Our Events page sometimes offers additional information about events that are happening around the University and local community. As those events come and go, details will be archived here:
Medway Wellbeing Festival 2018
The LGBT+ Staff Network had a stand at the Medway Wellbeing Festival on Tuesday 20 March 2018. Other highlights included a Mental Health Stigma workshop, Drill Hall library wellbeing, GK Union, mindful colouring, Medway Activities, Medway Park leisure centre, free healthy snacks, and the University of Kent Krishna Consciousness Society.
Exhibition – ‘Out and Proud’
An exhibition of LGBT+ role models and allies at the University of Kent
17 May – 6 July 2018
Curators: Christin Hoene and Jan Moriarty for the LGBT+ Staff Network, Joanna Baines and Elspeth Millar (Special Collections & Archives) for Templeman Library
Design: Leanne Taylor
“And to those who are living out and proud. You are a beacon for others to find their way home.” – Julie Anne Peters
The University of Kent is proud of its diverse student, staff and alumni community. ‘Out and Proud’ aims to showcase some of our LGBT+ champions, role models, and allies to highlight the amazing people on our campuses who share their stories to inspire others. This exhibition also features books from the Templeman Library on and by LGBT+ role models throughout the ages.
Role models challenge stereotypes, provide guidance and advice, and they are examples to all about overcoming prejudice and discrimination and about being proud of who you are.
This exhibition is designed to share experiences, good and bad, and to be a reminder that we are all citizens of this beautifully diverse world.
The Gallery, A Block Floor 1
University of Kent
LGBT History Month – Film Screening – Call Me by Your Name – Friday 2 February 2018
On Friday 2 February 2018 at 7pm there will be a re-screening of Call Me By Your Name at the Gulbenkian Cinema.
Film showing and post-film discussion hosted by the University of Kent’s LGBT+ Staff Network as part of LGBT History Month. Find out more and book here – https://thegulbenkian.co.uk/event/call-me-by-your-name-with-q-a/
Members of the LGBT Staff Network can buy discounted tickets from the Gulbenkian by selecting “Student” on the website and entering the discount code LGBT50 at the check out.
The post-film panel discussion will include speakers from the LGBT+ Staff Network and Kent Union.
Canterbury Christ Church University Events for LGBT History Month
LGBT Flag Raising
Date & Time: 12:00, Thursday 01-February-18
Location: Augustine House
The flag raising will kick-start the CCCU month of activity and will bring the community together to show their support for equality for all. The flag will be flown across the month to show the University’s proud support for LGBT History Month.
Other Canterbury Christ Church University Events for LGBT History Month can be seen by following this link:
Researching the Rainbow Conference 2018 – Registration now open!
Registration is now open for the Researching the Rainbow Conference from 15.00 – 19.00 on Thursday 15 February 2018 in Grimond Lecture Theatre 1 on the Canterbury campus. We strongly suggest you register online to confirm your place by Monday 5 February.
The conference, which forms part of the University’s LGBT History Month celebrations, is to showcase the vast array of excellent research being done on or related to LGBT+ people and issues, and to encourage multi-disciplinary collaboration and networking. The conference will be opened by University of Kent Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Karen Cox, who also acts at the Executive Group’s LGBT+ Champion.
Topics include literary and cinematic representations of homosexuality, transsexuality in mental health care and the legal system, and the decolonization of sexuality, from students and academics from a range of schools and disciplines, as well as external partners.
If you would like to display a research poster, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 5 February. The conference is free and open to all. Please forward this invitation to any colleagues/friends who may be interested.
LGBT+ Staff Network
Researching the Rainbow Conference 2018 – Call for Papers
Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, the LGBT+ Staff Network is pleased to open the call for papers for the Researching the Rainbow Conference from 15.00 – 19.00 on Thursday 15 February 2018 on the Canterbury campus.
The conference, which takes part during LGBT History Month, is to showcase the vast array of excellent research being done at Kent on or related to LGBT+ people and issues, and to encourage multi-disciplinary collaboration and networking. The conference will be opened by University of Kent Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Karen Cox, who also acts at the Executive Group’s LGBT+ Champion.
Speakers last year included academics and students from the Schools of English, Law and History, discussing topics such as British colonial laws on sodomy, transgender and parenting identities within the law, homosexual WWII clandestine operatives and queer exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Art.
Research posters from students and academics from across the University are also welcomed for display. If you would like to do a talk (30 minutes) or display a poster, please email email@example.com by Monday 15 January. The conference is free and open to all.
LGBT+ Staff Network
Researching the Rainbow Conference 2017 update
A mini conference was held on Wednesday 22 February 2017 to showcase the vast array of research being undertaken at Kent on or related to LGBT+ people and issues. A selection of photographs from the event can be seen below.