Exhibition: "We Are Not Alone" Legacies of Eugenics

From 22 September 2022 until 24 February 2023, the RCPsych hosted an exhibition called "We Are Not Alone": Legacies of Eugenics.

The exhibition was created by Professor Marius Turda and first hosted at the Wiener Library in London in September 2021. Since then, it has travelled to Romania, Poland and Sweden and in April 2023 visited Harvard University. From September 2022, UCL’s Institute of Education also hosted sections of the exhibition dealing directly with education.

The History of Psychiatry Special Interest Group worked with Professor Turda to add a panel discussing the RCPsych and its members’ involvement with eugenics, in the hope that by accepting and exploring our history we can better challenge systemic inequality and prejudice in healthcare today.

To accompany the exhibition, the College hosted a free webinar, which can still be viewed below, a half-day event and solicited a series of blogs. These can also be accessed in the further reading section below.

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