Skip to main content

Who benefitted from the Wolfenden Report and subsequent legislation – University of Reading

Show access keys

Who benefitted from the Wolfenden Report and subsequent legislation

We have recently celebrated the 60th anniversary of the publication in 1957 of the Wolfenden Report, chaired by the then University of Reading Vice-Chancellor, Sir John Wolfenden. This Home-Office commissioned “Report of the Committee on Homosexual Offences and Prostitution” recommended legalisation of homosexual acts between men, but when considering prostitution had much less liberal recommendations. In this debate we will look at who did benefit from the report and the legal changes that it inspired.

Event information


24 January 2018




G15, Henley Business School, Whiteknights campus


Jessica Stevens-Taylor (LGBT+ Heritage Project Officer, Support U),

Simon Chandler-Wilde (Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, University of Reading)

Connect with the University

We use Javascript to improve your experience on, but it looks like yours is turned off. Everything will still work, but it is even more beautiful with Javascript in action. Find out more about why and how to turn it back on here.
We also use cookies to improve your time on the site, for more information please see our cookie policy.