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Youth Programme Study Day. Photo: Steven Pocock. Source: Wellcome Collection. © All rights reserved.

What you’ll do

Students will get an engaging and comprehensive overview of HIV/AIDS and its history, looking closely at its impact on the LGBTQ+ community, Black people and People of Colour, both past and present. 

Using our library’s HIV/AIDS poster collection and gallery objects, they will explore public health-campaign techniques, HIV/AIDS stigma and marginalisation, and contemporary sexual health issues. After analysing historical campaigns, they’ll be challenged to design their own creative campaign, such as a poster or storyboard for a short film.

The session leader is an experienced sexual-health worker, allowing students to explore any questions about STI testing, transmission and treatments they may have in a safe and informed way.

Who can come

We have developed this study session for groups of students aged 14 to 19, studying GCSEs or post-16 qualifications at school or sixth-form college. You can bring up to 30 students, accompanied by staff at a ratio of 1:10.

Due to the small scale of our free programme, schools in the Greater London area have priority.



Need to know


We’ll be in the Studio on level 1. When you enter Wellcome Collection, head up the stairs or take the lift, then follow the signs.

School booking conditions

Your school or college can book a maximum of two study days per term. To secure your booking, you'll need to complete and return the required forms promptly.

All study days and events are free, but we charge a fee for cancellation or significant changes to your group size made within three weeks of your visit. Both policies are explained fully in the agreement we ask you to sign ahead of your visit.

For more information, please visit our Accessibility page. If you have any queries about accessibility, please email us at access@wellcomecollection.org or call 0 2 0. 7 6 1 1. 2 2 2 2

About your facilitator

Nick Dunne


Nick Dunne has over 20 years’ experience within both education and therapeutic services for young people. He is a qualified counsellor, trainer and youth worker, and started his career working with young people and young adults who were being exploited into the sex industry. Nick specialises in trauma-informed counselling and support to young people, alongside leading on the development of Brook’s harmful sexual behaviours and Traffic Light Tool training for professionals, along with leading on HIV/AIDS health promotion and education for young people and adults across the UK.