The Loo Lady

                  Professional Eccentric, Talking Shit That Matters


Talks, Workshops, Performances, Quizes

Whether as entertainment or with a more serious purpose I love to share my knowledge and have the excuse to aquire more.


I have given talks to a wide range of organizations from WaterAid to Crohn's & Colitis UK to the 2014 World Science Fiction Convention.

Currently available lectures include:

History of the British Public Toilet

Potty Politics: Gender and toilets

The True Thomas Crapper Story

Talks are adaptable to a variety of formats, though usually talk the form of a half hour lecture followed by a half hour discussion.


Since 2018 I have worked with CiCRA to develop workshops for young people with Crohns & Colitis, using drama games and story telling to facilitate peer to peer conversations, explore language and gain confidence in discussing medical needs. 


Loo Tours are a way of exploring some of London's iconic areas from a whole new perspective. 

Regularly scheduled tours are available Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday.

Private and custom tours can be booked for school groups, birthdays, hen and stag parties, or just because!

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Pub Quiz Events

Far from killing the conversation, it tends to make for the liveliest debates and discoveries! A typical quiz involves three rounds (interspersed by drinks and nibbles), but can be adapted to suit your time constraints and the size of your party.

Contact for enquiries

Past Events

11-12 March, 2019

ISNTD Festival

The Wellcome Trust, London

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12 January, 2019

The Feminist Toilet Birthday Party and Magazine Launch

Talk: Toilets and Gender

24 January, 2018

The Thomas Crapper Legacy

Guildhall Library, London

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27 March, 2018

ISNTD Festival

The Wellcome Trust, London

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May 17 & 24, 2017

Tour: Thomas Crapper Tour Previews

Be the first to see and give feedback on my newers Loo Tours route through Kensington & Chelsea. Book Tickets Here

September 22, 2016

Talk: The History of Public Toilets

Paper presentation (in absentia) for the RSA's Sewage & Health Symposium

Tickets and Information

September 7, 2016

Talk: Potty Politics

Guildhall Library, London

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November 19, 2015

Event: World Toilet Day with Lava Mae

November, 2014

Event: Do You Know Your Shit? A toilet-themed Pub Quiz for the Centre for Creative Collaboration.

September, 2014

The Big History Project with WaterAid

August, 2014

Talk: Sanitation in Science Fiction, a talk at the World Science Fiction Convention

July, 2014

Tour: Culture & Crappers, A tour for the Kensington & Chelsea InTransit Festival

November, 2013

Tour: UCLoo Festival, University College London

October, 2013

World Toilet Summit, Solo Indonesia

© Rachel Cole-Wilkin, 2017