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Lincoln’s Black History Trail

Lincoln’s Black History Trail is a reminder that this city has always been diverse and multicultural. There are eight stops on the trail; they are numbered in sequence but the stops can be visited in any order. The trail will take under an hour; we hope you enjoy it and share your experiences on social media.

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30 Mar  | Cultural Calendar  | LGBT+ Equality | News

Trans Day of Visibility

Trans Day of Visibility (TDOV) takes place every 31 March. It marks a time to celebrate trans and non-binary people, and to raise awareness of the discrimination faced by the community worldwide. Trans Day of Visibility has become an important date for trans people to celebrate who they are and encourage allies to voice solidarity with the trans community

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21 Mar  | Cultural Calendar

Ramadan – A Guide

Ramadan also known as Ramzan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar is observed by Muslims worldwide. In the UK, Ramadan is set to begin on the evening of 22 March 2023, and last until evening of 21 April, depending on the citing of the moon. During the month Muslims will fast from sunrise to sunset, pray and reflect

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03 Feb  | Cultural Calendar  | Diversity & Inclusion

World Cancer Day: Close the Care Gap

World Cancer Day is a global initiative led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). They aim to raise awareness, improve education and to catalyse personal, collective and government action. The theme for World Cancer Day is Close the Care Gap and it is a 3-year campaign with 2022 focusing on ‘Realising the problem’ and 2023 focusing on Uniting our voices and Taking Action’. The third year of this Close the Care Gap campaign is ‘Together, we Challenge those in Power’

01 Feb  | Cultural Calendar  | LGBT+ Equality

LGBT+ History Month

Every February we celebrate LGBT+ History Month across the University and the UK. The month was first celebrated in the UK in February 2005 as a campaign launched by Schools OUT UK – the LGBT+ education charity which was founded in 2004 in the wake of the abolition of Section 28, the law that banned 'promotion of homosexuality' in the UK. This year marks 20 years since Section 28 was repealed. The LGBT+ History Month 2023 theme is 'Behind the Lens' (#BehindTheLens)

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30 Jan  | Cultural Calendar  | Guest Blog | Gender Equality | Women in Science

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

As we celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science this February, I am struck by some of the gender equality problems women still face in STEM. The United Nations, who promote the event, say that even in 2023 women are still under-represented in fields such as engineering and computer science. And those female scientists who do persist, tend to have shorter, less well-paid careers and are often passed over for promotion

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25 Jan  | Cultural Calendar  | Guest Blog

Holocaust Memorial Day

The theme of Holocaust Memorial Day this year is 'Ordinary People' in the Holocaust. I write this through the lens of my Father’s experience as one of those rescued in the Kindertransport operation set up to rescue children from Nazi occupied Europe when brutal realities about what was happening to the Jews and other groups could no longer be ignored

scrabble tiles spelling cervical cancer
17 Jan  | Cultural Calendar  | Guest Blog

Cervical Cancer Awareness

Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer among women globally, with an estimated 604,000 new cases and 342,000 deaths worldwide in 2020. In the Summer of 2020, Abigail Gilbert's life was turned upside down when she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. Read Abigail's account of how she discovered she had cancer, what the signs were and her advice on getting checked and taking measures to prevent cervical cancer

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03 Jan  | Cultural Calendar  | Guest Blog

World Religion Day

January 15th is World Religion Day. It began in 1950 and was initiated by Baha’is. It is now celebrated on the third Sunday of January each year. The origins of this day lie in the Baha’i principle of oneness of religion and of progressive revolution. The purpose of this day is to highlight the ideas that the spiritual principles underlying world’s religions are harmonious and each religion plays a significant role in unifying humanity. ‘See the truth in all religions, for truth is in all and truth is one’ - Baha'i Holy Writings.