: Cat and Mouse Library, 277 Camden Road, N7 0JN
    March: Central Library, 2 Fieldway Crescent, N5 1PF
    April: Archway Library, Hamlyn House, N19 5PH
    May: N4 Library, 26 Blackstock Road, N4 2DW
    June: West Library, Bridgeman Road, N1 1BD
    July: South Library, 115-117 Essex Rd, N1 2SL
    August: North Library, Manor Gardens, N7 6JX
    September: Finsbury Library, 245 St. John Street, EC1V 4NB
    October: Mildmay Library, 21-23 Mildmay Park, N1 4NA

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  • Vaccination: past, present and future

    Hosted by Centre for History in Public Health and the Vaccine Centre

    Date: Wednesday 10 June 2015 to Friday 25 September 2015
    Time: 10:00 am 4:00 pm
    Venue: Reception and Manson Foyer, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK
    Type of event: Exhibition

    Vaccination: trials and triumphs

    This exhibition explores the history of vaccination, some of the current challenges we face, and how we continue to research vaccine-preventable disease and strive to protect vulnerable people worldwide.

    Vaccination is one of the great success stories of public health over the past century, and has saved millions of lives all over the world. The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has long been engaged in research on many aspects of vaccination, using it to combat some of the most deadly and debilitating infectious diseases.

    Vaccine research involves much more than developing new vaccines in a laboratory. Vaccination involves people and societies: how do you convince people to accept a new inoculation? How do you develop the infrastructure to deliver it? How do you focus your efforts so that you protect as many people as possible without wasting resources?

    Image: Wellcome Library, London. Edward Jenner vaccinating patients against smallpox. 

    Admission: Free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

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History Centre members have also participated in the following School exhibitions: