Body Image

Study day

Fully booked

Thursday 8 March 2018

10:30-15:30

Tuesday 10 July 2018

10:30-15:30

Spring term: Two on-demand sessions available to request between January and March (see below for details).

Summer term: Two on-demand sessions available to request in April or July (see below for details).

A study day of activities on the theme of body image, with creative and discussion-based workshops. The session uses Wellcome Collection's two permanent galleries as a starting point for considering body image in contemporary society, in the past and in different cultures. Advances in science and technology have enabled us to change, augment and repair our bodies in ways previous generations could never have imagined. We look at the ethical questions that arise from this ability and ask where it might lead us in the future.

The session develops enquiry, literacy, debating and creative skills and can be adapted to suit a variety of curriculum areas.

To book students on to any study day, discuss your particular requirements, or suggest an idea for a future project, please contact the Youth Programme team:

E youthprogrammes@wellcomecollection.org

T 020 7611 8250 / 8659 / 8361

Booking information

Group size of 20-30 students, to be accompanied by staff at a ratio of 1:10.

Suitable for students aged 14-19.

We will run two on-demand 'Body Image' sessions in each term. If you are interested, email youthprogrammes@wellcomecollection.org to suggest three dates in order of preference - with at least four weeks' notice of the earliest.

Please note: booking for our spring and summer term school events programme is currently open only to schools in Greater London. Booking will open for all other schools on Friday 22 December.