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Lent 2019

Start of term drinks

17th January, 17:00-19:00

Wine Bar, University Centre

Open reception.

Teaching Trans

22nd January 2019, 15:00-17:00

Darwin Room, Pitt Building

This workshop is designed for people who are teaching on Trans topics to share insights, syllabi, experiences and challenges. Although a relatively new component of the taught curriculum, Trans issues are an increasingly significant research area in many disciplines, and one in which students have considerable interest. This workshop is intended to support and promote a positive teaching environment, in which Trans issues can be addressed in a constructive and inclusive manner, and is being organised in response to popular demand. The workshop is open to all including students, staff, administrators, tutors, supervisors, etc. Our goal will be to produce a short leaflet on Teaching Trans we can use to support colleagues who can’t attend, and to help generate an ongoing dialogue about this topic. 

Queer History

Friday 1st February 2019, 17:00-18:00

location tbc

Delivered by original Gay Liberation Front (GLF) Activist and co-founder of Gay News Andrew Lumsden, this talk begins just prior to the Labouchere Amendment of 1885 and works forward to the modern day. The talk will stop off at significant moments in Queer History in this time period, with emphasis on the Labouchere Amendment and on the activities of the GLF in the early 1970’s. The talk will end by looking at the modern context, and will allow ample room for questions to be answered by the speaker.

co-organised with CamQueerHistory

TRASH! Waste and Excess in Queer Cultures

Saturday 16th February 2019, 10:00-17:30

Faculty of English, University of Cambridge


An interdisciplinary symposium exploring the significance of trash, waste, and excess to LGBTQ+ lives and cultures. Free but booking essential. Reserve your place here.

Saturday 16th February 2019, 20:00-late

Venue TBC

Evening Programme

An evening of events based around the theme of queer trash, waste, and excess featuring readings, performances, a drag show, and a DJ set. Tickets £6/8, booking link TBC. All profits to Encompass Network and The Kite Trust. 

co-organised with the Faculty of English

Beyond Binary

Friday 1st March 2019

Alison Richard Building

Conference: Keynote with Susan Stryker 

Queer in Africa: LGBTQI Identities, Citizenship and Activism

5th March, 13:00-14:00

[location tbc]

Surya Monro is a Professor in Sociology and Social Policy based at the University of Hudderfield. Surya has published substantially in the fields of gender and sexuality, notably on LGBT and Intersex issues. She is the author of Gender Politics: Citizenship, Activism, and Sexual Diversity (Pluto Press 2005) co-author of Sexuality, Equality and Diversity (Palgrave MacMillan, 2012), author of Bisexuality (Palgrave MacMillan, 2015), co-author of Intersex, Variations if Sex Characteristics and DSD: The Need for Change (University of Huddersfield 2017) and co-editor of Queer in Africa (Routledge 2018). She is currently working in the area of Intersex rights, and continuing scholarly activities in the area of LGBT issues.