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  1. Title:
    Child Health in London exhibition
    Date:
    19/11/2018 - 10/04/2019
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    12:00 AM - 12:59 AM
    Cost:
    Free. During normal opening hours
    Event description:
    Child Health in London explores the history of the health of the capital's children. It’s a story of young lives blighted by deprivation and disease with little hope of a cure, transformed by breakthroughs in diagnosis, treatment and prevention, and underpinned by advances in public health and science, public administration, the caring institutions and the medical profession. From the medical records of the Foundling Hospital, established in the 18th century by Thomas Coram, one of the first pioneers of child care, through the records of children's hospitals and clinics founded in the 19th century, to those of the school health services set up by the London County Council in the 20th, this exhibition makes connections in a sometimes fragmented history and a provides a fascinating background to the issues facing children and young people in London today.
  2. Title:
    Use LMA: Getting Started
    Date:
    11/12/2018 - 11/12/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Join us and tour the Information Area to find out how to get the best out of our research facilities. Meet at the Information Area desk.
  3. Title:
    Discovering the Foundling Hospital: Apprenticeships & Employment
    Date:
    11/12/2018 - 11/12/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Children who grew up in the Foundling Hospital were introduced to the world of work very early. Discover the sorts of employment they had and the treatment they received.
  4. Title:
    The History of, and a Personal Experience in, the Separation of Conjoined Twins
    Date:
    12/12/2018 - 12/12/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Speaker: Professor Lewis Spitz, FRCS. From the first successful separation of conjoined twins in 1689, through to modern procedures undertaken at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Professor Spitz discusses the history of these operations and his own work as Nuffield Professor of Paediatric Surgery. There will also be a chance to see the Children and Health exhibition on show at LMA. A Royal College of Surgeons event at London Metropolitan Archives.
  5. Title:
    LMA Book Group
    Date:
    12/12/2018 - 12/12/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    We meet monthly to explore a range of London writing, with a remit covering fiction and non-fiction for all periods in London history. A display of archive material relating to the title is provided. In December we will be comparing a modern fictional work about the women's suffrage movement (Tracey Chevalier's Fallen Angels) with a contemporary non-fiction account (Emmeline Pankhurst's Suffragette: My Own Story).
  6. Title:
    Child Health in London: Curator's Tour
    Date:
    13/12/2018 - 13/12/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    01:00 PM - 01:20 PM
    Cost:
    Free - drop in
    Event description:
    Join one of the curators for a short lunchtime tour of LMA's current exhibition. See 19 November for a description of the exhibition.
  7. Title:
    Deciphering Old Handwriting (advanced)
    Date:
    13/12/2018 - 13/12/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Cost:
    £8 - booking essential
    Event description:
    This practical session gives expert help in reading different types of handwriting from the 15th and 16th centuries. You will practise with copy documents from LMA’s collections and get tips for deciphering early historical writing. SOME EXPERIENCE of reading historical documents is required.
  8. Title:
    Document Handling at LMA
    Date:
    19/12/2018 - 19/12/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - drop in
    Event description:
    This practical session aims to help you to handle archival items in the most appropriate way. As well as demonstrating how to handle various archival formats, a conservator will also explain the dos and don't's that apply in the Archive Study Area.
  9. Title:
    A visit in Conservation
    Date:
    20/12/2018 - 20/12/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Meet members of the Conservation team and find out about the essential work which preserves our records for future generations.
  10. Title:
    The Second Great Fire of London: 29 December 1940
    Date:
    29/12/2018 - 29/12/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives : ​Meet St Paul's station (Central line) outside Caffè Nero.
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Cost:
    £10 - booking essential
    Event description:
    Meet St Paul's station (Central line) outside Caffè Nero. In the quiet time between Christmas and New Year 1940 there was a lull in the Blitz on Britain, but it would be broken in dramatic scenes leaving one third of the historic City of London in flames. What was different that night from the previous months of nightly bombing raids? What were the consequences for London? What evidence can we still find, and who were the ‘heroes with grimy faces’? Led by Chris Everett, City Highlights.
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