Tropical Medicine Time Machine returns to the World Museum

Event 1 Jun 2023

Join us as we bring together science and history in a unique way. Come and immerse yourself in this wonderful world and explore past scientists from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. We will show how these early scientists have impacted on LSTM's scientists today, and how this legacy is addressing the major health challenges facing humanity now and in the next 125 years and aim to inspire the next generation of scientists. 

There will be a chance for visitors to look inside our Tropical Medicine Time Machine, which will transport you across the annals of LSTM’s past, present, and future to learn about our vital work in the areas of disease vectors, travel health, public health, and microbiology. The Tropical Medicine Time Machine has been created by Sci-Art practitioners Tom Hyatt and Natasha Niethammer and funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, as part of the project 'LSTM-Past, Present, and Future.'

From discoveries of the 1900s, during the First World War, we dive into the work of Alwen Evans as she begins her landmark study of flies and mosquitos and their role in spreading malaria, becoming LSTM’s first female lecturer in Entomology. 

In this exhibition you will see exquisitly detailed drawings of mosquitos and a special ‘version’ of Alwen who will tell you all about her travels and discoveries as well as some of the history of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.  

This work is brought to you with funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with LSTM Past, Present and Future, reflecting on the school’s history as part of its 125 year anniversary. LSTM would like to thank lottery players for their support in enabling this important project to go ahead.