Events

On this page we list events relevant to Equality and Inclusion, whether at the University, such as those held by the Staff Networks, in the wider Leeds area, or beyond. Know of an event which you think should be listed? Contact equality@leeds.ac.uk to let us know, and we can add it to our calendar.

For information on key religious dates, awareness raising dates, term dates and major national and international days of celebration or memorial, the Festivals and Events Calendar has been developed as a practical resource to use as a guide to support academic and wider event planning. Go to the Festivals and Events Calendar page.

Menopause for thought cafés are informal meet ups hosted monthly on Teams, which create time and a safe, respectful and confidential space to discuss the menopause. The cafés are open to everyone irrespective of age or gender and no one is advised to follow any particular course of action in them. The next Meno-Pause for…
To mark National Inclusion Week 2021 the University of Leeds Chronic Pain & Fatigue Staff and PGR Network are hosting a workshop to discuss good practice for supporting colleagues with long covid and other chronic fatigue conditions. This informal seminar will comprise three short sessions in which we will hear from a former member of…
Black History Month presents us all with an opportunity to learn, acknowledge and celebrate Black and Minority Ethnic cultures and Leeds11, Partners and Friends are very proud to be bringing you their celebratory programme for Black History Month 2021. The programme of events looks to bring students and staff on a collective journey of insight…

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Stuck in a writing slump? Want to improve your confidence on stage? This writing workshop includes all things poetry and spoken word, focused on the theme of ‘identity’. You will have the chance to win free 1:1 writing and performance coaching. Open to all staff & students. Refreshments provided. To book please visit this link…
We invite you to hear from our panel of speakers who will discuss their experiences of being themselves, or coming out as LGBT+ in STEM. Open to all staff & students. Lunch is provided For booking details, please visit this page here.
The seminar will start with Tilen’s research on Queer Memorialisation. Following this, Ian Holdsworth will look at the history of glitter and its significance in the LGBT+ community.   To book please visit this link here. Open to all staff & students. Refreshments provided.
Christopher Wells asks, what have bisexuality, bierasure, bi-invisibility and Shakespeare got in common?   To book please visit this link here. Open to all staff & students Refreshments provided
A short tongue in cheek talk delivered by Ian Holdsworth, LGBT+ staff network Chair, on the history of the Polari dialect with a crash course on the basics. (Polari is a dialect of British English commonly associated with gay men in the 20th Century).   Open to all staff & students. Refreshments provided. To book…
Rachel Murphy (HR Lead for Autism) will be delivering this Autism Awareness training session, which is available to ​all HR ​staff. The training session will be tailored specifically to HR staff ​at the University of Leeds. To book your place and to find out more details, please visit the HR Hub If you have any further…
LesFlicks is an grassroots-run group that aims to provide a platform to build a diverse community of LBQ fans and content creators from around the world. They have kindly curated a series of short films and made them available for free to screen at universities and libraries for LGBT History Month, to spread the word…
The Staff LGBT Network and Speaking Truth To Power groups are joining for the evening for a screening of the 1984 film Before Stonewall. The film brings together archive footage and interviews to give a rich overview of LGBT culture in the US before the 1969 Stonewall riots. The film won numerous awards, including Emmy…
Drawing on research material from the ESRC-sponsored Trans Pregnancy project, Dr Ruth Pearce will examine the figure of “pregnant man”, exploring his role as abstract symbol and material reality. To book please visit this link here.  Open to all staff & students. Refreshments provided.
Dr Mo Moulton (University of Birmingham) asks, how should we write the history of queer lives? To book please visit this link here.  Open to all staff & students Refreshments provided