Valentine's Day vaginas

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Wednesday 14 February

The Theatre

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London

This event has already taken place

  • Credit: Joséphine Amsler


Standard £16


Concession £10


Ri Members and Ri Patrons £7

Event description

This V-day is all about vaginas. Join founder of the Vagina Museum Florence Schechter and an expert panel as they finally give some love to what has often been ignored by academia and discuss the science, history and culture of vaginas.

Please note this event will contain words and content that some may consider to be offensive.

About the speakers

Florence Schechter is a science communicator and plans to establish the world's first physical Vagina Museum.

Gabby Edlin is the founder of Bloody Good Period, which aims to create a sustainable flow (pun intended) of menstrual protection for people visiting the New North London Synagogue (NNLS), the New London Synagogue (NLS) Asylum Seeker Drop Ins and other food banks and centres in the UK.

Elaine Miller is a pelvic health physiotherapist and stand up comedian. She is interested in using comedy as a health promotion tool and educating people about what they can reasonably expect from their genitals

Kate Lister is a lecturer at Leeds Trinity University. She is sex historian and curator of the online research project, Whores of Yore. Kate is also a columnist for inews and is on the board of the International Sex Work Research Hub. This year, Kate was awarded 'Publicist of the Year' at the Sexual Freedom Awards. 

Alix Fox is an ARIA award-winning broadcaster, journalist and sex educator. Host of The Guardian's 'Close Encounters' sex documentary podcast, in-house agony aunt on The Modern Mann show, and ambassador for Brook young people's sexual heath charity, her writing can be found in Marie Claire, Vogue, Grazia, Time Out and all decently indecent publications. 


The doors will open at approximately 6.30pm, with a prompt start at 7.00pm. There will be time for questions after the talk.

Latecomers will be admitted into the gallery.

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