What you’ll do
In this interactive event you’ll be able to try out some historical tests that measure so-called ‘normal’ development. Then join research fellow Sarah Chaney live in the Reading Room, where she will discuss her book ‘Am I Normal?: The 200-Year Search for Normal People (and Why They Don’t Exist)’. The book is a deep dive into the strange history of the so-called normal and its emergence from sexist and racist endeavours. From our bodies to our IQ scores, Sarah will reflect on the science of how and why we judge ourselves and what really, if anything, constitutes ‘normal’.
You’ll be able to ask questions and share your thoughts after the discussion.
Sarah Chaney’s book ‘Am I Normal?: The 200-Year Search for Normal People (and Why They Don’t Exist)’ will be published by Wellcome Collection on 14 July 2022.