World Mosquito Day 2014: Binkie Goes to War
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Event | World Mosquito Day 2014: Binkie Goes to War
Date | Friday 15 August 2014
Time | 4.00 - 6.00 pm
Location | Library of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Tickets | This event is a ticketed event. Tickets are £10 and can be purchased online.
It is 20th August 1931 and Sir Ronald and Lady Ross prepare to receive their guests for the annual Ross Institute Mosquito Day Tiffin, commemorating that date in 1897 when Ross first discovered malaria parasites in the body of a dissected mosquito, leading to an understanding of the cause and spread of the disease.
Whilst Matron and Binkie the dog busy themselves in the parlour, Ross remembers his early work in India and the contribution and sacrifices made by the many men and women of science who not only fought for and served their country in 1914-18 but waged war on the frontline of tropical disease for the health and wellbeing of all humanity.
As part of the centenary commemorations of First World War, The Malaria Centre at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine presents “Binkie Goes to War”, an affectionate and timely commemoration of the role played by Sir Ronald Ross in the Great War. Created from letters and objects held at the School in the Ross Archives, this event honours his legacy and celebrates the work the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine continues to undertake in areas of conflict around the world.
Dress Code: Tropical or 1930's attire (optional) - prize for the best dressed guest