Re:Creating Psychiatry

Join The Wellcome Collection for the second of two discussion events exploring issues in the contemporary mental health system. These ‘Shrink Radio’ conversations will be curated by Re:Create Psychiatry, a service-user-led exploratory platform based at the Dragon Café, which brings together people with lived experience of mental ill-health and medical professionals to stimulate dialogue and collaboration. Transcending […]

Dementia and the Arts

Neuropsychologist Sebastian Crutch, artist Charlie Murphy and BBC Medical Correspondent Fergus Walsh from Created out of Mind explore what we can learn about art, consciousness and the brain from the experiences of people with dementia. How might this challenge our understanding and perception of dementia? Created out of Mind are residents of The Hub at […]

Creating Psychiatry

Join the Wellcome Collection in the first of two discussion events exploring issues in the contemporary mental health system. These ‘Shrink Radio’ conversations will be curated byRe:Create Psychiatry, a service-user-led exploratory platform based at the Dragon Café, which brings together people with lived experience of mental ill-health and medical professionals to stimulate dialogue and collaboration. […]

Lost and Found Movements

Siobhan Davies and Jonathan Cole discuss their common interest in the relationship between observing and embodying movement. The lecture and demonstration draw on Cole’s research into conditions of impaired proprioception – our sense of our body’s position and movement – and Davies’s choreographic collaborations with dance artist Helka Kaski, which explore movements they have lost to […]

Lost and Found Movements

Siobhan Davies and Jonathan Cole discuss their common interest in the relationship between observing and embodying movement. The lecture and demonstration draw on Cole’s research into conditions of impaired proprioception – our sense of our body’s position and movement – and Davies’s choreographic collaborations with dance artist Helka Kaski, which explore movements they have lost to […]

Anatomy of Rest: The Rest Test results

How do you find rest in the modern world? The Rest Test, launched on BBC Radio 4, aimed to find out and over 18,000 people from all over the world responded. How does personality affect rest? Do men and women rest differently? Join us as we reveal the results at a special event hosted by […]

First Fridays at the Wellcome

Explore the Wellcome Collection’s free exhibitions out of hours. Play eye-opening games in the Reading Room, handle intriguing objects and take a tour of the exhibition, or just have a glass of wine and catch up with friends to make your Friday night a little bit different. This First Friday sees Stephen Coates/The Real Tuesday Weld playing a […]

Whisperings Within

Join psychologist Charles Fernyhough and other experts to hear about the history and science of how we talk to ourselves. Inspired by Fernyhough’s book, The Voices Within, this discussion will take a wide-ranging look at the voices in all our heads, examining how we think and what it means for our lives and sense of […]

Packed Lunch: from Plate to Planet

Feed your curiosity at our daytime discussions. Drop in to hear local scientists in conversation about their latest experiment, life in the lab and why science matters to everyone, all in the space of your lunch hour. Bring your sarnies with you. First come, first seated. Public health nutritionist Alan Dangour makes connections between the […]

Brain Injury Survivor: Matthew Kotei

The second of two events with people who have survived brain injury due to illness or accident. The survivors’ unusual journeys highlight not only the ways in which conscious experience can vary hugely from person to person, but also how our state of mind can change dramatically throughout our lives. Matthew Kotei was homeless for […]

Timeless: Should you freeze your eggs?

Egg freezing for lifestyle as opposed to medical reasons is growing at pace in the UK. Does it provide women with more control over their reproductive futures? Or is it an oversold scam? And if you are considering freezing your eggs, where would you even start? In this event we cut through some of the […]

Timeless: Making it Work in the Workplace

Despite some social changes, combining work and motherhood is still a challenge for contemporary women. Apple and Facebook have responded by offering egg freezing in women’s benefits packages, but what other options are there for innovation in the workplace? What’s failing about current systems, and who’s doing anything to improve the status quo for women? […]

Packed Lunch: Insomnia

Feed your curiosity as well as your stomach at the Wellcome Collection’s Packed Lunch. Drop in on your lunch break and listen to scientists in conversation about their latest research, why science matters to all and general life in the lab. This latest offering is all about insomnia. Most of us will experience insomnia at some point in […]

Wellcome Collection Lates: Feeling Emotional

From down in the dumps to over the moon, join us to explore the art and science of human emotions: the technologies we develop, the behaviours we adopt, the languages we create to make sense of ourselves and others. Express your funny feelings through laughter therapy, witness a ‘toddler’ robot modelling human emotional development, experience […]

Packed Lunch: Healthy Bones

Feed your curiosity at our daytime discussions. Drop in to hear local scientists in conversation about their latest experiments, life in the lab and why science matters to everyone, all in the space of your lunch hour. Bring your sarnies with you to eat while you listen. Osteoporosis affects one in two women over the […]

Perspective Speaker Tour with Alejandro Chaoul

Alejandro Chaoul currently teaches courses in spirituality and health at the University of Texas Health Science Center. He is also a researcher at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, using Tibetan meditation and mind-body techniques with cancer patients. Join Alejandro for a tour of Tibet’s Secret Temple exploring Tibetan Yogis and their role in the Lukhang Murals. […]

Making Nature: How we see animals

              No matter how you see nature now, you’ll never see it the same way again. Kicking off a year-long exploration into our relationship with nature, this major exhibition examines what we think, feel and value about other species and the consequences this has for the world around us. […]

Audio Description Tour and Object Handling

Find out how different people, at different times, have represented the human form in this free Audio Described tour and handling session. One of the Wellcome Collection’s knowledgeable Visitor Experience Assistants trained in audio description techniques by VocalEyes will aim to change the way you look at yourself.

Get Festive with Wellcome Collection

It’s the last Thursday before Christmas and we’ve planned a fantastic night so you can pick up your last minute gifts in style and celebration. On the night, we’ll have author signings including Eimear McBride (A Girl is a Half-formed Thing), Tiffany Watt-Smith (The Book of Human Emotions) and the team behind Ladybird Books for […]

Talking About Sex

How exactly do you ask members of the public about their sex lives? Join experts from Natsal for an intimate, in-gallery conversation – and this time, you get to ask the questions!

Talking About Sex

How exactly do you ask members of the public about their sex lives? Join experts from Natsal for an intimate, in-gallery conversation – and this time, you get to ask the questions!

Talking about Sex

. But how exactly do you ask members of the public about their sex lives? Join experts from Natsal for an intimate, in-gallery conversation – and this time, you get to ask the questions!

A Long Table on Why Sex Matters

Conceived by Lois Weaver and inspired by Marleen Gorris’s film ‘Antonia’s Line’, the ‘Long Table’ is an experimental open public forum that is a hybrid performance, installation, roundtable discussion and dinner party designed to facilitate dialogue by gathering together people with common interests.

Photographs as evidence

Examine photographs from late 19th and early 20th century sexual science publications with historian Jana Funke and contribute your own portrait in collaboration with an illustrator.

Wellcome’s Collectors

This talk will aim to bring forth from the shadows of Henry Wellcome’s store rooms the men and women who bid, bought, and collected in Wellcome’s name.