Forthcoming Seminars

Please note that Critical Sexology seminars are free of charge and open to all. There is no need to register your intention to attend with the organizer(s).

Unless otherwise stated, seminars take place between 2pm and 6pm.

2017 Seminars:

  • Friday 1st December 2017 | “Menopause Myths”

    Guest-organized by Alison Moore, Western Sydney University, Australia, with Lisa Downing.
    To be held at Queen Mary, University of London. Venue: Law Building, 308B. Campus map here.


  • Dr Alison Moore
    (Western Sydney University, Australia)
    “Nineteenth-Century French Claims About Historical Menopause Myths”
  • Dr Mwenza Blell
    (University of Cambridge)
    “Menopausal Symptoms Among British Pakistani Women: A Critique of the Standard Checklist Approach”
  • Dr Ingrid Wassenaar


  • Prof. Lisa Downing
    (University of Birmingham)
  • Emeritus Prof. Myra S. Hunter
    (Psychiatry, KCL)

Forthcoming seminars in 2018:

“Friday 26th January 2018 | “Sex Advice”

To be organized by Meg-John Barker.
Venue: Open University, Camden, London


  • Rosalind Gill and Laura Harvey
    “Mediated Intimacy: Sex Advice in Media Culture”
  • Rachel Wood
    “The Working Lives of Sex Experts”
  • Petra Boynton
    “Sex Advice: An Agony Aunt Perspective”
  • Meg-John Barker and Justin Hancock
    “Creating Sex-Critical Sex Advice”


  • Feona Attwood
  • Lisa Downing