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Propose an event or project

Photograph of a museum gallery environment with tables, a bookshelf full of books and a large window. In front of the window a performer with short cropped hair and red and yellow flowing dress, is mid performance, clutching their hand to their chest, their neck and head stretched back. Resting on the tabletop is a book and a set of headphones. Above the table is a copper lampshade painted green just appearing into the frame.
Banishing Dance, an event in the Reading Room, Photo: Benjamin Gilbert. Source: Wellcome Collection. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).

Our varied events programme creates space for everyone to think about connections between health, medicine, life and art. You can propose an event or project to us.

We are currently accepting proposals for events or speakers linked to the following themes:

  • Happiness
  • Air
  • Our relationship with plants.

Our events

We produce a varied programme of in-person and online public events, performances, conversations, workshops and tours. And we often work in collaboration with other organisations or individuals.

Our audiences

We produce events with and for audiences over the age of 14, with a specific focus on reducing barriers to D/deaf, disabled, neurodiverse and racially minoritised communities.

Our content

We often explore topics with big themes as part of seasons that involve artists, scientists, activists and people with lived experience. Some of our programme, such as Library Insights, focuses on our collections. We also run tours and in-gallery engagement in permanent and temporary exhibitions.

Our timescales

We spend between three months and two years developing our programming, depending on the scale.

How to propose a project

If you have an idea for a project that you think is right for us, share a brief description (no more than 500 words) of your proposed project, covering:

  • What you would like to explore through the project
  • The target audience and why the programme is relevant to them
  • What is unique and topical about the subject matter
  • Why we are the ideal partner.

We are interested in hearing from local scientists who might like to present at our conversation events or podcasts.

While we will give all proposals due consideration, we cannot always reply to every email.

Freelance facilitators, artists and educators

We often send briefs to selected individuals to work on projects with young people, the local community or our wider public audience. If you would like to be considered for such projects, please send us your CV, examples of your work, and why you’d like to work with us.

We do not host commercial book events or book launches for publications other than our own.