"Even in the quite recent past, individuals who did not conform to conventional patterns of gendered behaviour or sexual orientation were regarded as either freakish curiosities or dangerous deviants. Using a broad range of materials from the Wellcome Library, this Insights session demonstrates the gradual changes in medical and scientific understanding of sexual identity, the bringing about of changes in the law, and the development of more tolerant social attitudes. Speaker: Dr Lesley Hall, Archivist, Wellcome Library. You can pick up your free ticket for this event from the Information Desk from 16.30 on the day. 11 February 2010, 18.00 - 19.00"