Join us as Dr Kate Stephenson explores the strange and fascinating history of condoms.

First used in Europe in the 16th century in an attempt to prevent the spread of syphilis, historical condoms came in many forms from silk and linen to pig’s gut and fish skin. This lecture will consider their varied and, at times, surprising history from the Dudley Castle finds through Boswell’s diaries and London’s condom wars of the 18th century to the invention of rubber protection in the 1850s.

Medical practitioners who are Fellows or Members of the College will be admitted free of charge. Please email if you are a Fellow or Member of the College and would like to be added to the attendee list.