LGBTQ+ History Month Events at Imperial and Beyond

The LGBTQ+ Allies Network is holding the first Imperial LGBTQ+ Brains Symposium on Feb 27th to mark LGBT History month. We are highlighting the work of 3 scientists (PhD student, Postdoctoral Fellow, Professor) who align with the LGBTQ+ community. You will hear about their research and their accomplishments, but also about their journey into science and experiences as queer people. EVERYONE is welcome to attend, regardless if they identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community or not.

The event will be held in the Uren building, Level 12, at 4 pm and will be followed by a social with plenty of food and drinks at 5 pm (including vegan and vegeterian options). This will be run as a hybrid event for the first hour for those who cannot join us in person but would still like to attend the talks. If you are thinking of coming, sign up to our eventbrite page so we can prepare the food and drink options accordingly:

For more information on the speakers and the subject of their research have a look below. If you are interested in seeing what other events are happening in London, we have also put together a list of fun activities and talks that celebrate queer people (scroll to see more!).

Bill Wisden

Position: Professor in Molecular Neuroscience

Title of talk: How do we sleep?


Jonathan Davies

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow in Epigenetics

Title of Talk: Exploring Gene Regulation in the Developing Human Brain


Danielle Kurtin

Position: PhD Student  (and soon to be Postdoc!) in Brain Imaging

Title of Talk: From bare feet to brain: an introduction to my research on context-dependent reconfigurations in brain state topology and dynamics


External Events in London during LGBTQ+ History Month 


The theme for LGBT History Month 2023 is Behind The Lens ( The theme references art in the national curriculum and will be an opportunity to celebrate the many achievements and contributions of the work and lives of the forgotten or seldom seen LGBTQ+ people behind the stage, cinema and TV cameras – directors, screen writers, designers, technician, costume, make-up artists and more! We put together a list of cool events that you could attend, organised by date (many of which have Zoom alternatives!).



Special thanks to Jake Symington for putting together such a comprehensive list of external events!