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13:15 - 13:55 3 February 2011

LUNCH HOUR LECTURE: Homophobia - a global phenomenon


Darwin Lecture Theatre - accessed vial Malet Place | Darwin Building (link Map)
access via Malet Place | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free and open to anyone on a first-come first-served basis. Lectures are also streamed live online or can be downloaded after the event.
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Professor Michael King, UCL Mental Health Sciences

To mark LGBT History Month, Professor Michael King will look at why homophobia has existed in nearly every society throughout history, and what motivates the hatred of gay people around the world.

Note: This lecture will have a sign language interpreter. There is also an induction loop in the theatre, please switch hearing aids to the ‘T’ position.

Note: The image on the front page of UCL's website is Alan Turing (Code breaker at Bletchley Park and the brains behind today’s modern computers), who committed suicide in 1954 after receiving oestrogen treatment for his homosexuality. He accepted treatment to avoid a prison sentence for his conviction in 1952 of gross indecency with another man. Gordon Brown issued a posthumous apology in September 2009.


Dan Martin
+44 (0)20 3108 3840 | dan.martin@ucl.ac.uk


Click here to watch this lecture streamed live online at 1.15pm on Thursday 3 February

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