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Wolfenden Seminar - Section 28: Context, Impact, and Resistance

Date: Thursday 24 May

Seminar start time: 16.00

Seminar end time: 17.30

The seminar will be followed by a drinks reception.

Location: G15, Henley Business School, Whiteknights campus

A discussion panel featuring Rosemary Auchmuty, Eve Featherstone, Deb Heighes, and Booan Temple, reflecting on the political and social contexts in which the legislation was proposed and passed, its impact on individuals, families and organisations, and the strategies developed for protest and resistance.

Rosemary Auchmuty is Professor of Law at the University of Reading. Her areas of expertise concern property law, legal history, and gender and sexuality issues, and she has also written widely in in women's history and children's literature.

Eve Featherstone was formerly Principal Equalities Officer for Haringey Council and an anti-Section 28 activist.

Deb Heighes is Head of Academic Development and Enhancement at the University of Reading, and co-chair of the LGBT+ Network. She is a teacher-educator who previously taught on the PGCE secondary science programme, and before that worked for more than twenty years in secondary schools.

Booan Temple is an Associate Member of Matrix Chambers, where her main practice area was asylum and immigration. At the time of Section 28 she took part in a number of protests including an 'invasion' of the BBC 6 o'clock News. She continues to work to promote LGBT+ rights.

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24 May 2018




G15, Henley Business School, Whiteknights campus


Katherine Harloe

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