2019 Eliza Manningham-Buller – Promoting Medical Science in an Age of Scepticism

PUMPHANDLE LECTURE-PROMOTING MEDICAL SCIENCE IN AN AGE OF SCEPTICISM4th September 2019 Transcript: When I was asked to give the Reith Lectures in 2011 (I no longer usually mention alongsideAung San Suu Kyi), I was flattered and accepted at once. There following months ofscribbling and scratching out, of trying to avoid platitudes and clichés and to […]

2018 Dr Joanne Liu – The Cost of Fear: Humanitarian Crises in the Age of Anxiety

Listen to the audio recording The 26th Annual Pumphandle Lecture was delivered on Thursday 6thth September 2018, by Dr Joanne Liu, International President of Médecins Sans Frontiers / Doctors without Borders. Dr Liu’s presentation described, and then drew lessons from, three recent health crises in which MSF has been prominently involved, and which have captured […]

2018 Pumphandle Lecture

The 2018 Pumphandle Lecture will be held at 17.30 on Thursday 6th September 2018 at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The Society is proud to annouce that Dr Joanne Liu, International President of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)/Doctors Without Borders, will be speaking at the 2018 Pumphandle Lecture on ‘The Cost of Fear: humanitarian […]

The return of the pump

Many members will know that the replica pump which was placed by Westminster Council at the corner of Poland and Broadwick Streets in 1992, to commemorate our hero’s work, was removed in 2015 because of construction. The Society has worked tirelessly over the past three years to ensure its return – and to the historically […]

Pump replica to be reinstalled on Broadwick Street

The John Snow pump has been reinstalled! A replica of the infamous John Snow pump has been reinstalled on Broadwick Street in Soho, and will be unveiled at the Broadwick Street (John Snow) Pump Unveiling, this Friday, 20th July at 8am. Rosalind Stanwell-Smith, Trustee of the John Snow Society, and Cllr Beddoe, Westminster City Council Cabinet Member for Place Shaping and […]