The Museum of the Normal

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Barts Pathology Museum

3rd floor, Robin Brook Centre

St Bartholomews Hospital

London, United Kingdom

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From angst-ridden teenage letters to agony aunts to concerned posts in online parenting forums, it's clear that as a society we are haunted by a fear of being labelled abnormal. But who gets to define what's normal? It is really something to aspire to? And is worrying about 'being normal'... normal? Or does it have a history all of its own?

At this drop-in late event at Barts Pathology Museum, led by the Queen Mary Centre for the History of the Emotions, visitors will enter the 'land of the abnormal': a pop-up world of games, activities, talks and performances addressing different aspects of the history of normalcy and the normative. Expect lost emotions, historical psychometric tests, themed refreshments, arts activities, history of medicine talks and tours of the pathology specimens.

Sign up for a time slot below. You can arrive at any point in your alloted time.

This event is part of the AHRC Being Human Festival of the Humanities, and supported by the AHRC and Queen Mary Centre for Public Engagement.

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Barts Pathology Museum

3rd floor, Robin Brook Centre

St Bartholomews Hospital

London, United Kingdom

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