In the lecture and discussion, Dave looked at research and teaching in science, as well as the scientific environment. He explored the following questions:
- On searching for LGBT+ scientists, there don’t seem to be any living examples - why?
- Does it actually matter? After all, we are scientists – is our personal life relevant?
- What has the LGBT+ community done for science – and vice versa?
- What effect can role models have, and what does it mean to be an LGBT+ scientist?
Dave Smith is Professor of Chemistry at University of York, where he carries out fundamental research in the field of smart nanomaterials and nanomedicines.
February: UK LGBT History Month, a guest post by Darren Mooney
Special Collections and Archives at the University wrote a blog about Pink Brick for LGBT+ History Month
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