1960s British Cinema-going workshop for LGBT Women

27 March 2018, 1:00 pm–5:00 pm

Perth Playhouse, 1960s

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Foster Court 114, UCL

Late last year, UCL History researcher Dr Patrick Glen was awarded a Beacon Bursary by the university to address the lack of women's LGBT voices in the archive of reminiscences collected as part of the AHRC-funded Cultural Memory and British Cinema-going of the 1960s project.

Patrick is now inviting participants to address this oversight and add their perspectives to the collection, which is a significant window into the culture of the 1960s and will be used by scholars for a long time. 

To do so, he is inviting LGBT women who remember going to the cinema in Britain during the 1960s to attend a workshop at UCL on Tuesday, 27 March 2018 from 1-5pm. This should be an enjoyable, informal event which will culminate in adding research questionnaires to the project archive. This contribution will then feed into a workshop, where Patrick will share what he has learned with the next generation of researchers (with a particular focus on encouraging women and LGBT people to shape their history in the face of historic inequalities in this field). 

A room has been booked for the workshop at Foster Court 114, UCL. You can find a map to the venue here: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/maps/foster-court-114.

If you plan to come along, please RSVP to Patrick via email, on p.glen@ucl.ac.uk, including any accessibility or dietary requirements in your message. If you have friends who might be interested, please do pass this invitation onto them.

There will be sandwiches and refreshments from 1pm, followed by a short presentation on the project's findings so far at 2pm, and then time for discussion and the completion of questionnaires. Participants are welcome to stay for as long or as little time as they would like. The questionnaires will be anonymised in line with UCL's research ethics and data protection protocols.

Patrick would like to stress how grateful he has been for the enthusiasm already expressed by those interested in attending this workshop. It is a delight to host you at our university and to obtain your help in making sure that this research really reflects British society, allowing future researchers to see themselves represented in the past.

Photo credit: Phantom of the Flicks