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The Society is participating in LGBT History Month, 2017 focuses on creating inclusive cultures for LGBT+ people and features Sir Dermot Turing


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This event will be streamed live - more details to follow.

The Royal Society will celebrate LGBT History Month with a keynote address by Sir Dermot Turing.

The theme for 2017 is Citizenship, PSHE and Law as we mark the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales.  Continuing the theme of the 2016 Royal Society Diversity Conference of creating inclusive environments, the programme will look at inclusivity in tech communities.

Who should attend

This event is for anyone interested in learning about work that has taken place in the tech world to create inclusive environments for LGBT+ people.

Sir Dermot is the nephew of Alan Turing, Bletchley Park's leading cryptoanalyst and subject of the 2014 film The Imitation Game, as well as being one of Turing's biographers.

Royal Society archivist Keith Moore will also discuss items held in the archives on Alan Turing. A full programme and list of speakers will follow shortly.

An informal dinner and networking will follow the discussions, please inform us of any dietary needs (

Speech to text translation will be provided for the event, please let us know ( if you have any specific access requirements.


Welcome address


Alan Turing in the Royal Society Archives


Keynote address


Panel Discussion