The Hidden Culture History and Science of Bisexuality

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julia shaw

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With Dr. Julia Shaw in conversation with Ben Hunte

This event will take place at the British Library. It will be simultaneously live streamed on the British Library platform. Tickets may be booked either to attend in person (physical), or to watch on our platform (online) either live or within 48 hours on catch up.  Viewing links will be sent out shortly before the event.

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Bisexuality is the world’s largest sexual minority but the least understood. Join Dr Julia Shaw, psychological scientist and bestselling author of Making Evil and co-host of BBC podcast Bad People to learn more.

Significant strides have been made in recent years in the movement for LGBTQ+ rights, visibility and empowerment, but the conversation is far from over. After years of feeling the crushing dearth of information on bisexuality, Shaw dug deep and found a colourful and fascinating world that she is now bringing out of the shadows in her new book Bi: The Hidden Culture, History and Science of Bisexuality. It is a personal journey that starts with her own openly bisexual identity, and celebrates the resilience and beautiful diversity of the bi community.

From the hunt for a bi gene, to the relationship between bisexuality and consensual non-monogamy, to asylum seekers who need to prove their bisexuality in a court of law, there is more to explore than most have ever realised. This rigorous and fun investigation challenges us to think deeper about who we are and how we love.

Dr. Shaw is joined in conversation by Ben Hunte senior reporter for VICE World News, and previously the BBC’s first LGBT correspondent.

Online bookers may buy a copy of Bi: The Hidden Culture, History and Science of Bisexuality with a ticket at checkout for £19.99 (with UK postage) and watch the event for free. International postage will be higher. Books will be posted out within 7 days after the event. Please ensure your address is up to date on your British Library account.

Dr Julia Shaw is a criminal psychologist at University College London, and part of Queer Politics at Princeton University which works for LGBT+ equality, democracy and civil rights. She is actively involved in bisexual research, and is the founder of the international Bisexual Research Group. Dr Shaw also has a hit BBC podcast, Bad People, where together with her co-host she uses research to examine some of society’s most pressing issues. She is the author of The Memory Illusion, which was published in 20 languages, and Making Evil, which was a bestseller in Canada and Germany. @drjuliashaw 

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Details

Name: The Hidden Culture History and Science of Bisexuality
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB
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Price: Full Price: £13.00
Member: £13.00
Student: £6.50
Registered Unemployed: £6.50
Disabled: £6.50
Senior (60+): £11.50
Young Person (18-25): £6.50
Online Full Price: £5.00
Online Member: £5.00
Online event plus book (Bi) UK postage: £19.99
Online event plus book (Bi) Non-UK postage: £24.49
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546
boxoffice@bl.uk