Who controls our sexuality? LGBT History Month ends with Foucault, BDSM and his philosophy of power

In this guest post, Emily Howard, final-year history student and writer for the University’s student life blog, reflects on the ‘Discipline and punish’ event held on Thursday 25 February. Sex education in UK schools has been widely criticised from a variety of angles and perspectives, but no reform will be introduced at a state level …

LGBT History Month – thank you!

In this closing blog post, Claire Henson, People and Culture Events Co-ordinator, reflects on another fantastic LGBT History Month. As we come to the end of LGBT History Month 2016 at The University of Nottingham, it has been truly fantastic to look back on the events and activities that have been run throughout February to …

Welcome to LGBT History Month 2016

In this guest post, Dr Max Biddulph, Chair of the University LGBTQ Staff Network, introduces LGBT History Month. Welcome to LGBT History Month 2016 at The University of Nottingham! Our festival of LGBT-related events throughout February is part of the 11th annual national commemoration and the theme of this year’s history month is ‘religion, belief and philosophy’. …

Events for LGBT History Month 2016

February is LGBT History Month, and we’re taking the opportunity to celebrate and explore LGBT culture with academic lectures, discussion, film screenings and more. Almost all events are free, and most are open to the public as well as staff and students. Get these dates in your diary and come along to one (or all!) of …

LGBT History Month 2015 round-up

February 2015 saw fantastic LGBT History Month events take place across the University, including film screenings, public talks and more. @UoNResearch had the privilege to attend and live-tweet a number of these events, which we then collected and Storified. You can read through highlights from four talks and discussions below. The full programme for the month can …

Alan Turing and me…

Guest post by Dr Max Biddulph, Chair of the University LGBTQ Staff Network, discussing his thoughts on Alan Turing ahead of this week’s event. This follows Professor David Brailsford’s discussion of Turing’s work in last week’s post. I came into this world on a humid Sunday lunchtime towards the end of July 1954, nine years after …

Welcome to LGBT History Month

Guest post introducing LGBT History Month at The University of Nottingham by Dr Max Biddulph, Chair of the University LGBTQ Staff Network. Picture shows rainbow flag flying over the Trent Building during Nottinghamshire Pride in July 2014. Welcome to UK Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans (LGBT) History month here at The University of Nottingham. It feels an enormous privilege …

Welcome to the LGBT History Month blog

Hello! And welcome to the LGBT History Month blog for 2015. This is the go-to site for news and info about LGBT History Month at The University of Nottingham. We’ll be publishing info on events and research here throughout February. The University’s HR and Professional Development teams have worked with the LGBTQ Staff Network and come …