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Secret Boat Talk | Let's Talk About Vaginas

Secret Boat Talk | Let's Talk About Vaginas

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  •  Regent's Canal Towpath, London, N1C
Suitable for: Adults
Florence Schechter is a science communicator and founder of the world's first physical vagina museum. She is also opening the vagina museum in UK and has been shortlisted for a ... More Info »
This Funzing Experience:
Secret Boat Talks are a new series of intellectual talks at London's famous floating book boat, Word on the Water.

On this cozy 100-year-old Dutch barge on Regent's Canal, you will sit next to a wood-burning stove with other curious Londoners; to learn about a fascinating subject and challenge your perspectives.

Note that your ticket includes a £5 book voucher - so you can browse the book boat's collection of classics, cult, contemporary fiction, children's books, art and photography, plus some quirky stuff that you would never think to look for.

The Talk: Let's Talk About Vaginas

There is a penis museum in Iceland but no vagina equivalent. Why is that? Upset at this inequality, Florence is making one and talks through why we need one in the first place, her experiences researching vaginas, vulvas and all parts related, the highs and lows, what would go in a museum about the gynaecological anatomy and the wonderful and strange reactions she's got making the world's first physical vagina museum.

The museum will have four permanent galleries: science, culture, society and history. The science section will cover topics from the anatomy to health, menstruation to menopause, contraception to consent, sexuality to gender identity. The culture collection will showcase the anatomy in the arts and their contribution to the discourse about our genitals, for example The Great Wall of Vagina or The Handmaid’s Tale. The society gallery will explore genitals’ place in society, e.g. religious rites surrounding menstruation, the practises of FGM, of which over 200 million people are living today suffering from, sexual violence and how these cases are dealt with in court. The history gallery will contain objects relating to the history of gynaecological medicine, contraception, menstrual products, sex work, of the erasure and oppression of women and the LGBTI community and the history of feminism.

About the speaker: Florence Schechter is a science communicator and founder of the world's first physical vagina museum. She is opening the vagina museum in UK and has been shortlisted for a Women of the Future Award 2017 in the arts and culture category for her work. She has performed across the country at the Science Museum Lates, Royal Society, British Science Festival, Cheltenham Science Festival, BlueDot Festival, to name a few. Her science YouTube channel has over one million views.

Venue: Word on the Water, King's Cross

Doors: 6:30pm / Talk starts: 7.00pm.

*Please see venue website for admission (age restrictions) or accessibility information. Our talks may be filmed for promotional purposes.

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This talk is part of the Funzing Talks series - is a new concept which aims to re-invent your after work drinks. We've pulled together an impressive array of leading entrepreneurs, intellectuals, bright thinkers and incredible individuals to inspire your evenings.

Held in a hand picked range of bars across London, a Funzing Talks event makes the perfect after work activity.

Delve into a totally new subject and challenge your perspectives over a beer with like-minded Londoners. Funzing has always encouraged you to do something different with your free time, so we say do just that - you never know where it may lead you!

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Secret Boat Talks are a new series of intellectual talks at London's famous floating book boat, Word on the Water. On this cozy 100-year-old Dutch barge on Regent's Canal, you will sit next to a wood-burning stove with other curious Londoners; t... Read More
Experience includes:
  • £5 voucher for a book
  • Explore insights from the Vagina Museum 
  • Fascinating lecture
  • Cozy boat venue
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