‘That which never can be suppressed’: LGBTQ+ history in the RCP collections

  • Region: All Regions
  • Type: Talk
  • Cost: Free

Join us for a lively virtual event exploring some fascinating and potentially challenging Royal College of Physicians collections highlighting the long, rich and inspiring history of LGBTQ+ lives.

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LGBTQ+ stories can be traced back at least 350 years in our collections and cover the experiences of LGBTQ+ people, including physicians, as well as the views of a society that medicalised them. What contributions did physicians make to the Wolfenden Report? Which RCP licentiate lived with his male partner and was a leading figure in the Pan-Africanist movement? Who was Dorothy Hare’s ‘inseparable’ companion? And when did two medical students from Cambridge embark on an ‘unbroken marriage of souls’?

Date: 21st February 2024, 7-8 pm.

Please note: this is an online only event.

This event is part of LGBT+ History Month.

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