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Transformations: Workshops on the history of gender and science

Transformations: Workshops on the history of gender and science, Bristol, March 2019

Transformations is a series of workshops for trans and non-binary people aged 16-25 exploring the relationship between gender and science.

These workshops are part of a 2-year Wellcome Trust-funded project which is bringing together young people to think about important questions around gender identity and medical/scientific authority.

At these workshops we will explore the long history of ideas about gender identity and science, through creativity and fun activities.

What will we do in the workshops?

From autobiographical accounts of people transitioning at the start of the 20th century, to photos from inside the first Institute for Sexual Science in 1920s and 1930s Berlin, we will examine, interrogate and play with materials from the past that can help us to think in new and interesting ways about gender and sex today.

Come and meet new people and work with artists, scholars and activists to create ideas that will feed into a new touring performance and exhibition. There will be opportunities to be involved in these in the later stages of the project.


There are 4 workshops, each on a different theme relating to gender and medicine

Saturday 9th March 2019 Body and Hormones Saturday 16th March 2019 Language, labels and categories Saturday 23rd March 2019 Stories and story telling Saturday 30th March 2019 Spaces

Timings: 10.30am-4pm.

Venue: The Station, Silver St, Bristol BS1 2AG (

You are welcome to attend from any part of the UK, but there are no overnight stays. All travel will be reimbursed.

Who is running the project?

This is a collaboration between the Wellcome Trust-funded Rethinking Sexology project at the University of Exeter, artist Jason Barker and Gendered Intelligence.

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