Body Image

  • Free
  • Study day
  • Schools
Photograph of teenage students sitting at a table. On the table are paper, pens and other craft materials. The students are collaborating to make something out of these materials.
Body Image Study Day. Photo: Steven Pocock. Source: Wellcome Collection. © All rights reserved.

What you’ll do

Your students will join us for a whole-day session full of creative and discussion-based activities on the theme of body image as seen today, in the past and across different cultures. They’ll have the opportunity to handle objects, debate, and present ideas inspired by artifacts and artworks from our two permanent galleries, Being Human and Medicine Man

Looking at ethical questions that arise from the themes of mental health and the body, your students will think about how culture has defined beauty and the ‘ideal’ body, and how we create space for individual expression across intersecting identities. 

Who can come

We have developed this study session for groups of students aged 14 to 19, studying GCSEs or post-16 qualifications at school or sixth-form college. You can bring up to 30 students, accompanied by staff at a ratio of 1:10.

Due to the small scale of our free programme, schools in the Greater London area have priority.



Need to know


We’ll be in the Studio on level 1. When you enter Wellcome Collection, head up the stairs or take the lift, then follow the signs.

School booking conditions

Your school or college can book a maximum of two study days per term. To secure your booking, you'll need to complete and return the required forms promptly.

All study days and events are free, but we charge a fee for cancellation or significant changes to your group size made within three weeks of your visit. Both policies are explained fully in the agreement we ask you to sign ahead of your visit.

Our event terms and conditions

About your facilitator

Gift Ajimokun


Gift is a culture curator, producer, facilitator, an inclusion and equity advocate and founder of OKE London, a jewellery brand that aims to create visibility for the Urhobo people of Southern Nigeria. Prior to this Gift has worked for Penguin Random House, Wellcome Collection and Unilever. She received the Investing in Ethnicity Top 10 BAME Workplace Heroes Award 2019. She is a Sour Lemons MAKING LEMONADE 2020 alumni.