SJ3590 : The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

taken 10 years ago, near to Liverpool, Great Britain

The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine was founded on 12 November 1898 by a donation from Sir Alfred Lewis Jones, a Liverpool shipowner (Elder Dempster Line). The donation of 350 per annum for three years created the first school of its kind in the world from which many expeditions were launched to gather information on the horrendous diseases seen by doctors in the colonies. When I worked there, a collection of original specimens in the museum was a grim reminder of the legacy of some of these diseases, many of which still have no cure. Sir Ronald Ross became the first British winner of a Nobel prize for medicine when, in 1902, he was recognised for his discovery that malaria is carried by the mosquito.
Today the school is affiliated to the University of Liverpool and sees over 500 students from over 70countries pass through its doors every year, many of which are post-graduate and research fellowships. In October 2005 Bill Gates donated 28million to the school's research and a new building, which will more than double the size of the school, is near completion.
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Sue Adair and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
+
+
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
SJ3590, 551 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Sunday, 20 January, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 22 January, 2008
Category
School   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 356 906 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:24.5230N 2:58.2142W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 356 907
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map
+


Image classification(about): Geograph
This page has been viewed about 295 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · OS Map Checksheet · Geograph Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
NW N NE
W Go E
SW S SE
[Mark
You are not logged in login | register