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 …

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 …

Uncomfortably Numb: a musical fundraiser for the John Snow Society

April 19th 2018 from 7.45pm at Paper Dress Vintage, 352a Mare St, London E8 1HR The John Snow Society is holding its inaugural musical fundraiser, featuring performances by The Hare and Hoofe, Kape Kanaveral, LIND, and Fox Logic, and DJs Mark Rostron and Katie Steels! The event will be held on 19th April 2018, from 7:45pm – midnight at Paper …

2017 Dr Richard Horton – Life and Death in 2100: Health, History and Human Contingency

The 25th Annual Pumphandle Lecture was delivered on 12th September 2017, by Dr Richard Horton, Editor in Chief of The Lancet. This was a broad and passionate critique of global heath and today’s world. Dr Horton began by emphasising a fundamental principle of evolutionary biology which guides selection for altruistic behaviour: “rB>C” where r is …

2016 Pumphandle Lecture & AGM

Paul Spiegel on the need for a new pumphandle in humanitarian crisesThe society is proud to have hosted Paul Spiegel with his lecture on “The Syrian conflict and its effects on the future of humanitarian response: we need a new pumphandle”. A record number of ticket reservations for this event was recorded. As usual, the lecture …

2016 Dr Paul Spiegel – The Syrian conflict and its effect on the future of humanitarian response: We need a new pumphandle

The 24th Annual Pumphandle Lecture was delivered on 8th September 2016, by Dr Paul Spiegel, recently appointed Director of the Center for Refugee and Disaster Response at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Previous to this appointment, Dr Spiegel had spent 14 years as Deputy Director of the Division of Programme Support and Management …

Blessed Chloroform Lecture free for members

‘The Society of Anaesthetists: a Methodological Approach to its History’ – John Snow Society members invited to join lecture for free. Members of the John Snow Society are invited to join the lecture from the History of Anaesthesia Society on ‘The Society of Anaesthetists: a Methodological Approach to its History’ for free. This Blessed Chloroform Lecture …