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The Man on the New 50 Note: Alan Turing

The Man on the New 50 Note: Alan Turing Queers Through the Years is the section curated by Molly Saxby. Alan Turing was put on the new British fifty-pound note in June 2021. The story of the man on the note is an incredible one which dramatically impacted war and world history. 1- The 50 Note Alan Turing was a Mathematics professor at the notorious University of Cambridge and was […]

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The Relationship of Radclyffe Hall and Una Troubridge

The Relationship of Radclyffe Hall and Una Troubridge Queers Through the Years is the section curated by Molly Saxby. If I could have anybody, dead or alive, at a dinner party I would not hesitate to choose Radclyffe Hall and Una Troubridge. Since learning of these two women, I have been inspired by their lives and their love and commitment to one another. I hope you love their story as […]

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Romantic Friendship?: The Ladies of Llangollen

Romantic Friendship?: The Ladies of Llangollen Queers Through the Years is the section curated by Molly Saxby. Lady Eleanor Butler and Sarah Ponsonby, otherwise known as the Ladies of Llangollen, lived together in 18th Century Britain, and are remembered for their remarkable life-long relationship and attachment. Let us learn more about their relationship and its ties to historical understandings of lesbianism... Romantic Friendship Before terms such as 'lesbian' became commonly […]

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The Life of Colonel Barker

The Life of Colonel Barker Queers through the Years is the section curated by Molly Saxby. The life of Colonel Barker is the tremendous tale of Lillias Irma Valerie Barker who led their life as a man until their criminal career caught up with them and their sexuality was exposed to the courts and public. Let us look at how Colonel Barker led their fascinating life up to and including […]

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The First Lesbian Magazine: Arena Three

The First Lesbian Magazine: Arena Three "Queers Through the Years" is the section curated by Molly Saxby.   Arena Three was the first British lesbian magazine, beginning in 1964 post-war Britain and running up until 1971. We will look at the story of the magazines production and its contribution to the lesbian community and its history! The idea for Arena Three was born by Esme Langley in 1963 when she […]

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The History of Conversion Therapy

The History of Conversion Therapy "Queers Through the Years" is the section curated by Molly Saxby   Conversion therapy has recently re-entered public discussion as campaigners have urged ministers to move quickly towards the ban on conversion therapy in England and Wales. It is important to look at the origins and history of conversion therapy to draw greater attention to its shocking persistence in the modern day. Conversion therapy first […]

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