LGBT History Month Lecture
To celebrate LGBT History Month the University of Oxford holds an annual lecture with high profile speakers in the month of February. For information on past lectures please see below, if you would like to get involved please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Student Union LGBTQ Campaign also run various events for LGBT History Month to get involved contact email@example.com.
A Queer-Like Smell - a talk by Val Mcdermid
The Vice Chancellor welcomed Val McDermid (Best-selling crime writer and alumna of St. Hilda’s College) back to Oxford to give the annual Oxford University Lecture for LGBT History Month. The lecture titled “A Queer-Like Smell”, in reference to her home town of Kirkcaldy and a poem by fellow Fife-er, Mary Campbell Smith, touched upon themes of growing up gay in a world of silence and how finding her voice as a writer was tied inextricably to finding her gay self.
Listen to a podcast of the lecture here: http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/queer-smell-audio
Poster:2013 LGBT History Month Lecture (947kb)
2012 Alan Turing: the One who became a Zero - a lecture by Dr Andrew HodgesThe Equality and Diversity Unit and the LGBT Staff Steering Group held its third annual Oxford University lecture for LGBT History Month. Dr Andrew Hodges, author of Alan Turing: The Enigma, gave a lecture on the British mathematician and founder of modern computer science. Alan Turing was the chief scientific figure in the Anglo-American codebreaking effort in World War II, centred on Bletchley Park. His life as a gay man illustrates the harsh oppression but also the growing consciousness of that era. For more information on Dr Hodges see: http://www.wadham.ox.ac.uk/fellows-staff/academics/dr-andrew-hodges-2.html
2011 Pride and Politics - a talk by Angela Eagle
The Equality and Diversity Unit and the LGBT Staff Steering Group held its second annual Oxford University lecture for LGBT History Month with Angela Eagle MP, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury and the first openly gay woman in Parliament.
View LGBT History Month poster (113kb)for more details.
2010 Out on Monday - Paul Gambaccini Lecture
Oxford University held its first LGBT lecture on Monday 8 February 2010, with guest lecturer Paul Gambaccini, in the presence of The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Andrew Hamilton and The Pro Vice-Chancellor, Dr Sally Mapstone. The lecture held during LGBT History Month also marked the launch of the LGBT Staff Advisory Group and during his introduction Professor Andrew Hamilton said "I know that the launch of the LGBT Staff Steering Group will continue our work in promoting equality and diversity across the University. In particular I hope that the programme of promotional activity for both students and staff will lead to more widespread recognition of the presence of LGBT people in all parts and at all levels within the University".
- Download the "Out on Monday" lecture poster 2010 (622kb).
- Also see March's issue of Blueprint (News in Brief) for information on the event.