Durham’s Purple goes Pink! – An Invitation to the launch of Durham University’s first Research Centre For Sex, Gender And Sexualities

Durham’s Purple goes Pink! – Come to the launch of Durham University’s first Research Centre For Sex, Gender And Sexualities

Thursday 17th November
6:15 – 7.30pm
Followed by wine and canapés from 7.30pm
Appleby Lecture Theatre
Durham University Science Site, South Road, DH1 3LE

We know that Durham has sometimes had the image of being something of a blue stocking among universities – well, not any more. On 17th November in Durham, the University’s new Centre for Sex, Gender and Sexualities is holding its inaugural lecture.

Titled ‘Equality, Diversity, Queer Theory and Children in the Modern Age’, the lecture will explore the issue of sexuality, queerness and children. It is being given by celebrated queer theorist, Professor Kathryn Bond-Stockton of the University of Utah.

Professor Jo Phoenix is the Director of the new Durham-based Centre. She says: ‘The Centre for Sex, Gender, and Sexualities will be unique in the UK, so its creation is a break-through moment both for queer studies nationally and for the University. The Centre is going to shape, inform and influence the often contentious debates surrounding sexuality, gender, identity, equality and politics, while the fact that it is being created by what some might regard as a more traditional, establishment university shows how forward-thinking Durham really is.’

All welcome. Places are limited, so RSVPs are essential by 10 November. We look forward to seeing you there!

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One Response to Durham’s Purple goes Pink! – An Invitation to the launch of Durham University’s first Research Centre For Sex, Gender And Sexualities

  1. sylviegambaudo says:

    The morning after, encouraging comments kept coming in…
    ‘brilliant and hugely inspiring’ M D, Lecturer in Criminology, Sheffield Hallam University
    ‘a splendid evening last night – it could not have been any better’ David Patley, Director of the Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience, and Wilson Professor of Hazard and Risk in the Department of Geography, Durham University.
    ‘Kathryn Stockton was completely captivating’ Christine Jones, Lecturer in Social Work
    School of Applied Social Sciences, Durham University.
    ‘a wonderful launching meeting’ Elham Amini, MA student in Sociology, Durham University
    ‘Congratulations on a splendid inaugural occasion for the new Centre. The lecture was stimulating, challenging and engaging. The questions afterwards were thoughtful and encouraged expansive and enthusiastic answers. The whole event was very enjoyable, and it was particularly pleasing to see so many students there.’ BJO’T
    ‘It was so phenomenal to see so many people there; shows that there is a real potential for development of the centre and teaching etc in these areas and fields. And the speaker was excellent. It’s a long time since I heard such a good academic lecture.’ Clare McGlynn, Professor of Law, Durham Law School, Durham University.

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