PRISM Exeter, a network of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) professionals, is holding an LGBT+ History Month event on Monday 13 February at Exeter Library.
Lewis Bell and David Newman will present talks sharing their experiences as LGBTQIA+ people working in STEMM as part of the fifth year of PRISM Exeter’s Speakers series.
Lewis Bell is a tech recruiter for booking.com and founder of Isca Apollo, Exeter’s LGBTQ+ football club.
David Newman is a public engagement manager at the Centre for Metamaterial Research and Innovation at the University of Exeter and the UK Metamaterials Network.
After graduating with an MPhys from the university in 2018 he stayed on to pursue a PhD investigating the dynamic behaviour of multilayered magnetic materials.
He will also discuss how his understanding of sexuality changed during his studies and the support he received when he realised he was LGBTQ+.
PRISM Exeter’s LGBTQ+ History Month speaker series event is at 6.30-9pm on Monday 13 February at Exeter Library.
Tickets to attend in person cost £2.70 plus booking fee and include refreshments. The event is free to watch online. More information and bookings via Eventbrite.
PRISM Exeter was founded by Claire Davies, a post-doctoral research fellow in Astrophysics at the University of Exeter.
LGBT+ History Month was founded in 2004 by Schools OUT co-chairs Paul Patrick & Professor Emeritus Sue Sanders. It takes place in February each year.