LGBT equality: past, present and future

What is the Wolfenden lecture?

This special event is named in honour of the 1957 report written by the Wolfenden Committee, which was chaired by Lord Wolfenden, the University’s Vice-Chancellor between 1950 and 1964.

The report became a key milestone in LGBT history in the UK when it recommended that, ‘… homosexual behaviour between consenting adults in private should no longer be a criminal offence.’
On the 60th Anniversary of this report, the University is pleased to celebrate this extraordinary part of our heritage with this event to reflect on progress, and to inspire future generations of the LGBT+ community and their allies to achieve great things.

Any more details about the event?

Ruth Hunt, Chief Executive of Stonewall, will speak at the lecture. In 2015, Ruth was voted the third most influential LGBT person in Britain in the Independent’s Rainbow List. She continues to be an inspirational figure today.

When, where and how to book: 

Thursday 4 May
7.00 pm | doors open at 6.30 pm
Van Emden Theatre, Whiteknights campus

Admission is free, places are limited.

To book a place, please visit www.reading.ac.uk/events or contact 0118 378 6718