LGBT Research Community

Aims and objectives


Our main aims in the LGBT Research Community are, in keeping with the University of Southampton’s commitment to diversity and equality, to:

  • Stimulate research on any aspect of LGBT study in the humanities, social sciences and sciences at the University of Southampton
  • Communicate and exchange research ideas across the university in order to raise the profile and importance of research on this subject
  • Encourage teaching in this area, preparing undergraduates for future postgraduate study or for careers in related areas
  • Engage via the LGBT Research Community with non-academic audiences, both regionally and nationally: through special lectures, workshops, exhibitions, outreach to schools, etc
  • Seek to incorporate our discussions into a wider national debate about sexual diversity and tolerance in the modern world: liaison with other research centres, with the Stonewall charity, etc