• Study day
  • Schools
Photograph of three woman looking at framed reproductions of Wellcome Collection's HIV/AIDS poster collection.

What you’ll do

Students will use our library’s HIV/AIDS poster collection as a starting point to explore public health campaign techniques, the history of HIV and AIDS, and contemporary sexual health issues. After analysing historical campaigns, they'll be challenged to design their own poster or create a storyboard for a short film.

One of the session leaders will be a sexual health worker, allowing students to explore any questions they may have in a safe and informed way within a neutral environment.

Who can come

We have developed this half-day 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 10 to 20 students, accompanied by staff at a ratio of 1:10.

Due to the small scale of our free programme, we take bookings exclusively from schools in the Greater London area until Monday 10th December; after that all schools and colleges are welcome to get in touch.



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.