What you’ll do
Hear from different perspectives in this discussion about the contemporary issues surrounding sex, gender and sexuality raised by our Ayurvedic Man exhibition.
Then we’ll open up to the audience for conversation. You can participate or just listen in.
About your speakers
Four speakers will take part in the discussion, facilitated by writer Sharmila Chauhan:
- Vayu Naidu, storyteller
- Lu Gram, global health researcher
- Papreen Nahar, medical anthropologist
- Monika Hirmer, PhD candidate in Religions and Philosophies at SOAS, University of London
Where we’ll be
The Studio, which accommodates about 80 seats, is on level 1. Head upstairs and follow the signs to the Studio through the Medicine Now gallery.
In most early medical texts and anatomical illustrations, the male voice is predominant. This absence of women is particularly compelling in the context of South Asian socio-religious life and its complex history of goddess worship. Reflect on what this means for health issues today at this lively evening event.