Event Calendar

We do not organise or endorse these events ourselves. Events are organised by individuals or groups who want to celebrate LGBT History Month; the organisers of each event are solely responsible for their own event. We publish these details for your own information only.
Queering the History of Science: narrative, science and non-conformity @ LSE
Feb 21 @ 12:00 pm
Queering the History of Science: narrative, science and non-conformity @ LSE

In what ways do our ideas about science, what it is, how it works, and who does it, need to change in recognition of LGBTQ+ lives?

In recognition of exciting and important developments, and with the aim of directly bringing them to broader audiences, this lunchtime lecture invites you to engage with scholars currently exploring and integrating these questions.

Ellie Armstrong
Ross Brooks
Michael Toze

Presented by the Narrative Science Project and Spectrum, LGBT+ staff network, at LSE

STEM, LGBTQ and You Conference @ University of Birmingham School of Metallurgy and Materials
Feb 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

oSTEM Birmingham presents the first ‘STEM, LGBTQ and You’ conference.
Thanks to the generosity of alumni, through the Alumni Impact Fund, we for the first time ever, are holding a daylong conference dedicated to exploring LGBTQ+ experiences in STEM to finish our programming for LGBT history month.
This is designed for everyone, regardless of if you have a STEM background or identify as LGBTQ. We welcome everyone who wants to learn more about a diverse range of subjects and/or how people who identify as LGBTQ experience the world of STEM.

Pride in STEM – Out Thinkers LGBT History Month @ Institute of Cancer Research
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Pride in STEM - Out Thinkers LGBT History Month @ Institute of Cancer Research

Hosted by the lovely folks at the Institute of Cancer Research, our dazzling array speakers who will be delving into queer science history, talking all manner of fascinating subjects. This event is open to everyone, no matter your gender or sexual orientation!

Taking to the stage for this amazing evening of interaction and entertainment will be:

Ross Brooks – How did the first modern naturalists respond to observations of same-sex copulation in non-human animals? Charles Darwin only touched upon such findings; other leading naturalists produced some remarkable studies on what they saw. This talk will shine a spotlight on some of them and how they responded when faced with behaviours that had long been deemed unnatural. Ross reveals all.

Selina Groh – ‘Of Numbers, Bones and Identities – why you cannot divorce science from the scientist’. Selina will captivate you with a talk about his work with fossils – how we can use them and interpret them to understand the past; his identity (what being trans in STEM means) and how the two go together!

Mario Toubes-Rodrigo – Life in the cold and life on other planets Aristotle, Astrobiology and literature has us echo pop culture with David Bowie’s ‘Is There Life on Mars?’, with a little bit of Gulliver’s Travels and wood-collecting Vikings thrown in too. Fact and fantasy will be debated in equal measure!

Kimberley Bartlett – A history of human interaction with light and the effect on the human body! How we have moulded light through the ages to benefit mankind in ever more inventive ways? From guiding our ancestors through dark Roman streets to using lamps to combat depression – it’s sure to be an illuminating talk!

Becky Laxton-Bass – LGBT Women in science. Whose stories have you heard? Becky, a wonderful tour guide, will personally introduce you to some!

Dori Grijseels – Dori presents to you a talk on the history of neuroscience, focusing on some of the forgotten people – not enough light is cast on women and minorities, which is something that Dori will be addressing tonight!

Ably presented by trustee Sheldon K. Goodman.

The venue will be open from 6pm, with the event starting at 7pm. Disabled access is available. The nearest tube station is South Kensington on the District and Circle Lines.

DOORS OPEN: 6:00pm



Tickets £3 each – limited quantity available on the door.

For any queries, please contact: info@prideinstem.org

Out Thinkers serves to showcase the talent of LGBT+ researchers, providing a platform where people can talk about their scientific work while truly being themselves. Out Thinkers events feature a range of phenomenal speakers talking about their research and experiences as LGBT+ individuals in academia.