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Celebrating LGBT+ History Month

LGBT+ History Month at the University of Reading

February is LGBT+ History Month, and staff and students across our University community have organised a range of events, including our first Bi Inclusion Training session.

Additionally, we will be sharing a collaborative blog post on #DiverseReading about pronouns later in the month. The varied events we have coming up are as follows, open to all staff and students. 




Tuesday 2 February
17:00 - 18:00

Wolfenden Seminar on LGBT+ intersectionality: Ailbhe Smyth and S Chelvan 

Guest speakers:
Ailbhe Smyth and Dr S Chelvan

Alina Tryfonidou and Ruvi Ziegler


Use this link to join Teams event

Alternatively, email to register.

Wednesday 3 February
10:30 - 11:30

LGBT History Month Intersectionality - LGBT+ & Ethnicity Inclusion

Hosted by Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion (ENEI)


As ENEI members, this is free for UoR staff to book onto using your email using this link

Wednesday 3 February
19:00 - 20:00


Wolfenden Lecture - Why We Are Not All Equal

Guest Speaker:
Hafsa Qureshi, Stonewall Bi Role Model of the Year 2019.

As a modern society, we treat the problem of inequality as a thing of the past. This lecture will work to dispel the notion that equality has been achieved.

We will look at the ways society has adapted the way we discriminate against one another, and what we can do to oppose this.


Use this link to register.

Monday 22 February
11:00 - 12:00

Bi Inclusion Training Session

Training Delivered by:
Dr Allán Laville, Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
Rachel Wates, RUSU Diversity Officer
Bern Roper, Bi* Rep of the LGBT+ Student Society 


Register to attend by booking your place on UoRLearn (staff) or email (students)


 Furthermore, Trans Inclusion training sessions are held regularly and we encourage those who have not previously attended to register. The next dates are: 

  • Wednesday 24 March 2021 10:30 - 12:30
  • Monday 17 May 2021 10:30 - 12:30

Register to attend on the UoRLearn platform using this link.

Reading University Students' Union (RUSU) are also hosting some events for students. Head over to for more information or get in touch with Rachel Wates, RUSU Diversity Officer 2020/21 at

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