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Marie Stopes’ Eugenics, Feminism and Birth Control

  • Free
  • Discussion
  • Captioned
  • British Sign Language
Photograph of a seated audience at an event in the Reading Room at Wellcome Collection. At the front of the room a panel of 6 speakers are seated facing the audience with microphones.
Discussion event in the Reading Room, Camilla Greenwell. Source: Wellcome Collection. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).

What you’ll do

Watch a recording of curator and researcher Nora Heidorn in conversation with historian Claire Jones about the life and legacy of Marie Stopes. They acknowledge Stopes’ work helping women to access vital information and birth control and also her attempts to define who should be allowed to have children.



Need to know


We’ll be in the Reading Room on level 2. You can walk up the spiral staircase to the Reading Room door, or take the lift up and then head left from the Library Desk.


This event will be Captioned and the captions will be visible throughout the performance space.

British Sign Language

This event will have British Sign Language interpretation.

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