The project team behind this website is led by Dr Jen Grove (Sex & History) with Ester McGeeney (Brook), and RSE Hub and Off the Record staff.
The Sex and History project is directed by Professors Rebecca Langlands and Kate Fisher at the University of Exeter. It is a long running project that uses artefacts from the past as the basis for discussions about sex and relationships. Since 2010 they have been working with heritage organisations such as Science Museum, London and Wellcome Collection, sexual health charities such as Brook and the RSE Hub, as well as teachers and creative facilitators to find ways of using historical objects to open up conversations with young people about topics related to sex and gender. The latest Sex and History resource pack for RSE and PSHE lessons Key Stages 4 & 5 covers themes including consent, power in relationships, pleasure, body image and pornography. It is currently being tested in Devon schools. Sex & History also received an award in 2017 from the Family Planning Association for innovation and good practice in relationships and sex education.
Brook is the leading young people’s sexual health organisation in the UK with over 50 years experience of working with young people. In addition to providing clinical services, Brook works in a range of education, youth and community settings across the UK delivering a range of sex and relationship education programmes.
The RSE Hub provides relevant credible and useful support for educators in all aspects of Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) in order to strengthen the quality and consistency of RSE across the country. In addition to providing clinical services, professional development and policy and strategy work, this organisation has significant expertise in the delivery of a range of sex and relationship education programmes in education, youth and community settings across the UK.