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Pink Brick project

Over the past 40 years the political and societal attitudes towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people has changed beyond recognition. This has been achieved by the dedicated campaigning of LGBT+ individuals and straight allies who have tirelessly worked to achieve equality for all.

The PINKBRICK project and timeline sets out to chart these changes from University's perspective, by looking at official records at the University and the Guild, along with memories of past staff and students.

This project originally accompanied an exhibition at the Victoria Gallery & Museum from 21 February to 19 May 2012.

April Ashley MBE awarded honorary degree

On the 7 December 2016, the University awarded trans pioneer April Ashley MBE an Honorary Doctorate of Laws. Watch her acceptance speech in this video. You can also view her introduction by the Public Orator.