Programme of events

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Thursday 1 February 2018

Project Space Plus gallery: private viewing and official opening of the Transitional States video art exhibition.



Thursday 8 February 2018

“From Silence of the Lambs to Orange is the New Black: Changing Representations of Trans People.”

Fox, Owl and Rebecca Root took part in this public discussion, which focused on the representations of trans and gender diverse people in the media, films and culture. They discussed what has changed – and what has not – when it comes to the representation of trans people within mainstream media.



  • Fox (artist, film maker and trans activist)
Owl (artist and non-binary trans activist)
  • Rebecca Root (actress)



Thursday 15 February 2018

“Sex, Science and the Body: Medicine and LGBTIQ People.”

This public discussion looked at how science and medicine has treated gays, lesbians, and trans people, along with current debates about ‘gender dysphoria’. The panel also covered ongoing debates about hormone treatments and surgery without consent on intersex individuals.



  • Dr David A. Griffiths (University of Surrey)
  • Dr Christina Richards (MSC DCPsychol MBACP Accred.)
  • Dr Janet Weston (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine).



Thursday 22 February 2018

“Girls Gone Wild: Women Use Hormones to Take Control?”

This discussion began with artists, Holly Slingsby and Sarah Homewood, presenting their works from the Transitional States exhibition. Two historians of medicine and sexuality, Dr Hera Cook and Dr Alana Harris, then offered differing perspectives on the use of hormones in recent history. In combination, this discussion addressed topics such as the history of the contraceptive pill, IVF, and the introduction of new medical technologies, with a specific focus on whether such technologies have changed women’s sexual behaviour.


  • Dr Hera Cook (University of Otago)
  • Dr Alana Harris (King’s College London)
  • Sarah Homewood (artist)
  • Holly Slingsby (artist)



Sunday 18 March 2018

Screening Natalie (2017 – UK, 15mins)


Natalie, a determined woman in her forties, returns to the village of her troubled childhood for her father’s funeral. Compelled by the prejudice her family has shown towards her and painful memories of her upbringing, she confronts her past in order to be at peace with her future.


Written and directed by Dr Mikey Murray (University of Lincoln), Natalie stars Kate Dickie (Red Road, Game of Thrones). The film had its world premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in June 2017.


Screening followed by discussion and Q & A  with Mikey Murrey and actress Rebecca Root.

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