Lecture, Barnard's Inn Hall, Tuesday, 23 Apr 2024 - 18:00

Locating Queer History

A photograph of the LBGTQ+ flag and the Union Jack

Queer urban life has changed dramatically in England over the last seventy years. Shifts in the economy, culture, attitudes, and technology have all played their part in this. London has often been used as the barometer for these shifts, suggesting they were experienced in similar ways across the nation.

In an exploration of the queer contours of Leeds, Manchester, Brighton and Plymouth, this lecture takes issue with this assumption and shows how and why LGBTQ scenes, communities and identities could feel very different from place to place.

Professor Matt Cook

Professor Matt Cook

Matt Cook is Jonathan Cooper Professor in the History of Sexuality at Oxford University. He is a cultural historian specializing in British queer history in...

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