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LGBTQ+ Creative Writing Competition

February 1 - February 21

Encompass, in partnership with Cambridge University Press (CUP) and the Kite Trust, is proud to announce our History Month LGBTQ+ Creative Writing Competition. There are categories for under-16s and all ages, poetry and short stories, and each category will have a first prizes of £50 and a runner-up prize of £25 in a combination of...

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5:30 pm

‘Forty Years of Steadfast Friendship’ or, What Does a Lesbian Look Like?’ (CQH)

February 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Diamond, Selwyn College, Grange Road
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 9DQ United Kingdom
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The recent controversy over the wording of Ann Lister’s ‘rainbow plaque’ in York highlighted some of the challenges faced by contemporary LGBTQ historians who attempt to retro-fit queer identities onto historical figures. The life and loves of the distinguished academic Caroline Spurgeon and her friends, who are the subject of this paper, pose similar difficulties....

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