Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


IAS Conflict, Confrontation and Justice Seminar: Sex in the City

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, 09 March 2016

Sex in the City - Photo by Davide D'Amico via Flickr

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IAS Seminar Room 20/22, First Floor, South Wing, Wilkins Building

Join the UCL Institute of Advanced Studies for a seminar on the research theme of Conflict, Confrontation and Justice entitled Sex In The City.  There will be talks on Sex in Britain (Soazig Clifton, Research Associate, UCL Department of Infection and Public Health) and ChemSex (David Stuart, Substance Use Lead, 56 Dean Street) and the event will be chaired by Dr Shema Tariq (UCL Department of Infection and Public Health).

Title: Sex in Britain
What? Who with? How often? The British National Surveys of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal) have interviewed representative samples of the population every 10 years since 1990. This talk will share findings from the latest survey of more than 15,000 people aged 16-74.

Biography: Soazig Clifton is a survey researcher specialising in sexual health, based at UCL. She is part of the core Natsal study team, and has taken the findings to festivals, museums, pubs, and other public venues around the UK. For more information and findings from Natsal see sexbynumbers.wellcomecollection.org and www.natsal.ac.uk. For more on Soazig's events and projects, follow her on twitter @soazigclifton.

Title: ChemSex
ChemSex has been identified as a public health concern for gay men internationally. David Stuart will be discussing the challenges it represents to the health sector and gay communities, as well as exploring the psychosexual/psychosocial, cultural and historical drivers behind this phenomenon.

Biography: David Stuart is the Substance Use Lead at 56 Dean Street addressing the sexualised drug use by gay men (the practice commonly referred to as 'ChemSex'). He has been involved in the development of London's pioneering services Antidote, Club Drug Clinic and CODE clinic, and has been instrumental in placing ChemSex issues firmly on international Public Health agendas. He has been consulted by the governments and public health bodies of many countries across Europe, Australia and USA, including the World Health Organisation/UNAIDS.

All welcome.  Please register here.

Photo by Davide D'Amico via Flickr