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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

Date

24 January 2018

Time

17:30

Location

G15, Henley Business School, Whiteknights campus

Contact

Jessica Stevens-Taylor (LGBT+ Heritage Project Officer, Support U), jessica@supportu.org.uk

Simon Chandler-Wilde (Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, University of Reading) S.N.Chandler-Wilde@reading.ac.uk

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