From deviance to diversity
Thursday 11 February 2010, 18.00-19.00
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.