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Equality, Diversity & Inclusion at King's College London


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Flexible Working Event:

Wednesday 18th March, 2020

14:30 to 15:30pm

Anatomy Museum, Strand Campus

The Flexible Working Group is a cross-College working group and they are holding an event to mark the Flexible Working Survey, which launched on 31 January and closes on 27 March. The survey is a key milestone to enable the group to find out more about current working practices, so that it can push for change. As we near the final week of the survey, we want people at King’s to come together to share their experiences of working flexibly, in a safe and supportive group environment.

This event is open to all staff of King’s College London, whether or not you have flexible working arrangements in place. This is a chance to hear from others about how they make it work – with stories from job shares to remote working, and everything in-between. It’s also an opportunity for us to bring together our community of those passionate about or interested in flexible working.

Cakes and coffee will be provided, so do make sure to sign up!

You can sign up to the event here.

Visit the AccessAble guide for the venue at https://www.accessable.co.uk/venues/kings-anatomy-museum

Complete the Flexible Working Survey now: https://j.mp/flexworksurveyKCL


LGBTQ+ History Month


Proudly King’s: New Term Party

Thursday 30th January 2020,
6pm – late
Retro Bar, 2 George Court, London WC2N 6HH

Proudly King’s are hosting a New Term Party! We will meet at Retro Bar from 6pm to make new friends and New Year pledges so that we can have the best 2020 possible.


Queer@King’s Goes to Church with… Virgin Xtravaganzah

Thursday 30 January 2020
King’s College Chapel
King’s Building, Strand Campus

Virgin is the drag persona of Drew Caiden, an accomplished artist and performer based in London. The performance in the Chapel will be followed by a question and answer session chaired by Maryanne Saunders (PhD Candidate, Theology and Religious Studies) where Caiden will talk about their inspirations, work and relationship with religion as a queer person.


Intergenerational LGBT+ Talk

Wednesday 5th February 2020
Floor -1 Room 56, King’s Building Strand Campus

In partnership with Opening Doors London, we are holding an event at King’s College London to bring together LGBT+ people across different generations. This will be an opportunity for younger LGBT+ people to listen to the stories of ambassadors about what it was like to be an LGBT+ youth in their time and understand more about what it’s like to be an LGBT+ 50+ adult now. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and share your thoughts on different topics.


IoPPN Conference on LGBTQ+ Mental Health

Thu, 6 February 2020
09:45am – 4:30pm
Wolfson Lecture Theatre Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience

This one-day event is a chance to hear about recent LGBTQ+ mental health research and discuss the implications for improving support for LGBTQ+ people. Everyone is welcome including NHS staff and service-users, university staff and students and those working for LGBTQ+ organisations


DIGIT Screens: Pride

Thursday 12th February
Lavington street 3rd floor kitchen area

For LGBTQ+ History Month, the Diversity & Inclusion Group in IT are holding a special screening of Pride. Realising that they share common foes in Margaret Thatcher, the police and the conservative press, London-based gay and lesbian activists lend their support to striking miners in 1984 Wales. No registration necessary – just show up!

Much Taboo About Nothing

Friday 14th February 2020
1pm – 2pm
Room G.12 New Hunt’s House

Access King’s and Proudly King’s come together for this collaborative Q&A event to end the taboo of all taboos: love, relationships, LGBTQ+ and disability. Got a question you’ve always wondered but have been too uncomfortable to ask? A story to tell? Have a habit of oversharing? This is your opportunity to ask questions and to share stories in a safe and inclusive space.

All attendees are welcome to feel free to stand, tic, stim, fidget, move around, leave the room etc.

Please RSVP by completing this form, and let us know of any access or participation requests, or if you have any questions. All staff and students are welcome to attend – please share!

Screening of ‘The Death and Life of Marsha P Johnson’

Tue, 18 February 2020
5:30 – 7:30pm
Gowland Hopkins Lecture Theatre, Hodgkin Building, Guy’s Campus

As part of our celebration of LGBTQ History Month you are invited to a free screening of the highly praised film ‘The Life and Death of Marsha P. Johnson, directed by David France. This films investigates the suspicious death of black gay rights activist and the Stonewall riots veteran, Marsha P. Johnson’. Using archival interviews with Johnson, and new interviews with Johnson’s family, friends and fellow activists, this film attempts to dig deeper into the mystery surrounding her death and the political climate during the Stonewall riots.

Due to a limited number of seats, we recommend booking your ticket(s) in advance.

LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Dentistry

Date TBC
Guy’s Tower 18th Floor Lecture Theatre

Have you thought about the differing experiences and needs of LGBTQ+ patients who may be in your care? Do you have any questions or concerns regarding dentistry and LGBTQ+ patients and colleagues? Have you been wondering how to make your module and practice more LGBTQ+ inclusive? 16point6 will be providing an informative and interactive workshop on LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Dentistry, centering transgender inclusion.

16point6 is an organisation established by medical student, Chloë Rogers, who identified gaps in the healthcare education system. Despite the increasing awareness of LGBTQ+ people and campaigns to improve inclusion within wider society, there was no formal teaching for students on how to address issues prevalent in the LGBTQ+ community. Nor was there teaching on how to address LGBTQ+ patients themselves. The LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Dentistry event hopes to work towards changing this culture of teaching. Encouraging a culture of equality, diversity, and inclusion in FoDOCS will help both staff and students become aware of the biases we share and aid us to work towards unlearning them so that the most beneficial, safe, and humanising patient care can be provided for all.

Community Wednesdays: Let’s talk about…Being LGBTQI+ at King’s and in practice in Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care

Wednesday 19 February,
JCMB 4.28
Open to all students: BSc, PGDip, MSc, PhD in FNFNMPC

Are you LGBTQ+? Discover what’s happening about LGBTQ+ inclusion at King’s and in the Faculty, and how you can get involved. There will be opportunities to ask questions, share experiences, at university and in practice, with current and past students.

Confirmed speakers include Teresa Arias who conducted research on gender in Midwifery. We also have an alumni, who is an NHS Rainbow badge rep in Critical Care and has done a lot of volunteering for Stonewall in the past. He’s done some research and will bring it to stimulate discussion on the day.


Queer@King’s Goes to Church with… Riognach Sachs

20 February 2020,
King’s College Chapel
King’s Building, Strand Campus , London

Finalist of the King’s Modern Classicisms competition, The Lesbian Hymns by King’s PhD candidate Rioghnach Sachs are choral hymns based on sources from the ancient world which explore lesbian desire in relation to the gods. Sachs set both these narratives in English verse to original Anglican-style hymn chants, including organ accompaniment and eight-part choral harmony. Sachs will introduce each of her hymns and expand on themes such as same-sex marriage, gender fluidity and love that the performances explore.


Queer’s Got Talent!

Monday 24th February,
7pm onwards
Tutu’s Room, Macadam Building, Strand Campus

Join us for an electrifying showcase of LGBTQ+ talent including (but not limited to) live singing, comedy poetry and butch drag. Could you be the next Taylor Swift? Maybe so.



1 Comment

  1. What a fantastic range of events. Well done to everyone involved.
    Barry Hayward, Head of Disability Support

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