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LGBT+ History Month 2021

Find inspiration for your next read with our LGBT+ History Month reading list.


Explore staff and student recommendations

Last year, we asked staff and students to share their recommendations for  our LGBT+ reading list and to further develop our collection of titles that explore LGBT+ culture and history.

We received over 120 suggestions including award-winning fiction, graphic novels, poems, essay collections, non-fiction titles and more. 

The most popular titles were Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, The Miseducation of Cameron Post and Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit. Is your favourite in the list?

In 2020, we purchased many of the suggested titles and this February, we are adding even more to our collection. Many of the titles will be available as ebooks, allowing the university community to access these wherever they are.

Browse the LGBT+ reading list

Stack of books in different colours to make a rainbow

Spotlight on... 

Join Libraries on Twitter and Instagram this February as we spotlight staff and student recommended titles and share resources from our wider collections.

We're also teaming up with the School of English to share some of their staff members' favourite reads.

Follow Libraries and the School of English for updates throughout February and let us know your favourites.


LGBT+ History Month 2021 at the University of Nottingham

A programme of virtual events are taking place across the university to celebrate LGBT+ History Month, including:

Virtual Creativity Workshop and Showcase

As part of LGBT+ History Month, the University of Nottingham is hosting a creativity workshop and showcase to celebrate the theme of LGBT+ History Month: 'Body, Mind, Spirit'

All students, staff, alumni and their family and friends are invited to make a creative piece to include in the showcase. 

LGBT+ History Month artist-in-residence (and Library Advisor), Alex Mottier will also be running a workshop on Friday 12 February at 6.30pm to help you release and focus your creative spirit.

Whether you attend the workshop or not, creative pieces can be submitted on Instagram (image, recording or text) by tagging @uniofnottingham and using the hashtags #WeAreUoN and #LGBTHistoryMonth. This allows the University to share your submission.

Virtual Creativity Workshop and Showcase

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