Series sponsored by...

NADSN London Hub

UoLDOG (University of London Disability Officers Group)


Benedict Ipgrave (Programme Curator)


'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.

Current or Upcoming Events...


What does Aktion T4 teach us about Equality today? 

Reflections by Lord Shinkwin and Olivia Marks-Woldman



22nd October, 1-2.30pm, Birkbeck College

Tickets now open!

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Walking Tour Podcast of UCL's Eugenic Past

Subhadra Das (UCL Cultures)

All Year Round


Legacies of Eugenics:

Workshop and Wikithon

- Call for contributions


Visualising Nurture vs Nature:

Sarah Wise on Charles Booth's Maps

24th April, 6.30-8pm, Education Room, LSE Library

LSE Library

Tickets now open!


Then and Now: Eugenics, UCL and Aktion T4

1st July, 5-6pm, UCL Institute of Education

Institute for Holocaust Education

Tickets now open!