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From deviance to diversity

Thursday 11 February 2010, 18.00-19.00

Engraving of two women sitting on a park bench, kissing.

Changing attitudes to sex and gender.

Even in the quite recent past, individuals who did not conform to conventional patterns of gendered behaviour or sexual orientation were regarded as either freakish curiosities or dangerous deviants. Using a broad range of materials from the Wellcome Library, this Insights session demonstrates the gradual changes in medical and scientific understanding of sexual identity, the bringing about of changes in the law, and the development of more tolerant social attitudes.

Speaker: Dr Lesley Hall, Archivist, Wellcome Library

You can pick up your free ticket for this event from the Information Desk from 16.30 on the day.

Tickets are issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Places are limited, so if you are a group of five or more, please contact us at librarygroupvisits@wellcome.ac.uk to arrange a separate visit.

Please put coats and bags in the cloakroom to the rear of the foyer before meeting your guide, on the second floor, ten minutes before the event begins.

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