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Oxford LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) History Month Lectures

The University's Equality Policy provides for an inclusive environment which 'promotes equality, values diversity and maintains a working, learning and social environment in which the rights and dignity of all its staff and students are respected to assist them in reaching their full potential'. It also provides that no student or member of staff will be treated less favorable on grounds which include sexual orientation and gender reassignment.

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 The shock of the new: cultural amnesia, trans erasure, and what we can do about it Activist and author CN Lester talks 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 Lester 24 Feb 2017
2 A Great Unrecorded History. LGBT Heritage and World Cultures Professor Parkinson discusses how to mobilise historical research into sexuality for maximum impact and the institutional, cultural and political issues that can be at stake, and suggests some of the possible uses of LGBTQ history. Richard Parkinson 25 Feb 2016
3 Creative Commons LGBT equality in the 21st Century Ruth Hunt, Chief Executive of Stonewall and alumna of St Hilda’s, gives the 2015 LGBT History Month Lecture. Ruth Hunt 23 Feb 2015
4 Creative Commons A Queer-Like Smell Best-selling author Val McDermid gives the 4th annual Oxford University lecture for LGBT History Month about her own experiences as a gay woman. Val McDermid 07 Feb 2013
5 Creative Commons Alan Turing: The One Who Became a Zero Andrew Hodges (author of Alan Turing: The Enigma) delivers a lecture on Alan Turing, the founder of modern computer science. This is the third annual lecture for LGBT history month. Andrew Hodges 02 Mar 2012