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Breaking down gender and sexuality stereotypes

07 October 2016

Sunday sees the second of the sessions sponsored by the British Psychological Society at the Cheltenham Literature Festival. Under the title ‘Beyond gender’, the American photographer and activist iO Tillett Wright and British author, chef and campaigner Jack Monroe will discuss breaking down gender and sexuality stereotypes and the battle for rights with Peter Hegarty.

The session takes place in the Parabola Arts Centre, Cheltenham Ladies’ College, from 6.30-7.30pm.

Our first session took place on Friday lunchtime, when Vogue’s contributing editor Christa D’Souza and the journalist Miranda Sawyer, together with the psychologist Helena Rubinstein, explored the changes to our bodies and sense of purpose in the world that midlife brings – as well as its unexpected pleasures.

The explorer Ranulph Fiennes features in our third session on the afternoon of Wednesdy 12 October. Together with the mountaineer Kenton Cool, he will explore fear: what it is, how to control it and the part it plays in keeping climbers safe on the mountains. The session will be chaired by neuroscientist Vincent Walsh.


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