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20th October, 18:00-19:15: 'We Are Family': Professor Susan Golombok in conversation about her new book (online event)

Our understanding of what makes a family has changed dramatically in recent decades. But what has the impact been on children? In We Are Family, Professor Susan Golombok describes researching new family forms from the 1970s to the present day, and concludes that families with lesbian mothers, gay fathers, transgender parents, and single mothers by choice, and families created by IVF, donor conception, and surrogacy, are just as likely to flourish as traditional families, and sometimes more so – although the children from these families will often face prejudiced attitudes from others. This book tells the stories of these families – their struggles and their triumphs – while celebrating love and family in all its wonderful variations. Join us for an online evening event to celebrate the launch of this inspiring new book. Professor Susan Golombok will be in conversation with Dr Marcin Smietana, followed by questions from the audience.

More information and register here


21st October, 5:30-7pm: LGBT+ Staff Network's Annual Welcome Event (online event)

Love and the Law – An insider’s look at the legal battle for marriage equality in Australia

Following a few short introductions from the LGBT+ Staff Network Committee, we will be joined by Matthew Psycharis who will be talking about his first-hand experience in the legal fight for marriage equality in Australia.  

We will then have the opportunity to meet each other informally to discuss the talk amongst other topics of interest.  

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23rd October: Queer Feminist Approaches to Social Reproduction in the Environmental Crisis (online conference)

This one-day conference seeks to rethink the relations between white heterocapitalist patriarchy and environmental destruction through a re-engagement with the politics of social reproduction. 

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30th October, 1pm: Queer Cultures Seminar with Diarmuid Hester, University of Cambridge (online event)

Book launch for "Wrong: A Critical Biography of Dennis Cooper"

Seminars will take place via Zoom. Please contact the convenors at or to request a link.


13th November, 1pm: Queer Cultures Seminar with Grace Lavery, Berkeley CA (online event)
Seminars will take place via Zoom. Please contact the convenors at or to request a link.


25th November: LGBT+ Staff Network’s QUIZ NIGHT (online)

Everyone loves a quiz. So bring a pad, pen and a good drink(s).

More information will circulate on the network’s mailing list.