Registration for Sexuality Summer School 2020 opens 17th February

 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

Sexuality Summer School Superbia Scholarships 2020

Superbia is the year-round programme of culture from Manchester Pride. We curate, promote and support LGBT+ culture in Greater Manchester, encouraging participation, supporting new work and engaging Manchester’s thriving LGBT+ community. Through our dedicated Superbia Grants programme we have assisted dozens of people to produce hundreds of projects engaging thousands of participants across the city. …

Events of Interest: TURN ON Fest, Tuesday January 14th 2020 – Saturday February 1st 2020

Superbia has partnered with Hope Mill Theatre and Mother’s Ruin to present TURN ON Fest, an all-new LGBTQ performing arts festival at Hope Mill Theatre in 2020. TURN ON includes new theatre writing, cabaret, dance, conversation, comedy, film and live music with a breadth of artists, from famous and well-established, to new and emerging. Superbia …

Event of Interest: Free keynote event! Upcoming conference on HIV/AIDS in the 21st Century

Danez Smith Public Keynote: HIV/AIDS in the 21st Century: Memorialisation, Representation and Temporality [Free tickets:] The keynote event for the HIV/AIDS in the 21st Century: Memorialisation, Representation & Temporality academic conference will be a reading from poet Danez Smith, who will read from their work before being joined on stage by Keisha Thompson for a Q&A session. Danez Smith is a …