Living Wolfenden’s Legacy – a series of debates

Primary interest
Sexual orientation

A series of three LGBTQ-themed debates, each led by a panel bringing diverse perspectives, and each hosted jointly by the University of Reading and Support U, the resource service for those needing help with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender issues based in the Thames Valley.

This series of debates is an offshoot of a Lottery-funded Support U-led project, with University of Reading as a partner, researching and sharing the history of the 1957 Wolfenden Report on the 60th anniversary of its publication. Chaired by Lord John Wolfenden, then vice-Chancellor of the University of Reading, ‘The Report of the Committee on Homosexual Offences and Prostitution’ (known commonly as the ‘Wolfenden Report’), changed the course of LGBT+ rights in Britain and led to the decriminalisation of homosexuality ten years later in 1967.

Each debate will be followed by refreshments and further informal discussion. Attendance is free and open to all, but it would be really helpful, to judge numbers for refreshments, if you could register online. The Whiteknights campus map is available here:

LGBT+ in the media

9 November, 18:00-19:30, G15, Henley Business School, Whiteknights campus, University of Reading

The state of the LGBTQ unity/ community

5 December, 18:00-19:30, Room 109, Palmer Building, Whiteknights campus

Who benefitted from the Wolfenden Report and subsequent legislation?

24 January 2018, 17:30-19:00, G15, Henley Business School, Whiteknights campus