Wednesday 28 January 2015, 10.30 to 17.30
The Abbey Centre, Westminster, London
Final conference of the ESRC seminar series 'Minding the Knowledge Gaps'
The final conference in the two-year long ESRC funded seminar series took place at the Abbey Centre, Westminster, London on the 28 January 2015.
This series explored gaps in current knowledge about the lives of older lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people. The conference promised to be a very stimulating and insightful day.
The keynote speakers were Baroness Liz Barker and Peter Tatchell, both recognised for their long-standing commitment to and support for LGBT rights. Other speakers also addressed the six topics from the seminar of the series:
- Older bisexual lives
- Intergenerational issues and LGBT people
- Intersections of ethnicity
- Culture and religion
- Resources and austerity
- Trans ageing
- Health, housing and social care.
A further highlight of the day was an LGBT ageing ‘Question Time’ panel discussion, which included representatives from:
- Age UK
- Trans-activist groups
- Stonewall Housing
- The Open University
- Opening Doors London
- prize-winning author Vernall Scott.
The day was rounded off by a poetry reading, preview of the film GenSilent and film of Trans activist and academic Stephen Whittle OBE plus a presentational talk by the writer and performer Clare Summerskill.
Take a look at the programme for the day.