Disability History Month in the Templeman Library

Discover the collection of inspiring books, films, podcasts

This year’s Disability History Month is focussing on Relationships and sex and hidden impairments.

Information Services, Student Services and Kent Union have created a reading list featuring over 45 books, podcasts and films. There are online free events, radio programmes and TED Talks too. Come explore and celebrate achievements and challenges through experiences of disablement both historically and in the world today.

Some of these resources are available to borrow from the Templeman Library  – check out the display in the Library Café or in the Drill Hall Library. Others can be purchased from Blackwell’s book shop on the Canterbury campus, whilst others you will need to source yourself.

These reading lists have been created for those who want to feed their literary curiosity and discover new books and resources outside of their academic studies. We hope you enjoy them.

Get Involved!

  • Share your reading comments and pictures on social media with #DHMKent21 #UniKentBookClub #StopTheStigma
  • Is something missing from the reading list? Submit a reading suggestion via the ‘Recommend a Book’ form.
  • Read more about events such as key note speaker Alex Staniforth, accessible film club (Dune) and ‘Give it Go’ pot decorating session all for Disability History Month at the University of Kent. 
  • Share your views on what you are reading with #UniKentBookClub on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Book clubs

If you are interested in setting up a virtual book club, the library can help support it – so please get in touch or respond in comments at end of the post.

Join our Disability Month History Book Club (What The **** is normal by Francesca Martinez) that will be advertised and promoted soon, so watch this space.


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