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14:30 - 16:00 14 March 2012

Homosexuality: what is our current scientific understanding?

Location

Darwin Lecture Theatre | Darwin Building (link Map)
access via Malet Place | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Professor Michael King, UCL Mental Health Sciences Unit, Following Professor King’s research into the treatments claiming to cure homosexuality, he is to provide a psychiatric perspective on this topic.
Dr Qazi Rahman, Queen Mary University of London, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Co-author best-seller ‘Born Gay: The Psychobiology of Sex Orientation’ Dr Rahman will discuss the 'nature' arm of the argument: are we born gay?
Professor Volker Sommer, UCL Biological Anthropology Department, A UCL celebrity for his former lectures on ‘Against nature? Homosexuality and evolution’ we are thrilled to have him on our panel to give an evolutionary take on the topic.

In order to increase awareness of the BSc Human Sciences degree programme, we hold an annual symposium at UCL, choosing a topic which allows us to demonstrate the interdisciplinary nature of our degree programme, presented by a panel of speakers with different areas of expertise.

This year we are pleased to be joined by our panel of 3 speakers:

Professor Michael King, UCL Mental Health Sciences Unit

Dr Qazi Rahman, Queen Mary University of London, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Professor Volker Sommer, UCL Biological Anthropology Department

There will be an opportunity for questions at the end followed by a drinks reception for further informal discussion.


Contact

Maisie Beckenham
+44 (0) 20 7679 8623 | maisie.beckenham.10@ucl.ac.uk


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