‘From Small Beginnings…’ – Bloomsbury: Programme of Events


(Throughout the year we highly recommend listening to Subhadra Das' (UCL) walking tour of UCL's history ‘Bricks + Mortals’ .

Wednesday - 29th January 1pm-2.30pm

Lives unworthy of life?  Disability pride versus eugenics

Prof. Tom Shakespeare FBA (School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)

The Pears Institute for the Study of antisemitism/Birkbeck Disabled Staff Network/School of Law

Tuesday - 4th February 10.45am-12.30pm

‘Meet the Person: Exploring Disability Theology through the Phenomenological Thinking of Edith Stein’

Christina Gangemi (Roehampton University)

Research Group in Theology, Religion and Practice at Roehampton University


March (Date Tbc)

‘What’s Eugenics got to do with Education?’

Reflections and discussion from several speakersUCL’s Liberating the Curriculum

Friday/Saturday - 1st/2nd May

‘Eugenics in Science and Culture: UCL Workshop and Wikithon’

Prof. Joe Cain (host) – more information will be at http://legacies-of-eugenics.org/

University College London 


Monday - 22nd June 1pm-2.30pm

Talk with Sir. Michael Marmot on Nurture and Health Equity

Sir. Michael Marmot (UCL)

Birkbeck Staff Disability Network 

Wednesday - 1st July 5pm-6pm

‘Then and Now: UCL, Eugenics and Aktion T4’

Dr. Tom Haward (IoE)

Institute of Holocaust Education, IoE, UCL

Sunday - 26th July 2.30pm-4.30pm

‘A Space for Gerhard Kretschmar’

St Aloysius Church, Euston

Thursday - 24th September 6pm-7.30pm

‘Visualising Nurture versus Nature’

Dr. Debbie Challis and Indy Bhullar (LSE)

London School of Economics Library

Thursday - 22nd October 1pm-2.30pm

‘What Aktion T4 teaches us about Equality today’

Lord Shinkwin (House of Lords)/Olivia Marks-Woldman (Holocaust Memorial Day Trust)

Birkbeck Staff Disability Network

19th November

75 Years Nuremburg Trials reflection

Prof. Paul Weindling (Oxford Brookes) and others

University of Law

Thursday - 3rd December (Time Tbc)

‘Disability in the University of London Today: Panel discussion’

December (Date Tbc)

‘Eugenics: Science, Race and Politics’

Pears Institute of the study of Anti-Semitism, University of London

Series sponsored by...

NADSN London Hub

UoLDOG (University of London Disability Officers Group)


Benedict Ipgrave (Programme Curator)