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.

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Updates & Related Events

Event of Interest: Writing Our Freedom(s) – Writing Workshop with Travis Alabanza

Writing Our Freedom(s) – A Writing Workshop With Travis Alabanza Travis Alabanza is a writer, performer and theatre maker based in London. In the last three years they have cemented themselves as one of the leading and most prominent current trans voices in the UK Arts. Their writing has appeared in publications such as the BBC, …

Event of Interest: Dr Eliza Steinbock: Shimmering Images

Event hosted by Queer Research Network Manchester. This public lecture takes place 4-6pm Tuesday April 2, in the Grad School Conference Room in the Ellen Wilkinson Building, The University of Manchester (Oxford Road). Please join us as we welcome Dr Eliza Steinbock (Leiden University) as they launch their new book, Shimmering Images, in the UK! …

Sexuality Summer School 2019 Registration NOW OPEN

Registration for this year’s Sexuality Summer School 2019 is now open! To pay the registration fee, please visit: For more information on the registration process and eligibility, please visit: