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Contraception & Consent: a 19thC Sex Education

Pathology Museum (Queen Mary)

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 from 18:30 to 20:30 (GMT)

Contraception & Consent: a 19thC Sex Education

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**Seminar 7 with Fern Riddell - Doors 6:30pm, event starts at 7pm, wine included**

"Contraception and Consent: A 19th Century Sex Education"

This talk will showcase the surprising world of Victorian Sex Ed. From a housewife's guide to making your own condoms, to the importance of female sexual pleasure in marriage and the thorny issue of nineteenth century consent, this evening will challenge your perceptions about our 'prudish' Victorian ancestors.

Fern Riddell is a cultural historian specialising in sex, suffrage and music hall in the Victorian and Edwardian eras, and author of 'The Victorian Guide To Sex' (2014). She appears regularly on television and radio, writes for BBC History Magazine, the Guardian and Times Higher Education, and is a series consultant on the prime-time Victorian crime drama, Ripper Street.

Her book “The Victorian Guide to Sex” is out now (purchase here) and you can Tweet her @FernRiddell




Will I get to see the museum's collection?

Yes - there's half an hour before and after the event to browse the specimens.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

You must be over 18 to receive alcoholic drinks - bring ID to be sure you get yours

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No - your name is on our list

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

Yes, if you can't make it e-mail to tell us who is coming in your place

Where can I park?

Outside the hospital at the NCP car park, West Smithfield

 All information is on our ORGANISER PROFILE and WEBSITE

Do you have questions about Contraception & Consent: a 19thC Sex Education? Contact Pathology Museum (Queen Mary)

When & Where

Barts Pathology Museum (3rd Floor Robin Brook Centre)
St Bartholomews Hospital (Enter from main courtyard)
West Smithfield
EC1A 7BE London
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 from 18:30 to 20:30 (GMT)

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Refunds/exchanges for evening events may be offered at the discretion of the Pathology Museum only if requested 48 hours before ticket sales end. (This doesn't include cancelled events which are automatically refunded.) For Taxidermy and other weekend workshops it is ONE WEEK before.

Prior to the appointment of Carla Valentine as the current Technical Curator, the museum was in a state of disarray. As medical teaching changed, the need for the study of  anatomy and pathology pots declined. Without funding the pots and the infrastructure of the building suffered and it wasn't until a couple of years ago that a donation was secured to renovate the collection. New ways to ensure the survival of the collection were also trialled, including conferences and events.



The Pathology Museum, a part of Queen Mary University of London, is a medical-humanities hub and venue for public engagement and education. Our events showcase research and the arts from our own institution as well as other universities, independant researchers and other museums. Our activities are in accordance with Human Tissue Authority recommendtions on Public Display of medical collections, and the University Museums Group guidance, and are sensitive to the dignity of the collection. 

As it is part of Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, the museum is based within St Bartholomews which is a teaching hospital. Therefore, follow the signs for the Robin Brook Centre and go through the open entrance indicated below. You'll find the museum on the 3rd floor:


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