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Wolfenden Lecture

4 May @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

THE INAUGURAL WOLFENDEN LECTURE

LGBT equality: past, present and future

Thursday 4 May – 7.00pm | doors at 6.30pm

Van Emden Theatre, Edith Morley

We are delighted to welcome guest speaker Ruth Hunt, Chief Executive, Stonewall to the University of Reading to deliver our inaugural Wolfenden Lecture. Ruth will be discussing ‘LGBT Equality: Past, Present and Future’.

Ruth Hunt is the Chief Executive of Stonewall. 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.

This special event is named in honour of the report written by The Wolfenden Committee, which was chaired by Lord Wolfenden in 1957, 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 The Report of the Departmental Committee on Homosexual Offences and Prostitution (better known as the Wolfenden Report), we are pleased to celebrate this extraordinary part of our heritage with this special event to reflect on progress, and inspire future generations of the LGBT+ community and their allies to achieve great things.

Admission free. Booking essential. Please click here to register.

We look forward to welcoming you at what promises to be an interesting event.

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4 May
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7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Van Emden Lecture Theatre
Edith Morley Building, University of Reading
Reading, Berkshire RG6 6UR United Kingdom
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