Registration for this year’s Sexuality Summer School 2019 is now closed

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If you were unable to get a place on this year’s Sexuality Summer School, please do still come along to our public events. Check out this blog and keep your eyes peeled for our poster for more details!


 About the SSS

The Sexuality Summer School (SSS) is a postgraduate summer school held annually in May at the University of Manchester. During the same week the Summer School also hosts a series of public events including lectures, films and performances. Throughout the year the Sexuality Summer School also co-sponsors events at the University and at venues like Contact and HOME, including Queer Contact and POUTfest.

The Sexuality Summer School is a five-day event for postgraduates, organised by the Centre for the Study of Sexuality and Culture (CSSC) at the University of Manchester since 2008 and funded by the University of Manchester Faculty of Humanities, Manchester Pride and Screen. The Sexuality Summer School brings together postgraduates, researchers and international scholars, as well as artists and filmmakers, to facilitate dialogue and discussions that speak to contemporary debates in queer and feminist sexuality studies, with a particular emphasis on the interdisciplinary study of culture.

You can find details of all of our past summer schools, including posters and public events details, on the left hand side of this page. You can also see a sample schedule. See “updates and related events” for all updates about the Sexuality Summer School and all other events that you might be interested in.

For more information about the Sexuality Summer School, email to get on the mailing list, Facebook Sexuality Summer School or tweet @SSS_Manchester.



Updates & Related Events

Events of Interest: The Superbia Weekend 2019

For the fourth year Superbia are offering a weekend of cultural activities as part of Manchester Pride.  Once again they are collaborating with fantastic Manchester artists and community groups to present a diverse programme of activity – including film, theatre, history, yoga, art, books, conversation and more. As always, the majority of the programme is completely free and takes …

Event of Interest: Family Gorgeous at Manchester Museum for Pride

To celebrate Manchester Pride, Manchester Museum will be hosting an afternoon of drag cabaret, curated and produced by Manchester-based drag queens, Family Gorgeous (who starred in the recent Channel 4 show, Drag SOS). This event is suitable for all ages, and it is free. This is the link to the event page on Facebook: Thursday …

Event of Interest (London): New Writings: Lesbian Cinema After Queer Theory with Clara Bradbury-Rance

Former Sexuality Summer School organiser Clare Bradbury-Rance (King’s College London) will be discussing her new book Lesbian Cinema After Queer Theory at the BFI Reuben Library on Monday 15th July, 18.30. How do we define lesbian cinema in the 21st century? How can sexuality be made visible? Touching on films such as Water Lilies, Carol, Rafiki …