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.
Doing it in Public: Queer History beyond the Academy @ Centre for Active Learning, Francis Close Hall Campus, University of Gloucestershire
Feb 13 @ 7:30 pm
Doing it in Public: Queer History beyond the Academy @ Centre for Active Learning, Francis Close Hall Campus, University of Gloucestershire

Doing it in Public: Queer History beyond the Academy
Talk for LGBT History Month 2019 by Dr Justin Bengry, Goldsmiths, University of London.

History surrounds us. Across mass media, digital spaces, and the built environment, public history is a key site for making history both inside and outside the academy – and for making history accessible to the widest audience. Queer History is no different. Drawing on my experiences of working on major queer public history projects, including Historic England’s Pride of Place and Chanel 4’s Convicted for Love, this talk will explore first-hand the challenges and opportunities of doing queer public history. Our efforts as public historians are only ever partly about the past. They hold incredible resonance and importance in the present by highlighting long histories of gender and sexual diversity, struggle, and community building. Queer public history is important and it is urgent.

Admission for non-members – £3.00
Members and Students – Free.
Yearly Membership – £15

Everyone is Welcome

Francis Close Hall

Queering the Archive @ Wrexham Museum
Feb 21 @ 10:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Queering the Archive @ Wrexham Museum

FREE training opportunity 10AM-3.30PM

Based around the development of ‘Queering Glamorgan: A Research Guide to Sources for the Study of LGBT History’, this session will instruct participants in recognising, and searching for, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) content in historic material.

By the end of the course participants will have an understanding of the complex language used to identify LGBT people and events in the archival record, and how to publicise that content. They will be able to set up research projects in their own institutions and oversee volunteers/staff undertaking projects to identify LGBT content.

Training will be facilitated by LGBT Researcher & Wrier Norena Shopland.

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.