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Florence Schechter is an accomplished speaker with over seven years experience who has spoken at a variety of events internationally from conferences to festivals to universities.

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Upcoming appearances

2 Feb 2024
Clitical Hit
Vagina Museum x Science & Sorcery
Streaming online
8 Feb 2024
Sex & Relationships Panel
Imperial College London
Book tickets here
Sept 2024
Keynote speech - Education
British Science Festival
Tickets coming soon

Previous appearances

2023

Florence Schechter: Why The World Needs A Vagina Museum
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Florence Schechter: Why The World Needs A Vagina Museum

https://media.ccc.de/v/emf2018-94-why-the-world-needs-a-vagina-museum There is a penis museum, but no vagina equivalent. There's only one way to change that: Make one. Join the Vagina Museum as they talk about why we need one, their experiences researching vaginas, vulvas and all parts related, what would go in a museum about the gynaecological anatomy and the wonderful and strange reactions encountered whilst 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 and sex work. There is a penis museum, but no vagina equivalent. There's only one way to change that: Make one. Join the Vagina Museum as they talk about why we need one, their experiences researching vaginas, vulvas and all parts related, what would go in a museum about the gynaecological anatomy and the wonderful and strange reactions encountered whilst 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 and sex work. Florence Schechter
27 Nov
The Vulva In Art
London Drawing Group
London
UK
06 Nov
Reckoning with V (formerly known as Eve Ensler)
Vagina Museum
London
UK
02 Oct
The Big V
Surgeon's Hall Museums
Edinburgh
UK
18 Aug
The Big V
Green Man Festival
Bannau Brycheiniog
UK
29 Jul
Freed From Desire
Primadonna Festival
Stowmarket
UK
25 Jun
What Lights My Feminist Fire
Bradford Literature Festival
Bradford
UK
24 Jun
The Vagina Dialogues
Bradford Literature Festival
Bradford
UK
10 Jun
The Big V
Out & Wild Festival
Lawrenny
UK
08 Jun
The Big V
Cheltenham Science Festival
Cheltenham
UK
27 May
A Brief History of Vulvas in Art
Pink Peacock
Glasgow
UK
24 May
Book Lab
Burgh House
London
UK
14 May
Ethical Matters: V
Conway Hall
London
UK
19 Apr
Cliterature
Vagina Museum
London
UK
14 Apr
The Big V
London LGBTQ+ Community Centre
London
UK
11 Apr
Vulvas. Period
Edinburgh International Science Festival
Edinburgh
UK
11 Apr
The You, the V and the W
Edinburgh International Science Festival
Edinburgh
UK
10 Apr
The Big V
Lighthouse Bookshop, Edinburgh
Edinburgh
UK
17 Mar
Guilty Feminist
Kings Place
London
UK
12 Mar
WOW Festival
Southbank Centre
London
UK
07 Mar
V: The Talk (WIP)
Rosemary Branch Theatre
London
UK

2022

07 Dec
Keynote - SCI:COM Conference
AVIVA stadium
Dublin
Ireland
30 Nov
F for Feminism panel
Bloomfest, Taboola
London
UK
06 Nov
Keynote - Sexpression UK National Conference
Leeds University
Leeds
UK
26 Oct
Future of Sex Late
Science and Industry Museum
Manchester
UK
24 Aug
Ugly Animal Preservation Society
Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh Fringe
Edinburgh
UK
15 Aug
Not Your Grandfather's Biology - Rachel Gross & Lucy Cooke
Vagina Museum
London
UK
05 Aug
Bajingo Bingo
Wilderness Festival
Cornbury Park
UK
09 Jun
Comedy night
Cheltenham Science Festival
Cheltenham
UK
25 May
Environmental Engagement in Practice
NCCPE
Bristol
UK
18 May
IDAHOBIT Panel
LGBT Foundation
London
UK
20 Apr
What do Animal Genitals Have to Tell Us About Ourselves?
Vagina Museum
London
UK

2021

24 Oct
This is a Vagina
Norwich Science Festival
Norwich
UK
13 Oct
It's About Bloody Time ft. Emma Barnett
Jewish Museum
London
UK
22 Sept
Guest lecturer
Sotheby's Institute of Art
London
UK
22 Aug
Bajingo Bingo
Green Man Festival
Bannau Brycheiniog
UK
22 Jul
Museum Engagement on Histories of Sexuality & Gender
University of Exeter
Exeter
UK
19 Jul
Learn Live: Vagina - Know Your Anatomy
British Library
London
UK
12 Jun
Cosmic Shambles
Cheltenham Science Festival
Cheltenham
UK
20 May
Museum and Markets Conference
Chapman University
Orange, California
USA
27 Feb
Bajingo Bingo
St Hilda's College, University of Oxford
Oxford
UK
16 Feb
Archives, Museums and Spaces
FUTURESEX WITNESS
Surrey
UK

2020

03 Dec
Open Courtauld Hour: Rainbow Lenses
The Courtauld Institute of Art
London
UK
18 Nov
Learn Live - Know Your Anatomy
British Library
London
UK
21 Oct
Why Are We So Obsessed with Gay Penguins?
University of Exeter
Exeter
UK
06 Jun
Vulva Bunting Workshop
Cheltenham Science Festival
Cheltenham
UK
03 May
Secret Vaginas of Judaism
Limmud Festival
London
UK
10 May
The Penis Gallery
The Book of Man Festival
London
UK
25 Feb
Brief History of Vulvas in Art
Vagina Museum
London
UK
21 Feb
Queer Sex Panel
National Student Pride
London
UK
20 Feb
Queer By Nature
Vault Festival
London
UK
02 Feb
Conway Hall Annual Ethical Gala
Conway Hall
London
UK
15 Jan
Museums in Community Advocacy on Global Challenges
Museum Connections Conference
Paris
France

2019

02 Dec
Skeptics In The Pub
The Monarch
London
UK
12 Oct
Badass Women's Hour
Talk Radio
London
UK
06 Oct
What We’re Told Not To Talk About (But We’re Going To Anyway)
Cheltenham Literature Festival
Cheltenham
UK
23 Jul
Period Poverty and Sustainable Solutions in Africa
Zambia High Commission
London
UK
30 Jun
The History of Vulvas
Bradford Literature Festival
Bradford
UK
02 Jun
Making The Case For Her: Breaking Taboos
Women Deliver Conference
Vancouver
Canada
03 May
Bodykind Festival Cabaret
Bodykind Festival
Totnes
UK
13 Apr
Why The World Needs A Vagina Museum
Sh! Women's Erotic Emporium
London
UK
28 Mar
Ri Youth Summit
Royal Institution
London
UK
17 Mar
A Brief History of Vulvas in Art
Eroticon
London
UK
10 Mar
Why The World Needs A Vagina Museum
Burgh House
London
UK
06 Mar
Changing Bodies
JW3
London
UK
22 Feb
A Brief History Of Vulvas In Art
Tate Modern
London
UK
06 Feb
Why The World Needs A Vagina Museum
Wellcome Trust
London
UK

2018

22 Oct
Project Pleasure
Roundhouse
London
UK
27 Sept
Agony Auncles of Science
Gravity Fields Festival
Grantham
UK
14 Sept
Why The World Needs A Vagina Museum
British Science Festival
Hull
UK
02 Jun
Vagina Day
Feminist Library
London
UK
17 May
Data Beers
Facebook HQ
London
UK
28 Apr
Solitary Pleasures Conference
Freud Museum
London
UK
14 Feb
Valentine's Day Vaginas
Royal Institution
London
UK
21 Jan
Women's Radio Station Live
Jermyn Street Theatre
London
UK

2017

08 Sept
Dr Jiggs Bowson
British Science Festival
Brighton
UK
07 Sept
OutThinkers - Pride in STEM
British Science Festival
Brighton
UK
05 Sept
The Post-Antibiotic Apocalypse - NESTA
British Science Festival
Brighton
UK
05 Aug
Skeptics On The Fringe
Banshee Labyrinth
Edinburgh
UK
Aug
Agony Auncles of Science
Bar Bados, Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Edinburgh
UK
28 Jun
Large Stand Up Collidor
Science Museum
London
UK

2016

23 Dec
Science Showoff
Croydon Comedy Festival
London
UK
01 Nov
Scarier Than Fiction
The Harrison
London
UK
01 Oct
Science Showoff
Rhonda McGraw Theatre
Woking
UK
07 Sept
Your Favourite Dead Scientist Was A Dick
The Star of Kings
London
UK
05 Jul
Science Showoff
Royal Society
London
UK
09 Jun
Animal Showoff
Grant Museum
London
UK
16 May
Science Showoff
The Star of Kings
London
UK
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