'From Small Beginnings...' - Bloomsbury
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A cross-institutional and inter-disciplinary series of presentations and workshops exploring the history and continuing influences of the development of eugenics.
This programme remembers horrors of the Nazi Aktion T4 and other programmes for the extermination of people with disabilities. The location of this series of events being focused around Bloomsbury emphasises the historic role of the University of London, in the development and promotion of eugenics and in ongoing discussions of how we address this legacy today. The series will explore the interaction of disability with religion, social class, race, gender, sexual orientation, etc., highlighting reflections and lessons for us all. Current social, political and scientific developments make consideration of and education around these themes more urgent than ever. Recognition of the origins of some extreme practices of eugenics in subtle shifts of emphasis and interpretation gives the series its title and warning.