LGBT History Month 2017

  • CN Lester  LGBT History Month Lecture 2017
  • CN Lester  LGBT History Month Lecture 2017
  • CN Lester  LGBT History Month Lecture 2017
  • CN Lester  LGBT History Month Lecture 2017
  • Rewley House
  • Party in the Pitt -Out in Oxford
  • Rothermere American Institute
  • University College
  • New college
  • Paris is Burning - Out in Oxford
  • Maths Building
  • Exeter and Jesus college fly the rainbow flag 2016
  • Exeter and Jesus college fly the rainbow flag 2016
  • Rainbow flag flying over Exeter College 2016
  • History Common room fly the rainbow flag 2016
  • History Faculty fly the rainbow flag 2016
  • Jesus college fly the rainbow flag 2016
  • Somerville fly the rainbow flag 2016  
  • Brasenose college       
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  • Music Faculty
  • Radcliffe Humanities Building   

LGBT History Month Lecture with CN Lester

The shock of the new: cultural amnesia, trans erasure, and what we can do about it

Activist and author CN Lester will be talking about the need for queer/trans history in a world that too often forgets that variations in gender and desire have always been with us. CN is a researcher, musician, and campaigner.

Date: 9 February
Time: 6pm
Venue: Blavatnik School of Government
Booking is recommended: cnlester2017.eventbrite.co.uk

Rainbow flags

We invite all colleges, departments, faculties, staff and students to join in the celebration of LGBT History Month this February. Last year a record number of rainbow flags were flown across the University, on flag poles, in foyers, on websites, doors and notice boards. When flying the rainbow flag during February we acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of our many LGBT staff and students and their contributions to this University, both past and present.  Please get in touch and let us know how you will be marking the month or if you would like us to send you our rainbow flag postcards to brighten up your offices or rooms: equality@admin.ox.ac.uk

Out in Oxford: A Cross-Museums Trail

On the 11 February the University of Oxford’s Gardens, Libraries and Museums (GLAM!) launch Out in Oxford, a specially commissioned trail celebrating diversity and highlighting LGBTQ+ experiences across Oxfordshire and beyond. Funded by the Oxford University Museums Partnership, teams from GLAM have worked with LGBTQ+ community members and allies to queer the collections and offer alternative insights into the fascinating items looked after by the University. From the 11Feb, head on down to the Ashmolean Museum, the Bate Collection, the Botanical Garden, the Museum of Natural History, the Pitt Rivers Museum, the Museum of the History of Science, and the Western Library to grab a trail and get exploring!

Out in Oxford: Party at the Pitt

Community groups, curators, performers and artists come together to launch the University of Oxford’s first LGBTQ+ cross-museums trail, Out in Oxford. Join us for a night celebrating LGBTQ+ histories from Oxfordshire and beyond. Expect live performances, pop-up exhibitions, micro-talks and interactive activities.

Date: 11 February
Time: 7-10pm
Venue: Pitt Rivers Museum
All welcome! Free, but booking essential. Tickets: prm.ox.ac.uk

Out in Oxford: Is Gender Identity a Choice?

Community group, Philosophy in Pubs (www.meetup.com/philosophy-in-Pubs-Oxford/about ), takes over the galleries for the night to explore the difference and relationship between gender and sex. Are the concepts of 'male' and 'female' well defined and do their meanings differ in different circumstances? What is the relationship between our biology, our state of mind and our identity? How do we know whether we are male or female? Can I simply choose my gender or is there some other criterion I should fulfil?

Date: 16 February
Time: 7-9pm  
Venue: Pitt Rivers Museum, Entry via Robinson Close, South Parks Road, OX1 3PP.
Free, but booking essential. Tickets: prm.ox.ac.uk

Out in Oxford: Spotlight Talk

Find out about Out in Oxford, the University of Oxford’s first LGBTQ+ cross-museums trail and hear micro-talks about LGBTQ+ histories.

Date: 18 February
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Pitt Rivers Museum, Entry via Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, OX1 3PW.
Free, no need to book. More info: prm.ox.ac.uk

Out in Oxford: My Normal Takeover Night!

There's no such thing as normal! Come along to an event specially curated by the young people from My Normal, an arts based project aiming to give LGBTQ+ youth safe spaces & a bigger voice in Oxfordshire. Art, workshops and performance.

Date: 25 February
Time: 6-9pm
Venue: Pitt Rivers Museum, Entry via Robinson Close, South Parks Road, OX1 3PP
Free, but booking essential. Tickets: prm.ox.ac.uk

Out in Oxford: Paris is Burning

Join us for a screening followed by a panel discussion of cult classic, Paris is Burning (1990, Director Jennie Livingston). Synopsis: New York 1987, in a nightclub in Harlem young gay black men get ready for the competitive dance called "Vogueing", which combines the acrobatic character of break-dancing with moves based on fashion models' poses.

Date: 28 February
Time: 6-8pm  
Venue: Pitt Rivers Museum, Entry via Robinson Close, South Parks Road, OX1 3PP
Free, but booking essential. Tickets: prm.ox.ac.uk