CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT ‘Healthy towns, healthy cities: public health in British cities, 1844-2004’ London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 12 November 2004 This one day conference explores the history of public health in British cities, from the formation of the Health of Towns Association in the 1840s to the ‘Healthy Cities’ initiative of the present. The day is organised around four sessions:1. Early Victorian sanitary reform2. The Victorian Medical Officer of Health and the health of towns.3. The 20th century: a. the zenith of municipal medicine. b. health and town planning.4. The 20th century: c. the last days of the MOH. d. the WHO & Healthy Cities

Speakers: James Hanley, Christopher Hamlin, Paul Laxton & Richard Rodger, Bill Luckin, Michael Clark, John Stewart& Martin Powell & Becky Taylor, Susan McLaurin, Tim Boon, David Smith, John Ashton, John Welshman. Full details and a registration form are available from the conference website:

The registration fee is £10.00 and includes refreshments and lunch. Concessions are available for students and unwaged. For further details please contact:Ms Ingrid James, Centre for History in Public Health, Public & Environmental Health Research Unit, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT Tel: 0207 927 2434 email: [email protected]

The conference is sponsored by the Wellcome Trust and the Society for the Social History of Medicine.